Japanese Jujitsu in The Woodlands, Texas
The dojo has been in operation since 2007 and was formally established as a registered Hakkoryu dojo (#48090) with the Hombu Dojo in Omiya, Japan on October 1, 2013. It remains active and in good standing today.
The head instructor is Menkyo Kaiden Shihan Sandaikichu Joseph Adornato who has been involved in the martial arts since 1973. He studied various style of jujitsu and achieved dan ranking in these other martial arts. In 2002, Shihan Adornato began his study of Hakkoryu Jujutsu and trained directly under Nidai Soke Ryuho Okuyama .
Hakkoryu Nintai Dojo offers a highly structured program that allows one to develop self-protection methods requiring no strength and resulting in no injury to the attacker, unless necessary. In addition to teaching self-defense principles, Hakkoryu Nintai Dojo also strives to promote self-improvement, better health, and inner discipline partially attained through an understanding of Koho Shiatsu.
The word “Nintai” means pursuing life’s ideas, challenges, and dreams with the utmost patience, perseverance, and endurance. It means persisting or remaining constant to a purpose, idea, or task in the face of obstacles or discouragement. It is in this vain that we all train at Hakkoryu Nintai Dojo.
Shihan Adornato considers it an honor to share his knowledge of Hakkoryu Jujutsu and Koho Shiatsu with his dedicated students and welcomes those who have the desire to pursue an understanding of this unique martial art to join our dojo family.
More information on the dojo and our training can be found on our classes page.
Hakkoryu Nintai Dojo is hosting the 2020 HAKKORYU TAIKAI in The Woodlands, Texas
See below for details.
Joseph Adornato, Menkyo Kaiden Shihan Sandaikichu, owner and operator of Hakkoryu Nintai Dojo in The Woodlands, Texas, USA (https://visitthewoodlands.com/) with Nidai Soke Okuyama, his son Takashi Okuyama, and other teachers from Japan and abroad. This is the first time the Hakkoryu Taikai will be hosted in Texas, USA.
Participation is open to the public as well as all students of Hakkoryu.
The Hilton Garden Inn: http://www.houstonthewoodlands.stayhgi.com/
9301 Six Pines Drive
The Woodlands, Texas 77380
Room rate: $119 / night + taxes Hot breakfast, parking, and Wi-fi included.
Call (281) 364-9300 for room reservations. Ask for Hakkoryu Taikai.
Airport: Bush International Airport (IAH), Houston, Texas
Ground transportation (approximately 30 minutes from hotel ):
A variety of rental car services are available at the airport as well.
Feel free to explore other transportation options on your own.
THREE DAY HAKKORYU TAIKAI SCHEDULE AND PRICING
Friday, June 5, 2020 through Sunday, June 7, 2020:
Hakkoryu Jujutsu training with Nidai Soke and other international Master Instructors.
Training in Hakkoryu Goshin Jutsu and Goshin Taiso. All welcome.
Taikai Pricing – includes three full days of training
$350 if paid by June 30, 2019
$400 if paid by December 31 2019
$450 if paid after December 31, 2019 OR at the door
Send payment using PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please use Friends and Family so no fee is deducted.
A receipt will be emailed to confirm registration and payment.
EARLY REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT IS APPRECIATED !! THANK YOU !!
The Taikai fee is waived for those attending the Jikiden sessions for licensing.
Saturday, June 6, 2020 6pm:
Tai kai full course dinner and awards ceremony. More information to follow.
Monday, June 8 through Friday, June 12, 2020:
- Training for Hakkoryu Shihan, Kaiden Shihan, Sandaikichu, Renshi with Nidai Soke
Shihans recommending students for promotion to Shihan should contact Sandaikichu Judan Shihan Miller directly at
- Shiatsu Training and Certification with Sandaikichu Jodan Shihan Miller
All registered Hakkoryu students, Mudansha and Yudansha, are eligible for and encouraged to attend the Koho Shiatsu sessions as the introductory training in meridian theory is essential to deeper understanding of the jujutsu, and fulfills the requirement for the individual to have completed the course prior to receiving Menkyo Shihan.
- Taiho jutsu Training and Certification with
Sandaikichu Judan Shihan Miller Soke Shingi Kai Kaihco Chairman of the Board and Waka Sensei Takashi Okuyama
Those interested in Koho Shiatsu or Taiho Jutsu training and certification should contact Sandaikichu Judan Shihan Miller directly at . email@example.com
Saturday, June 13, 2020
AM: Testing and Promotions
PM: Shihan Party
Sunday, June 14, 2020
For additional information, contact Joe Adornato, Menkyo Kaiden Shihan Sandaikichu at
firstname.lastname@example.org OR (631) 375-0526.