SHiShiKan in and of its self translates to “Lion House.” Both my parents were born in ponce puerto rico the flag of the city is a gold lion on top of a golden castle with a red back drop. To my understanding a nickname for the town is la casa de los leones. I wanted my school to represent not just me the martial artist but me the person because they are one and in the same. To honor my heritage I gave my system this name. My martial arts journey was originally about becoming more confident and forth coming. To be a leader I aim to turn cubs into lions and every lion into the king or queen of their jungle.

There are two sections of this system are Karate Jutsu and Kempo Jujutsu. Karate Jutsu is taught to the younger students the "cubs" More of a traditional approach to teaching very steady into kihons aka basics. with strong foundation in Karate blended with Jujutsu Basics. Kempo Jujutsu is delivered to the teens and adult students. This is where flowing movements and linear movements meet. Strikes flowing into locks into throws and takedowns. The concentration is more on extreme vital combat not just self defense but the ability to control a situation any way you desire.

On a technical stand point it’s the culmination of my hard work thus far my training in Ryu Kyu Kempo, Kyokushin karate, Nindo Goshin Jujitsu,Nindo Ryu Taijutsu, Kyusho Jitsu and various other systems. Shishikan Technique were designed originally for one true purpose self protection in warfare. Too often karate in precieved as kick and punch no one sees the throws, locks, pressure and vital point strikes. The true art in a lot of cases has been lost. Im trying to bring it back to basics no flash just whoop ass lol. Working from real life situations from seated positions using everyday common objects as weapons. I cant tell you how many times ive seen people get beat up while holding an umbrella or a rolled up magazine. Body mechanics is another big part of what shishikan is flowing with energy as opposed to fighting it similar to aikido in many ways.
Shishikan is for a lack of better words reality. How real people attack how real people move how real people think. True victory is victory over oneself but survival is thinking like the other guy.

As A System

Shishikan is a Modern Martial Art system using fast closing of space, and close fighting techniques. The system incorporates joint locks, control and immobilization techniques, and pressure points to aid in the techniques. No high kicks are used in Shishikan - kicks are primarily directed at the legs. Techniques are extensively based on Master Pereira's experience in Ryu Kyu Kempo, Modern Arnis, Small Circle Ju Jutsu, Kyusho Jutsu, Kobujutsu, Nindo Goshin Jujutsu, and Nindo Gendai Taijutsu. Shishikan incorporates various elements of the above mentioned martial arts and is a no nonsense approach to self-defense.

Kempo - Unfortunately it is very difficult to define Kempo in the way that one can define Judo, Aikido or Shotokan Karate, for example. Jigoro Kano formulated a precise curriculum and training method for Judo a century ago and that style continues to exist today. Morihei Ueshiba and Gichin Funakoshi did the same for Aikido and Shotokan Karate, respectively. If you say to someone that you practice Judo, anyone with even a minimal martial arts background will know exactly what you practice. The same unfortunately does not hold true for Kempo.

And while every teacher of Judo will have a different teaching style, or may emphasize different aspects of the art, they are all still teaching the same art. One could switch from one Judo school to another and still be learning the same curriculum. In Kempo things are not nearly so homogenous. Different schools of "Kempo" or "Kenpo" may very well be teaching totally different arts.

The word Kempo means "Fist Law," where the word Law has the connotation of a Law of nature, or a Law of God. Kempo is a translation of the Chinese word "Chuan Fa," which means boxing or fighting. Japanese and Okinawans would use the term Kempo to refer to a martial art that came from China, or was heavily influenced by Chinese martial arts.

Historically speaking, Kempo first came into existence in Japan during the Edo period, which started in roughly 1600. Schools of Jujutsu that combined their art with Chinese Chuan Fa would come to call themselves Kempo.

And in Okinawa as early as the 12th to the 13th century native experts in the indigenous Okinawan art simply called "Te," or "Hand," would combine their art with Chinese Chuan Fa. They called the resulting art "Tode," which means "China hand" (the original meaning of Karate, which now means "empty hand,") or Kempo.

Jujutsu - is Japanese martial art and a method of close combat for defeating an armed and armored opponent in which one uses no weapon, or only a short weapon.

