A Martial Arts and Self Defense program designed
for Kids ages 5 to 15 years.
Classes ongoing • $10.00 per week
Students can start anytime,
no need to wait for the next semester!
VOTED BEST OF SHAWNEE FOR 2018!
Category: Martial Arts - 1st Place!
A four week course teaching personal awareness and safety
included in the martial arts program!
Call 913-701-9560 for more information.
"We love that there are daytime classes for homeschool families. My kids love going to class and working their way
through the goals and levels.
I admire the martial arts style being taught and the philosophy behind it;
I learn something each time I watch and listen during my kid's classes.
Great location, affordable price,
I can't say enough good things about Shugosha!!"
Tresa McA. - Bonner Springs
The Shugosha Dragons program offers a unique curriculum that teaches both personal safety awareness skills and martial arts for children of all ages. Teaching personal safety empowers children to act assertively and practice safe behaviors. Martial Arts teaches self-discipline and socializing skills and is a fun way for both boys and girls to achieve fitness and focus.
Each student first goes through the Secure Kids Safety Awareness program in the first four weeks. Then starting in week 5 there is a shift to a more traditional 45 minutes martial arts class format. Each class begins with a bow to the instructor, a warm up, and then students work on their punches, kicks and blocks along with practicing their self-defense skills. Each activity requires concentration and strict attention and questions are highly encouraged!
Shugosha teaches Shindo Jitsu which is a combination of Okinawan Kenpo, a system of self-development using kicks and punches, and Okinawan Ju Jitsu which is a form of self-defense that teaches students to use their opponent’s weight and strength against him. Working with a partner fosters cooperation and testing for each level, generally every 3 to 4 months, is a good exercise in setting and achieving goals.
The instructors at Shugosha see a genuine need to offer a course designed specifically towards children’s personal protection and safety awareness. We realize that this information is vital and is not taught in any of the “traditional” settings that children are typically involved with.
In this four week program we teach reality based self-defense that can be learned in a short amount of time.
Students will learn:
The Shugosha Dragons “Secure Kids” program teaches real life skills that can be used for years to come.
"Shugosha taught a 4-week Defense/Safety Awareness class for our
academy. The curriculum was meaningful and fun for grades K
through 7th/8th and our students loved every minute of it. They
practiced what was taught even on recess, were excited to do their
homework of telling their parents what they learned and included
them on the lessons.
The class made a huge impact, and students easily remembered what they covered one week to the next. The instruction gave the kids permission to yell when threatened and say "No" to an adult they do not recognize as safe. They KNOW to never get in that strange car, and have tools to use to do their very best to defend themselves and get away.
I would recommend exposure to these lessons for every child!"
Molly Fisher - Director of Home School Christian Academy
Shindo Jitsu is a martial art curriculum utilizing the arts of
Okinawan Kenpo and Okinawan Ju Jitsu.
Kata is utilized to teach balance and movement.
The Kenpo part tends to be "technique" based...rather than
"kata" based like Japanese Karate. It has kata but is not
emphasized as much. Kenpo is generally a hand technique system
with few kicks, and when they do kick, it’s usually below the
belt…70% hands 30% feet.
It’s quick... efficient and to the point.
The Ju Jitsu system adds defensive techniques, which use an
attacker's momentum against them utilizing locks, strikes and
throws adapted for modern day contexts. Ju Jitsu works on the
principle of redirecting an attacker's force and momentum
against them, using the minimum necessary effort to produce
the maximum effect.
This means you don't have to be particularly big or strong to do well.
The Japanese word “kata” means formal exercise and is
performed in Japan outside of martial arts. Through kata we
learn proper stance, focus, and transition between techniques.
Training Kata teaches us to strive for excellence, something that we can apply in almost every aspect of life.
We are happy to discuss any questions or concerns you may have. For example:
"My daughter was shy when she started training in martial arts. She now holds a 4.0 GPA is involved in many school activities and is very outgoing. I believe her martial arts training has contributed to her success in school and life. She has been taught discipline and respect through her training to become a strong young lady and as a mother there is no greater feeling than knowing your child can defend herself in any situation. I couldn’t imagine our lives without Shugosha. We love our dojo!"
"We initially started our son in karate classes to provide safety awareness. We just celebrated his 18th birthday - having successfully navigated the teen years while avoiding the traps that snare so many of his peers. Perhaps the most important aspect at Shogusha is to be steeped in an environment where seeking excellence is the norm, proper conduct and respect part of the culture, and self-discipline cultivated. I believe that the experience at Shogusha has directly contributed to my son’s character development and sense of personal integrity."
"We were hoping to find something more than the 'sport' style Martial Arts for our kids. At Shugosha, we found a real-life self-defense program that is teaching our boys effective skills they will use for a lifetime. The instructors teach with kindness and respect, balancing challenge, encouragement and fun, so that each child can take pride in their growth as a martial artist. We absolutely love it!"
At the beginning of each semester you must complete a registration/waiver form and pay a one-time registration fee. Payments for individual classes may be made weekly or may be paid in advance.
All fees for the semester must be 100% paid in order for students to participate in the belt test.
Refunds for prepaid students are permitted in the first three weeks of the semester only. After the third week no refunds will be given due to fixed insurance costs. Any registration fees or payment for classes already taken will not be refunded. In addition, no refunds will be given for uniforms that have been worn or used. Submit any requests for refund in writing to the Shugosha office; the refund process may take up to 8 weeks.
We're located at the corner of Johnson Drive and Quivira, right behind the QuikTrip.
11925 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS 66216