Aunkai is a relatively modern, and admittedly niche, martial art that focuses on basics rather than on techniques and forms. That means understanding how to use our body more efficiently for martial purposes. This is making it the perfect complement for any martial artist looking to find depth and to understand how the greatest masters managed to have such a massive impact on their partners with just a flick of a finger.
“Aunkai is going back to basics. What we do is taking a step back, away from fancy techniques and forms, and we concentrate on what remains. That’s how you stand, how you walk, how you sit, how you generate power, or how you receive it. Because if you don’t have these elements in place, then your techniques won’t work. That’s the essence of martial arts.Xavier Duval, Kyoshi, Aunkai
Coming from a traditional jujutsu background, I’ve never found any incompatibility studying Aunkai in parallel. On the opposite, my jujutsu techniques became more meaningful, sharper, more effective. And I have seen the same with a number of people who gave it a try, as this video shows. So what are you waiting for? Come and give it a try!