Bushido Ryu Dojo

Bushido Ryu Dojo

Student Self Defense Testimonials

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Video of the Dojo Martial Arts Skills

Karate, Krav Maga, Jujitsu, Filipino Weapons Arts, Wing Chun

About the Martial Arts Classes at the Dojo

To truly be able to defend yourself  there are some main areas of self defense skill you need to be functional in. Karate-Krav Maga style Kicking, punching, infighting (elbow/knee strikes etc). And defending yourself vs kicks & punches.

Jujitsu joint locks & chokes, throws, grappling.

Filipino (FMA) style weapons fighting skills (using and defending).

The good news is that getting to the point of being able to defend yourself effectively is a very straightforward process. You are not getting ready to defend yourself in some UFC style MMA tournament against a highly trained Black Belt. You are training to be able to handle the kind of common self defense scenarios that happen all the time. 

  All of our students that have needed to defend themselves have been completely successful. And most of them had less than 6 months of training before their self defense scenario happened.

An expert martial artist (a real Black Belt) just has a much higher skill level of in these different areas.

As you probably know by now, most martial arts styles are “Budo” arts and teach sport and kids martial arts. Martial sports focus on 1 or 2 of the skill areas -and they do the sport version of those skills (EX: BJJ schools teach (sport) grappling, Tae Kwon Do schools teach (sport) kicking).

Classes are taught by our head Sensei -who has 45 years of Martial Arts experience

"The functional skills I taught at the Bushido Ryu Dojo are extremely functional and street effective. The skills were very helpful and meshed well with the fighting skills we trained when I joined the IDF. I wanted to learn martial arts that would be realistic for self defense and the high danger urban environments I knew I would face. I highly recommend the school"

Garrett Macrin


"I spent 25 years working as a corrections officer at Rikers Island. I know what real violence looks like. The skills taught at the Bushido Ryu are extremely effective and the instruction is excellent. I liked that they do not teach sport martial arts. These are the skills work in real self defense situations"

Miguel Western


"My time at the Bushido Ryu Dojo prepared me mentally and physically for the challenges I would endure years later in Afghanistan with the Marine Corps. The training and personal development I experienced while at this Dojo plays a major role today in the development of myself and my abilities as a team leader. This Dojo teaches highly functional martial skills"

Dylan Meredith


Student Self Defense

When our students have needed to use their self defense skills they have ALL been successful. The biggest benefit of self defense skill is the peace of mind that you have knowing you can protect your family and yourself.

Remember also that in real world self defense you are not preparing for some UFC style MMA fight in a ring vs a trained fighter. These people who attacked our students are dangerous because they are violent (and most people can’t defend themselves) not because they are skilled fighters. 


Siham Lara

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Jon Perdue

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Andrew Crook

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Adamo Tomas

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Jeroem Van G

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Martial Arts Self Defense Skills

Martial sports are a lot of fun and many serious martial artists first trained in the sport arts as kids before they started studying the original martial arts the sport arts are descended from. If studying “Martial Sports” like BJJ, Judo, Tae Kwon Do, Boxing etc and playing martial arts as a sport (competing in tournaments etc) is what interests you then you should definitely pursue that BUT if your interest is in being a functional martial artist with real martial skills then the video demonstrates the different types of skills you SHOULD know (And absolutely MUST know if self defense abilities are part of your reasons for wanting to train in the Arts)Contact us if you have any questions about the different types of martial skills or would like the chance to come and train at our Dojo. 954.249.4998

If you’ve looked at martial arts schools around the area you will see that our Dojo is very different than the average martial arts school.

What makes us different is we started with a different training philosophy than the more common sport martial arts schools or kids schools.

The majority of those schools focus on playing martial arts as a sport, going to sport Karate tournaments, trying to win trophies etc. Since the late 1800s the majority of arts have been modified from the original martial arts (war arts) into sport derivatives of those arts.

As you’ve probably already learned for yourself while researching schools and styles, the norm in the world of martial arts schools is to take a large group of people…mostly children under 12 years old… and teach them “martial sports” or “martial ways”

Generally called “budo” arts these styles are derivatives and generally less functional modifications of the original martial arts they were based on. There is nothing wrong with Budo arts, a lot of of people (especially kids) really enjoy them. But they are not the same as the original arts they are derived from.

Our schools focus was on training in the best possible martial arts skills, studying those original arts. As we trained to perfect our martial abilities we also improved ourselves as people becoming stronger and more centered. We also enjoyed being a serious group of martial artists training at a Dojo together.

Our Dojo offers an exceptional and unique martial arts & Self Defense training experience

After over 45 years in the Arts my experience and belief has always been that people who get into the martial arts are overall a great group of people. The Arts have always attracted high quality people to them and many great people study them.

We respect anyone who has ever dedicated themselves to the Arts -especially when they try to pass on what they have learned to others.

But it is also a FACT that martial arts schools are NOT created equal.

If you are researching martial arts schools because you want to take classes you should be aware of that fact and keep it in mind as you look around at possible schools for yourself.

If you have a friend or family member who is an experienced Black Belt ask them to tell you candidly what they have learned over their years in the Arts about martial arts schools and martial arts instruction in our area -or nationally.


Weekly Class Schedule


12:00 Noon 
6:30 pm


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6:30 pm


12:00 Noon 
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6:30 pm
7:30-9:00 pm


12:00 Noon 

Ask them this question:

“What should I know about the martial arts and martial arts schools before I decide on a school I want to join?”

They will tell you that there are a very small number of truly exceptional schools, most schools are ok to good (or acceptable for certain needs -decent kids after school program, good cardio class etc) and some schools are poor or have some glaring negative that you would be better advised to avoid (unsafe methods, poor instruction etc).

We believe we have created the finest martial arts Dojo in the South Florida area. Offering better instruction, more diverse martial skills and more effectively giving our students the benefits they are seeking that caused them to want to start studying martial arts in the first place.

The 10 most important of those characteristics of the Dojo are:

  1. First class school, martial style and training.
  2. Personal Transformation…mind, body & spirit
  3. Real world, proven self-defense skills
  4. Becoming part of an exceptional group of people
  5. Adult only school and classes
  6. Real, original arts rather than martial sports or Budo
  7. Advanced Black Belt Instructors (with 45+ years in the Arts)
  8. Small class sizes with more personal instruction
  9. Dynamic, fun & functional classes
  10. Learn ALL of the martial skills


While there are many benefits to training in the arts besides self defense many people who start martial arts do so because, in addition to all the other benefits they want, they also want the peace of mind that comes with being able to protect themselves.

Training at our Dojo will teach you extremely effective martial arts fighting skills that have proven themselves many times over when our students have found themselves in harm’s way (see our many testimonials). If you need to defend yourself, you will have the skills.

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Many martial arts schools just teach a series of techniques. If all you get out of being a martial artist is improvements of your physical abilities you are vastly missing out on all the most profound benefits of the martial path.

Serious Black Belts will tell you that having expert martial arts skills is satisfying, fun and functional …but the thing that they value most about being a martial artist is how it has changed them as a person.

Excellent Martial Arts training will radically change your life for the better. Training in the arts will cause you to grow and become stronger in mind, body and spirit.

Our school goes beyond just teaching excellent martial technique and uses the experience of being a martial artist striving for mastery of their Art (with all that journey will entail) as a medium and a method of personal growth and transformation.

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