At all Shinzo Kaizen Dojos our system of study (Art and Style we train) is Beikoku Tamashii Shorin Ryu Karatedo and Kobudo (BTSKK). BTSKK is a blend of styles incorporating traditional art form with the most innovative techniques of modern-day karate. The mechanical principles, technical aspects, and psychological elements are based on ancient arts of hand-to-hand combat. Kara (Empty) + Te (Hand) = Empty Hand. Kobudo is the ancient art of using Weaponry.
BTSKK can be divided into four categories of the martial arts:
Traditional art form called Kata,
Self-Defense techniques called Goshin Waza
Art of ancient weaponry called Kobudo
Fighting art called Kumite.
BTSKK training includes Kihon, Waza, Kumite, and Bunkai. BTSKK teaches both empty hand and Weaponry. These areas are essential to a good mental and physical foundation of karatedo basics. BTSKK Goshin Waza evolve from a variety of styles including
These combative waza include blocking, striking, kicking, joint locking, sweeping, choking, and throwing in order to defend against any strike, grab, or weapon by striking vital areas and pressure points using the fingers, hands, elbows, feet, knees, forearms, and head.
These self-defense waza are designed to be effective against an attacker from outside, to inside, to on-the-ground ranges.
BTSKK Kumite Techniques that include traditional kumite, point karate, continuous sparring, full-contact karate, these sparring techniques are used in reactionary drills, pad drills, and sparring to condition students for sport karate competition.
BTSKK is not just a system of self-defense, physical fitness, and competition.
It is a true art which stresses character building by instilling traditional values of discipline, responsibility, confidence, humility, courtesy, and respect.
BTSKK students learn to overcome their fears and weaknesses by gaining confidence through the martial arts. In return, BTSKK karateka learn to avoid or walk away from a physical confrontation, if possible, but defend themselves or others, if absolutely necessary. The best self-defense is no defense! BTSKK is a way of discipline, not a religion. The spiritual aspects are based on Christian biblical principles.
BTSKK from a great heritage that is influenced by many of the greatest martial artist in our era. the BTSKK Staff look forward to training all students to their fullest potential...mind, body, and spirit, in this elaborate system of quality study.
The Beikoku Tamashii Shorin Ryu Karate do and Kobudo gives credit to those who have come before... AKANA Founder: Jerry C. Piddington, O'Shihan and his Instructors:
Mike Stone - American Karate Champion - Shorin-ryu
Robert A. Trias (1922-1989) - The Father of American Karate - Shuri/Shorei
Tadashi Yamashita - Japanese/American Karate Pioneer - Shorin-ryu
Ed Parker (1931-1990) - The Father of American Kenpo Karate
Chris Armstrong - Goju-ryu
Al Dacascos - Kajukenbo
Caylor Adkins - Shotokan
Tom Crites - Shorin-ryu