Instruction is divided into four broad categories:
(2) self-defense techniques
(3) forms (or katas), and
(4) advanced topics.
"Basics" includes topics such as balance, how to properly form a fist, correct punching techniques, stances, effective blocks against punches and kicks, and kicking techniques.
When practicing "self-defense techniques," the student is taught specific defensive maneuvers to counter specific street-style attacks. Students practice techniques, with other students of the same rank, by alternating in the roles of attacker and defender.
When practicing "forms " the student is taught a series of defensive maneuvers that are normally executed against a number of "invisible" opponents attacking from multiple directions.
"Advanced topics" include defending against attackers using various weapons, defending against multiple attackers, and creating individual self-defense techniques and forms.