International Combat Martial Arts Encyclopedia

Styles and Systems in International Combat Martial Arts


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Country: Espana

Founder: Soke Adolfo Gomez Gutierrez 

7th Dan in Katsukai-Dô

6th Dan Buguei,

5th Dan Karate Shukokai

4th Dan Self Defense Police

International master.

Year of creation: 1998

Style motto: Sen no sen o espíritu de anticipación

Objectives: I understand that the practitioner of this must follow the path of Bushido, in this way to become a samurai of the 21st century.

That is why it has the duty to put into practice all the values of Bushido that can be applied today, and in a social, civic and ethical context adapted to our times.

We are governed by a code, which is defined within a trilogy, and consists of three elements and which are: Peace, Harmony, Controlled Force:

• Peace, it extends to all levels from men to men.

Harmony, is the fullness of being able to be and belong to everything that surrounds us.

• Controlled force, I understand that the human being to defend himself, even in our days uses physical force, for that reason I preach that as far as possible we neutralize that impetus of unjustified force, in order to reach a peaceful solution.

Antecedents of the system: Karate, Muay Thai, Buguei, Wing Tsun, as well as a high content of Kyusho, are some of the Martial Arts from which some of their techniques take Katsukai-Dô, although it has philosophy, and own techniques, since it is a system of personal defense in constant evolution.

Description: ¿What is Katsukai-Do?

The Katsukai-Do is a modern martial art integrated within the Gendai Budo (Modern Martial Art) that encompasses several disciplines.

We could say that the base that supports all this compendium and hierarchical organizational structure is Japanese, for this reason it is expressed in the language of the country of the rising sun.

The concept of "defense by defense" does not exist, the best defense is an attack, although we must clarify that the "action-reaction" must be perfectly balanced, since unlike many martial arts and combat systems we do not contemplate "everything" okay".

So we rely heavily on the terminology "Sen not sen" which means more or less, "spirit of anticipation", so we must dose the reaction to any reaction and manage the defense strategy.

The Katsukai-Do also has in its learning the handling of weapons, such as: bo, nunchaku, tonfa, sai, and kei-jo.

Web Site: http://katsukaido.wixsite.com/katsukaido




Kobudo Arashi Ryu


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Kobudo Arashi Ryu

Founder: Renshi Boscolo Massimo

5° Dan Goju Ryu Karate do

3° Dan Uechi Ryu

Country: Italy

Years of creation: 2017

Style Motto: As fast as the wind, as powerful as lightning

Description: The Kobudo Arashi Ryu is a research and study school in the traditional and modern Kobudo art, based on the Okinawa traditional weapons study, In respect of traditions, but with a look to the future.

Website: www.arashidojo.altervista.org



Translation: KA (Karate) Bo (Boxing) DO (Judo). Combination of Karate, Boxing & Judo.
Country: India
Founder: Soke Amjad Ali
Style Motto: To prevail in MMA Bout
Goal: To put Indians into MMA Octagon.
Background: Karate, Kickboxing, Judo, Jujutsu & Taekowndo.
Description: KABODO is one of the style of MMA. KABODO can be used effectively to win MMA bout as well as in self defence & survival conditions. KABODO is also a combination of different philosophies of Conditioning, Grappling, Agility, Speed & Internal Strength.



Kali – Jun Fan

Country: Uruguay

Founder: Master Instructor Leonardo Panzardo 7th Degree Black Belt Kali - Jun Fan

Year of creation: 1990

Logo meaning: The symbol inside the triangle is known as the Universal Patern of Kali in which all its techniques are based, the triangle represents the basic footwork techniques, the rattan stick and the kris sword represent the weapons aspect of Kali - Jun Fan and the two most used kind, bladed and striking ones. The Jeet Kune Do logo at the bottom of the triangle means that the hole system is based on the Jeet Kune Do concepts and Bruce Lee teachings. All surrounded by a circle that puts it all together in a continuous flow of harmony.

Style motto: “Having no way as way, having no limitation as limitation”

Goals: Provide the individual with all the tools necessary to deal with any real combat situation he may encounter in.

