We provide Martial Arts Training in the art of American Yoshin Ryu Jujitsu.
Jujitsu is a Japanese Samurai based fighting art. We are registered
with the American Federation of Jujitsu and members of the Gospel Martial Arts Union and the International Combat Martial
Arts Union. The art contains both standing and ground techniques. It is based on "true combat tactics" so it encompasses
all styles of techniques. In Japanese "Ju" means "soft or gentle" and "Jitsu" means "art or technique". So Jujitsu translates
to the "Gentle Art".
HISTORICALLY Yoshin Ryu Jujitsu is sometimes referred to as the "School of the Willow Spirit
(or Heart)". It is presumably founded by Akiyama Shirobei Yoshitoki, a physician from Nagasaki, is one of the Edo-period jujitsu
schools that is best known here in the West. This style or ryu dates back to before 1671.
We also provide Martial Arts Training in the art of TaeKwonDo.
TaeKwonDo is a Korean Martial Art and the National Sport of South Korea. It is the world's
most popular martial art in terms of number of practitioners. Sparring and Forms (poomse) are official Olympic sporting events.
We are aligned with USA TaeKwonDo under the World TaeKwonDo Federation. In Korean "Tae" means "foot"; "Kwon" means
"fist"; and "Do" means "way". So TaeKwonDo is loosely translated as "the way of the foot and fist"
Traditional TaeKwonDo is typically not competition-oriented but stems from military roots
with great emphasis on offense. Modern TaeKwonDo, on the other hand, tends to emphasize control and self-defense.
We have developed a self protection program called Be A.L.E.R.T.
The program is based on being aware of your surroundings so that you will be able to avoid danger
However, when avoidance is NOT possible, you need to be profeciant with some simple, but effective
self defense techniques and tactics.
This program has Eight modules:
Women's Self Defense
Teen Self Defense
(to include the effects of drugs and Alcohol)
Unarmed Physical Defense Tactics (Level 1)
Weapons Defense (Level 1)
Unarmed Physical Defense Tactics (Level 2)
Weapons Defense (Level 2)
Basic Concealed Handgun Safety instruction as well as continued training encluding Advanced Firearm
Arkansas Concealed Handgun Carry License Instructor #11-670
"A 22 in the hand is better than a 45 at the house!"~Mark A. Stephen