WHAT IS RAVEN TRIBE?
Raven Tribe is a brotherhood, a fraternity, a family and much more. Raven Tribe is comprised of individuals and schools banded together in the pursuit of the Warrior lifestyle. Members of the Raven Tribe seek to transcend the boundaries of normal life, and seek a life less ordinary. The Raven Tribe teaches men and women how to be Warriors on the battlefield of life. Members of the Raven Tribe are those who embrace the warrior ethos, those who fight not only with fist and steel but with heart, and soul as well. Members of the tribe pursue a virtuous life and apply their warriors heart to every facet of their life. Members of the tribe will be self sufficient, resourceful, and courageous when facing the hardships encountered on the battlefield of life. The Raven Tribe is more than an organization; it is a way of life.
DOES THE RAVEN TRIBE TEACH A RELIGION?
The Raven Tribe does not teach religion. Each member may practice the faith of their choosing or none at all. What all members of the Raven Tribe will hold in common are the virtues of Faith, Hope, Charity, Fortitude, Justice, Temperance, Prudence. Through these virtuous all members will be afforded a path to a stronger warrior ethos and acquire the skills needed to meet life head on with success.
HOW ARE TRIBES ORGANIZED?
There is one Raven Tribe, available to all. Individuals may choose to gather locally. Those who do so formally for training or kinship may name their particular band and local leadership. Others may prefer a solitary path while having access to the greater tribe when they feel it is needed. The Tribe is currently led by a senior council who makes all major operational decisions for the group.
IS THIS A NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBE?
No, This is a Warrior Tribe. There have been warrior tribes throughout history and through the globe. A Tribe is a group of people linked by a common bond regardless of its origin.
DO I HAVE TO BE A MARTIAL ARTIST TO JOIN?
No, while Martial arts’ training is a beneficial aspect of warrior training, it is not mandatory. We are more concerned with members learning the skills needed to confront the challenges and pitfalls of life. Learning to fight does not make you a warrior. Living a virtuous life and having the heart and guts to face life’s challenges with respect and dignity is what makes a warrior.
DO I HAVE TO PAY TO JOIN?
No, the Tribe is open to all individuals of good character. The Tribe offers products and lessons at the local level for a fee but they are not forced on the members. Fees for products and services are reasonable and go to help support the Tribe in its mission to help others.
WHAT IS THE RAVEN WARRIOR ARTS SYSTEM?
While members of the Raven Tribe are encouraged to train in whatever art they feel get the most gratification from personally, the Raven Warrior Arts System is the official Warrior art of the Raven Tribe. We encourage members to pursue the system to the level at which they are able to, as the system has much to offer. The Raven Warrior Arts System is a blended Martial Tradition. The Raven Warrior Arts System teaches techniques and tactics applicable to all ranges of combat. Hand and leg strikes are taught in addition to joint manipulations, take downs and throws, trapping, and ground fighting. The bulk of training is dedicated to situational self defense techniques and scenario based training. The system also teaches historic and modern weapons techniques. In addition to physical tactics, the system also teaches urban & wilderness survival, tactical medicine and other related warrior skills. Most importantly the system teaches character development and building of the warrior ethos. The system draws from eight key training influences. Students at the beginner and intermediate levels will learn universal fundamentals, as well as elements of all of the traditions and their practical applications. As the student progresses into the advanced stages of training they will be given the opportunity to specialize in the traditions of their choosing. The key traditions which the system draws from are:
CHINESE ARTS: The Chinese arts of Yihetuan Kuntao, Chin Na, Ba Ji Chuan, and Ba Gua.
SOUTH EAST ASIAN ARTS: Pukulan Pencak Silat Tempur, DFA Kuntaw/Kali, Kuntaw is an eclectic blend of Kali-Escrima, Pangamut, Panantukan, Pananjakman, Dumog and MFA Harimau.
KOREAN ARTS: Kuk Bang Hapkido, and Kyongchar Moosul Muhando
JAPANESE ARTS: Asayama Ichiden Ryu Taijutsu, Daito Ryu Jujitsu, Hontai Yoshin Ryu Jujutsu & Bojutsu, Itto Ryu Kenjutsu, and Bushi Satori Ryu
EUROPEAN ARTS: ITMI Cotelo Piedmontesse, The works of Joachim Meyer, and Iberian blade work.
NATIVE AMERICAN ARTS: Apache Nagondzoog and Taino Guazabara
MODERN COMBATIVES: Modern military combatives, Police Defensive Tactics, urban survival & Trade Craft