Mon - Northam Community Centre,Fore St, Northam, Bideford EX39 1AW | Wed - School Gymnasium, Hatchmoor Rd Torrington EX38 8BU | Fri - Village Hall, South Street Dolton EX39 8QS
What is Hontai Yoshin Ryu?
Hontai Yoshin Ryu is a traditional style of Jujutsu, a Japanese Martial Art.
Formed almost four hundred years ago, it embodies the techniques, principles and spirit of the Samurai way of life.
Founded by Takagi Oriemon Shigetoshi (b. 1635), the style has been developing for almost four hundred years. Rather than making the style out of date, it includes many lessons that are just as applicable in today's world as back in the time of feudal Japan.
On the 16th January, 2005, Soke INOUE Tsuyoshi Munetoshi, the 18th Grandmaster gave the title of Soke to his son, now Soke INOUE Kyoichi Munenori, 19th Grandmaster of Hontai Yoshin Ryu.
For a detailed look at the interesting history of this style, you can look at the sohonbu (head) dojo's website, http://www.hontaiyoshinryu.com/.
Who is it for?
Anyone can practice Hontai Yoshin Ryu regardless of age or build.
We welcome all students of good character who wish to learn Hontai Yoshin Ryu in the true spirit of Budo.
How do I start?
Starting is easy. Just turn up to any of our classes to have a look, or if you wear loose clothing like a T-shirt and tracksuit, you can join in straight away. See classes/dojos for more information.
The first class is free. So take a chance. Come and find out what you are missing!
Years training in this style
25 years + in Hontau Yoshin Ryu
Years training in Martial Arts
29 years + in Shudokan Aikido
David Malvern - Shoden 4th Dan Jujutsu & 4th Dan in Iaijutsu
Wednesday evenings 7:30 to 9:00pm (Weapons training) / Friday evenings 7:30 to 9:00pm (Jujutsu) / Sunday mornings 11:00am to 12:00pm (Iaijutsu)