Kiaido Ryu Martial Arts
Our art focuses on teaching highly effective self defence for all ages and levels of physical ability. We are a Martial Art, not a competitive sport.
Our art is taught in an environment of mutual respect and cooperation that builds confidence and self-esteem. We emphasize a supportive, positive, family atmosphere and combine self defence skills with the internal aspects of the arts to optimize your health and energy.
- Anyone can participate regardless of age, gender, or fitness level
- You don't have to be fit to get started
- Primary focus is Self Defence and Health and Fitness for the whole family
- Learn highly effective Self Defence skills for all ranges and situations
- Our balanced total body workouts get you in great shape
- The cross lateral body movements of KRMA also promote whole-brain learning
- You train in a fun, safe, supportive environment with professional Instructors
- This training improves your performance in any other activity or sport
- You will increase self-mastery, confidence, and self-discipline
- Strip away old limitations, fears and habits, and unlock your true potential
- Learn real skills to improve your ability to cope with the pressures of modern life
Martial Arts Syllabus
Our comprehensive syllabus gives you real skills and strategies that work regardless of your age or physical ability. Kiaido Ryu has a traditional martial arts base and also incorporates effective skills from many self defence arts both ancient and modern.
The skills taught at every level of our progressive syllabus, from White Belt to advanced levels of Black Belt, cover all types and ranges of attack and defence and include: Street Self Defence, Traditional Karate Kata, and their practical applications.
Our curriculum incorporates, striking, kicking, grappling, joint-locking, throws, and groundfighting, from Karate, Boxing, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Judo, Small Circle Jiu Jitsu, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).
The effectiveness of all the above skills are enhanced by extensive training in the Six levels of Kata Bunkai, and Kyusho Jitsu (pressure points). This aspect of our art utilizes the same pressure points and meridians used in Traditional Chinese Medicine; Acupressure/Acupuncture.
Please note: 'Pressure Point knowledge only enhances your self defence skills, it does not replace them.' 'You must first have good fighting skills that will work for you in real situations.'
Students are also taught a complete martial arts weapons syllabus including: Bo (staff), Jo, Tonfa, Nunchaku, Sai, Katana, and the stick-fighting arts of Modern Arnis and Arnis Mati.
In addition to physical Self Defence skills, you'll learn and develop: nonviolent conflict resolution strategies and tactics, fear management skills, psychological self defence, confidence, self-discipline and self-esteem.
Kiaido Ryu has an open-minded philosophy of growth and continuous improvement in every area of our curriculum. This approach combined with our active involvement in the international martial arts community, means that we're always in touch with the latest developments and innovations. Students of Kiaido Ryu learn one of the most comprehensive and progressive martial arts systems in the world.
Students also have the opportunity for supplementary learning at camps and special seminars
Our dynamic martial arts training also blends centering, breathing, and meditation techniques, that greatly enhance health and fitness, to attain the best physical, mental, and emotional shape of your life.
The internal aspect of Kiaido Ryu Martial Arts teaches time-honored energy practices to optimize health and well-being. This includes breathing, Centering, progressive relaxation, Meditation, and Qigong (energy-boosting exercises)
Our holistic approach to health and well-being contains many practical techniques for energy restoration, pain relief, and optimum health. Students have the opportunity to learn these techniques in classes, camps and seminars.
Our Kiaido Ryu Martial Arts program and Qigong exercises develop your internal strength and energy levels. This has health benefits that compliment every other sport or activity that you do.
Warriors Wisdom - Self Mastery
The Warriors Wisdom element of our art teaches Mind/Body/Spirit, self mastery principles to optimizing your personal growth and development.
Based on martial arts philosophy and principles, and the development of human potential, the Warriors Wisdom program is the self mastery element of our art. It gives students the knowledge and skills to apply their martial arts knowledge for personal growth in all areas of their lives. You learn how to apply your thinking to better realize your goals, to develop your skills, talents, imagination, and creativity; to truly to achieve your fullest potential.
Students learn how to identify and fully develop their unique talents, to improve concentration, self-discipline and focus, to eliminate fears and limitations from their lives, and to build self-esteem.
All our instructors know that their role is not to create followers but to develop leaders. Their objective is to help students really tap into their personal power, give them the courage and skills to pursue their goals with creativity, vision, and passion.
Our intent is to empower students with the tools and confidence to achieve their potential.
Students have the opportunity to learn more on this element in classes, camps and seminars.
The Warrior's Wisdom weekend courses are in two parts (Part1 & Part2)
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Nov 2016 Steampunk Videos
Jiu Jitsu Seminar with Shihan Phil
Sunday March 14th 10am-2.30pm
Thames Jack Mclean Community Center
Shihans knowledge and come and up grade your skills.
weekend in the beautiful Kauaeranga Valley, Thames.
ALL RANKS TRAINING DAY-
Postponed and rescheduled to above date
August Saturday 15th 10am - 2.30pm
Just about time for the All Ranks Training Day.
Make sure you let your Instructor know you are attending by Thursday 13th August.
It will be an awesome day of rank specific training and a little bit of Hanshi Seminar. The biggest thing about it will be the fact we can all catch up and find out how everyone is doing.
The Gathering function in the evening will be awesome socialising having a little dance it seems almost like normal life hahaha.
Come and enjoy it with us. See your Instructor to get your last minute ticket. More details below:
August, Saturday 15th Thames - 10am - 2.30pm $25
Thames Jack Mclean Community Recreation Centre
Thames High School, Rolleston Street
After training join KRMA friends and family at
“THE GATHERING” function at GBD
Nibbles and a Disco will be included in Ticket with a Casual Dress code.
More details and cost to follow.
Make sure you let your Instructor know if you would require tickets as numbers will be limited.
Next Grading Day will be:
December 4th Black Belts
December 5th All Ranks
Other dates to for rest of year are:
Warriors Wisdom Part 1 –August 21,22,23
Warriors Wisdom Part 2 – Sept 18,19,20 TBC
All Ranks Camp – Nov Sat 14, 15 (at this point still a go)
last being the Gradings in Dec 4,5