About The MKA

About The Modern Katana Academy

Advanced Scientific Methodologies

The Modern Katana Academy  is where tradition meets evolution with the modernization of strategies & tactics.

The Modern Katana Academy is a hybrid school of combat with innovative and advanced concepts of sword maneuvering for health, conditioning and self-defense combat training. For instance, ambidextrous training is an important part of the curriculum for complete, body & mind balancing. Open-minded, advanced forward thinking breaking through the rut of stagnation.

This includes:

  • Ultra-precision angles of striking, lightening speed & combat strategy innovations.
  • Intelligent, secret study of the pressure point & neural system of the human body & how to manipulate it for combat.
  • Single, double, long, medium and short weapon training.
  • Close-Quarter Combat training rarely taught in the civilian world.

All training concepts are taught as a relevant means to utilize in a real-world, self-defense combat situations. Every concept is applicable with the use of empty-hands or any object as a viable weapon for self-defense.

The Modern Katana Academy is a no frills, ultra-efficient combat training school. By training exclusively with both a weapon in-hand and practicing multiple weapon ranges & timings through counter-strike drills, a student will gain a great advantage towards accelerating their combat skill levels over less time in comparison to other martial art systems.

Another important aspect of training with a weapon from the beginning is in its ability to help a student diminish levels of anxiety in a self-defense situation.

The Modern Katana Academy combines super-conditioning training with advanced, sword maneuvering for a challenging, precise and exciting means of building self-defense, combat skills.

The modernized philosophy of the Katana combines numerous cutting-edge methods of training not commonly found in most schools. For instance, Shihan Akrish has created a uniquely systematic conditioning module named the 12 Dynamic Accelerating Tornado [Tatsumaki] Shield-Strike Protocols. 

This type of advanced conditioning is multiphasic in its ability to simultaneously build essential shoulder/arm/wrist/hand flexibility, endurance, strength, power and combat skills…all at once. This both cuts wasted in-class time on non-skill attaining exercises, while immediately preparing the beginning student for the highest level of skills.  

Modern Combat Training Methods

The Modern Katana Academy students will learn the life-science of adaptation; combining concepts and randomness into a constant partnership. Advanced concepts and terminology from Japaneses Combat Art Systems of training will be referenced in the lessons.  

A student must be trained to react in a manner that is both natural and second nature to actual physiological laws and principles of life. 

Training to move like a robot, practicing years of Kata [solo movement practice] and never being taught how to actually use them with little to no contact & no partner interaction-drills will most likely give a student a false sense of hope and even less defensive, combat skills.

The Modern Katana Academy training develops proper body mechanics to engage an opponent with the best chance of counter-striking with authority. To train in real-world, self-defense survival methods you must incorporate: timing, distance, range & heights, physics, energies and foot-work into every lesson.

Practitioners of blade training schools understand that they can transfer their abilities to empty-hand or other weapon, self-defense, combat skills.

Weapon training is the foundational basis of empty-hand skill development. It builds ultra-precision attacks, counter-attacks, supreme speed and strength. The Modern Katana Academy explains, demonstrates and teaches how all sword maneuvers are meant for modern, self-defense combat purposes…sword or no sword.

The Inner Science of Close-Quarter Combat is the cornerstone of The Modern Katana Academy developing:

  • multiple attack zones
  • lightening speed
  • hand & arm strength for advanced grappling
  • mental clarity
  • balance
  • forward power explosion
  • advanced weapon awareness & knowledge
  • ambidextrous equality
  • live-hand integration
  • eye-hand-body coordination
  • timing
  • spatial acuity
  • courage
  • laws of physics
  • forward energy
  • weight shift