After years of training in multiple martial arts, Braun Sensei has developed a way of helping students learn martial arts that is unique to our schools. SanHoDo is a martial art system that breaks down training into 3 different levels for the students.
SanHoDo Budo is HOW we teach the martial arts. The name comes from the way how it’s broken up into three different sections, although you will see the number “three” found in many different forms in our system. Those three steps that are found in SanHoDo Budo are:
Besides the three steps of SanHoDo Budo, there are also three main martial arts that have helped in the creation of the combative techniques. There are other styles found within SanHoDo but these are the main styles that make up about 90% of all of our concepts.
Neither of them is superior to another because each of them deals with a different aspect of the martial arts.
The first one is Okinawan Karate. To be more specific it comes from the Goju Ryu style. This style of Okinawan karate was always thought of as the street style. Although many different approaches have been made throughout the years, our way comes from the Shorei Kempo Karate as taught by the late grandmaster William H. Foster (July 10th, 1913-January 17th, 1994). Rev Foster is the founder of the Yin Yang Do Karate Association.
The second style is Shihequan (aka Feeding Crane Kung Fu). This system is older than the Okinawan Karate; in fact it is believed that it is the mother of that system. Feeding Crane Kung Fu has many deadly movements that are simplistic enough that anybody has the ability to do. It helps fill in the gaps and leads a karate practitioner into new ways of old techniques.
The third system is Filipino Bakal Kamay Silat Escrima. Although this is a weapon style our particular system has three levels within it. The first one is learning the techniques with both a single and double stick. The second level is to perform the same techniques only with bare hands. The third is performing the same techniques yet again but this time with twin machetes or short swords. This system helps our students flow from having and not having weapons as well as combat flow in general.
Our advance students are also shown what lies beyond their techniques by teaching the science, philosophy, and more or the martial arts.