Ken Zen Ichii is rooted in the principles of Wado Ryu Karate. As in Wado Ryu the grappling skills that are taught in Ken Zen Ichii are taught as an enhanement to one's striking skills, not as a replacement. Our students learn how to handle themselves in ground fighting situations where the opponent is seeking to inflict bodily harm. Therefore, less emphasis is placed on the sports aspect of grappling and more time is spent on analyzing the motions and grappling techniques to build a better understanding of their applications in different situations.

Cursory List of Skills
  • Break Falls
  • Rolls
  • Floor Drills
  • Throws
  • Lock Flows
  • Transitions
  • Sparring