There are over 2000 techniques in ShinKen-Do, covering every possible means of protecting oneself in almost any situation.
The ShinKen-Do technical syllabus involves a wide variety of strikes, blocks, joint reversals, releases, restraints, takedowns and throws.Whilst most martial disciplines are predominantly characterized by a particular approach, ShinKen-Do is based on the assumption that a wider knowledge will be the most appropriate response in any given situation and acomprehensive understanding of the fundamental principles is the only appropriate preparation for a physical encounter.
Techniques are utilised towards vital areas throughout the human body.
Through this method the practitioners actions are maximize with minimal expenditure of energy and physical effort.
The need for physical strength is therefore minimized and an opponent may be immobilised without
causing any permanent damage keeping with the code and ethics of martial spirit.
Our teaching methods include a variety of exercises, which ensure that practice is informative,
challenging, rewarding, enjoyable, and safe. Techniques can be summed up in two categories.
Hard and Soft:
Hard techniques comprises swift and accurate scientifically movements involving dodges, evasiveness , blocks, punches, elbows, knees and kicks.
Students learn that the majority of the limbs can be used as weapons of de fence whether defensive or offensive.
A understanding of striking techniques goes beyond mere punching and kicking.
Practitioners learn comprehensive understanding of the vulnerable points of the body, combative distance, speed, timing, anticipation and correct mental approach. Students practice a variety of various exercise, resulting in improved perception, coordination, balance and continuity of motion.
The soft or passive system of ShinKen-Do self defence techniques are used defensively when grabbed or held against ones will or proactively for restraining an aggressor.
Based on a fundamental understanding of the mechanics of the human body a skilled student can create and control the amount of pain the assailant may feel without any injury taking place. He/she can create sufficient pain and disabling injuries controlling the attack dominating the situation making it impossible for the assailant to continue his attack.
From simple escapes to a variety of takedowns, throws, locks and restraints and by learning how to use the force of an opponent’s attack to neutralise the threat, the practitioner can maximize their effectiveness without relying on his/her strength, regardless of the size, strength will and determination of the attacker.
What We Teach
For each grade you will learn a series of movements, blocks, strikes, locks, throws, weapons defence and self defense techniques which will be a natural progression from those taught in the earlier grades.
The techniques taught will consist of a combination of body movement, evasion, blocking, striking, joint locking, throwing, vital area attacks, pressure point application, disabling and restraining components.
Techniques are designed to allow you to defend yourself in the most effective manner appropriate to the situation. Progression through the grades requires that the student demonstrate an understanding of those principles before moving on to the next grade.
Kumite (Free Sparring).
Due to its uncoordinated techniques and realism, sparring gives the student the ability to act appropriately in response to the spontaneous actions of an opponent.
Conflict will state that the attacker will not be as willing as when practice by a cooperative partner. He will not obey any predetermined rules of conduct and as such the practitioner must learn how to apply the principles of ShinKen-Do in a spontaneous, unpredictable encounter.
Student performing Kumite practice will do so in a essentially co-operative spirit and safe environment. Practitioners practice the roles of attacker and defender. Motions are performed slowly allowing both parties to exercise and develop their awareness, control and sensitivity. Overwhelming and defeating one’s training partner is not the objective. Senior practitioners move onto multiple attacker and defender and is often the result of years of dedicated practice evolving over time as the technical standard of the partners improves.