The styles that we practice at Mass Bay BJJ Academy include Goju-Ryu (Hard-Soft style) and Shorinji Kempo (Young Pine Forest style). Both of these styles emphasize self-defense and the promotion of positive character development. Karate has at least 3 different approaches: self-defense, sports, and theatrical (for competition, drama, etc). Our style emphasizes self-defense, and the training involves physical conditioning, drill work (practice of techniques), kumite (sparring), and self-defense applications. The integration of Karate and Kobudo as both historical subjects and practical applications are included in our school of training.
Beginners start at White Belt and learn basic blocking, punching, and kicking techniques, plus rudimentary Kata. They are trained in free style (stand up) sparring or kumite early in their training. Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is an excellent complement to the stand up training of Karate; together they make up a well rounded training program. As students progress, they learn more advanced forms of Kata and self-defense techniques, including defense against multiple attackers and opponents armed with weapons.
Karate is a fun and challenging type of training which will provide the students at Mass Bay BJJ with a well-rounded and balanced fighting regimen.