Aiki-Karate students learn that a weapon is an extension of themselves, through an object, used for protection. This concept enables them to integrate their spiritual energy into any object they touch. An object can be tangible and intangible. Intangible weapons are thoughts, ideas, and words used by students to protect themselves from attackers. A first degree Black Belt in the Aiki-Karate system is trained to used 500 different types of weapons. The Micro Mini Conversion Kit is one 9 different handgun modifications required for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Degree Black Belts.