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My name is Ryan Shields and I am a Karateka that studies and teaches Okinawan Goju Ryu and Kobudo.

In my 20 Year Martial Arts Journey (so far...) I have been training in different disciplines, competed worldwide, traveled to Japan and learned from multiple teachers. My goal is to use this website to help share my knowledge of Martial Arts, recommend books and articles, review Martial Arts related products, and to learn from and connect people to INSPIRE OTHERS.

I believe in the concept of always learning, changing, adapting and evolving to consistently improve your Martial Arts. Therefore, you can always learn something from someone even if they are considered "lower rank".


I sincerely hope you enjoy the content