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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 [...]

August 2015

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 [...]

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 [...]

Total Ryu Martial Arts and Bushido

Total Ryu Martial Arts and Bushido My experience in martial arts has included two fantastic systems of knowledge, and close to 30 years of study.  I have seen the very best of individuals and character and also the very worst of individuals and their character (or lack thereof).  The best [...]

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 [...]