Amatsu History


Amatsu’s breakthrough in the West began when three westerners, Dennis Bartram, Christopher Roworth and William Doolan made history as Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi PhD broke with Japanese Tradition in 1995.
Dr. Hatsumi granted them full teaching rights of the ancient school of Hi Chi Bu Ku Goshin Jutsu. Throughout its 2000 year old history its principles and secrets were handed down from Master to pupil. After decades of preparation studying the martial art aspects, the oriental medicine philosophy and osteopathic principles, under his guidance they were acknowledged as masters of this unique system.
Dr. Hatsumi is a Grandmaster of nine other schools/methods in Japan He is listed by the Japaneese Government as a National living treasure.
Now these ancient time tested teachings are available through the development of its Masters both as a Therapy and a movement management system.


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