We would like to welcome you to our Chikara Shinai Ryu martial art Web site. Chikara Shinai RyupronouncedSh-Kara Shin-I Roo. Please take your time to learn a little about us by reading through these Web Pages at your pace. We are a small martial art style on the Lower Blue Mountains in NSW Australia. We have two Dojo's, training centres, at Springwood and Winmalee. Bradley Higgins, 2nd Dan is our founder and Head Instructor in both Dojo's. The following Web pages will explain who we are, what we do and gives you information about martial arts in general.
For the latest news in our Style, please look at our Current Newsletter Web page for all the latest happenings in Chikara Shinai Ryu. This newsletter has all the general information in regard to special events, class news etc, as well as all the remaining grading dates for this year, including the venues and costs and remaining dates for our sparring nights.
We now have photos and movies from some of our end of year presentation nights. Worth a look!
At Chikara Shinai Ryu we have two different classes per night to separate the older and younger students. The older students learn more effective ways to defend themselves which are not appropriate to be taught to the younger students. The age separation is basically Primary School Student against High School Students and Adults.
The Primary age group The First Class
Kids aged from 7 years of age to around 13/14 years of age.
The upper age level is dependent on the students height and weight.
The Secondary age group The Second Class
Students aged between 13 years of age to 15 years of age.
The lower age level is dependent on the students height and weight.
The Adult age group The Second Class
Is for everyone from the age of 16 years old and above.