Daito-ryu aiki-jujutsu


           Daito-ryu Aiki Jujutsu

Daito-ryu Aiki Jujutsu is a classical school of Japanese jujutsu that traces its lineage back 1000 years to Japans feudal warriors, the samurai.

Daito-ryu utilizes the combat principles and techniques (such as strikes, throws, locks and holds) of the samurai to defend against single, multiple, armed and or unarmed attackers from both standing and seated positions.

Today, Daito-ryu is one of the most widely practiced styles of traditional Japanese jujutsu in Japan, and it has had a profound impact on modern Japanese Budo. Daito-ryu Aiki Jujutsu is recognized as the technical basis for modern day Aikido.

With the permission of Ozeki sensei, the New Zealand branch of Shouyoukan was established to continue to study and practice Daito-ryu here. We are proud to be the first official Daito-ryu Aiki Jujutsu Shouyoukan dojo in New Zealand, and we hope that New Zealanders come to enjoy studying this art as much as we do!