Mixed Martial Arts

MMA Is Older Than You Think

The Rhode Island Budo Club is an official dojo of the Sei Kosho Shorei Kai International

Ju-Jutsu was the main unarmed combat system used by the Samurai in ancient Japan. Today there are many variants of the Ju-Jutsu theme. Most modern systems include variations of Judo, MMA, Karate, Aikido and wrestling, and create a modernized competitive or self-defense style.

Selecting a martial art that aligns with your goals and personal needs can be difficult, especially if you are a beginner.

Many kinds of Martial Arts may leave you confused and suspicious of it’s validity, including the teachers! Obviously, the sport versions we see on television are not for the light-hearted and the thought of training can be very intimidating. 

Any Martial Art regardless of style, is designed to push your limits and it’s typically great for developing physical and especially mental fortitude..

To be able to understand which style of martial arts is right for you, you need to understand some basic core areas that make up all of Mixed Martial Arts fighting.

     The first involves striking with your hands, feet, elbows, and knees while standing. Boxing, Karate, and Taekwondo are examples of stand-up fighting.

The second involves joint locks and throwing  techniques where opponents grapple one another to get leverage, such as in, Aikido and traditional Jiu-Jitsu. One person does not go to the ground.

The third is on the ground for both participants, which is commonly witnessed in BJJ, Judo and wrestling.

To the beginner this amount of information can be overwhelming and cause the student to leave martial arts forever without giving it a chance.

      What’s great about our program is the student can pick and chose which specialty they would like to train. Any time, any day. And take as long as they need before switching it up.

  So where does OUR system come from?

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The roots of our program comes from Sho Chiku Bai Jujutsu, also called Kosho Ryu Kempo, which has ancient roots in Japan. It’s a traditional martial art that blends together the hard linear motions of Karate with the circular motions of jujutsu arts. This brings together the arts of Grappling, Kicking and Punching as well as joint locks and throwing techniques. This creates an effective system of Self Defense and more importantly, the understanding of the practitioner both physically and mentally.

     Our non-competitive, self preserving curriculum includes self-defense escaping arts against armed, unarmed, single and multiple assailants.  Our club maintains a safe friendly atmosphere. When you are training with us you are part of a family, as the SKSKS has dojos across Europe and the USA

Our program includes the following elements:

  • Atemi Waza (striking techniques)
  • Nage Waza (throwing techniques)
  • Kansetsu Waza (joint locking techniques)
  • Shime Waza (choking techniques)
  • Kyusho Waza (pressure point techniques)
  • Ne Waza (ground work techniques)
  • Ukemi (falling skills)
  • Heiho (strategy)

These ancient self preserving arts are comprised of Concepts and Principals. It’s not limited to a catalog of self defense techniques. It’s a study of the Human body and how it works. You not only learn the techniques but HOW and WHY they work. Traditional Jujutsu was, and still is taught as a study of natural law.  Because of this, the art is always evolving and growing into current trends and applications.

We find it’s very important to train in the classic methods and arts of those before us. These ancient arts are often considered outdated and ineffective. We actually utilize these very important skills as we apply them to more modern applications while studying the historical aspects.

Budo never outdates itself, it’s an art that grows with the practitioner

  We strive to keep our self defense training as realistic as possible while maintaining strong safety standards. Safety and well being is our upmost Philosophy. 

We do not teach watered down martial arts. As a member here you will get proper conceptual and technical teachings from authentic instructors that also continue their training on a regular basis. Lessons are usually done in smaller groups to be sure you are getting quality instruction, just as these arts were passed down from teacher to student for generations. Please feel free to contact us about our qualifications and lineage/authenticity.

Additional reasons students train in the arts aside from self defense is that we recognize the health benefits. We all need an outlet for daily stress in life. Training with us  can provide that. Our programs not only make you more fit by burning calories and making you stronger, you will also release built up tension and decompress the stress you build up each day!   

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