Martial Art Styles
The following Martial Arts Styles are offered at Shuyokan Dojo:
- Jiu-Jitsu (Jujutsu/Jujitsu)
Programs & Class Schedule
Monday: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kata, the Japanese word for "form", is a set of formal excercises comprised of movement which are organised into sequences of offensive and defensive technicques. A Kata must be viewed as a complete set of moves with continuous flow from one move to another.
Kata has been the main training tool for karateka, its purpose to develop good posture, body strength and flexibility, Karatedo technique with breathing, power and focus, concentration and strong will. Kata teaches the theory of Karatedo through movement.
Kumite is a pre-arranged fighting form, performed by two or more people. Kumite, like kata, has been practised for many years.
Students practice kumite to develop technique, endurance, tining, balance, rhythm and distance. The proper performance of kumite depends on the execution of individual skills and the smooth interaction of the participants.
Shiai, or combat, is by definition a contest of fighting skill between two combatants. In shiai, participants attempt to execute scoring techniques to designated vital targets with enough power to disable their opponents.
At Shuyokan we follow the Koshiki set of rules which requires both head and body gear as the blows are executed with force.
Karatedo students must use shiai as part of their study and training, It is the crucible, "the raison d'être" for Karatedo. Shiai is the testing ground for a student's knowledge and commitment to training.
Nage Waza practiced as part of the Karatedo curriculum is a subset of Ju -Jitsu. The student will learn how to fall or get thrown without injury. This is known as Ukemi (break fall techniques)
The ju-jitsu techiques taught at Shuyokan consist of the following principles.
Strike to stun your opponent (Atemi waza)
Throw your opponent down (Nage Waza)
Finish the throwning form by either striking, choking, or immobilising your opponent
Goshin Jutsu is Japanese for Self-Defense. Intermediate students in the Karatedo program will learn self-defense principles against a single and multiple attackers. Defensive techniques with consist of the following scenarios:
Two hand frontal chokes
Over the arms bear hugs
Under the arms bear hugs
Chokes from behind
Intermediate students will begin their study in knife defense (Tanto Jutsu).
Avanced students (black belts) will also begin the study of Okinawan weapons including the Bo, Sai, and Bokken
Kosen judo (高專柔道 Kōsen jūdō) is a variation of the Kodokan judo competitive ruleset that was developed and flourished at the kōtō senmon gakkō (高等専門学校) (kōsen (高專)) technical colleges in Japan in the first half of the twentieth century. Kosen judo's rules allow for greater emphasis of ne-waza (寝技, ground techniques) than typically takes place in competitive judo and it is sometimes regarded as a distinct style of judo. Today, the term "kosen judo" is frequently used to refer to the competition ruleset associated with it that allows for extended ne-waza. Such competition rules are still used in the Nanatei Jūdō / Shichitei Jūdō (七帝柔道 Seven Imperials Judo) competitions held annually between the seven former Imperial universities. Similarly, there has been a resurgence in interest in Kosen judo in recent years due to its similarities with Brazilian jiu jitsu.
Jujutsu (/dʒuːˈdʒuːtsuː/ joo-JOOT-soo; Japanese: 柔術, jūjutsu listen (help·info)), westernized as jiu-jitsu, is a Japanese martial artand a method of close combat for defeating an armed and armored opponent in which one uses no weapon or only a short weapon. "Jū" can be translated to mean "gentle, soft, supple, flexible, pliable, or yielding." "Jutsu" can be translated to mean "art" or "technique" and represents manipulating the opponent's force against himself rather than confronting it with one's own force. Jujutsu developed to combat the samurai of feudal Japan as a method for defeating an armed and armored opponent in which one uses no weapon, or only a short weapon.Because striking against an armored opponent proved ineffective, practitioners learned that the most efficient methods for neutralizing an enemy took the form of pins, joint locks, and throws. These techniques were developed around the principle of using an attacker's energy against him, rather than directly opposing it.
There are many variations of the art, which leads to a diversity of approaches. Jujutsu schools (ryū) may utilize all forms of grappling techniques to some degree (i.e. throwing, trapping, joint locks, holds, gouging, biting, disengagements, striking, and kicking). In addition to jujutsu, many schools teach the use of weapons. Today, jujutsu is practiced in both traditional and modern sports forms. Derived sport forms include the Olympic sportand martial art of judo, which was developed by Kanō Jigorō in the late 19th century from several traditional styles of jujutsu, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu, which was derived from earlier (pre–World War II) versions of Kodokan judo.
Holding Techniques (Osae Komi Waza)
Kami Shiho Gatame (Top Four Corner Hold)
Kata Gatame (Shoulder Hold)
Kese Gatame (Scarf Hold)
Kuzure Kami Shiho Gatame (Modified Four Corner Hold)
Kuzure Tate Shiho Gatame
Kuzure Kesa Gatame (Modified Scarf Hold)
Makura Kesa Gatame
Mune Gatame (a variation of Yoko Shiho Gatame)
Tate Shiho Gatame (Straight Four Corner Hold)
Uki Gatame (Floating Hold)
Ushiro Kesa Gatame (Reverse Scarf Hold)
Yoko Shiho Gatame (Side Four Corner Hold)
Choking Techniques (Shime Waza)
Gyaku Juji Jime (Reverse Cross Choke)
Nami Juji Jime (Normal Cross Choke)
Kata Juji Jime (Half Cross Choke)
Hadaka Jime (Rear Naked Choke)
Kata Ha Jime (Single Wing Choke)
Kata Te Jime (One hand Choke)
Joint Locking Techniques (Kansetsu Waza)
Ude Hishigi Ashi Gatame (Leg Lock)
Ude Hishigi Hara Gatame (Stomach Lock)
Ude Hishigi Hiza Gatame (Knee Lock)
Ude Hishigi Juji Gatame (Cross Lock)
Ude Hishigi Te Gatame (Hand Lock)
Ude Hishigi Waki Gatame (Armpit Lock)
Ude Hishigi Ude Gatame (Straight Arm Lock)
Ude Hishigi Sankaku Gatame (Triangular Lock)
Ude Garami (Bent Arm Lock)
Leg Locks (Ashi Gatame)
A leglock is a joint lock that is directed at joints of the leg such as the ankle, knee or hip joint. A leglock, which is directed at joints in the foot, is sometimes referred to as a foot lock and a lock at the hip as a hip lock. Leglocks are featured, with various levels of restrictions, in combat sports and martial arts such as Sambo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, catch wrestling, mixed martial arts, Shootwrestling and submission wrestling, but are banned in some sports featuring joint locks such as judo.
Kata Ashi Hishigi (Single Leg Crush or Dislocation)
Ryo Ashi Hishigi (Double Leg Crush or Dislocation)
Ashi Dori Garami (Entangled Leg Dislocation)
Hiza Hishigi (Knee Crush or Dislocation)
Tate Shiho Hiza Hishigi (Dislocation of Knees in 8th Immobilization)
Ashi Makikomi (Inward Winding of Leg)
Kani Garami (Crab Entanglement)
Ashi Kannuki (Transversal Blocking of Leg)
Hiza Tori Garami (Knee Entanglement)
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