The Hakkoryu Ken-Nin Dojo is a martial arts school located in Austin, Texas. The dojo offers instruction in Hakkoryu, a traditional form of Japanese Jujutsu and the Koho Shiatsu method of acupressure.
The dojo has been in operation since 2002 and was formally established as a registered Hakkoryu dojo (#48026) with the Hombu Dojo in Omiya, Japan on March 30th, 2006. It remains active and in good standing today.
The head instructor is Kaiden Shihan Sandaikichu John Cole who began his study of Hakkoryu in 1994 under Kaiden Shihan Sandaikichu Ralph Verde while living in Los Angeles, California. In April of 2005, Cole sensei traveled to the Hakkoryu Hombu Dojo in Omiya, Japan where he trained directly under Nidai Soke Ryuho Okuyama and was subsequently awarded the rank of Shihan in Hakkoryu Jujutsu.
The words “Ken-Nin” generally translate to “perseverance” in English and the dojo was named with the expectation that the school would remain consistent in its efforts to keep true to the original heart and mind of the Hakkoryu tradition.
More information on the dojo and our training can be found on our Classes page.