Resources for Students and Instructors

Welcome!

Welcome! This page is for students and teachers, or people who want to know more about our curriculum, philosophy, and teaching concepts. If you're interested in really getting into the ideas behind Zen Budo, you've come to the right place.  The following is what guides our teaching methodology, from your first day all the way up to black belt. 

Requirements to Black Belt

Testing Areas

1. Sparring

2.  Five open hand Bunkai

3. 3 stick, 3 knife Bunkai 

4. Ne Waza  

5. 4 Corner Randori   

6. Freestyle Kyusho Drill 

  7. Freestyle knife/stick attack 

Kata

 1. Go No Kata    

 2. Pinan Shodan 

 3. Pinan Nidan

 4. Pinan Sandan 

 5. Pinan Yondan  

 6. Pinan Godan  

 7. Kyusho no Kata 

 1 Black Belt Kata of Choice 

Entries/Escapes

 1. Double parry sword arm 

 2. Twisting Elbow  

 3. Ni Te  

 4. Double parry elbow 

 5. Parry/strike    

 6. Shuto grab hook  

 7. Arm Drag/wrap    

Leg Techniques

1. Sweep

2. In-to-out Knee

3. Side/Side stance

4. Hooking Foot

5. Cross Kick

6. Diagonal Side Kick

7. Front Kick

Kysho Areas

1. Neckline

2. Eyeline

3. Armline

4. Chin/ear line

5. Floating rib 

6. Center Thigh

7. Groin

Bunkai Throws

1. Shoulder Throw

2. Dragon Strike

3. Corner Drop SH

4. Knife Cuts/Wheel Throw

5. Single/Double Leg

6. Wrist Twist

7. Figure Four

Submissions

1. Arm Bar/Knee Bar

2. Figure Four

3. Wrist Submission

4. Choke

5. Scarf/Triangle Hold

6. Spinal Lock

7. Ankle Lock

Sparring Principles

1 . High Low Principle

2. Front Hand Trap

3. Guard crush

4. Angled technique

5. Spinning technique

6. Hooking Strikes

7. Trap/Hook/Pin/Wrap/Pivot

Strikes

1. Punch/Palm 

2. Elbow

3. Uppercut

4. Hammerfist

5. Hook

6. Phoenix

7. Dragon

Drills

Ju Yon Shuren Ryu: The Style of Fourteen Drills

1. Point Sparring

2. Continuous Sparring

3. Grab/Strike Scenario/Sparring

4. Impact Conditioning

5. Freestyle Knife/Stick Attack

6. Kata/Bunkai

7. Kake Uke/Pushing Hands

8. 2 Parry/Wrapping Drill

9. Jointlock Flow

10. Tackle Defense

11. Trap/Hook/Pin/Wrap/Pivot

12. Ashi Waza Drill

13. 4 Corner Randori

14. Freestyle Kyusho Drill