The martial arts style that the Golden Knights teaches is called Kin Bushi Ryu and is distinguished by its eclectic approach to the martial arts. A high degree of co-ordination is the main result: fluid, supple, functional movements which are free from any form of rigidity.
The instructors of our group are well trained, highly skilled martial artists, who will help develop your physical and mental abilities to a level you may not have though possible.
You will be taught a wide-range of fitness and self defence concepts, borrowing movements from such martial arts systems as: Karate, Kickboxing, Judo. Aikido, Jujitsu, Tae Kwon Do, Kung Fu and more, enabling you to be more aware and proficient in self defence.
As a fighting art, Kin Bushi Ryu is characterised by its use of techniques modified from many ancient arts to meet the unrestrained and unpredictable nature of violent attackers. Kin Bushi Ryu techniques are based on a simplicity and economy of motion, blending a subtle defence with quick, smooth, powerful, penetrating attack.
Legs are a major offensive weapon. Our range of kicking techniques have evolved from tae kwon do and muay thai kickboxing. Most kicks are to the upper and lower leg, knee, groin, or ribs. High kicks to the head and upper body, while practised in training, are sparingly used in self defence.
Hand techniques are based on the many punching and striking techniques typical of karate, while also utilising principles of western boxing in deceptive combinations.
Grappling is appropriate at close range and throws, takedowns and immobilizing holds are employed from judo, jujitsu and aikido principles.
Stances, posture and body shifting are other important elements of Kin Bushi Ryu. Since there are a multitude of moves in our system, there are different stances for each situation. Stances are flexible and can be changed with direction and type of movement. Emphasis is placed on mobility and stability. Generally, movement is natural and free flowing, not unlike a boxer. In a grappling situation the centre of gravity (the hips) is lowered, so as to increase stability. Conversely, when the centre of gravity is raised, mobility is improved. No one stance is suitable for all occasions.
Defensive skills are a combination of boxing evasion and karate blocking techniques. The blocking techniques utilise both soft circular and hard linear movements.
Physical conditioning is mandatory although done at your own pace and in time you will be astounded by the improvements made in the areas of flexibility, strength, and endurance.
A variety of weapons are studied later in the training. Although, primarily used as a source of self-development and personal enlightenment, practical self-defence skills are also incorporated in to the training.