Hanshi Tony Annesi
â¢ Advisory council, Nippon Kobudo Renmei (NKR)
â¢ Steering Committee, International Society of Okinawan/Japanese Karate-do
â¢ Member of 3 Martial Arts Halls of Fame
A martial artist since 1964
9th dan, Takeshin Aiki
9th dan, Takeshin Karate
6th Dan, Shotokan Karate
2nd dan, Judo
Hanshi, International Society of Okinawan/Japanese Karate-do
An art of escapes, takedowns, holddowns, throws and locks, Takeshin Aiki-ju-jutsu also applies kick defenses and strikes not normally taught in more widely seen aiki-arts. With Takeshin Aiki you practice an art of fluidity and ease of execution without sacrificing self-defense applicability.
An art of blocks, strikes, punches and kicks, Takeshin Karate-do also applies throws, locks and takedowns not normally taught in more widely seen karate-arts. Most of this "hidden" material comes from careful analysis of traditional karate kata (forms) taken from numerous traditions. With Takeshin Karate you train in an art of power without sacrificing fluidity and ease of execution.
Integrated Martial Ways (sogo budo) are the Cross-training of the martial arts. Bushido-kai has a specific sogo budo called Takeshin Seiken Budo that combines Goken (hard fist) and Juken (soft fist), adding studies of self-defense from various ranges. Takeshin Seiken Budo begins with standard Takeshin Karate and Aiki (from a medial distance) and then investigates maximal and minimal motion defenses from weaponry to grappling.
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