What is Zen Chi Ryu
Zen Chi Ryu is “The Way of the Strong Mind”. It is the ultimate martial art. Designed for twentieth century living, it is intended to develop the whole person.
Zen Chi Ryu is the art of confidence – not just in combat, but in everyday life.
Zen Chi Ryu is for everyone: men, women and children. Age or physical handicaps do not matter. Within the Zen Chi system there is a branch suited to each type of student. For men, the emphasis is on combat and physical conditioning. Women learn graceful movements, relaxation and self-control, as well as effective self-defence. Children avoid the more dangerous techniques and concentrate on co-ordination, physical development and character building.
Unlike many of the classical martial arts, Zen Chi Ryu is not a rigid system. It permits each student to develop as he or she wishes. No one is forced into a rigid mould or expected to do things of which their body is incapable.
Zen Chi Ryu teaches the most effective form of physical self-defence there is. It is the perfect system for mental self-defence. While students learn to protect themselves physically, they also learn to defend themselves against the non-physical assaults of everyday living. They learn a new self-confidence and eliminate self-doubt and negative self-images.
Zen Chi Ryu is a way of maximizing one’s potential – physically, mentally and emotionally.
The way we achieve this is primarily through the confidence you receive.
Zen Chi Ryu is not a military way of training. We do not tell you to stop your way of life but encourage you to live it.