What is Ruko?

Ruko is a martial art which combines kickboxing, standup grappling and wrestling techniques, as well as weapons training. The objective is to create students with a skillset similar to a special forces soldier.

The striking techniques consist of evasion tactics, forearm blocks, hand strikes and various kicking techniques. The grappling techniques consist of throws, take downs, sweeps and choke hold submissions, with the objective to control a resisting opponent. The weapons training consist of learning how to use a knife, stick and staff. In learning how to use each weapon, students have a better understanding of how to fight against these weapons (the strengths, weaknesses and distance management of each weapon). The weapons techniques are based on the striking combinations, which means that if a student has a weapon or not, they are ingraining the same muscle memory. This same muscle memory is important because if a student finds themselves in a life threatening situation, the fighting techniques are the same with or with out a weapon.

The videos below are references of techniques which are taught in Ruko.

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The benefit of combining these techniques, give Rukoist [Ruko students] the ability to handle any scenario they might encounter. The sparring allows Rukoist to test techniques without the fear of serious injury. In sparring, the aim is to manipulate a resisting opponent into a position of weakness, to a position where a Rukoist can use their techniques to end a fight as quick as possible. This is the best way for students to understand their capabilities, strengths and weaknesses. Ruko is an excellent martial art for individuals wanting to improve their agility, fitness, balance, confidence, strength, speed, reaction timing and endurance.

Ruko is a martial art based on strategy, our strategy is simple:
"If the opponent is far, destroy them with strikes. If the opponent is near, throw or choke them."

Striking Reference

Standup Grappling Reference