Hoshinroshiryu Founder - Dr. Glenn J. Morris
Hoshinroshiryu Jutaijutsu was developed by the late Glenn J. Morris, PhD (1944-2006), a master instructor in the martial arts, organizational psychologist, corporate consultant and author on such topics as martial arts, transpersonal psychology and Taoist meditation. Dr. Morris trained in the martial arts for close to fifty years. He extensively studied such diverse martial arts as Jujutsu, Judo, Tai Chi, different forms of Kung Fu, Savate, Okinawan Karate, Budo Taijutsu/Ninjutsu, Boxing and Wrestling. He earned his first black belt in 1965. He taught self-defense courses in Germany while serving in the U.S. Army. He began teaching his Hoshinjutsu system of meditation and martial techniques at Hillsdale College in Michigan in 1980.
Dr. Morris was a Sifu (instructor) in Tao Tien Wei Shen Chi Kung and a member of the Chinese National Institute of Chi Kung. The Wu Shu Federation of South Africa formally recognized him as a Master Instructor of the martial arts. He held the title of Kyoshi in the Yi Tsung Fighting Society. Dr. Morris earned the rank of Rokudan (6th Degree Black Belt) in Nihon Karate-jujutsu and was awarded the title of Oshihan in the art. Dr. Morris was also a friend and student of Grandmaster Maasaki Hatsumi, the head of Bujinkan Budo Taijustu, a system comprised of 9 different Samurai and Ninja Warrior traditions, of which Dr. Morris held the rank of Judan (10th degree Black Belt).
Dr. Morris was inducted into the World Martial Arts Hall Of Fame. He was an elected member of the prestigious World Head of Family and Sokeship Council and given the honor of being named the "Soke of the Millennium" in 2000.
Dr. Morris obtained a PhD in Communication with specialization in Organizational and Industrial Psychology from Wayne State University and a Sci.D. in Transpersonal Psychology from Eurotechnical 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.
On April 1, 2006 Dr. Glenn Morris passed on and left the Hoshinjutsu system as his legacy. His colorful life, enlightening books and seminars and engaging personality will forever stay in the hearts of all those he touched.