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Shoshin Ryu is a Japanese based system of martial arts. It is both bujutsu (a school emphasizing effective martial arts techniques ) and budo (a school emphasizing personal character development).

Shoshin Ryu is a dynamic art that offers its practitioners a wide range of techniques and methods to defend themselves both physically and mentally. It changes to fit the challenges of the times and yet carries with it the essence of previous generations.


Shoshin Ryu is a cooperative school rather than a competitive one. It is a traditionally based system which stresses self-defense and personal growth. Like many physical activities, Shoshin Ryu offers overall physical fitness including increased strength, flexibility and coordination. It also provides stress release and increased mental “firmness and flexibility”.

It then goes further by adding the self-confidence, calmness, and compassion that comes with a higher efficiency and effective self-defense system. Tolerance and loyalty stemming from its Japanese heritage are also developed.

The Five Fingers of Shoshin Ryu


The Shoshin Ryu Nage (throwing) curriculum

include foot sweeps, hip throws and hand techniques

The Five Fingers of Shoshin Ryu


Striking techniques enable the Shoshin Ryu practitioner to deal effectively with attacks from all directions.

The Five Fingers of Shoshin Ryu


Shoshin Ryu kata is based in self-defense techniques and teaches practitioners how to move their body effectively.

The Five Fingers of Shoshin Ryu


Shoshin Ryu Newaza training gives students the ability to defend themselves, or go on the offense, when taken to the ground.

The Five Fingers of Shoshin Ryu


Weapons training improves flow, extension and power, along with the practical application of using and defending against these weapons.

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Martial Arts for the Entire Family

Shoshin Ryu offers training for both children and adults in a non-competitive environment. Fitness, discipline and self-defense skills are all benefits of training at a Shoshin Ryu dojo.

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Shoshin Ryu dojos are currently accepting new students. Select your location and apply for your first class.


stories of the way

Saigyo at the Ferry

A time to stand your ground and a time to walk. It is always your choice.

What's in your Pocket?

Larry would jump from Dojo to Dojo, wondering why he couldn't find anything "good enough".

Zen Tea

With anything, to learn more. You must first empty your cup...


Shoshin Ryu is a not-for-profit organization. We exist on dues and donations from students and generous donors. You can help support our mission of bringing balance and personal development to students across America.

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