Chikara Shinai Ryu, founded by Bradley Higgins, 2nd Dan, is mainly a Kung Fu based martial art. Chikara Shinai Ryu combines the flowing movements and philosophies of Kung Fu with the hard, direct power of Karate.
Chikara Shinai Ryu is very much a street wise/street smart martial art. The self defence aspect of this style is very direct and quite practical for street self defence.
Chikara Shinai Ryu is a member of the Federation of Australian Kung Fu Organisations Limited which is recognised by the Australian Sports Commission and the Australian Coaching Council.
Instructors of this style are Government Accredited Instructors and are fully insured. You can be assured that Chikara Shinai Ryu is a Professional Martial Art and not a back yard style. We adhere to the latest coaching methods of teaching and are tested every three years to keep our accreditation.
Chikara Shinai Ryu translated, means "Physical Power and the Mind United as One".
As you advance up the grades, you will learn the ways of applying the full force of your body to each task and with your mind and thought set on the task, no barriers will un-shake your determination to complete what you set out to do. Concentration and focus are the most important aspects in martial arts. With the mind and the body in harmony and together as one, you are nearly unbeatable!
In todays world you often need an edge to succeed. When you set your mind to it, the only real barrier in your way, is the limitations you set upon yourself!