|Students at the University of Wyoming in Laramie line up to break rocks|
|hojojutsu training at the 2015 Utah Gassuku|
Hojojutsu is a traditional samurai martial art that uses cord or rope to restrain prisoners. The hojojutsu is always a lot of fun for students who have never seen this art - actually its fun if you have as there is nothing more satisfying than tying up your partner with a rope so they look completely helpless.
Over the past few years, I've been teaching members of the Utah Shorin-Kai as well as members of the Arizona Hombu the art of hanbojutsu. At the Utah clinic, I reviewed some of the strikes, throws and chokes with the hanbo (a 3-foot stick) and added a couple of new techniques. The hanbo is a great weapon as it can be carried anywhere - much like a cane.
|Daughter and father train with hanbo (yalf-bo) at the Utah Clinic.|
|Kamajutsu training at the Arizona Hombu on Baseline Road, Arizona|
|Utah students train in handgun defense at the Arizona Hombu in Mesa in the Spring of 2015|