Tag - martial arts in fort collins

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 [...]

July 2018

10 Ways to Motivate Your Child

This can be tricky, every child is different in how they react to different situations and life it’s self.  Like the author I was self-motivated but that motivation was powered by other things deep within that I won’t get into.  The point behind this article and my reason’s for [...]

December 2017

Raising Confident Kids with Martial Arts

Raising Confident Kids with Martial Arts at Total Ryu It takes confidence to be a kid in today’s world. Whether going to a new school or stepping up to bat for the first time, kids face a lot of uncharted territory.  Martial arts at Total can help a kid gain [...]

September 2017

5 Body Language Tricks to Show You’re a Hard Target, this is self defense at the basic level

Fantastic advice here.  I especially like how he describes the stride as a initial target weakness.  I see this all the time with people especially women and teenage girls who are not very confident.  They want to shrink into oblivion, so to speak, and their stride is apparent as [...]

July 2017

Cliques In School are Tough on Kids

School, Peer Pressure and Cliques How parents can help As kids navigate friendships and cliques, there’s plenty parents can do to offer support. If your child seems upset, or suddenly spends time alone when usually very social, ask about it. Here are some tips: Talk about your own experiences. Share your own experiences of [...]

March 2017

February 2017

Why I Never Let My Kids Quit……Anything, Martial Arts Helps learn this….

This is a great article and applies to adults as much as kids.  When we quit something just because and don’t have a good reason we miss out on growth and opportunities and will more than likely regret the decision later on.  With kids, it teaches them that when [...]

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 [...]

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

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 [...]