way or another, we all have to find what best fosters the
flowering of our humanity in this contemporary life, and dedicate
ourselves to that."
- Joseph Campbell
Joseph Campbell Quotes
RIB MOUNTAIN MARTIAL
A Contemporary Self-Defense
Based On Classical Japanese Martial Arts
Rib Mountain Martial arts offers
life enhancement through visionary martial arts training based primarily
on arts that were thought to be developed first in Warring States
period Japan and brought into the 20th Century by Mr. Toshitsugu
Takamatsu. These classical Japanese styles are taught today by his
successor Mr. Masaaki Hatsumi, and were modernized for our culture
and environment by American instructors such as Tim Peterson and
Stephen K. Hayes.
self-protection program is based on practicing the most effective
methods of dealing with the most likely threats and confrontations
found in today’s society.
The program is based on high-probability
attacks and intelligent, scientific responses. The training is safe,
fun, and exciting and shared with
you by friendly, positive teachers.
In your first classes at our central
Wisconsin school in Wausau you will learn a few simple defenses
against things like being punched in the head or body, defenses
against being choked, defenses against being grabbed and held or
moved, what to do about short range attacks with blunt objects,
and how to use short-length sticks in self-protection.
Perhaps even more important than
physical self-defense, our training includes methods for developing
a useful positive attitude towards life; and offers a set of strategies
to engage and win the non-physical “battles” of everyday
living that we all face.
A dojo such as ours can become
a place where you take a few minutes a week to leave behind the
apparent chaos, negativity, and technical isolation (too much time
spent with computers, email, and cell phones, anyone?) of the outside
world, and after training - you walk back into that same world with
a renewed sense of calm, happiness, and feeling more resolved to
live a better life and to have a more positive impact on the world
If you’ve never tried martial arts
because nobody has ever asked you;
consider this your invitation.
Make an excuse to BE HERE.
Whether you have no training at
all or years of experience in Taekwondo, Judo, Karate, Kung Fu,
Tai Chi, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, Boxing, Jeet Kune Do, Kendo,
Aikido, or any other style, we welcome you to visit and experience
our friendly positive approach to progressive martial arts.
Begin your adventure today by
Learn more about us here.
See our class schedule here.
Rib Mountain In Wausau, Wisconsin