Aikibudo is based on concepts, techniques, and strategies from Karate-do, Judo, and Tomiki Ryu (non-competitive) Aikido. Our teachings and techniques do not "water down" any of these foundations, but instead implement each "in its own time", by creating a firm, intuitive base in Kihon, or basic techniques. The practice and mastery of Kihon is essential to all advanced training in any form of Budo, as well as the ability to intuitively apply and live the art.
Our practice at Shisei Ryu Aikibuo does not exclude anything valid and of utility, nor does it opt for superfluous techniques. We are very direct and pragmatic in our approach and focus. We also utilize Bokken or Bokuto (wooden sword), Jo (wooden staff), Hanbo (half-staff), Tessen (iron fan), and Jutte (sword-like steel weapon) for training, as included in our syllabus. Many of the kata we utilize are common to both Koryu and Gendai forms of Budo. Kata is an essential partner to Randori training with one complementing the other, as well as preserving the "DNA" and essence of the art.