Chikama, Ittoma, Toma Ma Ai

refers to the engagement distance between yourself and an opponent. How you might elect to move can be determined by the magnitude of this distance. There are three primary distances that we consider when deciding how to move. Chikama Chikama (or Chika Ma) refers to a short distance. This usually means that the opponent is Read More …

Bunkai

In Japanese Bunkai means disassembly, dismantling, or analysis. In mathematical terms it refers to factorization. When used in a martial arts context it usually refers to analysis, explanation, or justification for a movement or series of movements. In essence it means knowing why and ultimately the purpose for performing a sequence of actions. But the term Read More …

Inducement

Within the Tensoku Ryu system it is considered to be inappropriate and a violation of our basic principles to goad or otherwise chide a person into a physical confrontation. We do not wish to engage in name calling, challenges, or other practices that may cause someone to unnecessarily attack us. If someone is harassing us Read More …