Background of system: Jeet Kune Do, Kali Filipino, Muay Thai, Pentjak Silat, Savate, Wing Chun, Gracie Jiu Jitsu, Vale Tudo

Description: A street, real combat oriented, eclectic self-defense system. The main goal of the system is preparing individuals to handle any self defense situation that they may be forced to deal with, and to accomplish this the Kali - Jun Fan method must meet a basic requirement: to cover all combat distances, both armed and unarmed. This is the reason why it uses techniques, training methods or concepts, from eight different martial arts or combat systems, and is based mainly in Filipino Kali and Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do, hence its name ;).

Website: http://www.kalijunfan.com/


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Kei Chu Shin Do

Translation of style name: Kei=Respect, Chu=Hope, Shin=Truth, Do=The Way. (Respect the way of truth and hope).

Founder: Soke, Hanshi, Grand Master Shaun Preston Willis.

Country Origin: The United States of America.

Established Since: 2007

Logo meaning: Growing strong as tree, yet staying small and humble. Sinking your roots deep into the earth, so you do not fall off the cliffs edge. Being trimmed and groomed by your Masters, growing in the direction given towards the light. Staying warm in the bright sun, keeping our skills alive, while being sculpted just like the Bonsai tree.

Dojo Motto: I choose to live by choice not by chanch, to be motivated, not manipulated, to be useful, not useless. To make changes not excuses, to excel and not to grow stale.

I choose self-esteem, not self- pity, I choose to listen to my inner voice, not to the random opinions of others.

I choose to do the things that you won't so I can continue to do the things you can't.

Goals: Mastering ones mind and body, building your spirit power and chi flow.

Description: Kei Chu Shin Do is a well rounded balanced martial art that contains a strategic variety of styles. Its a straight forward form of fighting in realistic circumstances. Promoting a strong body, mind, and spirit which gives discipline and self-control. Invigorating the Seven Virtues of Bushido. Respect, Honesty, Courage, Rectitude, Loyalty, Honor and Benevolence.

Background of system: Shotokan Karate Do, Kotokan Judo,  Japanese Jujutsu-Jiu-Jitsu, and Shaolin Kung-Fu.

Dojo Prayer: He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze. You make your savings help my shield, and your right hand sustains me; your help has made me great. You provide a broad path for my feet, so that my ankles do not give way. I pursued my enemies and overtook them; I did not turn back till they were destroyed. I crushed them so that they could not rise; they fell beneath my feet. You armed me with strength for battle; you humbled my adversaries before me. You made my enemies turn their backs in flight, and I destroyed my foes. PSALM 18: 39-40



Kenjukido Kenpo-Jujutsu

Translation:  The Way of the Power of the Gentle Fist

Country: USA

Founder: Del "Buddy" Garrett

Year creation: 1998

Logo meaning: Kenjukido in kanji with a Yin/Yang symbol over the lines representing attack and defense angles, indicating a central source from which all movement is made in a circular motion.

Style motto: Movement without reason is like sipping tea from an empty cup.

Goals: To further each student's understanding of how martial arts can improve the quality of life, improve health and well being through self-control and discipline, and reach a higher plateau of peace and tranquility.

Background of system: Kenjukido is an outgrowth of my studies in various martial arts disciplines in Korea and Okinawa.

Description: The principles take from the five elements the key to understanding the power of the techniques and how each element both enhances and overcomes the next.

Website: www.kenjukido.com




Translation: “The way of personal development based on Samurai’s Way of Sword”

Country: Poland

Founder: Dariusz Wyspiański – Psychologist & Neurotherapist (Yudansha in other Kenjutsu Style)

Year of creation: 2009

Logo meaning: Ume Blossom – symbol of harbinger of spring, a metaphor for hope, function as a protective charm against evil.

Style motto: “Practice !, The results will come silently…” Munenori Yagyu

Goals: Practicing Kenjutsu, means : shaping body and soul, developing personality, and developing knowledge concerned Japanese Culture and Philosophy.

Background of system: Takeuchi Ryu Kenjutsu, Ni Ten Icchi Ryu, Ito Ryu, Tamiya Ryu, Yagyu Shinkage Ryu, Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu

Description: “Kenjutsu-Ryu” is a system of samurai’s swordmanship, which is basing on traditional Japanese “RYU” (styles, schools), samurai’s Philosophy of Bushido Moral Code and Heiho (Strategy) which is influenced by works of most advanced Samurai and Philosopher (Munenori Yagyu, Musashi Miyamoto, Yamamoto Tsutenomo and others)

Patron: Toshimichi Takeuchi – Japanese Swordmaster who first opened his regular Dojo in Poland (Master of Founder) and Munenori Yagyu – Samurai & Swordmaster & Philospoher

Dojo: Private Dojo “Yama Akaaka Hoshi” – localized in Sudety Mountains on Southern Poland

Website: http://kenjutsu-ryu.livejournal.com/



Ketsugo Goshin-Jutsu

Translation: Mixed self-defense techniques 

Country: USA

Founder: Christopher J. Lowery

Year of creation: 2011, Officially recognized as a system in 2013 by GM Robert Shook.

