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way of the raven

hybrid martial arts

カラス度 拳法柔術

The Way of the Raven hybrid Martial Arts is the unique system of martial arts we teach at Raven Self Defense. The formation of the art began in 1978 and over the years it has developed into a complete system of martial arts recognized by the Global United Sokeship Alliance, as well as the American Budo Society just to name a few. The system is broken down into Seven key areas.

7 Key Areas 

1. Striking and Kicking

This methodology of our training  focuses on Punching, kicking, elbowing, kneeing and using the whole body as a weapon. 

2. Attach Redirect Control

This methodology of our training is the core of our hybrid Joint locks, restraints, clinching,  throws and take downs.

3. Grappling

This methodology is the core of our hybrid street grappling method, for submitting, pinning, subduing the opponent.  

4. Weapons

The core of our hybrid weapons method is developing skills in the Knife, Stick and Gun as well as traditional weapons. 

5. Conditioning

The core of our conditioning program comes from "THE PIT" as well as Blackhawk conditioning and weight training.

6. Survival

The core of our survival method is based on Native American skills and tactical skills.

7. Philosophy

Our philosophy is called LIVE HARD and is rooted in the traditional samurai and warrior class society.


Development of the Art

Through inspiration from his teacher's Kaiso Raven Cain developed physical techniques and the mind set of the Samurai Warrior to the culture of the dangerous streets of the modern, urban America. In effect, he created one of the few combat methods suited for today's streets. Since it's formation & through out it's evolution The Way of the Raven Hybrid Martial Arts has been taught to thousands of civilians and has been used in the design of courses for troubled youth homes, The Guardian Angels, the United States Navy, as well as taught at police and law enforcement academies across the world.


The Benefits of Studying The Way of the Raven

BE HEALTHY AND FIT

Achieve fitness and lose weight! Relieve stress and increase agility. The Way of the Raven is a method of Martial Arts and is an incredible workout that can whip you into shape fast while providing you with a body, mind and spirit connection.

BUILD NEW SKILLS FOR LIFE

One of the greatest things we see as Instructors, are adults consistently tapping into their potential, and realizing they are so much stronger than they thought in so many ways. Martial Arts training helps open doors you never knew you had and helps you achieve goals you never dreamed were possible. Are you ready?

PROTECT YOURSELF - SELF DEFENSE!

In just a short period of time you will begin to carry yourself with confidence and become the kind of person an attacker will avoid! When you have developed those skills to defend yourself, you will not feel frightened on the go. Way of the Raven is one of the best martial art systems for self-defense.

HAVE SOME FUN

Imagine a workout that pushes you to be your best, where you make friends with other students who are at the same level, all while learning a skill that will make you feel strong and confident! Train like a MMA fighter for the fun of it, or train to fight in the cage either way you will have a BLAST!

FOCUS ON YOUR MINDSET

Being present, in the moment, is a key part of an individual’s progress in our Way of the Raven martial arts program. Whether that is through a training drill, or interacting with an instructor, or just tuning out stresses from the day, learning to center your thoughts in the moment helps to relieve stress and be happier. We have a noble Way of the Raven philosophy that will help you reach your full potential!

DETERMINED TO SUCCEED

For some adults, finishing what you start can be a challenge. Especially with busy work/life schedules. Through regular progress and encouragement from our instructors, adult students are pushed to reach their goals and are motivated to keep going until they succeed. What a great accomplishment!

BUILD MORE CONFIDENCE

When we think of confidence for our adult students, it’s a bit different than with kids. Adults build confidence through losing weight, toning their bodies, letting go of negativity, taking pride in something that is their own, AND, having the knowledge and skills so that they can appropriately defend themselves and/or their families. A win/win for all!

DEVELOP NEW LEADERSHIP SKILLS

In our adult Way of the Raven classes, we look for opportunities to help students succeed by leading groups through specific leadership exercises. By encouraging participation during class, we help students to come out of their shell and lead. This allows the potential for more success at work and in all of life.


The Systems

The Way of the Raven  Hybrid Martial Arts is our method of Martial Arts & Self Defense taught through our signature hand-to-hand combat system developed by our founder Kaiso Raven Cain.  Kaiso Raven combined the best elements of his extensive training into what  his students call "The Way of the Raven" The Way of the Raven Hybrid Martial Arts has it's roots in the realistic and Honorable self defense systems of KEMPO, KICKBOXING, and JUJUTSU blending the most practical into a kick, strike, throw, submit, stick, knife, gun, and survival system. The specific arts we draw from are vast but the primary arts are Kempo (Kajukenbo), Blackhawk Kickboxing, Sasori Ryu Combat Jujutsu, Mi Yama Ryu JuJutsu, and Kamiyama Ninpo. In addition you will also find elements of Jun Fan Gung Fu, Mauy Thai Kickboxing, and even the secret art of Dux Ryu Ninjutsu.


Kaiso Raven's Students


Kais Raven's students began calling his unique way of teaching the Way of the Raven out of respect, the name stuck. The Way of the Raven Hybrid Martial Arts is our unique signature METHOD of teaching and exploring the martial arts life style. Our methods and modalities are derived from a plethora of logical and scientific empirical combat techniques in combination with our De-Escalation principles, all of which form the core of the LIVE HARD Philosophy and the Way of the Raven system. LIVE HARD is a Modern Philosophy to teach you how to become the King or Queen of the Jungle.

Our motto is

TRAIN HARD, LIVE HARD & KEEP IT REAL!

The Way of the Raven is suited for both men and woman of all ages and abilities. Conditioning is important to develop to protect yourself- therefore, you’ll get an excellent workout. The Way of the Raven is focused solely on self-defense, it incorporates training techniques to deal with threats of the modern world. The Way of the Raven will teach you how to defend yourself against threats that include weapons (handguns, long guns, knives), physical assault (punches, chokes, bear hugs, take downs, ground fighting) and other realistic threats (multiple attackers).