SHAKU’s Black Belt Training Program is our
main training program for students committed to experiencing all the benefits that the martial arts have to offer. It is a comprehensive program of study that will develop a student all the way to Black Belt. Students do not choose to commence
study in the Black Belt Program but rather work hard in Basic Orientation to meet the eligibility requirements for entrance into the Black Belt Program.
The course of study for the Black Belt
Program is an exciting and challenging blend of various
traditional and contemporary martial arts. These include Kempo Karate, Shaolin
Kung-Fu, Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, and Escrima. The philosophy
behind learning an eclectic system of martial arts is the
belief that no single martial art is better than
another. The philosophies embraced at SHAKU are
those of inclusion and acceptance of differences.
Within the martial arts world there are thousands of
styles and systems of training. At SHAKU, we choose
to focus on the best training practices and lessons among
the arts and promote the teaching and learning of both
traditional and contemporary methodologies.
In addition to the physical martial arts
training, each SHAKU school delivers a comprehensive character
education and personal development program as part of each
students study towards earning their Black Belt.
This program is delivered through monthly school themes
related to the core values of the martial arts.
These themes are explored through daily instructor led
"mat chats" and subsequently reinforced via take
home assignments and activities. This approach to
develop the body and mind of the student is one of the
distinctions of the SHAKU Black Belt Program.
Ultimately, each SHAKU student has different areas of strength and personal
interest. Some students excel at forms (patterns of
rehearsed movements) while others find their forte in
competition sparring or fitness and conditioning
training. Others still may find fascination in the
history and philosophy of the arts.
The diversity of the SHAKU program allows every student to
develop into a well rounded martial artist while providing
specific avenues of study for the achievement of personal excellence
in the martial arts, at school, at work and in
Some of SHAKU's Black Belt graduates
have gone on to compete to be Western Canadian competition
champions while others have applied their skills to earn
academic scholarships to University; acknowledging their
Black Belt dedication, discipline and work ethic.
The Black Belt Program supports the personal goals and
accomplishments of each student.
Many of our Black Belt Program students
choose to expand their knowledge in one or more areas of
the arts through participation in SHAKU's Leadership
All our SHAKU™ schools are proud to offer a
30-Day no-risk trial to enable students, parents and instructors
sufficient time to evaluate the suitability of our
programs. If you would
like to explore this option for you or your child, just FILL
OUT THIS FORM and an instructor will call you to schedule a
school orientation meeting.
Please mention that you found us on the web and you will
receive a complimentary uniform at no charge!