Martial Arts Blog

March 2019

What is Real Jiu Jitsu, It is not what you think?

What is Real Jiu Jitsu? Is it Brazilian jiu jitsu, judo, sambo, submission wrestling or something entirely different?  I think the answer to this question may surprise you?  Why?  Because most consider real jiu jitsu to be Brazilian jiu jitsu?  It is not that at all.  I am not trying to [...]

October 2018

Change your Walk, Reduce Your Risk of Attack

This is such an important subject.  I am so glad that research is backing up what myself and other self defense experts have been saying for a very long time.  How you walk, how you present yourself to the world non verbally is a key indicator of your risk [...]

September 2018

Jiu jitsu, Jujitsu, Judo and Total Ryu

Total Ryu Martial arts, Fort Collin CO What is the difference between what you teach and jiujitsu?  That is a question I have been asked regularly for the past ten years or so.  At least since the popularity of MMA and the perceived dominance of Brazilian Jiujitsu practitioners in that [...]

November 2017

What Martial Arts or Karate Training does for Student

What Martial Arts or Karate Training does for the Student. Total Ryu Martial Arts Matt Chat Wow where to start with this one.  The benefits of martial arts or karate are huge from health to confidence and of course self defense.  Let’s start with what we, my self and my wife, have [...]

July 2017

What Motivates Kids? I may have the answer.. Martial Arts

Mr. Silva does a great job explaining what I have been saying for years.  Martial Arts Training and more specifically karate and jujitsu at Total Ryu Martial arts motivates kids to become more Total Ryu Martial Arts Matt Chats physically active, goal oriented, greatful and learn valuable life skills.  Martial Arts [...]

October 2016

Martial Arts in Fort Collins, What does a Martial Artist look Like? What does a real martial artist look like?  Do they look like the shaved head guys that look like they live in a gym?  Do they look like the supper athletic skinny, muscular girls?  Do that have to have tattoos?  If you check out Total Ryu Martial Arts you [...]

April 2016

Karate for kids or martial arts for kids, what do I choose, what is the difference?

Karate for kids or martial arts for kids, what do I choose, what is the difference? I am sure this questions has crossed the minds of parents who are looking to get their kids involved in a martial art of some sort.  Let me try to explain as best as [...]

Jiu jitsu, Jiujitsu, jujitsu the likes the differences and more

Jiu jitsu, Jiujitsu, jujitsu the likes the differences and more… This subject comes up often when I get questions about Total Ryu and it’s classes.  I wanted to clear the air, so to speak and let the readers know the differences and the similarities between Jiu jitsu and Jujitsu. First a [...]

November 2015

Martial Arts training or Sports?

While some kids are perfect for traditional team sports like soccer and baseball, others are not well suited or do not like the atmosphere that team sports presents.  Let’s look at some aspects of team sports that isn’t all that appealing or not good at all.   Comparison to others [...]

October 2015

What Bullying Is NOT

October is National Bully Prevention Month. We sure hear allot about this subject these days.  I thought I would let you know about a great government website about this subject (see the links listed below).   There is tons of great information, from what it is to what it isn’t [...]