Sayokan is a system of self defense and the way of defending oneself. In the Sayokan system, importance is not the individual technique but the application perspective. It’s not the show off of techniques but the natural application of them is important. Techniques should be natural reaction in application and should not bear too specific details. There are two training programs in Sayokan. Self Defense System and Knock Down System.
Minimum age to start training is 8 years. There is no maximum age, at any age people who learned Sayokan can practice. It is a reformist approach to accommodate every need in one martial art discipline. It is ideal for people who had an interest for martial arts but didn’t or couldn’t get training and in need of courage for self defense. It can be learned by middle aged and over people without any problem. Attacks of one-to-one, one-to-many and with weapons or without, system can be applied and used.