New York City's safety has gone through major
improvements over the years. However, have you ever been afraid
of walking alone at night? What if someone with a gun or knife attacks
you? Would it not be difficult to confront an attacker even if you
were a Karate, Judo or other martial-arts professional? In our dojo
we learn the art of defense that focuses specifically on possible
threat situations on the street. Our physical and mental training
is very practical even for people with no previous martial-arts
Hiko Ryu Taijutsu is based on Japanese Jiu Jitsu and Self-Defense
techniques and it also includes sword, long stick and Japanese knife
techniques as an absolute martial art that is rooted on the ancient
Samurai fighting style in the battlefield. We have two different
main programs, Taijutsu and Weapons.
Taijitsu is an empty-hand combat system for when a Samurai
loses his weapons such as spear or katana during a fight. It is
an extremely practical method of protecting yourself from possible
dangers in real life even Today. The main practice will be takedown
techniques, joint-locks, ground techniques, punches, kicks, blocks,
breakfalls and zen meditation to build basic physical fitness. As
you go to higher level, you will start practicing knife-attack,
stick-attack and sword-attack defenses.
Weapon techniques can be divided into sword, long stick and Japanese
knife techniques. The Hiko-Ryu original sword, "Kodachi"
is being used to practice sword techniques, which also focuses on
"Taisabaki Steps", movements to dodge the attacks. Kodachi
is easy to handle even for children and women and it is also good
for quick movements, because the blade is short. For long stick
practice, we will use Hiko-Ryu original stick, "Shishi-Bo"
which is about 5 feet long. With Shishi-Bo, also used as a sword
to swing, as a pole sword to sweep and as a spear to thrust. We
will practice Shishi-Bo techniques against sword and long stick.
Traditional Japanese knife is being used to practice for knife techniques.
We will practice the techniques to fight against knife and sword
by the knife.
The techniques of Hiko Ryu Taijitsu has been used for the training
of Hungarian Police Academy, the Philippine National Police SWAT,
and the Narcotics Suppression Bureau Royal Thai Police, which fights
against one of the largest drug rings in the world.
Originated from Japan, Hiko Ryu Taijitsu is created from the essence
of traditional and modern Japanese martial-arts. Our system is very
simple. We have designed the system so that it is easy to learn
for both men and women of all ages and physical abilities, even
if you don't have any previous martial arts experience.
For the beginner students, our training is similar
to a sport based martial art in such that it burns calories, reduces
stress, improves your physical strength, flexibility and endurance.
For the intermediate/advanced students we will focus more on learnning
techniques as Self-Defense that will work on the street to protect
themselves from the real life attacks.
Hiko Ryu Taijutsu promotes and teaches self-defense, self-control,
confidence, humility, diligence and a quest for knowledge.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions !!