THE RAVEN WARRIOR ARTS SYSTEM

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:


DFA KUNTAW 

Kuntaw is an eclectic blend of Kali-Escrima, Pangamut (Filipino Empty Hand), SE Asian Kuntaw, Silat & Muay Thai. In the training program you will find lessons on the single stick, double stick, stick & dagger, long staff and other weapons. Empty hand applications such as, elbows, knee strikes, kicking and joint locking techniques arts also taught. Other Filipino arts include Panantukan (Filipino Boxing), Pananjakman (Filipino Kicking), and Dumog (ground fighting).


YIHETUAN KUNTAO

Yihetuan Kuntao, or Harmonious Fist Kuntao is a Southeast Asian / Chinese Kuntao system taught by Sifu / Guro David Seiwert. The system is a blend of Southern kung fu, Chin Na and Indonesian Silat, with a large Filipino Kali influence. Kuntao is a fighting system that uses the natural weapons of the body for striking, kicking, throwing, and joint manipulations. Weapons training consists of the Long and Short Staff and the use of bladed weapons of various types and the fighting sash.


PUKULAN PENCAK SILAT TEMPUR

Founded by Guru Eddie Ivester, PPST is a no-nonsense style of self-protection developed from Bhakti Negara, Wu Tong Silat, Poekoelan Tjimindie, Huc Chung Kuntao, Royal Kuntao & Muay Sila/Boran as well as Police & Military CQC. The system teaches combat applications of evasions, hand & foot strikes, as well as limb destructions and more.


KUK BANG HAPKIDO

Kuk Bang Hapkido was developed by Grand Master Gus Michalik. Military Hapkido is not a modern unorthodox form of Hapkido which liberally incorporates elements of other combat systems. Training includes hand-to-hand combat, grappling and weapons disarming which uses Joint Manipulations, Take Downs and Vital Striking to control or destroy your attacker. This style is strictly self defense oriented


PRO-SYSTEMS/BUSHI SATORI COMBATIVES

The Bushi Satori Combatives program which also incorporates the Pro Systems and Monadnock training programs was founded by legendary Police defensive tactics instructor and master martial artist, Soke Joseph Truncale. The program is rooted in Japanese and Okinawan martial arts. The system teaches empty hand skills as well as weaponry such as the single baton, PR-24, knife, pistol and more.


RAVEN HAWK JUJITSU

Raven Hawk Jujitsu was developed by Kevin “Raven Hawk” Cain. Raven Hawk Judo and JuJitsu is a modern form of the traditional historic Jujitsu. Raven Hawk Judo-Jujitsu  teaches throwing, grappling, and choking techniques to control an opponent, as apart of it's core teachings. Today JuJitsu is a very popular sport, and is applied in many forms of martial arts in one form or another, and has become an essential part of anyone's serious training in self-defense. 


YOSHIN RYU / HONTAI YOSHIN RYU JUJUTSU
A school of various lineage and multiple major influences. The primary focus on complete encompassing control of an opponent with unarmed and armed expressions. This school is practiced in short form or individual techniques and in full set two person routines that cover both situation and conceptual answers.


ASAYAMA ICHIDEN RYU JUJUTSU
Another "old school" Japanese art that has multiple lineage expressions and influences. The unarmed aspect of striking and locking in a forceful and especially direct method is hallmark of this school.  Often taught as only a unarmed art, there are armed and unarmed techniques. Originating from the same geographic area of Takeda Sokaku lineage of Daito Ryu, there are apparent similarities between these schools.


DAITO RYU JUJUTSU
A school of mixed lineage and well known as the root of Aikido, Daito Ryu was codified within the last century and like most Japanese arts today have multiple lines of transmission that can have large differences due to many factors and show very well how Japanese arts exist in our society today.
The unarmed aspect of this art is taught within the Branch dojo dealing with both situational needs and conceptual questions.


ITTO RYU KENJUTSU
Also said as Itto Ryu Heiho, this art focuses on teachings of the sword in the ways of drawing and cutting and paired routines exploring attack and defense.
Characterized as a orthodox method of Japanese swordsmanship, this schools direct and forceful nature cultivates a excellent understanding of use of the Japanese sword and the body to support it.

OTHER TRAINING:

As well as the above mentioned traditions The Raven Warrior Arts System also incorporates several other martial traditions as well. Secondary influences include For instance, Cotelo Piedmontesse, Apache knife fighting, El Juego de Mani, and others.


All of these classes are taught in the older method of apprenticeship and long term instruction by each member of the class. This is dedication to the group, contributing to the whole by the individual at the practitioners level of enlightenment within the context of the curriculum helps in efficient and well rounded instruction.