Master Level Intro – MKA

Overview Of The Modern Katana Academy

Ø Tradition meets Evolution with the Modern Combat Strategies & Tactics 


Ø              Practical & Effective Self-Defense Combat Training 


Ø              Action-Packed, Partner Flow-Drills For Reality-Based Interaction Skill


Ø         Counter-Strike Weapon Training Accelerates: Speed, Strength & Endurance


Ø          Bokken, Shinai, Double Wakizashi, Tactical Flashlight, Tomahawk, Knife…


Ø         Enhance Your Health, Confidence & Control With Any Circumstance

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


The Modern Katana Academy curriculum is based on super-conditioning training to increase power, flexibility, endurance especially with your back, shoulders, arms, wrists, and hands.

This creates lightning fast, flexible, and powerful strikes, with advanced strike-counter-strike training.

MKA lessons includes in-depth demonstrations, explanations, and handouts to keep in a personal, training binder.


If you are expecting to wear a Gi, stand in line, jump up and down, punch in the air, pay for a new colored belt test…this is the wrong school.

This is an ultra-elite, reality-based school on entering into combat [Tatakau]. If you do not consistently train in counter-weapon striking, how will you ever be prepared?


Self-defense is not a fist fight, knife fight…or any other type of fight. It is combat but this reality is hard to face so it is easy to train at a safe school where the challenge of a weapon wielding attacker is left only to the imagination.


Counter-strike drill training is at the core of the Modern Katana Academy. 


With this in mind, 100% mindfulness, maturity and attention are mandatory to train in the school.


Training from the very beginning with a weapon in hand will help the student to instinctively recognize that anything they can pick-up can effectively become a highly utilized tool in a self-defense situation. Utilizing a weapon in a life-or-death situation can give you an exponential advantage.

Six Week Curriculum – [$175.00 includes MKA Shinai & Bag]


The Student will be taught master level training concepts as a perfect foundational way to form the infrastructure before you may be invited to enter the even more complex future lessons.

Specific Wazas [concepts, ideas, techniques…] are directly applicable to real combat strategies and tactics if the correct instructor shows the way. Therefore, it is a part of the overall MKA curriculum.

The Student will be introduced to Sword Maneuvers utilizing the MKA Shinai [Bamboo Sword] and applicable to any weapon.

Learning timing, distance, angles, super conditioning, and a rapid neural response is the foundation of self-defense, combat skills which The MKA offers. Removing lag time, rigidity and telegraphing is at the core of the MKA. In this way, the odds can be diminished in a real-world situation.

You must be prepared to listen to explanations of weapon and combat knowledge as well as hands-on lessons.

Essential Pages To Review & Agree to Before Signing Up: 




Lesson #1


1)  Proper Dojo Etiquette

2)  Safety Always

3) 100% Full Attention…Always



a)   The Shinai [nomenclature of the Shinai]

b)   Respect of The Shinai & Bag

c)   Te No Uchi [4 parts]

d) Three Uzu Postions

        e)   Proper Structure of The Uzu




1)   Tengoku

2)  Chikyu

3)  Uzu

4)  Omote & Ura [Shinai & Direction]

5)    Nodes of The Uzu

6)    Ura Uzu





A)  Rotating Te No Uchi – Chuo Position

B)  Migi Ura Uzu 

C)   Two Applications for the Uzu




Lesson #2


1)   Review of Lesson #1

2)   Omote Uzu

3)   Maku

4)  Mawasu/Chikyu Suriage Found Within Maku

5)   Four Nodes of The Maku



Lesson #3


MKA #1 Tengoku Figure 8


a)   Uzu + Maku

b) Mawasu Suriage, Proper Strike Nodes With Ashi Sabaki

c) Chikyu Suriage, Proper Strike Nodes With Ashi Sabaki


 Lesson #4



1)   Review/questions

2)   Uzu + Maku = Shield

3)   Entry Into Inazuma Sho Men Uchi

4)   What section of Shinai to strike with

5)   Ashi Sabaki [Stationary]

6)   Ashi Sabaki [Same Foot Vs. Opposite Side]  


 Lesson #5


1)   Role of the Motodachi [#1 and SMU Positions]

2)   Role of the Kakarite

3)   Heron Skims The Ocean


Tatakau – Ura Inazuma SMU


 Lesson #6


1)   Review/questions


Tatakau –  Omote Inazuma SMU