Hojutsu Martial Art of Shooting Class in Anchorage

Class Details

Woman practices Hojutsu at a class in Anchorage.

Class Description

Martial Arts Training

Hojutsu, also known as the martial art of shooting, is a Japanese tradition dedicated to mastery of firearms usage. It concentrates on the way focus, repetition, technique, and discipline contribute to speed, accuracy and survival. Our Hojutsu class starts with pistols, as these are the firearms we’re most likely to have on us, and looks at safety, manipulation, and marksmanship. Classes are held weekly, and you can advance your rank over time under the guidance of Soke Jeff Hall.

Jeff Hall is a retired lieutenant from the Alaska State Troopers, with more than 25 years of combined military and law enforcement experience. He spent 19 years on the pistol team and 12 on the S.W.A.T team of the Alaska State Troopers and has used all the techniques taught by Force Options in combat. He’s also a Handgun Combat Master and holds black belts in five martial arts.

As with many martial arts, there are specific requirements for each rank and tests to prove your knowledge and skill. The best way to think of it is not as a fast-food journey, but a homemade meal that takes time to make, with significant long-term benefits. The more you practice, the better you’ll be. We only accept 15 students at a time and look for students committed to quality.

No martial arts of firearms training is necessary as long as you are ready to learn.

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Class Details

Length

  • Classes are held every Thursday from 6pm-8pm
  • Testing is held one weekend per year for advancement of rank

Cost

  • Dojo fees are $75.00 per month, paid quarterly ($225.00)
  • Range fees are $125.00 per day of training
  • Annual training/test weekend fees are $375.00

Knowledge

  • Foundational safety and pistol-handling skills
  • Precision shooting and close-quarters shooting
  • Trauma knowledge
  • Movement, cover, and defense against weapons
  • Traditional martial arts techniques and kata
  • Hand-to-hand combat

Requirements

  • No previous experience is necessary
  • Good attitude
  • Minimum 20 years of age (can be discussed on a case-by-case basis)
  • Appropriate clothing for the weather, including a ball cap, closed-toe footwear, and ear and eye protection to ensure your safety
  • Completed application for training

Equipment

  • Good quality pistol with a minimum of three magazines
  • Strong-side, good quality external hip holster, magazine pouch, minimum of three magazines (a double-magazine pouch is preferred)
  • At least 700 rounds of ammunition for practice days
  • Gi (karate uniform for dojo practice) and white belt
  • Blue gun matching your pistol and dummy rounds

We Look Forward to Seeing You in Class

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