June 2017

Martial Arts is a Great Way to get kids Active

  According to KidsHealth.org children 6 – 12 years of  age need physical activity to build strength, coordination,  confidence — and to lay the groundwork for a healthy lifestyle. They’re also gaining more control over how active they are. School-age kids should have many chances to participate in a variety of activities, sports, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]