The "Claycomb Karate" system is based on the study of Fundamental techniques of Okinawan and Japanese Karate-Jutsu. Many applications are also found in Wrestling, Kickboxing and Judo. CKA is a (basic techniques) curriculum focussing on the 5 core types of combat that helps its practitioners develop the ability to take a balanced direction of training as they advance to higher skill levels.
Unlike Traditional systems that focus on FORM FIRST and lack PRACTICAL APPLICATION, CKA focusses on the FUNCTION of technique first. Function is the key to determining what the form should naturally become.
The technical form may also change depending on the applied function. “Function is the form and eventually form is the function”
CKA can be considered an evolving style of training due to the natural evolution of technique. In other words, although the basics are all the same at a fundamental level, as quoted by “Gichin Funakoshi”. How to apply technique is always changing, never stagnate.
This is how one should study the marital arts with various realistic scenarios to learn from. This can be applied to sport formats such as point fighting, full contact Kickboxing and MMA combat, but more importantly SELF DEFENSE.
While CKA offers a progressive mindset to one’s training, it is simply a fundamental direction focussing on effective methods.
Therefore, CKA is NOT a Style, rather, it is a SYSTEM OF TRAINING with a mindset to realistic application.
CKA fundamental techniques:
Striking (Atemi-waza) such as punching, kicking, knees, elbows, ect.
Blocking & Parrying
Evasive Movement such as (Ashi & Tai Sabaki)
Grappling (Ne-waza) such as holds, pins, positions, seizing
Throwing (Nage-waza) such as takedowns, throws, sweeps
Joint Manipulations (Kansetsu-waza) such as wrist and arm locks.
Chokes & Air depravations (Shime-waza)
Falling & Rolling (Ukemi-Waza)
CKA training methods:
KATA & BUNKAI
KUMITE (POINT & CONTINUOUS)
CONTACT KUMITE (SEMI & FULL CONTACT)
PAD WORK, MITT WORK & HEAVY BAG TRAINING
"Training begins and ends with a bow of respect."
~ Gichin Funakoshi ~
"The ultimate aim of karate lies not in victory nor defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants ”