TRADITIONAL MARTIAL ARTS STYLES
A comprehensive self-defense system that incorporates a wide range of skills including striking, throwing (judo), grappling and submissions. While its curriculum is based on classical jujitsu, the techniques themselves have been refined and modernized. The friendly tone of the style and its course structure emphasize the virtues of honor humility and respect.
Japanese Sword (Ryuseiken)
The ancient Japanese art of the Samurai Sword that focuses on principles of sword fighting on the battlefield. Students of Ryuseiken Batto-Do learn and practice a combination of Kata (forms) with a wooden sword, sparring with Goshinken (padded swords) and Tameshigiri (test-cutting) with live swords. Straw targets are used for test cutting to enhance technique and deepen the students’ understanding of the Katana.
Originally created in Oahu, Hawaii as a hybrid street fighting system. It has evolved as an effective self-defense system that includes techniques from boxing, judo, jujitsu, kenpo karate and kung-fu. Students learn strikes, throws, joint and limb attacks as well as blocks and disarmament of offensive weapons.
Taught by an elementary school P.E. teacher with 8 years experience teaching young children.
A safe and fun-filled martial arts course tailored just for kids 4-6 years old. This energetic program includes basic safety skills, basic martial arts skills, exercise and games. It emphasizes discipline, patience, and respect for self and others, fostering positive behavior and a strong foundation for young children.
Women’s Self-Defense Offered as a seminar this season
A course designed for women to learn the necessary skills to avoid becoming a victim. This program is taught in a safe atmosphere where women can practice proven methods that will decrease the likelihood of an attack as well as physical techniques to effectively defend and disable an attacker.
Weapons (Karate Kobudo) Offered as a private lesson this season
This course focuses on the traditional Karate portion of the Gosinjitsu self-defense system and the weapons training that comes from Kobudo. Learn forms, stances, strikes and hand arts in a non-contact format as well as traditional Karate weapons such as the nunchaku, tonfa, sai, staff and others. Open to all adults and children over the age of 8 or to Orange Belts or higher in Goshinjitsu.
MODERN FIGHTING ARTS STYLES
Mixed Martial Arts (Hiraido MMA)
A modern martial arts course that integrates kickboxing, wrestling, judo and submission grappling into one system. It combines traditional martial arts philosophy and modern technique. The course content is physically demanding and students are required to attend with proper safety gear.
Adult Grappling (BJJ)
This course offers the best of the grappling arts; Wrestling, Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu combined into one class. Learn the entire grappling game from standing throws, takedowns to submissions. This class allows students to use these techniques together naturally for modern grappling competition. Taught by Paul Anders-Stout, Sensei, two-time State Wrestling Champion, and two-time BJJ Open Division Champion. This course can be taken by itself, or as a supplement to the Hiraido MMA program.
Women's Grappling (BJJ)
Designed for and taught by women, this is an inclusive class that strives to provide all women with a safe place to train. Women of all ages and fitness levels quickly feel welcome while getting in shape and learning practical self-defense and competitive skills. Grappling (BJJ) for women is empowering, mentally challenging, physically beneficial and tremendously fun.
Kids Grappling (BJJ) Offered as a part of Self-Defense (Goshinjitsu) this season
Grappling (BJJ) is a competitive form of self-defense for girls and boys that promotes confidence, discipline, respect and positive developmental qualities. There also are huge physical benefits that come along while learning Grappling (BJJ). It teaches self-defense but also teaches our kids how to live a healthy lifestyle which is so important to learn at a young age.
Learn a combination of karate, boxing and Muay Thai techniques in a class that focuses on proper technique and form as well as sparring and competition applications. Classes are a high-intensity workout and students must acquire the proper safety gear to participate. This course can be taken by itself, or as a supplement to the Hiraido MMA program.
No-Gi grappling or combat wrestling is a formula of competition and a general term for Martial arts and combat sports that focus on clinch and ground fighting with the aim of obtaining a submission through the use of submissions holds. The sport of submission wrestling brings together techniques from folk wrestling, Judo, Greco-Roman Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Jujitsu, Sambo, and Hiraido.
Filipino Martial Arts (Kali-Silat)
FMA (Filipino Martial Arts) Kali Silat is a no-nonsense self defense system, split into unarmed and weapons classes. Covers striking, clinch, and ground ranges. Filipino Martial Arts have a venerated history, and are sought after by special Military and L.E. units today. They are suited to women and men, because the style emphasizes fluidity, targeting and skill over brute strength. Our curriculum comes from specific research into what elements make you prevail in an actual, dangerous survival situation.
Kodenkan, Martial Arts Academy, Tucson, AZ