The Basics2019-08-09T05:10:28+00:00

The Basic Necessity


Do you ever feel like you don’t know what is going on around you?  Do you feel that someone may be watching you? Do you get a funny uncomfortable feeling inside at times? If you answered yes to any of these or all of these, your personal awareness needs to be improved.  Being aware of what is going on around you will help you in a very big way. It will help make you less of a target for violence and manipulation.  This is huge in self-defense because we won’t have to use verbal or physical skills if we are not picked as a target.

That funny feeling, that you sometimes get before something bad or uncomfortable happens is our body’s natural alert system trying to warn us about something.  Everyone has it. Some have learned to suppress it through social conditioning, while others have learned to listen to it. Listening to this feeling is also huge in self-defense, because it is an early warning sign that something is going to happen or is happening, and we need to get out now or put ourselves in a better position for defense.  

Communication: Verbal and Non-Verbal

Learning how to defend ourselves with communication skills is next in the sequence of the class.  Why non-verbal?  Because if we appear and act strong on the outside, through the way we walk, look and interact, then we won’t be picked as a target for bullying, violence or other bad things.  This is called being assertive, as opposed to passive or aggressive.  Passive behavior tends to draw in bad behavior like a magnet, as does aggressive behavior.  Aggressive behavior will tend to get the “I am better than you and going to prove it” attitude as well.  In nature, predators look for the weak and easy targets.  Passive looks weak and easy.  Nature also tends to challenge and prove themselves to aggressive behavior- the so-called “top dog syndrome”.  This is why assertive is best, it is neutral.  Assertive individuals are usually well-liked by most people, including passive and aggressive people.  Passive individuals attract aggressive people and aggressive people will repel passive, assertive and also aggressive individuals.  Our goal is to show you how to be assertive and help gain the confidence to maintain assertiveness throughout your life.

Physical Skills

To help you understand this principle of retention, do you have a specific memory of something from a long time ago or even just a couple of years ago? Why do you remember this event in particular? Was it exciting, scary, thrilling or fun?  More than likely the event that caused the memory elicited an adrenal response of some sort in the body. That response and its intensity are what helps cement the memory -or in some extreme cases- suppress the memory as in violent assaults. We will use this principle to help you retain and remember all the skills and lessons taught during the classes.  That way if you ever need the skills again, they will be there for your use.


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Is Martial Arts for You?2019-06-24T14:28:52+00:00

I think so, everyone can benefit from either jiujitsu or karate training or even both.  The problem for most adults is when they think of martial arts training they think of MMA type training or what is showing on TV, they may also think of kids classes and what they have experienced as a child or see their kids do.  They associate these pictures with martial arts training for themselves as adults.  At Total Ryu we are not like that at all, our adult classes are different from our kids’ classes, and we are not a sport or an MMA school.

You should also understand that Real fighting is not just done on the ground.

Many people will want you to believe that the ground is where you want to go.  NO NO NO, never if you can help it.  The real world is full of concrete, asphalt, rocks, obstacles, etc.  Not to mention that the most dangerous fights have more than one attacker.  If you go to the ground, the other guy or guys are going to be doing things to you that you don’t want them to.  However, you do need to know what to do on the ground, but in a method that gets you on your feet while taking out the bad guy as quickly as possible.  That method of thought is precisely our philosophy on ground fighting at Total Ryu.

What is Training at Total Ryu Martial Arts LIKE?2019-06-24T14:32:32+00:00

Training at Total Ryu is incredible.  We teach and train in a relaxed fun and informative environment.  You will learn at your own pace, and the black belt team and I will do everything that we can to help you learn the techniques and principles and advance to higher levels of understanding and capability.  During class, you will get a workout, but it will feel much different than a traditional workout because you will be learning and practicing useful information and participating in functional fitness.

The people that come to Total Ryu are top notch, fantastic people whom I consider to be part of my extended family and close personal friends.  We all care about each other and each others success, not only in the dojo but in life.  We have helped each other out in many ways outside of the dojo.   We have also helped people find success in areas of their life that they wanted to improve.  We care about each other, come in and try a class and see what we are all about.  Why not, it’s free to try.  I know you will like it.

Safe Environment

Will you get injured, probably not, while I can’t guarantee it, we do our best to keep everyone safe.   We teach everyone how to do the techniques and applications safely.  Learning safety in practicing martial arts is part of everyone’s progression.  Our desire is for everyone that comes into the dojo to have a fun, positive learning experience and that means we will do our best to keep all of our students free from injury.

I Don’t Know Anything, Will I Feel Out of Place?2019-06-24T14:34:02+00:00

You have to remember that no one starts training in Total Ryu Martial arts or any jujitsu or karate system as an expert.  Everyone starts as a beginner, what sets us apart is that we want you to succeed, so you have lots of friends who want to help you achieve and learn.  It is quite amazing.  As a beginner, we start you off easy.  You will learn the basics and gradually as you improve, learn more advanced techniques.  All the time being tutored by black belts and more advanced students.  We want you to succeed so we will do what is needed to help you achieve that goal.

So, How Do I Get Started?2020-04-13T20:57:38+00:00

Total Ryu is the best system around, and we want you to be a part of our family.  The best way to see if you will like something is to try it.  So why don’t you come in and try a class for free?   That way you get to meet me, the students and experience what the class is like.  We are confident that you will see that Total Ryu Martial Arts is for you.  Just fill out the information requested in one of the forms, either the Jujitsu form or the karate form.   You will then be directed to the free class registration form.   Please complete the form and hit submit.   Once you submit the form, the days and times available for your free class will appear.  Select the one that fits your schedule the best.

What can you expect after you have registered?

You can expect to receive some emails that give further information on your free class.  You can also expect a call from me at which time you can ask any questions you might have about Total Ryu Martial Arts and your free class.  So please click through and enter your information.  I promise that all your information will remain private and not be shared with any other entity at any time.

Class Schedules2020-03-09T20:21:46+00:00

Tiger and Samurai Youth Martial Arts Classes ages 5 to 12

Youth Classes Ages 5 to 12 Schedule

Our Tiger and Samurai age groups meet together at the same time during the following days and times:

  • Monday 4:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Monday 5:10pm to 6:10pm
  • Tuesday 4:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Tuesday 5:10pm to 6:10pm 
  • Wednesday 4:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Wednesday 5:10pm to 6:10pm

Adult and Teenage Martial Arts Classes, ages 13 and up

Adult and Teen Jujitsu and Adult Karate Schedule:

  • Tuesday 6:20pm to 7:30pm, Adult Jujitsu ages 13 and up
  • Wednesday 6:20 to 7:20pm, Adult Karate ages 13 and up
  • Thursday 4:45pm to 5:45pm, Teen Jujitsu ages 13 to 17 (call for info and registration)
  • Thursday 6:00pm to 7:10pm, Adult Jujitsu ages 13 and up