History of Zen Chi Ryu
Zen Chi Ryu is a modern Martial Art with traditional values. It is not an elegant demonstration sport, but an original Australian Martial Art, developed from real life experiences by the legendary Tom Slaven in the 1970′s. It may be the most street effective fighting style available today. Despite its recent origins, the pedigree of Zen Chi is impeccable, being derived from the ancient Kempo style of Okinawa.
On the surface, Zen Chi can be seen as a unique form of self defence, while at a deeper level its practitioners strive towards a level of enlightenment that comes through the fusion of mind and body into an ego-less fighting spirit.
Our students are not bound by dogma or methodology, but are encouraged to adapt skills to real life situations that call for immediate, automatic and effective action. All students develop the confidence to cope in the myriad self defence scenarios that can, and do confront us in our everyday lives.
Zen Chi Ryu, on a physical level is not one particular style of fighting. It is an open-minded philosophy that embraces opportunities to research and adopt any technique or concept that serves constant improvement on the current level of practice.
Zen Chi Ryu is about realizing your true potential.
The formula for success is simple: Conceive + Believe = Achieve.