Shiho Karano and CBBA Information Page

Nippon Shiho Karano Ryu ®

While the CBBA and SKKI are martial arts organizations, the Shiho Karano Ryu is the actual martial arts style founded by Soke Clement G. Riedner.

However according to the original concept of the term “Ryu”, rather than just a single style the Shiho Karano Ryu actually teaches four branches of its art, each maintaining the same concepts and philosophy.

The four branches of Shiho Karano Ryu are:

Whole Armor Martial Arts teaches Shiho Karano Ryu Karate-do, an effective and traditional martial art.

For more information about Nippon Shiho Karano Ryu or the CBBA visit the web site here.

Christian Black Belt Association

The Christian Black Belt Association (CBBA), was founded in 1970 by Soke Clement G. Riedner.

It is a non-profit Christian organization for the purpose of ministering through the martial arts. The CBBA provides fellowship and help to those who hold rank in the martial arts, and also assistance to Pastors and churches in establishing outreach programs through the martial arts.

The CBBA provides a place for Instructors to fellowship and associate with other Christian Instructors, and can provide many teaching aids and training materials with a Christian perspective.

There is a newsletter, bible study materials and evangelistic program materials available through the CBBA.

The CBBA can also provide martial arts training, Instructor certification and promotion through its many resources.

Personalized advanced training is also available through clinics by Soke Riedner and various Shihan from the organization.

Shiho Karano Kai International

The Shiho Karano Kai International was founded by Soke Riedner in 1982.

It is an organization created to provide a structure under which all the promotions and activities of both itself and the CBBA can be supervised.

It is also an organization for those who wish to be involved in with Soke Riedner and his high standards of martial arts integrity and training, but do not necessarily hold to the same Christian beliefs as the CBBA.