In Tokon Shotokan Karate the student can decide whether to train the complete style as one or to specialize in one or more areas of Tokon Shotokan Karate. With this in mind, we have students that only practice the art of Kyujutsu (Archery) or Ken &Iai Jutsu(Sword art). And each of these has its own complete grading system.
To try and compare Tokon Shotokan Karate to other Shotokan Styles would be the same as trying to compare a Rolex wrist watch to that of a sun dial. Because we don’t look down on other styles, we are able to learn more and even attend competitions of other styles. And that is what the TSKKIA All Styles competition is all about.
In Tokon Shotokan Karate every student is graded according to His or Her own capability and it is the style that must bend around every disability and not the student that must bend to the style. That is why students of all abilities can easily train Tokon Shotokan Karate. With us it does not matter if you are missing an arm or an leg or if you are confined to a wheelchair, at Tokon Shotokan Karate any one can train.