Adult instruction in the art of Kaju-Bujutsu Kai is available to students of (approximately) 13 years of age and upward.
(The instructors retain the right to delay any student's entry into this course should he or she prove unready for its curricular content or class environment.)
The Adult Kaju-Bujutsu Kai instructional program is divided into several course cycles, each of which emphasizes a different aspect of the art, with the most immediately applicable, and effective techniques arranged so that they are taught earliest in order to equip an "adult" person with the ability to affect his or her own defense in the most efficient manner possible.
Sankyu Cycle- The Fundamentals of Defense: The cycle that takes a committed student from the first rank to the second is entitled "The Fundamentals of Defense." This class emphasizes engaging an aggressor and taking the fight to the ground, where the goal will be to exhaust and then disable that person, assuming the defender has assessed the situation to be severely dire. There will be a great deal of close-body contact in all of our classes, and especially so during this course; students must be prepared for this kind of interaction with their partners, irrespective of size or level of physical fitness. Using leverage and sound strategy, students will be equipped with the skills to overcome an unskilled, unarmed attacker, even in the event of a great size and strength disparity. There is no formal charge for instruction in the Sankyu Cycle. Rather, we ask that our students pay on the honor system; in other words, we ask that they pay what they can afford. A good baseline, for those of means, might be $55 dollars per month, but we would be more than willing to accept more, if our services are judged, by our students, to be worth more. We will not, however, exclude students from instruction in the Sankyu Cycle due to non-payment because we want self-defense to be accessible to all people, irrespective of financial means.
Nikyu Cycle- The Widening Sphere: Available only to our students of Sankyu Rank (Yellow Belt) or higher, the Nikyu Cycle is entitled "The Widening Sphere" because it is the martial artist's entry into a wider world of technique and understanding. The first cycle concerned itself with preparing for defense against an untrained attacker; the second cycle will begin to consider the broader strategies and implications of facing a trained attacker. Building on the techniques and principles of The Fundamentals of Defense course, the Nikyu Cycle will introduce an expanded set of techniques and the theory behind their execution. Because the Nikyu Cycle represents an adopted lifestyle as a martial artist, rather than mere preparation for a violent encounter, there is an explicit charge for the course. Classes for the Nikyu (and above) cycles are sold in lots of 4 for $55 (this would represent a month of classes). If purchased at a single time, each additional lot of 4 classes will be discounted at $5 apiece.
Ikkyu Cycle- The Way of the Open Hand: Available only to our students of Nikyu Rank (Green Belt) and higher, the Ikkyu Cycle is entitled "The Way of the Open Hand" because is is the martial artist's entry into the world of striking as a principal strategy. The first two cycles concerned themselves with grappling as a principal strategy in overcoming an aggressor, with minor instruction in striking taught, mainly, as an entry into grappling positions, finishers, or for the incapacitation of a grounded opponent. The third cycle is principled in Karate-Do (The Way of the Open Hand), and represents the competence of the martial artist on every plane, and at every combative distance. The same payment rules apply to the Ikkyu Cycle as to the Nikyu Cycle.
Dan Cycle- Coming Soon!