- What is F.S.A? -
Let me start by explaining what F.S.A. stands for. F stands
for full contact, S is for submission and A is for arts. Full
contact refers to a style of Karate where you don't stop before
you make contact with your opponent; it is also not about
competing for points. It a style of karate that employs full
contact strikes to the body. Submission is joint manipulation
technique however in this case it actually refers to standing
submission (joint manipulation). Finally arts is a reference
to combative arts.
Up until now many styles have been seen that have mixed combative
arts, Aikido and standing submission that are not full contact.
Hapikido, which is a combination of TaeQwanDo and Aikido type
techniques, is one example. However, there hasn't been a form
of martial arts that has combined full-contact Karate with
standing submission techniques anywhere in the world. F.S.A.
Kenshinkan is the first form of martial arts to do this.
F.S.A is also a very useful form of martial arts as self-defense
for ordinary people.