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Senshinkan

Senshinkan (洗心館), whose name can be translated as "the place (館) where you purify (洗) your heart/mind (心)", is a dojo where we teach Hakko Denshin Ryu Ju Jutsu (八光伝心流柔術), a self-defence system without any violence.

The main difference with most of the other Ju Jutsu styles is the use of wrist locks and Gakun, 雅勲, pressure on kyusho (急処 or 急所, vital points situated along the meridians).

The essence of Hakko Denshin Ryu is learning the appropriate and precise gesture, and adopting the right attitude.

We hope this site will bring you some additional information about our art.

Dojo


Schedule

Schaerbeek

Thursday
8pm-10pm

Bruxelles

Saturday
9:30am-11:00am

Bassilly

Wednesday
6:00pm-8:00pm

Bucharest

Tuesday 7:00pm-8:30pm
Thursday 7:00pm-8:30pm
Saturday 10:00am-12:00pm

Schaerbeek (Brussels)

ACEPO
(behind Automatic Alarm)

91 rue Metsys
1030 Schaerbeek
Belgium

Brussels

Swimming pool at Neder-Over-Heembeek
Dojo (at the end of the corridor behind the desk)
112 rue de Lombardzyde
1120 Brussels (Neder-Over-Heembeek)
Belgium

Bassilly

Ecole Communale Mixte
Rue des écoles 6A
7830 Bassilly
Belgium

Bucharest

Boulevard Ferdinand, nr. 126A
Bucharest
Romania

Management


Sensei Eric Leempoels - Sensei Marc Dujardin

Sensei Eric Leempoels - Sensei Marc Dujardin


Sensei Marc Dujardin


Technical director

Senseï Marc Dujardin, Menkyo Kaiden Shihan – San Dai Kichu, who has been trained in Europe and in Japan by

  • Nidai Soke Toshio OKUYAMA, heir of the Hakko Ryu Ju-jutsu;
  • Yasuhiro IRIE Sensei, former technical director (Shihan Dai) of the Hakko Ryu Ju-jutsu So Hombu Dojo (1972 – 1993), co-founder of the Kokodo Renmei and Soke of the Kokodo Ju-jutsu;
  • Antonio GARCIA Sensei; Soke of the Hakko Denshin Ryu Ju-jutsu


1977: started Ju-jutsu under Tielman Sensei
1983: nidan (2nd dan) Ju-jutsu under Willem Tieleman Sensei
1985: nidan (2nd dan) Aiki Goshindo under Roland Maroteaux Sensei
nidan (2nd dan) Hakko Ryu Goshindo under Roland Maroteaux Sensei
met Antonio Garcia Sensei
1987: sandan (3rd dan) Nihon Ju-jutsu under Georges Califice Sensei
1993: Hakko Ryu Ju-jutsu Okuden Shihan (mastership) in Japan under Okuyama Toshio Sensei
1998: Hakko Denshin Ryu Ju-jutsu Kaiden Shihan in Japan under Irie Yasuhiro Sensei
2006: San Dai Kichu – 7th dan Hakko Denshin Ryu under Antonio Garcia Soke
2009: Technical Director in charge of Belgium

Other arts and experiences

  • Physical education trainer
  • Shiatsu: training in Belgium and Koho Shiatsu in Japan under Okuyama Toshio Sensei (1996)
  • Goshin Taiso (traditional japanese gymnastics) training in Japan under Okuyama Toshio Sensei (1996)
  • Korean relaxation
  • Trainer at "l'Ecole du dos"

Sensei Eric Leempoels


Vice Technical Director

1988: started Atemi-jitsu under Jean-Paul Horeman Sensei
1990: started Hakko Ryu Ju-jutsu under Marc Dujardin Sensei
1993: shodan (1st dan) Atemi-jitsu under Jean-Paul Horeman Sensei
1995: shodan (1st dan) Hakko Ryu Ju-jutsu under Marc Dujardin Sensei
1996: opened a section of the Senshinkan in Brussels
1997: nidan (2nd dan) Hakko Ryu Ju-jutsu under Marc Dujardin Sensei
1998: training in Japan under Irie Yasuhiro Sensei
2000: training in Japan under Irie Yasuhiro Sensei
2001: sandan (3e dan) Hakko Denshin Ryu Ju-jutsu under Marc Dujardin Sensei
2003: training in Japan under Irie Yasuhiro Sensei
2006: yondan (4th dan) Hakko Denshin Ryu Ju-jutsu under Marc Dujardin Sensei
2009: Shihan (5th dan) Hakko Denshin Ryu Ju-jutsu under Antonio Garcia Soke
2014: Kaiden Shihan (5th dan) Hakko Denshin Ryu Ju-jutsu under Antonio Garcia Soke

