There is no wonder why this dynamic and unique art
is flourishing around the world.
Its founder Grandmaster Daniel Verkerke has been
teaching internationally in Asia, Europe and North
America for three decades.
Seicho Jutsu literally translated means "The Art of
Growing". Referring to the growth and development of
oneself, physically, mentally, and spiritually. In
studying Seicho Jutsu there are no limitations,
because growing is a continual process for the
evolution of oneself and this art.
The foundation for this incredible art is called the
"Emblem Theory", which is one of the most democratic
foundations in existence, and can be applied from
any practitioner regardless of martial form, art, or
style being studied. It also can be practiced with
or without a training partner. Practicing the emblem
theory teaches the principals of correctly moving
ones body in such a manner as to be able to
successfully avoid or redirect the force of an
attack or confrontation, while simultaneously
launching a counter.
This understanding of body movement is applied with
kicks, strikes, grappling, throws, locks, chokes and
even all forms of weapons. The "Emblem Theory" is
not limited to only teaching physical techniques, it
is also integral in teaching the philosophical and
spiritual aspects of Seicho Jutsu.
Seicho Jutsu can be used defensively or offensively.
The Defensive aspects are completely Non Violent and
are instrumental for Law Enforcement, Hospital
Staff, Private Security, Correctional Officers and
Public Education. The defensive side to Seicho Jutsu
is used in "N.V.S." the Non Violent System which is
now being used by the Sheriffs Department in PA.
under the direction of Deputy Sheriff and State
Representative Edward Rose.
The Offensive side to Seicho Jutsu reflects a very
aggressive no nonsense control and conquer reaction,
best suited for real combat in a theater of war. It
is important for the practitioner to be aware of
their environment, because there is a big difference
between reacting in a state of war, as compared to
communities in our public society.
Seicho Jutsu's International growth is also
attributed by the amazing video library with over 20
DVD's featuring Grandmaster Daniel Verkerke. These
DVD's cover everything from Basic's to advanced,
including weapons training. This allows the students
no matter where they are in the world to see the art
first hand undiluted.
Grandmaster Daniel Verkerke was also one of the
Pioneers of Freestyle Martial Arts.
In the early 1980's he founded the Canadian,
American, and National Freestyle Martial Arts
Organizations and published the "Freestyle Book of
Philosophy". The Freestyle concepts to studying
martial arts spread quickly and eventually became
what is now known as Mixed Martial arts.
In the 1990's Mr. Verkerke became the International
Vice President for the Circle of Masters based in
NJ. He later accepted a position as the Canadian
Ambassador and International Communications Manager
for the World Head of Family Sokeship Council, known
as the first and foremost Grandmasters Council in
Seicho Jutsu was introduced to Asia in the early
2000's. This was a great way of giving back to the
culture that provided so much influence and
inspiration for all martial arts across the world.
Grandmaster Daniel Verkerke was honored by the
enthusiastic reception and acceptance for the "Art
of Growing" known as Canada's Martial Art.
his seminar tour in 2003 Mr. Verkerke introduced
Seicho Jutsu to the Nanyang Wushu Federation in
Malaysia through a series of seminars. This sparked
much attention which led to Mr. Verkerke receiving
the "Grandmaster of the Year Award" at the 1st Black
Belt Hall of Fame held in Malaysia. The officials
were so impressed with Grandmaster Verkerke's
demonstration they later honored him with the
appointment of Canadian Ambassador for the
International Martial Arts Research Institute. As
the Canadian Ambassador, Mr. Verkerke continues to
travel to Malaysia and enjoys sharing his art by
incorporating techniques within the Wushu forms.
For those interested in learning an art which has no
limitations and covers all aspect of personal
awareness including philosophy and spiritual
development, Seicho Jutsu is the art for you.
After reviewing the wealth of information this
website offers it will become obvious to why
Seicho Jutsu is sweeping the Nation.