Rembuden Martial Arts Queensland, (under the leadership of Sensei Glen Henry who has over 40 years of training and teaching experience), offers instruction in the following Traditional Koryu (Old Styles) of classical Japanese Warrior arts, and Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate.
Rembuden also offers basic self defense courses and Seniors Tai Chi.
Shinto Ryu Kenjutsu – the associated sword fencing style of Shinto Muso Ryu, derived from Kasumi Shinto Ryu dating back to the 15th Century. There are 8 long sword and 4 short sword kata in this syllabus.
Shinto Muso Ryu Jodo – the style developed by Muso Gonnosuke following his duel with Miyamoto Musashi around 1614. The focus of this style is the use of a wooden staff, 128 cm 25mm dia., in defense against a sword.
The syllabus comprises of twelve basic techniques known as Kihon, practiced solo and with a sword wielding partner. Following this there are 64 kata – forms broken into 8 sets, those being – Omote, Chudan, Ranai, Kage, Sami dare, Gohon no Midare, Oku, and Gokui (Hiden / Go no Muso). All kata are practiced in 2 man forms with variations of speed and intensity as the student progresses through each set.
Rembuden also teaches Auxiliary weapons practiced in parallel, these being Tanjo – walking stick; Jutte – Truncheon; Kusari Gama – chain and sickle.
Rembuden Karate –
Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate Jutsu – one of the three original styles of Okinawan Karate influenced by Chinese Boxing styles of Hsing I, Ba Gua, Fujian Crane styles of Kung Fu, predating Japanese Karate which began after 1932.
The Complete syllabus as practiced at Rembuden dojos, contains 14 kata, though many Japanese Goju schools now only practice 11 of these. The kata are practiced as solo forms, with self defense applications of each technique in the forms practiced with an assailant. Some of the Kata have complete 2 person continuous drills.
Rembuden also encompasses both traditional Strength training methods utilizing a range of equipment devised from old tools and implements of ancient China and Okinawa, along with modern weight training and fitness equipment.