Kids Martial Arts
Martial Arts is the perfect balanced activity for your children. Just one friendly visit to our dojo and you’ll see why.
Become fearless & safe in any life threatening situation. I promise you the ability to courageously face any situation with total confidence, authority & safety.
Traditional Weapons Instruction in all Programs, Sword, Bo, Sticks and modern weapons disarming is included.
My husband and I have been in a variety of martial arts in the last 20 years in multiple states. When my daughter turned 6 we decided to enroll her in a martial arts class. We tried classes at a number of places around town but Total Ryu was the best choice for us. We could only commit to one night a week and the quantity and quality of learning at Total Ryu is exceptional. She has been in class for about a year and loves it. She loves it so much she wanted her 4 year old brother to join as well. I was worried he would be too young to focus for an hour but the instructors are amazing and provide one on one attention, direction and truly care about the kids. Depending on our schedule the kids have taken both the Karate and Jujitsu class. I like that it's more traditional in nature compared to some MMA/competition focused schools in town. The kids have great practical instruction, time to discuss concerns during the mat chats and of course a game to wind up the class. I appreciate the cards sent home with a personal note and picture from each belt advancement. A small touch but it shows how much they care about each student. We love Total Ryu and have recommended them to a number of friends.
I love this place! My husband joined last winter and he comes home from class super excited about what new moves he learned that evening. He is always trying to demonstrate on me. ( I would take the class myself except for a back injury). Chris especially loves the camaraderie among the different levels of members.
I have been going to Total Ryu for over 3 years now. It is definitely one of the best experiences I have ever had. It is very apparent from the moment you come in that this is a positive nurturing environment. The emphasis is on learning, and on positive aspects of being a respectful, nurturing member of society. I have seen people of all athletic and learning abilities be successful at Total Ryu. It is definitely not a McDojo, and you will get out of it everything you put into it.
We also love Total Ryu. I can't say enough good about Charles and Jill. I trust them with my three boys and I'm a very cautious parent, so that says a lot. Our three boys have very different personalities and they all love going to Total Ryu. I believe they are learning self defense, self confidence, self accomplishment, safety, common sense, self control, respect of others, courtesy, and athleticism. They have as part of the training a "mat chat" where they discuss things like manners, how to handle bullies, helping others, how to stay safe, standing up for themselves and others, and practical ways to use what they are learning. What Total Ryu gives my boys is fantastic for the martial arts training, but goes beyond that and provides invaluable training in important safety and life skills all with a positive influence.