Goshin Kara-te teaches a system of empty-hand self-defense that harkens back to the original kara-te (China Hand) as it evolved in Okinawa from Chinese Chuan Fa and local fighting methods. Goshin Kara-te is foremost a striking system, depending on punching, kicking, knee and elbow strikes, and open-handed techniques. It also relies on one-step techniques and forms to teach its principles.
The Black Belt series consists of three ranks - Green, Brown and 1st Black (see below) - and costs only $39.95. The testing fee is regularly $20.00, only $15.00 per test/rank for IMAF members.
Mr. Simmons holds Dan rankings in Sin Moo Hapkido, Moo Moo Kwan Hapkido, Taekwondo, Goshin Jujitsu, Chinese Kenpo (Chuan Fa), American Kenpo, Pressure Point Fighting and White Dragon Kempo. His efforts have been recognized by several organizations: World Martial Arts Masters Society, Budokaikan International, International Assembly of Sokeship, World Nibuikai Budo Federation, International Alliance of Martial Arts Masters, the Universal Martial Arts Hall of Fame and Who’s Who in Martial Arts.