The Hakkoryu Shindokai Dojo is a branch dojo (#271) authorized by the Hakkoryu Honbu Dojo in Omiya, Japan to instruct practitioners in elements of self defense and healing. Located in the Greater New Orleans area, practitioners study the traditional Japanese martial art of Hakkoryu Jujutsu for self preservation while at the same time study Koho Shiatsu Igaku.
These two forms of practice are necessary in understanding the weaknesses of the human body. The goal of training is to master the self through relaxation, concentration, and dedication. Once this is achieved, practitioners will able to enrich their lives while contributing to a more harmonious society.
The dojo was formally established on September 1, 2014. It remains active and in good standing today.
The head instructor, Sensei Gregory Casey, holds a Sandan ranking in Hakkoryu Jujutsu and studies under Kaiden Shihan Sandaikichu Hachidan Gil Adams who lives in Pasadena, California.
The words “Shindokai” translate to “beginning of the new way” in English. The dojo was named as a reflection of the positive changes occurring within the organization and the strengthening resolve to transmit the true teachings of Ryuho Okuyama and the Hakkoryu Honbu Dojo.
More information on the dojo and our training can be found on our Classes page.