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Sensei Ryan is Picked Up By a Major Martial Arts Website!

Thank you so much to the amazing staff at AllAboutMartialArts.com!  They do amazing work and provide some of the highest quality content on this internet!  And what’s even better?  They like yours truly; Sensei Ryan!  I am so excited that they have decided to feature each one of my YouTube videos (Click Here) on their website. Sensei Ryan is Featured on Major Website

Sensei Ryan Speaks Out

It is such an honor!  Thank you so much AllAboutMartialArts.com. Click Here to read all of their blog posts for each of my videos!

Sincerely, Sensei Ryan

How does Martial Arts Help Kids? Here are 5 Ways.

Often we are asked how the Martial Arts helps kids. Parents are very focused on the success of their children, and they want to make the right decision. Look no further.  Here are 5 reasons that we, at Champion Martial Arts in Reno implement on a daily basis.  And we are not alone.  Thousands of (traditional) Martial Arts Schools around the country and the world implement these same principles:

1. Respect is Required at All Times: I agree that we want to try and be friends with our kids.  However, it is so important that children of all ages learn what is appropriate at different times.  We require all students to use the formal terms such as “Sensei” when referring to our Head Instructor and “Instructor” when referring to each of our instructors.  Answers must be given in the form “Yes Sensei Ryan” or “No Sensei Ryan.” We do not allow students to use basic, informal terms such as Yeah, Ok and Sure.  This filters over when we are speaking about how students are required to speak with their parents.  The correct answer is “Yes Mom, Yes Dad (or Yes Sir)”, etc.  This requirement places a strong emphasis on the fact that our parents, teachers and people of authority must always be respected, and we must be kind, courteous and attentive to what they are asking of us.

2. Discipline is Also a Major Requirement: Standing at attention with your feet together and your hands on your side is not just for the military. Sitting in a circle in seiza (on your knees) with your hands on your thighs forces everyone to focus on the task at hand. We do not allow children to chew on their uniforms (GIs), play with their belts (OBIs) or look off into outer space. We ask the kids to stand at attention and they snap to attention. Being more formal instructs juniors on the importance of authority and discipline.

3. The Power Talks we Give Every Class are What You Want Your Children to Learn: Everyone is busy.  Many times parents are concerned about whether or not the public school system is teaching their children the values that are really necessary for future growth. We get right to the core of the issue.  We ask ourselves, “What is an absolute necessity for success in all areas of life?”  Those are the topics we concentrate on every single class.

4. The Martial Arts Increases Focus and Listening Skills: With an emphasis on using important teaching methods such as focus anchors and discipline tactics, children have no other choice but to learn to become better at focusing.  There is only one guaranteed way to increase focus, and that is to actively focus on focusing.  Every day. We do that is so many different ways. We make eye contact with them and they do it right back to us proving that they are understanding the point that we are making.

5. Fun and Rapport Create Buy-In with the Kids: Our students respect us.  They look up to us as instructors, leaders, and role models.  We try our best to live the life that we are teaching our students. And most importantly, we make our classes the most fun thing around! This is a full-time focus for us. Every student matters and every family is our number 1 priority.  We have a sincere caring for all of our students, and they can see it.  This feeling they have gets reciprocated and that rapport combined with an amazingly fun environment causes our students to truly buy-in to our teachings.  They really want to become the greater versions of themselves.  It is truly magical.


Sensei Ryan is a 5th Degree Black Belt who has been instructing and helping with kid’s classes for over 20 years.

Self-Defense in Reno, NV Starts With You!

Reno, NV: Self-Defense Starts With You!

We hear it all of the time. Mugger steals the purse off of an innocent young woman. Grandma attacked when walking to her car a night. Three high school teens brutally attack one of their peers.

I am honored to have been able to work directly with thousands of families here in Reno, NV over the last 20 years+ that I have been teaching self-defense. Many people confide in me and tell me their most important secrets. I love this because it allows me to form better relationships with my adult martial arts students. However, I really get an up-close and personal look at the evil side of humans.

