Youth Kyu Cards

16th Kyu – White Belt15th Kyu – Advanced White Belt14th Kyu – Yellow Belt13th Kyu – Advanced Yellow Belt12th Kyu – Orange Belt11th Kyu – Advanced OrangeBelt10th Kyu – Red Belt9th Kyu – Advanced Red Belt8th Kyu – Green Belt7th Kyu – Advanced Green Belt6th Kyu – Purple Belt5th Kyu – Advanced Purple Belt

Kai Zen Do

Constant improvement is a quality that embraces the spirit of Traditional Martial Arts. As an organization, it is the mission of the Kaizen Do to assist professional Martial Art schools in all facets of their operation. The collective knowledge of this organization in Karate, Tai Chi, Kobudo, Jujutsu, Pa Kua, self-defense tactics, and physical training…

Japanese Karate

The Zen Buddhist Monk Bodhirma is commonly considered the originator of the martial arts including karate. In the sixth century, he traveled across the Himalayan mountains from India arriving in Honan, province of China, where he began a monastery. Bodhidharma noted that although his disciples were strong mentally, they were weak physically, and were frequently…

Translations

GERI KICKS Mae Geri Front Kick Yoko Geri Side Kick Ushiro Geri Back Kick Mawashi Geri Roundhouse Kick Mikazuki Geri Crescent Kick Fumakomi Stomp Kick Kinsetsu Geri Joint Kick Mae Tobi Geri Flying Front Kick Yoko Tobi Geri Flying Side Kick Ashi Barai Foot Sweep Hiza Geri Knee Kick MISCELLANEOUS   Sempai Senior Karate Do…

Our Style – GoJu Ryu Karate

Miyagi Chojun was born to a wealthy family in Naha, Okinawa on April 25, 1888. He began training in Karate at the age of 11, and soon was the personal disciple of Higashionna Sensei. Miyagi Chojun trained in Naha-te for many years under Higashionna Sensei. After the death of his Sensei, Miyagi Chojun turned to…

Our System- Kosen Bujutsu

Over two decades of teaching, travel, training, and research has guided the Academy of Martial Arts to the forefront of self-defense education. Our system of “Kosen Bujutsu” is the result of an amalgamation of traditional disciplines, classical systems, and the contemporary sciences of kinesiology. It is the cumulative result of these independent parts working in…

Belt Tying Lesson

The Belt is tied in a square knot. If it’s your first try make sure that your ties have been properly secured, and that the left side of the jacket overlaps the right. (fig. a. & b.). The next step is to fold the belt in half; to determine the center, then place the center…

How “Mizu No Kokoro” Can Improve My Training

“Mizu No Kokoro” means “A Mind Like Water”. It is a state of mind that is very similar to water. Flowing, reflective, and adaptive are only a few words that describe this state of mind. Let’s focus on these words, to help us understand how “mizu no kokoro” can help with my training. Flowing can…

Kata Competition Results

A ginormous THANK YOU to all those who submitted videos for our Kata Competition. All of you are winners for taking on this challenge and learning to the best of your ability. Without any further ado, We would like to announce the winners of the Kata Challenge… On Monday April 6 at 7pm live on…