We are very pleased to be able to offer a Heike-Ryu Jiu-Jitsu class here at the headquarters dojo. The instructor is Sensei Bill Parker, who was Dr. Chamberlain's first HRJJ instructor under Vince Tamura. The program is overseen by Sensei Jim Webb, the senior Heike-Ryu student of the systems founder, Sensei Vince Tamura.
Since the death of sensei Vince Tamura, Jim Webb, sensei is the head of Heike Ryu, by the authority of the founder.
The style is a throwing (Judo) based system of self defense which also includes striking, submissions and matt work.
Heike-Ryu Black Belts, from left to right: Sensei's Nick Chamberlain and Bill Parker, in the red belt is Sensei Tamura, then Sensei's Jim Webb, Adam Martin, and Jim Riddle.
The class covers the full Heike-Ryu syllabus from beginner through advanced training.
Promotion & Testing is conducted three times per year.
The history of the Taira Clan and the "Tale of the Heike" is summarized with artwork from the period by Dan McKee.
Class meets concurrently with the
Judo class on Tuesday and Thursday from 6- 7:30pm and on Saturdays
Tuition is $135/month
On Monday and Wednesday nights from 6:30 - 7:30 pm and most Fridays from 7-8:30pm, Shihan Dan Nolan teaches a dynamic class in Aiki Ju-Jutsu. This system is an exciting combination of throwing, joint locking and grappling techniques.
Shihan Nolan has been teaching
Martial Arts for over 20 years.
He is a 6th Degree Black Belt.