Style motto:  Never Give Up!

Background of system: A blend of Okinawan Karate, Japanese Jiu-jitsu and Judo.


Sensei Christopher Lowery has trained diligently in the martial arts since Introduced to Isshin Ryu Karate by Dan Holloway in 1992. Since that time, he has been privileged to train with Randy Brown, Ronald Nick, Jeffrey Bryant , Michael Gibbs and Donn Schucker.

In 2010 after devoting a great deal of study time and actual hard physical training to the striking arts, Sensei was promoted to the rank of yondan (4th degree black belt) by Sensei Jeff Bryant.

As he progressed through the ranks of the striking arts, Sensei began to realize that something was missing. Although he had trained very hard and competed with some of the best fighters on the tournament circuit, he tired of the overly restrictive competition rules and limited technical skills allowed in the ring.
What was missing from his training was the real world, no rules practice that determines who survives in an actual life and death physical confrontation.
Sensei Lowery set about to remedy this situation by expanding his skills to include experience in the Japanese arts, which to a large degree utilized skills, techniques, and strategies that were completely absent in the striking arts.
Joint locks, strangle holds, takedowns, and groundwork – these are all important skills that not only are likely to be needed in a physical confrontation, but also train the individual to achieve a newfound sense of awareness with regard to his surrounding, his attacker, and his own martial skills.
It takes decades to acquire a high level of expertise in all martial endeavors, and it can be said of Sensei Lowery that he has done his time. He now prefers good old fashioned hard core, no frills, nor rules training. He will not limit himself to any one type of technique and now arms himself with all the skills that a warrior must possess to prevail in combat. He knows that if attacked, he is fully equipped for the battle, because he realizes he will not be fighting another sport martial artist for a trophy – this could be against an individual who wants to end his life!!!
Bottom line for Sensei Christopher Lowery – he is not interested in sport competitions, trophies, championships, etc. and has nothing to prove to anyone except himself.
"How you train is how you will defend yourself."
 Train well!

Website: http://loweryskarate.webs.com/



Kime Budō Karate-Kai

Kime Budō Karate-Kai is the translation for Kime Martial Karate School, founded by Master Wallace De 2nd Black Belt, better known as Gomes Sensei, in the year of 2021.

Our Symbol is karate name in the dark on fire and it means karate light and flames enlighting in the dark side of us.

Our motto is; ‘The more you'll do it, the better you'll do it'. Perseverance is the key to success. Our goal is the rescue of traditional karate style to the present days in a soft way. Our background consists in traditional karate styles, Modern shotokan karate style, kickboxing and self-defense included.

'More than for dojo, but for life' that is our aim on our training and personal development.



Koryu Goju Ryu Karate Do

Country: India

Founder: Muthuswamy Srinivasulu

Year of creation: 2000

Logo meaning: Tricolors wings of the Peacock National bird of India, Peacock which is a symbol of grace, joy, beauty and love is the national bird of India. Peacock occupies a respectable position in Indian culture.

Meaning of Colures:

Saffron: The meaning of saffron color is the power and unity for serve the society.

White: This signifies the path of light and truth

Green: The meaning of this color is fertility; the very base of the nation

The Navy Blue Wheel: The wheel with the 24 spokes represents the wheel of justice; as well as the need for constant movement and dynamism – the ingredients that will always take the nation ahead

Fist: Fist emphasizes theory of Pancha Boothas - Five Elements - Water, Air, Fire, Space & Earth

Goals: Preserve Traditional  - Classical Goju Ryu karate and pass it to the next generation to generation. Through karate training, add positive impact to our lives and improve our physical and mental abilities. By teaching traditional – Classical karate, we educate our members to be better persons. By doing so, we help our society to be a better place to live.

