What We Do
The foundation of streetfighting
Stand Up and Fight
Stand-up is where most street fights start and Bushin uses this as your foundation. As you master basic strikes and defences, learn how to combine them effectively. Develop your footwork to change the angles and keep your opponents guessing.
Ground 'n Pound
“Don’t go to ground!”
Ideally yes, but street fights often end up hitting the deck whether you want them to or not.
Learn stand up grappling and BJJ, essential for street survival, so you know how to win on the ground and get back on your feet.
Fights can occur anytime, any place, so you will need to know how to fight in numerous situations, whether sitting on the tube, lying down in the park, or with your back up against the wall.
Bushin keeps it simple in these scenarios. One tool for many jobs.
Fight One, Fight Many
So you can fight huh? How about against two? Three? A whole gang? Bushin teaches you how to adapt your tools to take on more than one attacker if necessary; a common occurrence in street situations. As you develop, we add more attackers into the mix to test you.
Knowing what to do, where to stand, and even how to act can make all the difference to winning the fight.
Street fighting is dirty and without rules.
Whether it is a kidney slap, an eye strike or an arm break, having these tools makes for a powerfully destructive style where no punches are pulled and no quarter is given.
Defence against an armed attacker is essential in modern day street violence, especially with knife crime on the rise.
Develop your basic tools to learn how to defend and build confidence against all manner of weapons, be it knife, bat, bottle or chain.
Pick Up A Stick
If you had a second to grab a weapon from your surroundings, what would it be? An umbrella? A rolled up newspaper? The stick is Bushin’s weapon of choice – versatile, lightning fast, simple to use, and devastatingly effective.
Learn how to even the odds and introduce stick to bone.
Prepare For Battle
Knowing how to fight is useless unless you are mentally prepared for battle. Using meditation techniques allows us to do this.
Learn how to breathe, relax, improve your health and posture, and concentrate. Being mentally prepared is useful for everyday life to destress, and also allows you to go from Gear 1 to Gear 5 in a blink of an eye.
The Bushin Blueprint
In Bushin we have a map, the foundation for how we learn streetfighting. We call it the Bushin Blueprint.
The starting point of the journey is the Core, which comprises Basics, the foundation of all street combat. Basics provide the skills to fight via the quickest and easiest route. However, it is a continuous process as they are constantly learnt and refined. Importantly, Basics provide the starting blocks to move into more advanced areas.
The next layer of the Blueprint are the five Orbitals, which are fighting strategies that provide a basic structure and highly adaptable skill set to all areas of streetfighting. In Bushin, these consist of Lightning, Atom, Smoke, Spider and Fence. These allow the fighter to quickly learn and adapt to different types of attackers, be it pros fighters or street thugs, and in different types of situations, such as standing up or lying on your back.
After you have grasped these basic fighting concepts, the next stage of the Blueprint is to add successive Rings. These are an advanced means to allow you to dominate a fight and cope in more complex street situations. In Bushin we have nine of these, comprising areas like Clinch, Dirty Boxing, Energy, Ground n’ Pound, Locks, Octopus, Pressure, Stick and Weapons. As each ring is learnt, the repertoire is increased and fighting ability improved.