International Combat Martial Arts Encyclopedia

Styles and Systems in International Combat Martial Arts


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Samurai Academy System (SAS)

Country: Indonesia

Founder: Shidoshi David Cahyanto

Year of creation: 2006

Logo meaning: The black round shape mean that all member must have strong will to reach their goals. Red color symbolize the courage and spirit in bujutsu training. The kanji writing for “BU” in the center mean the power to maintain peace, while the leaves on both sides represent warrior virtue.

Style motto: “Practical and Applicable Martial Art”

Goals: Creating modern budoka with traditional warrior virtues.

Background of system: Taijutsu, Jujutsu, Goshin Jutsu, Kenjutsu, Tanto Jutsu, Bo Jutsu.

Description: Samurai Academy System is bujutsu organization which teach

unified empty hand and weaponry style. We accept both male and female students from children to adult. Our system is very practical and applicable for any self defense situation. We never tell the students to memorize tehniques, we simply ask them to understand and follow their intuition. In this way, most of our students are capable for defending themselves and keep the traditional warrior virtues as their guidance.

Website: www.samuraiacademy.multiply.com


Sanjal Uiam Kempo

Translation: Sanjal is a combination of the names of the four initial instructors. Uiam is a native Venezuelan word that means family.

Country: Venezuela

Founder: Jesus Ernesto Hernandez Maldonado, Santiago Visbal, Andrés Gainza, Alejandro Capdieville.

Year of creation: 1999

Logo meaning: The Sanjal Uiam Kempo logo is made up of a cross with arrows at the tips. A ying-yang of four drops in the center. All enclosed within a diamond. Some fist simplifications at the bottom. The four points of the cross have several meanings. The most general is expansion. The infinite search for happiness, knowledge, self-improvement as a human being and as a member of society. Each point also represents each of the four elements: heaven, earth, fire and water. Respectively it also means wisdom, love, courage and friendship. The four points of the emblem represent many aspects of our martial art. The Sanjal was originally formed by four instructors. This martial art was influenced by four styles or currents of martial arts at its inception. There are four philosophical objectives in Sanjal, four forms of training, four fighting distances, etc. The ying-yang of four drops, represents the continuous movement of the Sanjal Uiam. In other words, the continuous evolution of the art. It is also the main symbol of the Uiam, the family and symbol of union. The fists at the bottom represent the fundamental fist of the Sanjal Uiam Kempo. In this art the fists are mainly vertical. Not horizontal like in modern boxing and karate and many other martial arts. Colors also have their meaning. Reflected in the logo and in the uniform, black represents a very strong and deep base. The blue the water, the flexibility. We are able to quickly adapt to any situation we face with our well-founded principles.

Style motto: “Being like water.”

Goals: The objective of this martial art is to achieve mastery of the "force of love" to achieve inner peace that is the essence of happiness. The disciple believes in the mutation of one's own character, to satisfy physical and spiritual needs and to be part of a society with respect, understanding and the enrichment of the spirit in the context of today's civilization. The effort that the practitioner makes to improve his own individuality, leads to the cult of cooperation among men, then it is the expression of society and its essential values.

Background of system: Seido kempo Toong Sau Shu, Shorinji Kempo, Tae Kwon Do, traditional Karate do, Jujutsu, Brazilian jujutsu, Hapkido, Taichi chuan, Nihon Kempo, Kali, SPEARS, KFM, etc.

Description: Sanjal Uiam Kempo is an eclectic martial art developed mostly in Venezuela. It comes from various styles honed with modern western and eastern combat theories, philosophy, physiology and anatomy, biomechanics and kinetic principles. It has stand up technics, throws, grappling and weapon use, as well as massage, meditation, breathing and relaxation, which makes it a very complete martial art.

Website: Instagram: @sanjaluiam




Translation: Pride of Fighters

Country: India

Founder: Late Yousuf Bin Ahmed Al - Mousuqui

Year of creation: 2006

Background of system: Kickboxing, Muay Thai & Sanda

Description: A non stationery style of kick boxing which includes drawing power from internal energy and executing moves with extreme speed.It includes different hand and leg attacks along with throws & take downs.The specialty of this style is "Killer Reversals", i.e., killing the opponent directly in one hit while executing a reversal to it.


Shaolin Yangsheng Fa

Translation: Shaolin Method of nourishing Life

Country: Switzerland

Founder: Sijo Stephan Breu

Year of creation: 2009

Logo meaning: Combining “Taiji” (Yin & Yang) with “Yi Jin Jing” as first sutra of Shaolin Chan-Buddhism.

Style motto: “Personal development through nourishing Life for the betterness of mankind”

Goals: Using the soft aspect of Shaolin Quan and Chan-Philosophy to nourish your life and progress in your personal development spiritually and mentally as well as physically

Background of system: The Shaolin Yangsheng Fa is combining methods of traditional Shaolin Qigong and Quan with daoistic Neigong, modern Health Qigong and TCM adapted for Western practitioners

Description: A pragmatic system of prophylactic health care and gymnastic forms with focus also on mental and spiritual development for a better life of its practitioners. The system is following and adapting modern developments in Health Care and Preservation to the benefit of the system.