"Jū" can be translated to mean "gentle, supple, flexible, pliable, or yielding." "Jutsu" can be translated to mean "art" or "technique" and represents manipulating the opponent's force against himself rather than confronting it with one's own force.] Jujutsu evolved among the samurai of feudal Japan as a method for defeating an armed and armored opponent in which one uses no weapon, or only a short weapon. Because striking against an armored opponent proved ineffective, practitioners learned that the most efficient methods for neutralizing an enemy took the form of pins, joint locks, and throws. These techniques were developed around the principle of using an attacker's energy against him, rather than directly opposing it.

There are many variations of the art, which leads to a diversity of approaches. Jujutsu schools (ryū) may utilize all forms of grappling techniques to some degree (i.e. throwing, trapping, joint locks, holds, gouging, biting, disengagements, striking, and kicking). In addition to jujutsu, many schools teach the use of weapons

The current curriculum consists of :

Standing Grappling, Reversals to locks and holds, Throws, Joint Locks ,Bone Breaking and Displacement, Seated Defense Techniques ,The use of Everyday objects weapons ( keys' hair brushes, water bottles, umbrellas and MORE!) ,Striking Nerves and Pressure Points ,Katas (forms) and proper application of such. Weapon Arts (Tanto jutsu, Tsue bo jutsu, Hanbo jutsu, and MORE!)

for the ranking structure :
Shishikan Karate Jutsu (Children & Pre Teens)

12th Kyu White Belt Minimum 3 Months
11th Kyu Orange Belt Minimum 4 Months
10th Kyu Yellow Belt Minimum 4 Months
9th Kyu Adv.Yellow Belt + black stripe Minimum 4 Months
8th Kyu Green Belt Minimum 6 Months
7th Kyu Adv.Green Belt + black stripe Minimum 6 Months
6th Kyu Blue Belt Minimum 6 Months
5th Kyu Adv.Blue Belt + black stripe Minimum 6 Months
4th Kyu Purple Belt Minimum 8 Months
3rd Kyu Adv. Purple belt + black stripe Minimum 8 Months
2nd Kyu Brown Belt (the student receives the title Senpai, meaning Senior student) Minimum 10 Months
1st Kyu Adv. Brown Belt + black stripe Minimum 12 Months
Shodan Ho ( Jr. Black belt student can not promote to Sr. Shodan until the age of 16 This can also be a probationary black belt ranking)

Shishikan Kempo Jujutsu ( Adults and Teens are taught this system)

9th Kyu White Belt Minimum 3 Months
8th Kyu Orange Belt Minimum 4 Months
7th Kyu Yellow Belt Minimum 4 Months
6th Kyu Green Belt Minimum6 Months
5th Kyu Blue Belt Minimum 8 Months
4th Kyu Purple Belt Minimum 8 Months
3rd Kyu Adv. Purple belt + black stripe Minimum 10 Months
2nd Kyu Brown Belt (the student receives the title Senpai, meaning Senior student) Minimum 10 Months
1st Kyu Adv. Brown Belt + black stripe Minimum 12 Months

The Depths Of the Jungle

The Shishikan System follows Jigaro Kano Sensei's Dan system. Unlike some schools you learn reality and practiality from day one however at black belt level the knowledge is enriched with other forms of Shishikan training such as Kobujutsu and Accupressure. We aim to develop ourselves on more than just a physical level but on personal, mental, spriutal one.

Shidoin ( Assitant Instructor, Advisor) is the title used for the first 3 Dan rankings in the system.
1st Dan Shodan Minimum 1 Year and Candidate must be at least 17 years of age
2nd Dan Nidan Minimum 2 Years
3rd Dan Sandan Minimum 3 Years

Renshi ( "Ren' means polished or tempered and 'shi' is person thus meaning Polished Expert or instructor)
4th Dan Yondan Minimum 4 Years
5th Dan Godan Minimum 5 Years

Kyoshi ( The "Kyo" in Kyoshi means professor or philosphy. Which in turns means a Kyoshi can teach the philosphy of the martial arts)
6th Dan Rokudan Decided Upon by Kaiso Pereira
7th Dan Nanadan Decided Upon by Kaiso Pereira

Hanshi ( Han means example or model shi meaning person. Hanshi is a teacher than can serve as a role model for other teachers a senoir master)
8th Dan Hachidan Decided Upon by Kaiso Pereira
9 th Dan Kudan Decided Upon by Kaiso Pereira
10 th Dan Judan Decided Upon by PereiraKaiso

Shihan Kevin Pereira