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Tim Martin is a military veteran with over 27 years of service. Tim has been studying the martial arts and various self defense methods since his childhood. Tim’s passion for the martial arts extends to sharing his training and experiences with others. It is his belief that the martial arts are a valuable vehicle for improving and developing oneself to reach their maximum potential. He sees it as a powerful, life-changing gift for all ages to teach empowerment, confidence, self defense, and overcoming adversity.

Samurai’s Treasure

“The most treasured possession a samurai possesses is his horse. Those that do not spend time to learn about horsemanship are cowards.” – Tsukahara Bokuden (who would have been happy in Montana!)

The Rigan Trap

Nice little counter to the De La Riva guard from Master Rigan. He taught this a while back, and I’ve also included a couple of more links from (showing Sensei Erik […]

You must endure…

“You cannot have pleasure without pain and you cannot have pain without pleasure. Your struggles now will be rewarded in the future, so you must endure.” Tsukahara Bokuden