Adult and Teen Martial Arts, Jujitsu and Karate, ages 13 and up. Prices Starting at $110/mo, includes a free uniform. Student and Family Discounts available, call for details.
A powerful and graceful art. Strength, Power, Flexability will be improved upon with Total Ryu karate. This art can truly provide a lifetime of exercise and enjoyment. Self Defense is a huge aspect of this wonderful martial art. Try it for free. See below on how to sign up for a free class.
Why do you want to take martial arts? Is it for fighting skills? For self defense purposes? To get in shape doing something fun and useful? Or maybe you now have time to do something that you have always wanted to do or maybe your looking for a new dojo. What ever your reasons are for looking us up, Total Ryu can meet those needs and desires. We are the best traditional martial arts school around. Why? Because we teach traditional jujitsu, traditional karate and traditional weapons systems applied to the modern world. We keep realism in mind in our training, in what we teach and how we teach. We study real life events to see how we can improve our teaching methods and techniques. We are constantly learning and improving.
Marital arts training either in Jujitsu or karate for adults and teens can be a fun and great way to get in shape while learning something very useful. Fitness, knowledge, interpersonal interaction skills, the best friends ever, agility, life fitness and life skills are just a few of the advantages of Total Ryu. Total Ryu also has teaching methods that helps everyone of all abilities learn martial arts and advance at their own pace. Before I get into more about Total Ryu as a system of martial arts let me give you a little more information about myself and my history.
My name is Charles Orchard, I have been involved with martial arts since I was 13 years old. I started because of my brother, not anything bad, actually it was very good. He would go to class and I would watch his kids. When he would come home he would say “Charles, grab me”. I would do what he said and then end up on the floor, or locked up in some hold or something like that. After a couple of weeks, I told him I was coming with him and mom can watch the kids. I wanted to learn, not only was it cool, but it was useful. Little did a 13 year old boy know what direction his life would take from that decision made some 30 plus years ago. From teaching in Las Vegas, to being in the leadership of the martial arts organization, martial arts has shaped my life and how I interact with all situations. Martial arts has given me so much.
Fast forward many years to Fort Collins. In 2004 we opened Total Ryu Martial Arts where we could teach real martial arts to all ages in a fun, family friendly environment. Real martial arts is the key, we do not teach sport or competition style martial arts. Why? Because we feel that by doing so we loose what the martial arts was created for, self defense.
Please continue read on, I have tried to answer some of the questions that you might have. But ultimately the best option to help you decide is to come in for a free class, meet the students, me and the instructors, then you will know that Total Ryu Martial Arts is for you.
You will become a force to be reckoned with.
Yes, Total Ryu will give you the skills your looking for and they will be above and beyond those found anywhere else. You will be able to hit like a sledge hammer, throw anyone to the ground, move with power and authority and maybe best of all, your confidence and health will increase exponentially.
What we do is very cool and it’s very effective in real life situations.
From powerful striking, blocking, movement, multiple attackers, hold escapes, joint locks, kicks, sweeps, throws, takedowns our system has everything you need and it’s a traditional system which is awesome.
Both systems that we teach at Total Ryu are extremely powerful.
Total Ryu karate is not what you think, yes we do kata or forms, but we unlike most other systems, know what the forms mean and what they teach us. We understand why forms are important and how to use those lessons in real world fighting situations. We also don’t teach you to hit for points we teach you to hit so you can live, survive and thrive.
Total Ryu Jujitsu is not your typical jujitsu either. It is extremely combative and effective, it has all the effective techniques that you will find in MMA and Judo plus some. We use these techniques in a real world, no rules way. Throwing, sweeping, joint locks/breaks, striking, kicking, motion work, chokes, submissions are just a few of the things you will learn with Total Ryu Jujitsu. Points or winning a competition is not what we do. We want you to win in life, when it counts the most. If you need to use what you know, in a fight for you safety, we want you to dominate.
Is martial arts for you?
I think so, everyone can benefit from either jujitsu or karate training or even both. The problem for most adults is when they think of martial arts training they think of MMA type training or what they have seen on TV, they may also think of kids classes and what they have experienced as a child or see their kids do. They associate these pictures with martial arts training for themselves as adults. At Total Ryu we are not like that at all, our adult classes are different from our kids classes and we are not a sport or an MMA school.
You should also understand that Real fighting is not just done on the ground.
Many people will want you to believe that the ground is where you want to go. NO NO NO, never if you can help it. The real world is full of concrete, asphalt, rocks, obstacles etc. Not to mention that the most dangerous fights have more than one attacker. If you go to the ground, the other guy or guys are going to be doing things to you that you don’t want them to. However, you do need to know what to do on the ground, but in a method that gets you on your feet while taking out the bad guy as quickly as possible. That method of thought is exactly our philosophy on ground fighting at Total Ryu.
What is training at Total Ryu Like?
Training at Total Ryu is awesome. We teach and train in a relaxed fun and informative environment. You will learn at your own pace and myself and the black belt team will do everything that we can to help you learn the techniques and principles and advance to higher levels of understanding and capability. During class you will get a workout, but it will feel much different than a traditional workout because you will be learning and practicing useful information and participating in functional fitness.
The people that come to Total Ryu are top notch, fantastic people whom I consider to be part of my extended family and close personal friends. We all care about each other and each others success, not only in the dojo but in life. We have helped each other out in many ways outside of the dojo. We have also helped people find success in areas of their life that they wanted to improve. We care about each other, come in and try a class and see what we are all about. Why not, it’s free to try. I know you will like it.
Will you get injured, probably not, while I can’t guarantee it, we do our best to keep everyone safe. We teach everyone how to do the techniques and applications in a safe way. Learning the safety in practicing martial arts is part of everyones progression. Our desire is for everyone that comes into the dojo to have a fun, positive learning experience and that means we will do our best to keep all of our students free from injury.
But I don’t know anything, I will feel out of place?
You have to remember that no one starts training in Total Ryu Martial arts or any jujitsu or karate system as an expert. Everyone starts as a beginner, what sets us apart is that we want you to succeed, so you have lot’s of friends that want to help you achieve and learn. It is quite amazing. As a beginner we start you off easy. You will learn the basics and gradually as you improve, learn more advanced techniques. All the time being tutored by black belts and more advanced students. We want you to succeed so we will do what is needed to help you achieve that goal.
So How Do I Get Started?
Total Ryu is the best system around and we want you to be a part of our family. The best way to see if you will like something is to try it. So why don’t you come in and try a class for free. That way you get to meet me, the students and experience the class and the art. We are confident that you will see that Total Ryu Martial Arts is for you. Just fill out the information requested in one of the forms below, either the Jujitsu form or the karate form. You will then be directed to the free class registration form. Please complete the form and hit submit. Once you submit the form, the days and times available for your free class will appear. Select the one that fits your schedule the best.
What can you expect after you have registered?
You can expect to receive some emails that give further information on your free class. You can also expect a call from me at which time you can ask any questions you might have pertaining to Total Ryu Martial Arts and your free class. So please click through and enter your information. I promise that all your information will remain private and not be shared with any other entity at any time.