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In the budo(martial arts) we practice, you will find a great number of traditions and techniques worthy of a lifetime of practice.

The learning syllabus itself consists of more than just techniques but also principles of bio-mechanics and philosophies that make them effective. Without its principles or philosophies, fighting skill becomes nothing more than violence and thuggery which only facilitates the naturally strong.


Mental awareness(zanchin), focus of energy(kime), projecting energy (kiai), good posture, one's own balance, breaking of balance (kuzushi), evasive movement (tai sabaki), combative distance (maai) and using the centre of mass (tandem) are all examples of the principles and philosophies that allow the techniques of the curriculum to be effective.


At more advanced stages, after some considerable time in training students are allowed to test and develope their skills in controlled combat such as kumite and randori (see below). The following is a general overview of the very large curriculum.



基本 Kihon

Kihon are the basics or the fundamentals of karate and are unique for each style. They include kicks, punches, blocks and stances.



Ancient pre-arranged fighting patterns simulating combat. Over 80 karate kata exists in the karate style of Shito Ryu, which experienced great success in the Tokyo olympics. These kata ancient encyclopedias used by masters to pass down techniques from generation to generation. You can seen the full list of kata below.


分解 Bunkai 

Our association has a very heavy emphasis on bunkai, i.e. the paired analysis and applications of the techniques found in solo kata. These bunkai invold many self-defence applications such as escapes, grappling & throws, sweeps, joint locks/breaks/manipulation etc  


組手 Kumite

Unlike many other schools, we employ multiple more than one type of sparring and sparring drills. These include as pre-arranged, point sparring and full-contact sparring. These have different emphasis such as developing tactics and strengh, speed and stamina. 

Shito Ryu kata list

All Shito Ryu kata.



  • Okinawan Kobudo: Weaponry that evolved in Ryukyu/Okinawa often associated with karate, are referred to as 'okinawan kobudo' not to be confused with the usage of 'kobudo' in Japan to describe old (ko) martial arts (budo). The weapons of okinawan kobudo were improvised from farming tools when traditional weapons were banned during the ocupation of okinawa. They are taught as a supplement to our traditional karate curriculum. The weapons we practice include sai, kama, nunchaku and bo.

  • Koryu Bujutsu: We also teach weapons as part of the curriculum for koryu jujutsu, iaijutsu and kenjutsu. These are the traditional weapons of the samurai. They include the katana & bokutou, naginata, kodachi, rokushaku bo, hanbo, gobou, kusarigama, jutte and fundou. Dan ranks can be pursued in Kenjutsu & Iaijutsu. More info here..


Koryu Kata

The kata (forms) are highly refined pre-arranged two-person drills that teach the bio-mechanics and principles of jujutsu. Our kata are authentic and undiluted koryu (old-style) techniques. They have been passed down for centuries in our proven and unbroken traditional lineage;


Kansetsu Waza - Joint manipulation - seizure, breaks and escapes/releases.


Nage Waza - Leg throws, arm throws, sacrificial throws, sweeps and take downs through breaking opponents posture and manipulating balance.


Kinkazuki - Ground techniques involving strikes, pins, arm and leg locks, chokes & strangulations.


Atari/Atemi Waza - Strikes to sensitive and delicate parts of the body

Iai-jutsu - Sword Drawing Techniques

Bo-Jutsu - Koryu stick Techniques

Kusarigama-jutsu - Sickle and chain techniques

Kaiken Waza - Knife defence techniques

Goshin Taijutsu

Self-defence training for common unarmed assault;

敵用 Tekiyo (Kata no Oyo) - Variations and adaptations of old-style forms for typical modern assault.

柔術 拳法 Jujutsu Kempo - A fusion of classical jujutsu & unique striking methods (kicking & boxing) historically influenced by Chinese martial arts.


意治 (自由) 稽古 Iji Keiko - Various types of free sparring either standing or the ground. May involve throws, joint manipulation and strikes & training knives.

Military Knife, Pistol & Bayonet Skills


Psychology and strategies for self-defence and combat.





Level 1 Course,  Level 2 Course

The Level 1 and Level 2 courses present methods that are simple, quick to learn and easy to use.

Principles such as spatial awareness, the element of surprise, controlled aggression and 'verbal self defence' are combined with physical techniques such as blocking, using effective strikes requiring little power and many escape techniques for common types of assault. For the next course dates click here...


The Nihon Jujutsu program (above) is a further extension of the Level 1 and Level 2 self-defence courses, providing practitioners with a much bigger skill set and physical conditioning.


Jujutsu Ranks


会員 Kaiin - White Belt

四級 4th Kyu - Yellow Belt

三級 3rd Kyu - Green Belt

二級 2nd Kyu - Blue Belt

一級 1st Kyu - Brown Belt

Yudansha - Black Belts

初段 1st Dan

二段 2nd Dan

三段 3rd Dan

四段 4th Dan

五段 5th Dan

Shihan - Master Ranks

六段 6th Dan

七段 7th Dan

八段 8th Dan

九段 9th Dan

十段 10th Dan

Shogo - Master Teachers

錬士 Menkyo Renshi

教士 Menkyo Kyoshi

範士 Menkyo Hanshi

師範 Menkyo Shihan

最高師範 Saiko Shihan

Karate Ranks


会員 Kaiin - White Belt

九級 9th Kyu - Red Belt

八級 8th Kyu - Yellow Belt

七級 7th Kyu - Orange Belt

六級 6th Kyu - Green Belt

五級 5th Kyu - Blue Belt

四級 4th Kyu - Purple Belt

三級 3rd Kyu - Brown I

二級 2nd Kyu - Brown II

一級 1st Kyu - Brown III

Yudansha - Black Belts

初段 1st Dan

二段 2nd Dan

三段 3rd Dan

四段 4th Dan

五段 5th Dan

Shihan - Master Ranks

六段 6th Dan

七段 7th Dan

八段 8th Dan

九段 9th Dan

十段 10th Dan

Kobudo Ranks

Weapons training is currently only available as part of the karate and jujutsu groups. Individuals attaining sufficient experience may acquire kobudo ranks internally and externally through our parent organisations. Such individuals may also be licensed to teach weapons-only classes.

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