Bushi Kempo Syllabus


The Academy Bushi Kempo Syllabus has been constructed to offer students exposure to the most effective techniques to the most commonly encountered situations. Students are encouraged to fully explore each technique and to then choose the variation that best suits them.

The Academy Bushi Kempo Syllabus contains only minor variations from the original "Blue Book Syllabus" brought out from the United Kingdom by Shihan Ian Mason. An abbreviated outline of the Syllabus content is shown below.

Grade Colour Skills Tested:
8th Kyu White Belt Academy Code of Honour; Mat and Dojo Etiquette; Safety and Hygiene
7th Kyu Yellow Belt Basic Breakfalls; Stances; Basic Punches; Basic Blocks; Basic Kicks; Basic Standing Arm Locks and Throws
6th Kyu Orange Belt Additional Punches, Blocks, Kicks and Throws; Strangle defences; Defences against Wrist, Sleeve, Lapel and Hair Grabs
5th Kyu Green Belt Additional Blocks and Standing Arm Locks; Throws with finishes; Cosh/Baton and Knife Attacks; Wrist Grabs and Strangles; Reclining and Recumbent Leg Throws; Duo System - Series A
4th Kyu Purple Belt Can Setsu Waza; Nage No Waza; Shime Waza; Recumbant Strangle defences; Kneeling Punch defences; Strangle, Wrist, Sleeve, Lapel and Hair Grab Defence variations; Hold downs and Double Arm Locks; Half and Full Nelsons Escapes; Demonstrate Cas Ab Sami; Duo System - Series B
3rd Kyu Blue Belt Arm Lock Counters; Throw Variations; Bear Hug, Belt Strangle, Kick, Half/Full Nelson, Cosh/Baton, Knife Attack Defence variations; Duo System - Series C
2nd Kyu Brown Belt Advanced Throws with finishes; Drop Knee Throws; Counters to Arm Locks and Throws; Sutemi Waza; Multiple Defences; Duo System - Series D
1st Kyu Red Belt Defences against Bar Chokes; Arms Held Either Side and Frontal Attack; Sukeminewazazuki; Defences against Combination Attacks; Makekomi Nage variations
Shodan Ho Shodan Ho Uke, Zuki, Geri, Nage No, Bo and Sword Katas; Knife and Cosh Attack Variations; Defences aganist multiple attacks; Shime Waza in all positions (demonstration and counters); 20 Named throws; Arm Locks (demonstration and counters); Jodan Mawatte variations; Foot and Leg Sweep demonstration; Drop Knee Technique demonstration
1st Dan 1st Dan Demonstration of all techniques learnt in previous belts; Throw Variations and defences against Line Up Attacks

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