“Hakudakan is not a style; it’s just the name I have chosen to use for the clubs that are authorised to teach my syllabus. The style of Ju Jitsu is based on Goshin Ryu JuJitsu, but because of my training, there are many other influences within the system. As well as Ju Jitsu I teach Kali (Filipino Martial Arts) & JKD (Jeet Kune Do). These arts have heavily influenced my approach to training and, therefore, there will be elements of these arts taught in all classes. I try to make it clear to students which techniques are from which arts.” – Chief Instructor Barry Harte
“Hakuda” was a term used to describe close quarter combat systems prior to the widespread use of term “Jujitsu”. ”Kan” translates to home or building. Hakudakan loosely translates to the home of close quarter combat.
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“Ju” translates to compliant or gentle referring to the soft redirection of force. “Jitsu” translates to “art” as in a combatative art rather than a sport or spiritual way. Martial arts with a sporting or spiritial emphasis are normally suffixed with “do” i.e Judo or Aikido.
Ju Jitsu translates to compliant or gentle art, this can be slightly misleading as Ju Jitsu is an incredibly powerful system.