The Martial Arts, especially the practical, real-world form that we teach at Champion Martial Arts was created and revised to help adults and children alike improve themselves first. A person with low self-esteem and no confidence could know all of the self-defense techniques in the world and never be able to protect himself or herself. Not only that, this person would be a more likely target for a predator.

Let’s compare animals in the wild because, honestly, that’s what these evil predators really are; animals. Does a lion go out and attack the biggest, fastest, and strongest zebra? Or does he go for the easy target? The young one or the injured one.

Who you are inside is your number one defense against attackers.

If you are interested in learning more, or you would like to gets some hands on training, we will be hosting a few monthly seminars. The first is on Gun Defense, then Woman’s Self-Defense, and then Knife Defense. I’m always available to speak with you if you have more questions!

Sensei Ryan
5th Dan – Master
Reno, NV

We are one of only three Finalists for the About.com “2012 Best Martial Arts School West” Award!

The numbers have come in, and it is official.  Champion Martial Arts II in South Reno, NV has made it to the final round.  The competition was tough, but we were selected by the About.com team as one of only three finalists!  Please go to the following link to show your support for our school, and to show your support for our hometown, Reno, NV!  Plus we have to beat that Gracie Jiu-Jitsu school!

1. Click on the link below

Click Here – Best Martial Arts School West

2. We are on top, so click “Vote for Champion Martial Arts II” and then actually vote for us.  Thank you!


Sensei J. Ryan Cary

Best Karate School Finalist Badge - West Coast

Once you decide that MMA is not right for you, give us a call

First of all, I would like to discuss what MMA really is.  A Tang Soo Do (Korean Martial Art) Master I work closely with once told me that all good Martial Artists do mixed martial arts.  The reason is because we take the best aspects of several different systems, and make one “Super System.”  So in that way, yes I do teach mixed martial arts.  However, MMA of today is definitely not that.  It consists of the brazilian jiu-jitsu (mostly ground fighting/grappling), some kick boxing and street fighting.  At Champion Martial Arts we do a combination of traditional Jujitsu, Ninjitsu, Taijitsu, Judo and Aikido.  Plus, we teach some Tae Kwon Do fancy kicks and some Karate Tournament sparring (light contact).  I guess it can be argued that both are mixed martial arts.

Now on to the topic of this blog post.  When I was growing up my dad (Professor Cary, 9th Degree Black Belt) would take us out and train on the concrete.  We didn’t have a mat, or a pad of any sort.  Back then I thought that was cool.  Wrestling around with the few adults that we had, ready to take on anyone.  Now that I am older and wiser, I would never do that again.  At the age of 10-14 years old I thought it was so great just to be a part of something.  Now I know that it is hard.  Really hard.  There’s a very good reason why we only had just a few students who stuck with that program.

An acquaintance of mine from the military had a close friend who was a Professional UFC fighter.  He was only able to compete in 4 matches.  His pay was $100,000 for the 4 fights, but he had to have over $50,000 of facial reconstructive surgery.  Did I mention he lost all 4 fights.

Basically, what I am getting at is that BJJ and MMA training is too destructive to the body.  If you want to be a professional cage fighter and have reconstructive surgery on your face after each fight, be my guest.  However, if you would like to learn a solid Martial Arts system that gives you the ability to still be able to go to work tomorrow, please give us a call.  Most MMA and BJJ systems have very low retention rates.  Unfortunately, most of these people who drop out say that they will never try the Martial Arts again.  That’s very sad to hear.

I am here to tell you that I can teach you the awesome stuff that you wanted to learn in the first place, give you a great workout, while allowing you to remain injury free.

Of course, if you do decide you want to be hardcore and become a fighter, we have a specialized program for you at our sister school here in Reno.

Sensei Ryan, Ninjitsu Instructor
Champion Martial Arts II
South Reno, NV

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