Bun Bu Ryo Do — The USQ Martial Arts Club
Bun Bu Ryo Do — The USQ Martial Arts Club is an official affiliated club of the University of Southern Queensland. Membership is open to USQ students, staff and the wider community. The name is an old Japanese saying, which broadly translates to “the pen and the sword travel the same pathway”. Currently we offer:
• Arnis (Modern Arnis)
• Conditioning (Punchfit; FlexiFit; Gym and Swim)
• Jodo (Shinto Muso Ryu)
• Jujutsu (Ittoshinkan; Australian Jujitsu Federation)
• Karate (Kyokushin)
• Kendo (Australian Kendo Renmei)
• Kyudo (Queensland Kyudo Association)
• Systema (Systema Australia)
Holy Name Primary School
Mort Estate Activity Centre
Phone: 04 1144 2081
Martial Art Styles
The following Martial Arts Styles are offered at Bun Bu Ryo Do — The USQ Martial Arts Club:
- Aiki Jitsu (Aikijutsu)
- Jiu-Jitsu (Jujutsu/Jujitsu)
- Kyokushin Karate
Programs & Class Schedule
What is the Club all about?
The Club exists to promote the practice and appreciation of martial arts within the University and the wider community. It is multi-disciplinary (lots of different styles are represented inside the Club) and has an emphasis on Japanese arts. Many of the members train across a number of the disciplines.
All of the relevant information is on the Club's web site: www.bbrd.org.au
Does the Club do competitions, sparring and similar activities?
It depends on the discipline. While Karate, Kendo and Judo have a wide philosophical base, they are also competitive sports, which have University, National and International level competitions. Japanese Jujutsu can be competitive, though the style practised at the Club is primarily focussed on self defence and personal improvement. Systema training can involve heavy physical contact, but is not competitive either.
Are there any age, fitness, size, or gender restrictions on membership or training?
A qualified no …
All of the activities of the Club require physical activity and this must be taken into account when you are training. One thing that is often said is that the things we do are often “harder than they look”. However, with most individuals accommodations can be made to the training practices that can increase your physical ability slowly. We have members ranging from children to mature adults who represent a wide range of physical ability and fitness levels. In addition, you can expect to make progress directly related to the amount of effort you put into training. So whether you progress quickly or slowly is partially up to your own commitment.
So when/where is training on?
The best thing to do is to check the Club’s web site, as training times and venues are sometimes subject to change, particularly over the summer semester. However, we have things on most nights of the week, most lunch times and the occasional morning session. We train across a number of locations. The Two main ones are:
• Kendo • Jujutsu • Go
CBRC (Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre)
• Arnis •FlexiFit •Iaido • Jodo • Jujutsu • Punchfit •Systema •
MEAC (Mort Estate Activity Centre)
Holy Name Primary School
Have a Question?
Would you like more information on hours, classes and programs available at Bun Bu Ryo Do — The USQ Martial Arts Club? Please contact the school with your questions.
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