Prepared Martial Arts a RYUKODO school is a fun and healthy educational environment with age specific programs that teach life protection and character building skills sets in a private and/or small group setting.  

RYUKODO is an acronym for Ryukyute Kobujustu Hozon Budo Kyokai; a Preservation Society of the Warriors Martial Arts Way of training from Okinawa prior to 1879 (Ryukyu Islands).

In history, the warrior class from Okinawa learned first the Ryukyu weaponry and then its relationship to empty hand technique.  This way of training, first with the weapon, prepared the warrior to automatically be skilled with empty hand techniques when a weapon was not in use.

As an instructor, my goal is to adapt my teaching style to each student’s learning style; I create a respectful, a safe and optimum learning environment through leading by example in my students’ Ryukodo training.

Ryukyute Kobujutsu Hozon Budo Kyokai, Northville, MI
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College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, MO
Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy & Religion, Honors: Bonner Scholar, ROTC Scholarship, and Hyer Scholarship

About the Dojo

The type of martial art we teach (Ryukodo) is rooted in life protection self-defense techniques, there’s no better way to learn to defend yourself.

Students who are already well-versed in martial arts are going to love owner and instructor Jude Ferguson because his knowledge of and devotion to martial arts is apparent during the more advanced classes where he’s able to help serious martial artists advance their practice.