Shidokan Karate was created by Yoshiji Soeno. It is sometimes described as the triathlon of Martial Arts as its tournaments involve knockdown (otherwise known as bare knuckle), Thai kick-boxing and grappling. Tournaments are normally held in a boxing ring.

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This is reflected in training at the dojo (the place of the way) which includes all the traditional waza (techniques), Judo/jiu-jutsu’, Thai-kick boxing and kata. Holds, pull-downs, locks, throws and strikes with the tibia and elbow are all part of the complete fighting system.

Shidokan is deep rooted in the budo spirit, with this and the extensive repertoire of techniques, it is an extremely strong and impressive style.

As the name signifies:-

Shidokan is the association of the Samurai way.