Curriculum overview

– Self defence against a range of attacks such as punches, kicks, grabs, bearhugs, hair grabs, shoves, clothing grabs, wrist grabs, tackles and locks

– Learning to fight at all distances and ranges including close quarters and groundwork

– Shotokan Karate basics such as punches, kicks, blocks, elbows, knees and other strikes

– Karate strikes from other older styles (Toshu Jutsu)

– An array of defences including throws, locks, chokes, pins, controls, strikes, joint manipulations, reversals and pressure points.

Studying Filipino stick

Studying Filipino stick

– Formal Karate kata including Heian 1-5, Tekki, Gekisai, Bassai, Empi, Kanku Dai, Wankan, Jutte, Nijushiho, Hangetsu, Kanku Sho, Bassai Sho and Meikyo.

– Okinawan, Japanese and Chinese weapons including Jo, Bo, Nunchaku, Sai, Tonfa, Tanto, Dao, Jian, Katana

– Karate/kickboxing style sparring (Kumite)

– Judo/MMA style grappling (Randori)

– Breakfalls and learning safe ways to receive techniques

– Posture, stance and balance training, based on the correct postural allignment

– Two man drills, push hands exercises and two man kata

Bushinkai instructor Simon pushing hands with Shikon boss Steve Rowe

Bushinkai instructor Simon pushing hands with Shikon boss Steve Rowe

– Study of Bunkai and Oyo – understanding the hidden (often grappling) applications of the kata

– Punchbag, speedball, makiwara and impact pad training

– Cross-training with other clubs including Judo and Goju Ryu

– Visits from guest instructors at no extra charge

– Warmups which aid flexibility and fitness

Locks, pins and arresting techniques

Locks, pins and arresting techniques

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