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Every practice starts with basic stretching and conditioning of the body, followed by rolling, punching and kicking drills. These drills cover usually the first hour of instruction; conditioning is necessary to prevent injuries and develop basic skills which are the foundation of the training. Basics are trained consistently every training practice, its “mindful practice» will allow the budoka to develop better Taijutsu “ body movement” over time. The second hour is dedicated to select kata from the Densho of each lineage and it is broken down according to what is currently covered in Japan. In addition we cover what is necessary for each of the student’s advancement thru the ranks. We are not» Kata collectors», rather focus on slow flow which hopefully allow us to catch the feeling. The goal is to move naturally instead of relying on memorization of techniques.

The following are the skills covered under the umbrella of the nine Ryu

•  Taijutsu(Unarmed Combat Arts
•  Tantojutsu (Knife FightingArts)
•  Bojutsu (Stick Fighting Arts)
•  Shurikenjutsu (Blade ThrowingArts)
•  Kenjutsu (Sword FightingArts)
•  Iiaijutsu (Fast Draw SwordFighting Arts)
•  Kusarifundojutsu (WeightedChain •  • Fighting Arts)
• Kusarigamajutsu (Chain &Sickle Fighting Arts)
• Kyoketsu Shoge (Dagger, Rope,& Iron Ring Fighting Arts)
• Juttejutsu (Iron TruncheonFighting Arts)
• Yarijutsu (Spear FightingArts)
• Naginatajutsu (Halberd FightingArts)
• Bisento (Battlefield HalberdFighting Arts)
• Tessenjutsu (War Fan FightingArts)
• Hojojutsu (Rope (Rope TyingArts)
• Meiso (Meditation Techniques)
• Ninki (Specialized NinjaTools)
• Zanson Ho No Tejun (SurvivalSkills)
• Gotonpo (Use of Natural Elementsfor Escape & Evasion)
• Heiho (Combat Strategy)