Nihon Tai Jitsu is a martial art that belongs to the Jujutsu (soft way) family. This creation of Roland Hernaez is mainly based on Minoru Mochizuki's jujutsu with added techniques from the Shorinji Kempo syllabus. It is taught in Hong Kong by Xavier Duval, official representative of the Nihon Tai Jitsu World Federation (FMNITAI) for China

Aunkai seminar with Akuzawa sensei

Thank you to all the participants who made this first seminar a success! We were very happy to have Akuzawa sensei and Manabu with us for the first (and certainly not last) time in Hong Kong.

Akuzawa sensei's method goes to the core of the Bujutsu, focusing on body conditioning to absorb and generate power, in order to unbalance the opponent with a single touch. This is the essence of martial arts.
To learn more about the day and Akuzawa sensei, please have a look at Bernard Kwan's article on his blog. 

Shiatsu workshop - March 6

What is Shiatsu?

Shiatsu is a traditional hands-on Japanese healing art. Shiatsu can help in a wide range of conditions from specific injuries to more general symptoms of poor health. Shiatsu is a deeply relaxing experience and regular sessions help to prevent the build-up of stress in our daily lives.

Shiatsu is known to support and strengthen the body’s natural healing ability. It doesn’t just work on the physical body, but includes all aspects of being, i.e. psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects.

Manabu Watanabe has been exploring healing arts for several years and is a certified shiatsu therapist from the Japan Shiatsu College.

 How can Shiatsu help you?
  • Are you feeling stressed?
  • Are you having difficulty sleeping?
  • Are you unhappy?
  • Are you suffering from a general sense of fatigue?
  • Do you want to improve your overall well-being?
If the answer is yes to one of the above questions, Shiatsu is for you.
Shiatsu is good for headaches, tension in neck and shoulders, back pain, problems with digestion, sleep deprivation and emotional disorders like anxiety, depression, doubts and sorrow.

What to bring for the workshop? 

Please bring or wear loose, warm, comfortable clothing, preferably cotton, e.g. sweatshirt, tracksuit trousers and cotton socks.We also recommend you bring a beach towel.


This workshop is open to all people interested in health practices, people feeling stress from their daily lives or looking for a healthier life, and martial artists interested in the healing ways.

Contact Xavier Duval to register