Balance, coordination, confidence and agility are just a few of the benefits of Total Ryu Traditional Martial Arts for ages 5 to 12. All of these, plus self-discipline, self-esteem, and of course self-defense are central in our training method. Asymmetrical learning is a fundamental aspect in martial arts, and helps develop the brain in a way that is very difficult to do with other popular physical activities and sports. This method of learning helps improve coordination, agility, timing, and balance. Other common benefits to training in traditional martial arts are: an increase in physical strength, physical fitness, self-mastery, and teamwork.