Nippon Goshindo Kenpo




(Naraki Hara Sensei)

History of Nippon Goshindo Kenpo:

Nippon Goshindo Kenpo was founded in 1930 by Taizen Takemori who studied Hakko Ryu with Shodai Soke Okuyama Ryuho. Takemori Sensei also studied Tenshin Shinyo Ryu, Sekiguchi Ryu, Jikishin Ryu, Shibukawa Ryu, and Kito Ryu. Takemori Sensei emphasized the striking of the vital points and formation of bodily weapons found in these old Jujutsu systems. Too many people think of Jujutsu as only a joint locking or throwing art, which is extremely inaccurate. Nippon Goshindo Kenpo was made known publicly and widely spread in Japan by Terumasa Takura Arai.

While most Japanese styles of Karate are mainly descended from Chinese arts, Nippon Goshindo Kenpo owes its development to the Jujutsu schools that flourished in the days of the Samurai. Nippon Goshindo Kenpo was first introduced into the United States in the early 1960s by Naraki Hara Sensei.

My teacher Mike Depasquale Sr. studied the system under Nabuhasi Matoba.


(Mike Depasquale Sr. & Pete Siringano)

Development of Nippon Goshindo Kenpo:

- Taizen Takemori
- Naraki Hara
- Terumasa Takura Arai
- Nabuhasi Matoba
- Russel Kazuki
- Pete Siringano
- Mike Depasquale Sr.


(Mike Depasquale Sr. & Wife Sparring

Naraki Hara and the Nakano Spy School:

The Nakano Spy School Kenpo curriculum, as taught to Naraki Hara, may have a surviving variation, which traveled to the USA as “Nippon Goshindo Kenpo”...


- Kihon (many)
- Kata (10)
- Combat Movements (5)
- Five Point Prearranged Ippon Kumite (5)


(Kenpo book by Naraki Hara)




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