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Basis of training

Synthesis - The Okina Kashi no Ryu is actually a synthesis of information that is derived from a culmination of 40 years training in the Martial Arts and 30 years’ experience as an instructor. The system utilizes techniques and concepts are developed from combining the forms of Isshinryu and Shotokan with practical application of real world scenarios. The teaching methodology or mechanics of the system is based on a number of influences to include:

The style leverages Naval Instructor teaching methods, Workforce Education, Naval Facilitator methods and Traditional Martial Arts teaching methodologies. The style relies on team building and goal orientation to establish or develop an Esprit de Corps and unit adhesion and training scenarios for real world shipboard applilcations. To allow for the students to ascertain real world solutions to applied techniques and respond to a scenario that is base in real world situations.The style also uses the process based teaching methods from the Naval course that uses Dr. W. Edwards Demming theories from the Statistical Approach to Process Improvement course from the Total Quality Leadership School (TQL) that taught Senior Enlisted and Officer candidates the strength of being a Quality Leader and Change Agent in their fields.

Strengths and consolidation - The Okina Kashi no Ryu utilizes the strengths that scientific methodologies provide to the instructor when coupled with traditional martial arts training and execution of technique allows the OKR to bring a unique combination to bear to the students benefit. Thus providing the best quality Martial Arts education available. The system takes methods of educational training derived from adult, child and educational methods and curriculum development experience along with application of Quality processes of modern Adult and Youth educational skills. These combined experiences coupled with the training received from the American Institute of Martial Arts at the F.H. Buhl Club and Y.S.U. Karate programs through many hours of evaluation and after many trials these diverse elements were engrained into the Okina Kashi no Karate-Jutsu Ryu. This honors the intent and original charter of the American Institute that focused on real world practical applications of technique based in the tradition of Shotokan and the other martial arts forms welded practical execution of modern teaching methodologies.

Blending - The Okina Kashi no Ryu is a blend of both linear and circular martial arts styles. It uses the rapid execution of hand and kicking techniques from Isshinryu and the extended linearity of Shotokan Karate-Jutsu, the connectivity of Tai Chi Chuan as standards for open hand fighting using each to enhance the execution of the appropriate technique. The reactivity and hand applications Kenka Aiki Jutsu and the circularity of Yamanni Ryu Kobudo are used to provide a balance the martial arts system. The focus is on the fundamentals; it does not matter if it is open hand or weapons or ju-jitsu the execution of technique is the same the only difference is what is or isn’t in the persons hand. Basic skill set of sets are similar with only minor modifications for each respective art. So what makes the Okina Kashi no Karate Jutsu so different? It can be explained as an amalgamation of the forms and execution of technique based on the premise so succinctly put by Gichin Funakoshi in his autobiography that if he were to return in the future he would expect that his beloved Shotokan Karate system would be significantly different.

The following is an explanation of why the decision was made to begin a new system of Martial Arts and what how it serves as a contribution to the Martial Arts community as a whole. Basic fall into a number of categories each can be taught and mastered but all are best when integrated together by the student.

1. Ebb and Flow in movement and execution of technique as a dynamic movement
2. Moving Mass from the formula Mass X Acceleration = Force using the distance developed by the rotational Force of a punch to add more force to the executed technique.
3. Kinseology uses body mechanics as a basis of movment and developing force.
4. Kata are viewed as a catalogue of techniques and movements and precanned training sessions that are used in conjuction with basic and advanced training. The realization that kata have been modified in some way shape or form from the original.
5. Kata variants are taught trying to make sense of what is in the spaces between the base techniques that are taught in the traditional base form.