Bushido Ryu Warmingham
What is Bushido Ryu
Bushido Ryu is a way of life based on a Martial system. For students to become proficient, teaching involves a greater depth of study and research . In order to break this Martial system down it has been necessary to define the early stage of Bushido Ryu so that the student can be trained in a combat system. This system is known as Kempo Do (Art of self defence – basic/roots) and takes the students from 8th Kyu through to 1st Dan. Bushido Ryu is a higher and more complex art of self defence and builds on the combat skills of Kempo Do Karate. These skills have been amplified with dynamic throws, locks and advanced kicking techniques and are developed in the Bushido Ryu system through seamless technical and practical integration.
The traditional forms (katas) are embedded in Shito-Ryu Karate (Kenwa Mabuni 1889 – 1952). These forms provide the student with technical and practical knowledge which are relevant to each grade.
Typical to Kempo are the single and pair forms, these are a series of basic defensive and offensive techniques that have been developed for the primary purpose of practice. These combinations of blocking, kicking and striking are practiced throughout the study of Kempo Do. The students perform these techniques in partnership to ensure they are competent and to build confidence in the applications. At 6th kyu grade the students will then be introduced to throwing techniques that are integrated into the blocking, kicking and striking combinations, these more complex combination techniques require a high level of concentration by the students to achieve the maximum benefit from the pairing and a clear understanding of how the techniques are executed.
The key objectives for the students throughout their training in Kempo Do are;
To comply with the 5 rules of Bushido Ryu
To follow the 7 virtues of Bushido Ryu
To work in harmony with their fellow students
To respect their instructors
To attain the highest standards possible
When a student has achieved the grade of 1st Dan Kempo Do they are then eligible for further development and advanced training in Bushido Ryu.
KEMPO DO GRADINGS
Mauve belt - 8th Kyu
Yellow Belt - 7th Kyu
Orange belt - 6th Kyu
Green belt - 5th Kyu
Blue belt - 4th Kyu
Brown belt - 3rd Kyu - 1st Tab
Brown belt - 3rd Kyu - 2nd Tab
Brown belt - 3rd Kyu - 3rd Tab
Black belt - Shodan - 1st Dan
BUSHIDO RYU DAN GRADES
Shodan - Black belt - 1st Degree
Nidan - Blackbelt - 2nd Degree
Sandan - Blackbelt - 3rd Degree
Yodan - Blackbelt - 4th Degree
Godan - Blackbelt - 5th Degree
Rokudan - Blackbelt - 6th Degree
Schichidan - Blackbelt - 7th Degree
Hachidan - Blackbelt - 8th Degree
Kudan - Blackbelt - 9th Degree
Judan - Blackbelt - 10th Degree