Amatsu Medicine

Hatsumi Sensei Lumbar Roll 1990

The British School of Traditional Japanese Medicine

(Honorary Senior Principal - Dr Hatsumi Masaaki)


Hichibuku Therapy courses


  • Hichibuku Health seminars
    (a series of individual self health courses)

  • One year (part time) foundation course in Hichibuku Therapy - Level 1 (Koho Anma 古法 按摩 Japanese Massage & Acupressure )

  • Three year (part time) course Hichibuku Therapy - Levels 1-3 (Seitaijutsu 整体術 Japanese Manual Therapy) (includes Level 1 - Japanese Massage)

    Bujinkan Dojo Soke - Dr Hatsumi Masaaki has graciously agreed to act as the Honorary Principle of the British School of Traditional Japanese Medicine. He is also head of the Amatsu Tatara Hichibuku Goshinjutsu traditions.

    Originally Hichibuku Goshinjutsu medicine was taught along side the martial arts traditions of the Bujinkan and draws on the ancient natural philosophies and teachings of Amatsu Tatara. In contemporary times the Hichibuku Goshinjutsu is a comprehensive system of Japanese Natural Medicine, which Hatsumi Sensei received from his teacher Takamatsu Sensei.

    Hatsumi Sensei has been granted 'Life Membership' by the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) and has been honoured by the permanent inscription of his name on the 'Wall of Honour' amongst other luminaries in the Atrium at the heart of RSM headquarters building in London.

    The progression levels of Hichibuku Therapy course are:

  • Level 1 (Foundation)- Japanese Massage & Acupressure
  • Level 2 (Intermediate)- Japanese Physical Medicine (direct techniques)
  • Level 3 (Higher)- Japanese Physical Medicine (functional / indirect techniques)

  • Level 4 (postgraduate)- Advanced Japanese Natural Medicine

    Peter King is one of only five practitioner world-wide to have been honoured with a Menkyo Kaiden (Master Teacher's Licence) qualification, which is the most senior level of rank within the Amatsu Tatara Hichibuku Goshinjutsu from Hatsumi Sensei. In addition Hatsumi Soke has directed Peter to teach this art.

    Peter is the principal tutor at the British School of Traditional Japanese medicine, which runs the U.K. and international training courses. In addition to holding Menkyo Kaiden in Amatsu Tatara Hichibuku Goshinjutsu, he is a Dai Shihan and holds Ku-gyo Menkyo (the highest level rank) in Bujinkan Dojo Happo-hikenjutsu, he was also the first Bujinkan black belt and the first Shidoshi in the UK.

    Peter also holds a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in ‘Sports Science & Japanese Budo Studies’ and is also a:-

  • Registered Osteopath (GOsC)
  • Cranial Osteopath (SCC)
  • State Registered Physiotherapist (HPC)
  • Chartered Physiotherapist (CSP)
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM)
  • Advanced member - Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP)
  • Registered Shiatsu practitioner (CNHC)
  • Advanced Certificate in Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
  • Diploma in Advanced Chinese Tuina

    Peter's background has enabled him to develop a Hichibuku Therapy (Hichibuku Goshinjutsu)- Japanese Natural Medicine programme that is appropriate to both fellow Bujinkan practitioners and also to medical / healthcare professionals.

    For further information contact:- hichibukueurope@gmail.com

    You can also visit Peter Kings's Hichibuku Facebook page

    The King Clinic Website

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