Hagakure Dai Gakku

Hagakure Dai Gakku is a joint effort to provide service to the youth of our communities in building strength, confidence, and faith in the gifts they have been given.

We work with able-bodied and specially challenged youth on and about the wonder of the human mind, body, and spirit.

The student comes first.

We are finalizing our 501(c)3 tax exempt status as a not-for-profit service organization.

Hagakure was born in Moron, Spain in 1963.

It was listed in the activities catalog of Franklin County Children's Services as an effective youth motivation program - the only such program.

Our program has served YMCAs, Columbus Parks & Recreation, OSU Hospitals, Columbus Public & four charter schools, the Central Ohio Diabetes Association, and many other organizations.

All instructors are fully-trained, certified Menkyo-earned instructors.

The three directors have studied many other forms of martial arts besides their base styles, such as Kobudo, Judo, Jujitsu, Kendo/Iaido, and hold rank in these systems.

Matsubayashi Shorin Ryu, Shotokan, and Kenmaibudodokan Gojuryu are the base systems of the group.

We are led by:

Rick Moore - 9th dan Shorin Ryu karate

Nikya Yamashita - 9th dan Shotokan karate

L.M. Kenjiro Wayne - 9th dan Gojuryu karate