We study Aikido, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Judo and Karate. If you scroll down you can find a bit more information about each of the different budo and check out a nice demonstration video.
Not to focus on kick or strike, but the use of the energy of the opponent to bring him off balance.
Aikido is a kinematics which is useful for posture correction and self-defense and at the same time maintain your fitness. Aikido is not competitive, so there are no matches. Practicing the pure (modern) techniques stems from the (old) budo is paramount. Aikido is the most complete Budo because we work in different postures and movement patterns. We use wooden practice weapons tanto (knife), katana (sword), jo (stick), all of which have different lengths. Aikido is suitable for people of different physical strength, regardless of age or gender.
Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art that originates from Brazil, with its technical roots in Judo. BJJ focusses on taking the fight to the ground, and submitting the opponent by joint-locks or chokeholds. By taking the fight to the ground, and using the proper technique and leverage, practitioners are able to defeat larger and stronger opponents.
A large part of BJJ is live sparring, often called rolling. During rolling both participants try to submit each other, simulating a real life situation with a resisting opponent. Because of the ability to spar at full intensity, the competition and sports aspect is a large part of BJJ.
Originally Judo is a martial art developed from the Samurai tradition and traditional Ju-Jutsu.
Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke. Strikes and thrusts by hands and feet as well as weapons defenses are a part of judo, but only in pre-arranged forms (kata) and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice.
Karate can be defined as a weapon-free way of self-defense. It consists of dynamic offensive and defensive techniques in which all the parts of the body are used as useful as possible. Karate training is divided into: Kihon (basic blocks, punches, kicks and parries), Kata (individual style exercise with a series of set movements) and kumite (sparring). Come to the training! All you need is a t-shirt and sweatpants. All students are welcome in the dojo. Learn to defend yourself!