Seirenkai Karate, taught by the Concord Self-Defense Academy, is a Japanese style of karate, with influences from Okinawan and Chinese martial arts. We emphasize maximum use of body dynamics for fast, powerful, and effective techniques in self-defense against single or multiple attackers, with and without weapons. Our techniques are designed for self-defense and we do not emphasize competitive sparring. Seirenkai Karate is appropriate for mature students ages 12 and up.
Kihon (Basics): Perfection of blocks, strikes, punches, kicks, and stances, including combinations.
Kata (Forms): Pre-arranged sequences of self-defense techniques. Kata are the nucleus of traditional karate.
Bunkai (Analysis of Kata): All of the kata provide lessons and techniques of self-defense, which can be studied and improved throughout a lifetime of training.
Kumite (Pre-Arranged and Free-Sparring)
Goshin-Jutsu (Self-Defense): We focus on defense against surprise attacks, grabs, punches, weapons, multiple attackers, attacks on the ground, and other types of self-defense situations.
Kobudo (Traditional Weapons): Adult Karate students learn to use the Bo, Jo, Sai, Tonfa, Knife, Yawara, Arnis de Mano and other weapons. We train with these weapons as part of the tradition and as a way of strengthening our empty-hands techniques.