What is Ruko?
Ruko is a complete martial art, which specialises in striking, standup grappling and weapon techniques. The objective is to create students with a skill set similar to a special forces soldier.
The striking techniques consist of forearm blocks, hand strikes and various kicking techniques. These striking techniques are based on speed, and adopts the sniper principle - "one shot, one kill". The objective is to focus on footwork and strategy rather than hundreds of combinations to land an effective strike. The grappling techniques consist of throws, take downs, sweeps and choke hold submissions, with the objective to control a resisting opponent. The weapons consist of sword and knife techniques. The sword techniques are built around striking and thrusting attacks, and can be used with any two weapons, from a broom stick to a baseball bat and more.
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."