A little about our style.
Kaizen striking in the sparring sense looks very similar to kick boxing. However this art was developed as a fighting art rather than a sporting art per se. The training emphasizes the practical skills of self defence as well as the preparation of the mind for combat rather than preparing one to fight within specific rules and conditions.
Kaizen training is designed to develop a high standard of control with striking techniques that allow sparring to be as practical as possible without injury to the practitioner. Like other Budo, Kaizen aims to develop the individual practitioner’s self-awareness and limitations, as well as the physical skills of the art.
This endless striving for self-perfection may not be the priority for the young novice who is preoccupied with mastering sparring skills. However, to be considered a true martial artist, a practitioner of the martial arts must strive for and demonstrate his spiritual discipline.
In keeping with the traditional concepts of the bugei, the training in Foot & Fist Boxing is focused on practical and effective techniques rather than the visually spectacular and entertaining effects. The Black Belts continually examine, develop, evaluate and modify techniques for self-defence and will incorporate techniques from other martial arts to enhance our fighting skills.
Emphasising the spirit of combat, our Dojo does not seek to encourage tournament training. However, some of the more experienced Black Belts have competed in the occasional tournament. The ultimate objective in these situations was to gain experience rather than achieving a so-called victory.
Occasionally sparring sessions with other styles are arranged if, in the opinion of the senior Black Belts, the experience will be of benefit to our objectives.