The Shugosha organization is designed to uphold the highest standards and integrity in martial arts. The Shugosha curriculum was created to serve the needs of today’s contemporary society, utilizing the most efficient and lethal techniques from the Okinawan arts of Kenpo and Ju Jitsu as well as Chinese and Korean Arts.
The instructors at Shugosha have a wealth of experience in a variety of self defense systems as well as modern and traditional weapons. Courses and classes are available seven days a week for private individuals as well as specialized course for women and corporations. You can select the area of focus that fits your self defense needs; basic skills, hand-to-hand combat, jujitsu knowledge, modern weapons such as gun and knife safety and skills, women's basic self defense, and even Kansas & Missouri Conceal and Carry certification.
Our 3,400 sq/ft facility offers many quality amenities including a large mat area for hands-on training, a smaller classroom environment for lectures and presentations, and the convenience of available weight training equipment and changing rooms. We are set up to accommodate a variety of training scenarios from small groups specializing in a particular skill development to large groups for self defense and team building exercise.
The foundation of the Karate Jitsu system emphasizes the Okinawan Kenpo and Ju Jitsu styles, incorporating traditional kata to enhance focus and balance. Techniques are derived from reality-based situations, making it a very practical defense system that is easy to learn and apply.
This is a solid Martial Arts Curriculum utilizing the arts of Kenpo, Ju Jitsu and Western Boxing. It is more of an offensive system incorporating sparring, fighting drills, boxing and kicking combinations. Kata is utilized to teach balance and movement.
The Kenpo part tends to be "technique" based...rather than
"kata" based like Japanese Karate. It has kata but is not
emphasized as much. Kenpo is generally a hand technique system
with few kicks, and when they do kick, it’s usually below the
belt…70% hands 30% feet.
It’s quick... efficient and to the point.
The Ju Jitsu system adds defensive techniques, which use an
attacker's momentum against them utilizing locks, strikes and
throws adapted for modern day contexts. Ju Jitsu works on the
principle of redirecting an attacker's force and momentum
against them, using the minimum necessary effort to produce
the maximum effect.
This means you don't have to be particularly big or strong to do well.
The Japanese word “kata” means formal exercise and is
performed in Japan outside of martial arts. Through kata we
learn proper stance, focus, and transition between techniques.
Training Kata teaches us to strive for excellence, something that we can apply in almost every aspect of life.
This 8 hour course is taught by a certified instructor in a casual, non-intimidating environment. It is ideal for both the experienced and inexperienced firearms owner. If you have ever wondered whether you should carry a weapon and obtain a concealed carry permit, this class will answer your questions and more.
The course encompasses 6 hours of classroom instruction in our Shawnee, Kansas facility, plus 2 hours of range time at an easily accessible, private range. Students learn basic responsibilities of firearms ownership, firearms safety, the use of force, proper mental preparedness, legal responsibilities and marksmanship. Kansas or Missouri Certification is available.
For more information, including class dates and other class options, please contact us at 913-230-7419
As violent encounters have increased on our streets and in our homes, it is imperative that we train and prepare for unwilling involvement in such situations. At Shugosha Contemporary Martial Science we can provide a range of options from fundamentals, to advanced operational and logistical training, including low-light, multi-gun, reaction and stress drills. We are proud to offer training courses focused on enhancing your decision-making, shooting and physical skills required to increase survivability and mitigate violent situations. Our commitment is to offer you the best tools to increase your confidence and improve your ability to defend yourself, your home and your community through innovative and comprehensive training.
Our approach to self defense is based on real-world tactics that work, such as awareness strategies that take into account the behavioral patterns of criminals. We teach avoidance as well as how NOT to be targeted in the first place. We apply the knowledge of predator typologies and incorporate it into fighting strategies and tactics to include vocalization, assertiveness, and boundary setting. With years of martial arts training and fighting, it becomes apparent that some techniques work while others do not. We will teach you the techniques that work. These are simple and effective techniques that are taught to protect you in real-world situations.
Proactive, forward thinking companies do what is necessary to ensure that their executives are mentally, emotionally and physically healthy. These companies understand that by providing their executives with benefits like wellness programs, insurance, training/education, and more they are investing in their own future as a company. We recommend a self-defense, safety/awareness program that would add value to the employee which in turn adds valuable resources to your company. Other than the primary benefit of teaching executives how to avoid, deal with and/or physically defend themselves against a physical attack-there are very significant reasons why a company might want to offer such a program. Here are some great reasons to include personal protection training.
We're located at the corner of Johnson Drive and Quivira, right behind the QuikTrip.
11925 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS 66216