Why join martial arts?
In martial arts we train our bodies to be strong & physically fit. Through practice, we train our minds to be focused & alert. When the body and mind work together it creates balance, which brings harmony & strength to the spirit. The indomitable Spirit!
The Ukiyo Ryu teaches the best in traditional martial arts & modern self defense. Training promotes:
- Honesty & Integrity
- Self Discipline & Self Control
- Focus & Concentration
- Self Confidence & Positive Attitude
- Health & Fitness
- Practical Self Defense Skills
The Japanese term “Ukiyo” literally means “floating world” and comes from an old Buddhist concept of “a world free from the outside world of transient sorrow.”
This concept is what a dojo is (“way- place” or training school) — a special place to focus on self protection, self improvement and personal empowerment for your mind, body and spirit.
“Ryu” means “school, family, lineage or style.” The Ukiyo Ryu was created using concepts and techniques from a variety of traditional styles to create a comprehensive, well-rounded system of martial arts.