Website: www.shaolin-yangsheng.org




Translation: Way of Street Fighting

Country: India

Founder: Rahmath Shah Quadri

Year of creation: 2009

Background of system: Hosinshu, Ninjutsu, Kung Fu & Shanzoe

Description: It is one of the extreme form of Street Fighting which includes Hosinshu, Ninjutsu, Shanzoe(Indian Kick Boxing), and Kung-Fu. It is designed for Street Fighting where there should be concentration on more than one enemy.

Website: www.hawks.tk



Shin Kai Do Personal Combat System

Translation: True Way Harmony Personal Combat System

Country: Guyana, South America

Founder: Grandmaster, Dr. Stephen Michael Monasingh, MD; Ph D MA; CFM – 10th Dan Hanshi.

Year of creation: 1975.

Goals: Not to re-invent the wheel but to assist the Martial Artist in the Way of Harmonizing his/her Body, Mind and Spirit for the purpose of utilizing a minimum of effort for the maximum of output.

Background of system: Utilizing the best workable techniques of Internal Energy extracted from Martial Arts Systems practiced/researched by GM, Dr. Monasingh and tailored to suit the practicioner.

Description: A pragmatic form of Martial Arts that is always in transition to adapt to changing situations.

Website: http://www.martialartslive.com/Hanshi



Sila Voli Association

Translation: Sila Voli means ‘Strong Will’ in Russian

Country: USA

Founder: Gregory Swanson

Year of creation: 2015

Logo meaning: The logo shows two skeletons performing Judo superimposed over the Kanji for “Judo”, around the perimeter is our Association name “Sila Voli  our arts “ Freestyle Judo/Sambo” and our motto text  “Strong Will / Endless Art” . The Skeletons represent the fact that we are just a link in a long history of our Judo based style, and that even after we are gone it will continue to be practiced

Style motto: “Strong Will, Endless Art”

Goals: Our goal is to unite grapplers who wish to practice more realistic forms of grappling as self-defense and to educate coaches and competitors how to implement dynamic and effective takedowns and throws and high percentage submissions into their system.  Our Goal is to educate our members on how to apply Continuous Improvement methodology and cutting edge Sports Science to their systems.

Background of system: Sila Voli Association (SVA) was formed out of a need for an association that promoted a realistic, modern, dynamic style based on the best high percentage techniques of Judo, Sambo, No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling and Boxing. To educate coaches how to build well rounded athletes capable of adapting to any contests ruleset while still performing in a way that doesn't “take the teeth out of the art” so to speak by practicing things like, for example; guard pulling or rolling ippons that would be unrealistic in a self-defense situation.  

Description: Sila Voli Association members are known for their dynamic, and submission based performances.  SVA has completed the largest purposeful Continuous Improvement study of grappling to date and leverages its findings to train coaches and athletes, not only techniques, but how to perform better and to continually improve.

SVA trained athletes have won multiple medals (NAGA, IBJJF, Sub-X), a World Championship (IBJJF) and won numerous MMA matches (CES, NEF, IFL, UFC, Bellator) Sila Voli is built upon three main tenets: Passion for the arts, Respect for people and Continuous Improvement

Website: https://svdojousa.com


Sirat ul Salaf

Translation: path of the ancestors

Country: USA

Founder: Mas Guru Timothy j. Greene II

Year of creation: 2019.

Goals: to provide traditional martial arts in a modern-day world to pass on the proper teachings now and for generations to come to provide self-defense through the pure art


Background of system: pentjac silat(serak and its offshoots), hung ga kung fu, Taijiquan, Baguazhang, Ksatriya seni silat garuda and macan(eagle and tiger).


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SSAUC Atemi Jujitsu

Translation: English translation of the word Atemi Jujitsu. Atemi means to 'hit or strike the body', Ju-jitsu is a combination of two words – Ju, which can be translated as “soft” or “gentle”, and Jitsu, meaning “art”. Thus we have 'Gentle Art.' As opposed to Judo's 'Gentle Ways.'

Country: South Africa

Founder: Sensei Mohamed Shareef Jantjies

Year of creation: 2018

Logo meaning: The inside of the logo is an image of Table Mountain. Table Mountain is in Cape Town, South Africa. This unique style was developed in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town; hence, Southern Suburbs Academy of Unarmed Combat (SSAUC).

Style motto: 'It's better to sweat in training, than to bleed in battle'

Goals: To develop the style further in order to have better martial artists for generations to come.

Background of system: It has a baseline of Atemi Jujitsu with elements from other styles, such as Kick Boxing, Ninjutsu, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Kenpo Karate.

Description: SSAUC Atemi Jujitsu draws upon 25 years' experience from its founder, Sensei Mohamed Shareef Jantjies. Sensei Shareef has experience in various grappling arts as well as Kick Boxing, Ninjutsu, Krav Maga & Kenpo Karate which has lead to the formulation of this Atemi Jujitsu style syllabus.

Website: https://southern-suburbs-academy-of-unarmed-combat72.webnode.com 






Survival Combat

Country: Curacao

Founder: Alexander Yanez

Year of creation: 2007

Background of system: Karate, Kickboxing, Grappling, Kravmaga, Taijitsu

Description: simple and effective defence system for all ages

Website: www.dojocolcur.com  







Country: Iran

Founder: Alireza Farsad

Year of creation: 2010

Logo meaning: ranger

Style motto: Power

Goals: Commando training

Description: Vinery commando training and Bodyguard

Website: www.super-renger.com



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