Other arts

  • Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu under Philippe Banaï Sensei (also training in Japan under Sugino Yukihiro Sensei in 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2007) - shodan in 2002, nidan in 2005, sandan in 2010, yondan in 2016
  • Matayoshi Ryu Okinawa Kobudo under Philippe Banaï Sensei (also training under Oshiro Zenei Sensei) – shodan in 2006, nidan in 2010

Events


Please check our recent events on

HAKKO DENSHIN RYU

Hakko Denshin Ryu & Kaze Arashi Ryu Seminar

Saturday 23 avril 2016 from 16:00 to 18:30
Sunday 24 avril 2016 from 9:30 to 12:30

Directed by
Sensei Marc Dujardin, Menkyo Kaiden Shihan, San Dai Kichu (7e dan)
Sensei Kirby Watson, Menkyo Kaze Arashi Ryu

ACEPO
91 rue Metsys
1030 Schaerbeek

Fee : 20€ per training, 30€ for 2 days

Organised bySenshinkan

Info :
+32-(0)486-29-52-51
info@senshinkan.be

Hakko Denshin Ryu Taikai 2016

Fryday 19 may 2016 from 18h00 to 21h00
Saturday 20 may 2016 from 13h00 to 17h00

Directed by
Soke Antonio Garcia and Soke M Lamonica.

infos

OTHER

Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu - Seminar

Thursday 7, Friday 8, Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 August 2014

Directed by :
Sugino Yukihiro Sensei (9e dan TSKSR, 7e dan Aikido)

Bruxelles

Info :
info@shishinkan.be
www.katorishinto.be
Poster

Martial Stage Do - multi-fields seminar

Sunday April 27 2014

Directed by :
Maître Guillaume Tastenoy 10eme dan Ju-Jutsu,
Maître Guy Berodes 10eme dan Ju-Jutsu,
Maître Jean Prins 10eme dan Ju-Jutsu

Hall Omnisports
rue trieu du bois 33
1430 Rebecq

Info :
Jean-Louis Weyland :
+32-(0)496-85-28-98
Poster

Gallery


More pictures on our Facebook Page and videos on our YouTube Channel !

Ju Jutsu


The term Ju-Justu (柔術) is a Japanese word which refers to a kind, a group of disciplines or arts (術) whose efficiency lies in an appropriate and precise gesture (柔) whatever the situation may be. It is not only a self-defence method which can be traced back to the Samurai (侍) period, but it is also a way of improving oneself by practicing in a traditional way.

For a very long time oriental people have understood that suppleness and adaptability mean life, whereas hardness and stiffness are often synonymous with death: Shirobei Akiyama, a doctor from Nagasaki, is said to have observed a willow tree during a snowy winter. The branches of the tree did not resist the weight of the snow and so bent allowing the snow to eventually fall off them when they would then go back to their original (natural) position. On the other hand, the cherry tree, which resisted the weight of the snow without bending, would often have its branches broken when the accumulated snow became too heavy. Akiyama is also said to have, later on, founded a ju-jutsu style he named Yoshin Ryu (楊心流): the willow heart style/school. This non-resistance principle also influenced Jigoro Kano when he created his Kodokan Judo (講道館柔道) some 300 years later.

But let's come back to Ju-Jutsu: around 1600, after centuries of wars, conflicts and unrest, a long era of relative peace was established in Edo (currently Tokyo) and spread throughout the country. Influenced by the Bushido (武士道: honour code of the Samurai) and the spiritual value of some masters, the Ju-Jutsu Ryuha (流派: schools/styles) were at the origin of new researches with a more educational, philosophical or even sometimes religious aim. The martial techniques/arts (Bugei, 武芸) became Budo (武道: the Path of the Combat) and the support for spiritual improvement.

More then just making oneself able to defeat one or even several opponents, Ju-Jutsu allows oneself to develop qualities such as observation, control, stability, adaptability, respect for others, health … and harmony. This is still the challenge that traditional Ju-Jutsu schools offer in our modern world.

