Rocky Mountain Ryu Te is dedicated to keeping alive the Life Protection Art founded by Taika Oyata.
This is a Life Protection Art that relies upon technique and not strength.
Aspects of the art:
- Tuite: Joint manipulation / locks
- Kyusho: Pressure point strikes that occur during technique
- Kata: A specific pattern of movements that form the foundation for technique
- Bogu Kumite: Full contact sparring
Taika preferred the term Life Protection Art to that of Martial Art. Life Protection signifies that we protect the life of family, friends, and anyone being threatened. The practice of Life Protection also protects those that are intent on harming others. Taika’s Art is a a way to help make the world a better place.