The techniques taught in Tengu-Ryu are street-oriented. We teach these techniques to give our students the best chance to defend themselves in genuinely dangerous situations. We employ elements from Kickboxing, traditional Karate, Jiu-Jitsu, wrestling and boxing.
Regular training in martial arts dramatically increases muscle-tone, cardio-vascular fitness, and lung-capacity. You will also see improvements in physical co-ordination, reflexes and other motor-skills. Parents of junior students should note that increased physical activity often results in increased mental alertness…leading to better progress at school. Tengu-Ryu also promotes a positive body image, unlike the unrealistic stereo types shown in the media.
Please note: It is essential that you inform your instructor of any injuries or medical issues before commencing training.
We aim to develop strong minds as well as strong bodies. We provide positive role models through the instructors and senior students, an awareness of Dojo Etiquette, class discipline and hard work. Tengu-Ryu produces confident, motivated individuals, who are better prepared to face all of life’s physical and emotional challenges.
Our belt system allows students to measure their progress according to a set standard. However, our focus is non-competitive, allowing each student to develop at his or her own individual pace.
Since the deregulation of the Victorian laws regarding the Teaching of Martial Arts in 1997, there have been an increasing number of inexperienced individuals instructing in the Martial Arts. We encourage you to ask about our qualifications before enrolling. In nearly all cases, your Tengu-Ryu instructor will have at least ten years experience. Unlike other schools, we carry public liability insurance.
A Safe Training Environment
Tengu-Ryu is a fighting sport. We cannot unconditionally guarantee that students will not be injured during training. However, statistics show that Martial Arts have FAR lower rates of injury than sports such as football, basketball and cricket. Our policy is strictly no contact during sparring for those under 18 years, and for all senior students below brown-belt level. Injuries during Tengu-Ryu classes are rare, and usually minor. We are committed to a safe training environment.