Hakko Ryu


Master Okuyama Ryuho (奥山龍峰) was born in 1901 and died in 1987. In addition to traditional Japanese medicine and oratorical science, he studied several Ju-Jutsu and weapon Ryuha (流派: schools/styles), especially Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu (大東流合気柔術) that he learned from Matsuda Toshimi, then directly under Takeda Sokaku (武田惣角) for a short period.

In 1941, he presented his own method, making a synthesis between the Japanese martial tradition and the needs of our time. He became thus the Shodai Soke (初代宗家: founder) of Hakko Ryu. "Hakko" (八光) can be translated by Eighth Light, and "Ryu" (流), by School, Style.

The meaning of this school's name is that true efficiency is invisible to the eyes as are the ultra-violet rays (eighth colour on the spectrum of light, invisible but very powerful).

Okuyama Soke died in 1987.

Hakko Denshin Ryu


In 1997, many practitioners, willing to preserve the spirit and teachings of Shodai Soke Okuyama, formed a new association called Kokodo Renmei (皇光道連盟) and founded a new school: the Hakko Denshin Ryu (八光伝心流) whose name can be translated as "Eighth Light Original Spirit School".

The founders of Kokodo Renmei (皇光道連盟) are (from left to right): Michael J. LaMonica, Antonio Garcia and Yasuhiro Irie (入江安博).



The direction of Hakko Denshin Ryu is represented by : Michael J. LaMonica, Soke for America, and Antonio Garcia, Soke for Europe.

As Hakko Ryu, Hakko Denshin Ryu is composed of three parts:

Ju Jutsu 柔術

A self-defence system without any violence. The main difference with most of the other ju-jutsu styles lies in the use of wrist locks and Gakun, 雅勲, pressure on kyusho (急処or急所, vital points situated along the meridians, called "kei" in japanese 経). The essence of Hakko Denshin Ryu is learning the appropriate and precise gesture, and adopting the right attitude.

After the Kyu grades (i.e. before the black belt), the progression of the practitioner is marked by five Dan grades. To each of these levels corresponds the study of a Kata (形 or 型: organised and coherent set of basic techniques) which must be sufficiently assimilated to allow the study of the next level. Once he has reached the 5th dan level, the practitioner, called "expert", will receive a more esoteric teaching that will bring him till the mastership titles: Okuden Shihan(奥伝師範) and Kaiden Shihan(皆伝師範). His belt will be a purple one. This corresponds in many other martial arts to the red and white belt. The highest level of this esoteric teaching is called San Dai Kichu (三大基柱), which can be translated as "the three big pillars".

Shiatsu 指圧

Shi (指) means "finger" and atsu (圧), "pressure". Shiatsu is a technique aiming at maintaining or recovering the energetical balance our body needs to be healthy.

Goshin Taiso 護身体操

Goshin (護身) signifie "protection, défense" et taiso (体操) "gymnastique". Le Goshin Taiso est une gymnastique visant également à maintenir l'équilibre des forces qui nous animent. Il se pratique seul et permet aussi à chacun de poser un bilan énergétique. Goshin (護身) means "protection" or "defence" and taiso (体操) "gymnastic". Goshin Taiso is a gymnastic used to maintain the equilibrium of the forces present in our body. It is practised alone and allows any individual to make his own energetical evaluation.


Web site of Hakko Denshin Ryu : www.hakkodenshinryu.com

Contact




Technical director : Sensei Marc Dujardin - Menkyo Kaiden Shihan, San Dai Kichu, Shichidan (7th dan)
E-mail : mdujardin@senshinkan.be





Deputy director : Eric Leempoels - Kaiden Shihan (6th dan)
Rue Warandeveld 6A
B-1050 Brussels (BELGIUM)
Phone : 0032(0)486-29-52-51
e-Mail : info@senshinkan.be





Section in Bassily : Jean-Christophe Real - Nidan (2nd dan)
Phone: 0032(0)497-05-65-71
e-Mail : bassilly@senshinkan.be



Section in Bucharest : Barbulescu Alexandru
Phone: +40 735 538 558
Facebook:
e-Mail : bucharest@senshinkan.be



This site is currently updated by :
Jean-Christophe Real : bassilly@senshinkan.be

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