Our philosophy: take the progressive techniques of mixed martial arts and unite them with the traditions and principles of the past. We have been providing this exceptional martial arts experience to students of all ages since 1993.
Our style Freestyle Mixed Martial Arts is a blend of Muay Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, traditional boxing, wrestling, Judo and street self-defense. Our curriculum is designed to provide real, accessible self defense skills to students should they ever need it; to provide an authentic, high level, competetive martial arts experience to students of all ages and finally to provide a safe and supportive environment in which to train. We are not a 'fighter's gym'. The tradition of structured classes, uniforms and etiquette are an elemental part of our community.
ABOUT THE TENGU
Tengu are a class of supernatural creatures found in Japanese folklore, art, theater, and literature. They are one of the best known yōkai (monster-spirits) and are sometimes worshipped as Shinto kami (revered spirits or gods). The tengu were originally thought to take the forms of crows or ravens, and they are traditionally depicted with both human (Samurai) and avian characteristics.
Buddhism long held that the tengu were disruptive demons and harbingers of war. Their image gradually softened, however, into one of protective, if still dangerous, spirits of the mountains and forests. They were often seen carrying swords, fans or staffs.
WHAT INSPIRES US ABOUT THE TENGU
The image of the crow
The image of wings
WHAT INSPIRES US ABOUT THE IMAGES WE SENT YOU
Meerkatsu is one of our favorite artists. We love his tengu for its sweeping wingspan, mystery and intensity.
We like the simplicity of the koi fish tshirt.
The Baskerville Hound tengu is like a Japanese mon (family crest) bold and simple.
The Sushi Ran logo makes us think of interpreting it for us as a fan, sword and crow.