Otaki Han Taihojutsu

Otaki Han Taihojutsu is the present-day form of the older feudal taihojutsu system of the Otaki family--a family with a policing heritage dating back to Edo Period Japan.

Otake Han Doshin Ryu Jujutsu is the present day form of the taiho jutsu system of the Otake Clan--a family with a policing heritage dating back to feudal Japan. Brought to the USA in the 1960s by retired Japanese military policeman Myoshi Otake and passed to his senior student Eric Merrill it now thrives in Arizona as a small, close-knit martial system consisting of several dojo locations throughout the Phoenix valley.

Operating as usual

[07/15/20]   As of July 15th, 2020, Otake Han Doshin Ryu Jujutsu has officially changed its name back to its original historical name of Otaki Han Taihojutsu. The system had operated under different names over the years for various reasons but has now come full circle and is returning to its origins. This was done to help better explain the system’s philosophical and technical approach to jujutsu and to reinforce its historical perspective and heritage. Additionally, the term jujutsu has, in modern times, become so associated with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) that a distinction between those types of modern sport jujutsu and the techniques, principles, and martial philosophy employed by Japanese feudal taihojutsu needed to be made for the sake of clarity. Domo Arigato.



Traditional Japanese jujutsu training.





10781 W Carlota Ln
Sun City, AZ
Other Martial Arts Schools in Sun City (show all)
Hoyts Kajukenbo Hoyts Kajukenbo
9837 W Bell Rd
Sun City, 85351

We are a tradional Martial Arts Kwoon (school), but not a tournament school. Our focus is on self defense, and we train for all ranges of combat.

PTS Arizona PTS Arizona
PO Box 2017
Sun City, 85372

Precision Tactical Solutions is a security and training company that specializes in high profile security, weapons training, and self defense.

Hoyt's Kajukenbo Hoyt's Kajukenbo
9837 West Bell Road
Sun City, 85351

We are a traditional Martial Arts school, which means we promote mental, physical, and spiritual health. Our focus is on Self Defense, not sport.