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Martial Arts Blog

August 2015

Stress Relief and Martial Arts Part 2

Stress Relief and Martial Arts It is common knowledge that exercise helps reduce stress in adults.  There are many studies confirming this practice and many adults, myself included, exercise for stress relief along with health and well being.  So it goes to say that if exercise reduces stress then why [...]

Stress Relief and Martial Arts

As I have said many times, Martial Arts Training may be the best and most perfect form of exercise out there.  On the physical side not only do you get cardio, flexibility and strength improvement but you also get coordination, agility, balance, asymmetrical learning, body awareness and so much [...]

April 2015

Adult Karate and Adult Jujitsu, 5 great reasons to participate.

As common sense indicates the same benefits that a child get’s from martial arts training an adult will also receive.  To reiterate, these are confidence, physical activity, agility (I will explain more about that for adults below), achievement, cooperation, and self Defense (more about that below).  Martial arts training [...]

Karate for kids and Jujitsu, 3 more reasons for your kids to enroll.

3 more reasons for your kids to participate in karate and martial arts. A few weeks ago, I mentioned 3 great reasons to have your child participate in or continue to participate in martial arts, karate and jujitsu for kids from Total Ryu Martial Arts.  As previously mentioned, martial arts training [...]

February 2015

3 Awesome Reasons for Your Child to Take Karate or Jujitsu Classes From Total Ryu

3 Awesome Reasons for YOUR Child to Take Karate or Jujitsu Classes from Total Ryu Martial Arts   In a world where video games, cartoons, TV and Movies are the primary form of entertainment, how in the world is a child ever going to get fit and be active in a [...]

December 2014

Traditional Weapons Training and Total Ryu

Traditional weapons training is essential to progression in martial arts.  Just as Jiujitsu and Karate are important to understanding bunkai, weapons play an equal role in a true martial artist’s study.  Martial arts in the traditional sense were more about weapons than they were about empty hand.  In many [...]

October 2014

Carnegie Hall and the Martial Arts

You know the old joke “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?”  Practice, Practice, Practice.  Practice is the answer to most of what ails us.  Lack of forward motion in any aspect of our lives can be fixed with practice.  Things that seem hard can be made easy with [...]

Mushin or “NO MIND”

“Mushin” meaning No Mind  No, this doesn’t mean absent-mindedness or imply some airhead joke.  This is a state of being that one can achieve with enough practice.  This state is found in many people when they drive a car and even in accomplished musicians when the play with ease and [...]

August 2014

Jujitsu and Karate in the Total Ryu System

Why is jujitsu and specifically what we teach so effective?  This isn’t a real short answer so please be patient.  I will do my best to answer it with a little history of the Total Ryu System and it’s predecessors, our philosophy and our teaching method. As many of you [...]