Adult and Teen Excellence

Gain confidence, strength and real skill.  What ever your reason for wanting to take Total Ryu Jiujitsu we are here to help.  Classes are fun and engaging, progress at your own pace and learn a powerful effective martial art.

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Confident Youth

Kids who take martial arts tend to be more assertive, confident, healthy and helpful.  Total Ryu is more than kick punch we help develop the entire individual and show them how to be leaders and excel at what ever they choose to do.  


Self Defense

Powerful training that focuses on our own adrenal response and highly effective techniques .  Learn how to use your adrenaline to win and survive. 


Weapons Training

Traditional Weapons Instruction in all programs, sword or katana, bo or staff, sticks defense and offense, and modern weapons disarming is included. 



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Come in and try a class, no strings attached.  This is a great way to experience the classes, get to know the instructors, and find out if this is the right decision for you or your family.

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What People in Town are Saying about Total Ryu Martial Arts

Total Ryu is a super environment for all ages to learn key life skills and to have fun. This is not a “high volume sport competition” approach to martial arts. All instruction is founded on the core values of respect for others, respect for self as well as life skills of threat awareness/avoidance with practical, realistic self-defense principles. Charles and Jill offer a variety of classes including group and individual training made to fit busy schedules from childhood through all life stages and physical fitness levels. They offer great programs for those looking to start or get back in shape, improve flexibility, sustain balance/coordination and ramp up overall fitness and endurance. Karate and jujitsu adult programs are great classes to add diversity to your cross training fitness regimen. If you are looking for a positive experience for continual learning and physical fitness, Total Ryu is it.”


“I have been going to Total Ryu for over 3 years now. It is definitely one of the best experiences I have ever had. It is very apparent from the moment you come in that this is a positive nurturing environment. The emphasis is on learning, and on positive aspects of being a respectful, nurturing member of society. I have seen people of all athletic and learning abilities be successful at Total Ryu. It is definitely not a McDojo, and you will get out of it everything you put into it.”


“My husband and I have been in a variety of martial arts in the last 20 years in multiple states. When my daughter turned 6 we decided to enroll her in a martial arts class. We tried classes at a number of places around town but Total Ryu was the best choice for us. We could only commit to one night a week and the quantity and quality of learning at Total Ryu is exceptional. She has been in class for about a year and loves it. She loves it so much she wanted her 4 year old brother to join as well. I was worried he would be too young to focus for an hour but the instructors are amazing and provide one on one attention, direction and truly care about the kids. Depending on our schedule the kids have taken both the Karate and Jujitsu class. I like that it’s more traditional in nature compared to some MMA/competition focused schools in town. The kids have great practical instruction, time to discuss concerns during the mat chats and of course a game to wind up the class. I appreciate the cards sent home with a personal note and picture from each belt advancement. A small touch but it shows how much they care about each student. We love Total Ryu and have recommended them to a number of friends.”



Jill Orchard
Jill OrchardInstructor
Jill has 25 years experience in the martial arts with specific training in traditional karate and jujitsu.
Charles Orchard
Charles OrchardDojo Owner/Instructor
Charles has been involved in Fort Collins Martial Arts for over 32 years, with most of those years as an instructor and dojo owner.


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