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What is Kosho Ryu??


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      Our Club is also an official dojo of the Sei Kosho Shorei Kai International from which we study the art of Kosho Shorei Ryu which is an ancient art filled with a rich history and tradition.


     The art of Kosho Ryu Kempo is a very unique form of self defense in the martial arts. It is an art form that is based Concepts and Principals not Techniques. The student does not just learn techniques in which they practice to defend oneself…they learn concepts and principles that make those techniques work properly by  taking away their opponents's  ability to operate efficiently in a confrontation.


      The practitioner is trained in a well rounded manner by first being educated first in the Escaping/Repositioning Arts. This allows the practitioner to either totally escape harm from their attacker, or reposition themselves to gain a more strategic angle in which to engage and destroy an opponent. The Escaping/Repositioning Arts lay the foundation for all the other sub-arts contained within the system.


     Many practitioners come to Kosho Ryu dojos to improve their skills in an art that they are already practicing. Mostly because other arts are based on techniques only. Kosho ryu's concepts are non biased and offer improvement to techniques that artists already have. Most martial artists both beginner and advanced never look at their own art the same way after training with us.  Many of our club members come from other arts like Karate, Judo, Aikido, Kempo,MMA, Krav Maga and others. They enjoy utilizing Kosho ryu in their practice both in our club and other dojos that the train at. Kosho Ryu practitioners respect all other arts and we enjoy both teaching and sharing!
       The art of Kosho Ryu Kempo is taught under the guidance and direction of Hanshi Bruce Juchnik, the 22nd generation headmaster. There are several dojos across North America and Europe.