At The Warrior Forge our goal is to provide a place for exploring and studying Traditional & Modern Combat and Survival skills of Warrior Cultures by utilizing effective training methodologies to allow the skills to carry over into modern self-defense and general life.
George has had a passion for martial arts ever since he was young but started his official training with the United States Ninpo Academy in 2009. With his instructor Shihan Robert Stevens, he was able to learn about skills & techniques from various Japanese Family martial arts systems that were developed by the necessity of skills needed for war and survival in harsh times. His instructor was also a former Marine and spent time in class focusing on the necessity of survival skills both modern and traditional. George has spent time focusing on how to translate traditional skills into modern applications and is steadily working to improve himself as a teacher and a martial artist.
what we Study
Our focus is first and foremost Self-Defense. We train for Self-Defense by training in situational awareness & tactics, and by using the skills of Japanese Jujutsu, other traditional warrior martial arts*, and some combat sport arts while applying them to the context and parameters that arise in self-defense scenarios. We also study the traditional applications alongside the modern applications to have a deeper understanding of the techniques.
We also find it important to train in skills that support our combative methods such as the ability to safely escape scenarios, Parkour, and to have survival skills in the wilderness & urban environments.
*Some of the other traditional arts we occasionally study: Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA), Muay Boran (The forefather of Muay Thai), and some others when overlapping topics arise.
Join Our Team & Our Mission
We’re looking for potential students that want to Learn, Explore, and Experiment with what these amazing arts have to offer.
“Fall down seven times, get up eight.” – Japanese proverb