Cuong Nhu Karate -
Cuong Nhu Oriental Martial Arts is a blending
of seven hard and soft styles of Vietnamese, Chinese, and Japanese martial arts. These styles include Shotokan, Vovinam, Ving
Tsun, Judo, Aikido, Tai Chi, and Boxing. It is a true mixed martial art.
It is an evolving style that makes it easy and fun for people of all ages to learn - it is not for young athletes
only. Our training program encourages physically disabled people to participate and advance at an individual pace. Our family-oriented
environment is one more reason why Cuong Nhu is such an appealing art and sport.
Judo and Jujitsu -
The gentle way - is a
Japanese martial art combining throwing, grappling, and striking techniques. It was founded in 1882 by Jigoro Kano. Proper
technique in Judo relies on maintaining leverage, flexibility, and timing over brute strength. Judo can be practiced by any
age group or gender, and is an inexpensive activity that appeals to people from all walks of life.
Ving Tsun Kung Fu -
Ving Tsun (Wing Chun)
is a Chinese martial art. Made popular by the late Bruce Lee in the development of Jeet Kune Do. In Ving Tsun Kung Fu, there
are no high, flashy kicks or strenuous movements. All movements are non-telegraphic and natural. They flow with one's own
body movements. Ving Tsun is largely a hand-based art, with about 20-30 percent being leg and 70-80 percent based on hand
and arm techniques. This is a very scientific and concept-based art.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu -
BJJ is considered by some to be the most effective
form of self-defense in the world. Started by the monks in India millennium ago, Jiu-Jitsu is the base of all martial arts
systems. Professor Caique Elias is a world-renown expert in BJJ. Flowing Chi Dojo is a member of Caique BJJ.
Toyama-Ryu Iai-do -
Toyama ryu is a style of a Japanese sword art called
iaido. Iaido can be best described as the art of drawing the sword. It's roots go back to the seventeenth century. It is a
martial art.There are many ryuha or schools of iaido. The one studied at Flowing Chi Dojo is
Toyama Ryu. It is named after the Japanese military academy, Rikugun Toyama Gakko.
The style was founded
in 1925 and is a blend of at least two distinctly different, much older, schools. It is focused on the techniques of drawing
and using a single sword from a standing position. Actual cutting is also part of the curriculum.
Matsukaze-Ryu Goshin-Do - "Practical Self-Defense"
means "(the sound of) wind in the pines". Ryu means a style or tradition. Goshin-Do means "Self-defense Way."
The roots of this new style are found in Japanese Jujitsu, Cuong Nhu, Judo, Aikido, Goju-Ryu, and other styles.
This style was founded by Soke Richard Place on April 16, 2003 at the Northern Lights
Martial Arts Center in Marquette County, Michigan, USA. Flowing Chi is the first branch school to teach Matsukaze-Ryu Goshin-Do.
Howard Hannon Sensei is the first Master of the style promoted to Rokudan (6th Dan) March 28, 2004 at Flowing Chi
Dojo by Soke Richard Place. Sensei Mike Yelsik was promoted to Sandan likewise on March 28, 2004.