Hoshin Roshi Ryu Jutaijutsu or
(Hoshinjutsu) was founded in 1980 by Dr. Glenn Morris (1944-2006) a master
instructor of Tien Tao Wei Shen Chi Kung and tenth dan in Bujinkan Taijutsu,
he also studied Jujutsu,Judo,Boxing,wrestling,Tai Chi,Okinawan Karate,Savate
and various forms of Kung fu. Hoshinjutsu is a combination of his various
meditations, martial experience and healing arts which he studied for over
Dr. Morris obtained a PhD in
Communication with specialization in Organizational and Industrial
Psychology from Wayne State University and a Sci.D. in Trans personal
Psychology from Euro technical Research University. He continued to gain
experience in various subjects pertaining to health and healing including
Humanistic Psychology, bodywork, Gestalt Therapy, Rubenfeld Synergy, Chinese
Medicine, meditation and hypnosis.After Dr. Morris's death in 2006, the
leadership of the organization was in question as Dr. Morris had left not
written instruction; the result was a split of the Ryu.
Hoshin Roshi Ryu
Gordon Hessie was a direct student of Dr. Morris. After Dr. Morris's death
Hessie assumed the roll of Soke, later he was confirmed as Nidai-Soke by
Irena Mandich-Morris, Dr. Morris's Croatian wife and a board of senior
Hoshin members at the Kai Zen 2006 (World Hoshin Gathering) in San Antonio,
TX in July 2006. It was also confirmed in a letter written by Mrs. Morris.
Hessie was also inducted into the Sokeship Council for the World Multi
Martial Arts Hall of Fame (WMMAHOF) in September 2006. He also tested and
was awarded a rank of Godan in Bujinkan Taijutsu and a Shidoshi license.
Hessie's top student, Mark Lawrence, has split off to direct his own Hoshin
Roshi Ryu organization based on the teaching of Glenn Morris and Gordon
Hoshin Budo Ryu
Robert Williams was a direct student of Dr. Morris, after his death Williams
continued to teach Hoshinjutsu as he had for Soke Morris. Williams holds
master level rank in all areas of Hoshin combat and esoteric training under
Dr. Morris. Williams is a Hoshin Tao Chi Kung master and was trained and
certified by Dr. Morris to teach and award rank in Hoshin Tao Chi Kung. He
also taught and lectured with Dr. Morris on the subjects of Kundalini
Awakening, energy healing, martial arts, ninpo and chi kung. Mr. Williams
went through the full kundalini awakening in 1999 under the personal
guidance of Dr. Morris. He had the largest network of personally trained
students and instructors in Hoshinjutsu under Dr. Morris.
Hoshinjutsu has a ranking system based on the Japanese Five Element
philosophical model known as the Godai (Earth, Water, Fire, Wind and Void).
Each belt ranking represents a physiological energetic center and the
techniques and meditations serve to balance the bio energetic functions of
the body and mind. Hoshinjutsu techniques are based on simple movements and
leverage, as opposed to athleticism or physical strength, meant for
neutralizing the size and strength advantages of the attacker and techniques
are drawn from martial systems from around the world.
Hoshinjutsu emphasizes development of the mind as well as the body through
reading the works of the Masters, studying strategy, exploring anatomy and
physiology, examining Eastern and Western Psychology and developing
proficiency in the healing arts. Practicing kindness and consideration
towards others is also a very important aspect of the system. The primary
goal of Hoshinjutsu is to assist practitioners in developing their full
potential in all aspects of their lives.