The Hoshiyama family Jujitsu system was passed down to Hoshiyama Sensei from his father Kazuo Hoshiyama Sr who in turn learned from his father Iwamatsu Hoshiyama who received the Shogo title of Hanshi and rank of 10th Dan from the pre-war Dai Nippon Butokukai. The Hoshiyama family comes from a long family line of martial artists going back many generations. Shihan Hoshiyama’s Grandfather’s side is of Samurai bloodline from the mainland of Japan. The Hoshiyama Jujitsu has been passed down from this line.
Kazuo Hoshiyama, Hanshi 10th Dan
Patriarch and President of
The Hoshiyama-Ryu Jujitsu Association has its headquarters and Hombu Dojo in Surprise Arizona USA, headed by Hoshiyama Sensei.
Carl Withey Sensei is the association’s Vice President and he is located in Adelaide Australia. Together they are training the next generation of Jujitsu-ka who will preserve this ancient form of Japanese Jujitsu.