Style Comparisons

Below is a comparison of the three martial arts that are taught under Kodokan Martial Arts. If you require any more details then please contact us.

Anshin RyuKamishin RyuMatayoshi Kobudo Kodokan
Anshin RyuKamishin RyuMatayoshi Kobudo Kodokan
Type of Martial ArtKarateKarateOkinawan Weapons
For Ages of5 yrs to Adult16 yrs to Adult14 yrs to adult
Traditional SystemYesYesYes
Strong Etiquette valuesYesYesYes
Philosophy & History Taught by set questions YesNoNo
Sporting Application (for competitions)Can beNo – pure self defenceCan be
Specific Teaching of Vital Point StrikingNo – only for higher gradesYesYes
Consistent Drill Work with partnersNot Every LessonYes – every lessonNot Every Lesson
Kata – FormsYesYesYes
Bunkai – Analysis of Kata ApplicationYesYesYes
SparringYes - controlledYes – involves grappling & throwsFor High Grades
Pad workYesYesNo
Supplementary ExercisesYesYesNo
Very TechnicalCan Be – Age DependantYesYes
If Required - Possible Extra Training via other Courses & SeminarsRareYes – Seminars in UKYes – Seminars, Gasshuku UK & in Japan
Number of Lessonsup to 2 per weekup to 2 per weekup to 2 per week
Training DayLittle Dragons: Saturday Juniors: Monday & Friday Seniors: Tuesday & FridayTuesday & FridayMonday & Saturday
TimesLittle Dragons: 9 - 10 am Juniors: 6.30 – 8.00 pm Seniors: 8.00 – 9.30 pmTuesday: 8.00 – 9.30 pm Friday – 8.00 – 9.30 pmMonday: 8.00 – 9.30 pm Saturday: 11.00 – 12.00 pm
Training Places – in DarlingtonLittle Dragons: Clifton Ave Juniors: Welbeck Ave Seniors: Welbeck Ave & Salters LaneTuesday: Salters Lane Friday: Welbeck AveMonday: Welbeck Ave Saturday: Clifton Ave
Associated to:UKASKOKamishin Ryu UKMatayoshi Kobudo UK