The first issue with self defense is avoidance. Just about anywhere in the world experts will tell you to avoid trouble when ever possible to insure your personal safety. Plain and simple, don not place yourself in a position or situation that in which you have to ...... full article
The attached / linked chart is intended to clarify requirements of the "Academy for Gojuryu & Bujutsu Bay Area Gojukan". Items listed in these required area must be performed to the appropriate skill level for rank of the contestant.
These Shinsa requirements either meet or exceed those requirements set by our parent organizations; Gojuryu Karatedo Seiwakai and the JKF Gojukai [this curriculum may also meet and or exceed those requirements of other associations involved with the San Francisco Gojukan].
The posted timeline or term to learn each set of items listed is estimated based on our Shinsa held every three months. New items listed for each rank will be primary [including all previous Kata] and items not new to that rank curriculum are secondary.