Background of system: The is one of the Koryu Goju ryu Kenshukai karate do finest, traditional – Classical karate organization. Under the leadership of Muthuswamy Srinivasulu the “I.K.G.K.K.A - Kenshukai” is committed to preserving the intangible cultural treasure of Classical Goju-Ryu Karate-do, which has been passed down to us in its original form from one generation to the next. Since its establishment in 2000, the “I.K.G.K.K.A - Kenshukai” “has attracted culturally diverse martial arts practitioners from around the globe, who have joined the organization after recognizing the authenticity and excellence of the “.” and its “I.K.G.K.K.A - Kenshukai” direct karate lineage tracing back to Bushi Chojun Miyagi, the founder of Goju-Ryu Karate-do.  Our members actively support our mission, objectives, and activities.

Description: We believe that Koryu Goju ryu karate do training benefits all practitioners, regardless of their nationality, race, age, or gender.  We have members as young as three years old up to old age citizens The “I.K.G.K.K.A - Kenshukai” has a National wide network of leadership groups and karate schools in different countries with highly-qualified chief instructors and dojo instructors to meet the needs of students and families.  Training at their own pace, each ““I.K.G.K.K.A”- Kenshukai” member will improve their mind (mental health, education, and language); body (self defense skills, physical fitness, flexibility, and endurance); and spirit (character, positive attitude, and contributions to society).  It is our goal to improve the “quality of life” for all of our ““I.K.G.K.K.A - Kenshukai” members to help make a positive impact on the world.  The Koryu Goju ryu karate do Kenshukai welcomes all potential new members to join our Koryu Goju ryu karate family

Website: Under construction



Koasati Kaski

Translation: Coushatta Warrior

Country: USA (Louisiana)

Founder: Douglas Elam Fontenot

Year of creation: 2007

Goals: Our goal is now to provide the public with this fighting system, along with the spirit of the Coushatta Tribe that is both honorable and courageous.

Background of system: Marine Corp MMA, Karate, Jujitsu, Ninjitsu, Aikido.

Description: Koasati Kaski started out as a family function to give our children an effective, simple, and to the point fighting system that was only known by the family. It then began to catch on with the community. 

Website: www.koasatikaski.com






Kung Fu Thai Boxing


Kung Fu Thai Boxing

Founder: Founder of Kung Fu Thai Boxing Style, first grade Instructor of Muai Thai, first grade Instructor of Kick Boxing, first grade Instructor of Kung Fu, 12 Khan in Muai Thai, 5th Dan in kick Boxing, 23th level in Kung Fu Thai Boxing Hossein Ezzati

Country: Takhti Complex, Ahar, Iran

Background of system: Kung Fu Thai Boxing

Website: Kungfu-tb.com

Year of creation: xxx

Logo meaning: xxx 

Style motto: xxx

Goals: xxx

Description: In 2010 I managed to complete new style and I registered this style in Budokai in Bulgaria under the name Kung Fu Thai Boxing. Naming the style doesn’t mean that techniques are modified from Kung Fu and Thai Boxing Kung but because of my passion for these two styles. Fu Thai Boxing has 99670 unique techniques with 23 combat levels. The style is free with defensive and attacking techniques. The style also includes weapons techniques. I have expanded my style in Iranian clubs, up to 10 clubs are working with this style now and 1 Club is working in Turkey. About 1000 individuals are practicing this style now.




Founder: Renshi Ron Botham




Translation: Black Diamond.

Country:  Netherlands

Founder: Prof. Krishna Gopal

Year of creation: 1990

Logo meaning: Black Diamond 

Style motto: Violence ends where respect begins!

Goals: To promote kurodaiya worldwide

Background of system: Real fights in live

Description: Less motion, less power and less contact,

Website: www.kurodaiya.nl



Kyusho Ryu Budo Kai

Translation: Kyusho (First Second) Ryu (Style) Budo (Martial Arts) Kai (Organization)

Country: Costa Rica

Founder: Randall Sánchez Gutiérrez (ICMAUA Founder certificate #080104-MAF-F)

Year of creation: 2006

Style motto: “Respect and Believe”

Goals: Preserve and Share the original tradition of Kyusho Jutsu. Practice following the traditions and teachings of past Masters.

Background of system: Danzan Ryu Jujitsu, Kyusho Jutsu.

Description: Kyusho Ryu Budo Kai system was created after 10 years of practice and studies under the pressure point arts. This art can be adapted to ANY system. Our system certifies in Kyusho Jutsu (pressure point fighting), Terapeuthic and


Website: under construction.



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