Kyu Shin Ryu-
“The School that Teaches how to Govern the Mind”
Practitioners of Budo in Japan are told to make themselves "KU", both in daily life and for fighting. This means you must put yourself in a state where you are not stuck on anything. It is said that if you are not stuck on anything, you will not fall for an enemy's plots, and you will be able to calmly take the best course of action.
From the former name of our system, Dojoku Martial Arts, which was officially founded in 2004 by Soke / Founder Raymond L. Cagle, although it has been in the developmental stages for many years. It is his life's work and long time dream of creating a well rounded and effective style.
We teach a non-traditional, American Martial Art focusing on self-defense and real world combat training. It maintains the traditional values of the martial arts, while at the same time encompassing the core techniques and ideals from several different styles.
We call it an American Hybrid Self Defense System!
The actual evolution of what is now called Survive Combat has a vast background and occurred over a period of four decades of training in the Texas area to Japan to North Carolina and back. Soke Cagle recognized early in life each style's relative strengths and weaknesses, and began to search for workable adaptations using different styles. Working with some of his advanced students and other instructors, Soke Cagle began to develop some of the techniques which would create this system. Techniques which represent a blend of soft and hard styles and new techniques are used both in class and private lessons. The popularity gained by Soke Cagle and his style, through this new integration of techniques prompted him to further integrate more punches, blocks, and kicks into the style. Through the years, while Master Cagle was serving our country in the U.S. Navy and in the Gulf War in Iraq, he continued to refine and add to the style. Each opportunity he had to go ashore in a different country, he took time to seek out martial art schools and train with black belts from all over the world from California to Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, China, Korea, Thailand, Bali, Bahrain, Iraq, Indonesia, Singapore, and Guam. Training in the different countries allowed him to have a better understanding of the how and why of the different styles. This new approach to the martial arts became an identifiable style which possessed techniques and philosophy from many martial arts.
The new styles' growth accelerated when Soke Cagle opened a dojo in Irving, Texas after returning home from the U.S. Navy. Further growth distinguished the style from any other school around the area. The arrival of a talented student, who came to the dojo from another style, helped Soke Cagle finish some of the advanced techniques and later became his first Black Belt.
After moving to Asheville, NC with his wife Renee, Soke Cagle overcame remarkable odds over the past few years with surviving a kidney disease and a kidney transplant in 2007. He continued to work on the system adding even more Jeet Kune Do, Aiki-JuJutsu, Hapkido and American Kenpo into the mix, making it more reality based than ever before. After opening another Dojo in 2008 in Asheville, NC, the school grew at a rapid rate. They had to move 3 times in 4 years to keep up with size ending up with 16,000 sq ft building, becoming the 2ndlargest martial art school in NC in under 4 years! They had a HUGE afterschool program that was in 1% in the USA! He ran that for years until Soke got sick again and sold the Dojo to two of his black belts, closed his Asheville headquarters, and Semi- retired.
He continued to work on advancing the system. Soke Cagle kept adding to, and at the same time, stripping away some of the non- essential techniques still in the system.
In 2018, he decided to create a completely new system by offering a state of the art cross training system for the real world. We will teach classes, seminars and also offer martial art school consulting!
Dedicated to making this system one of the best well rounded Reality Based Self Defense Systems available in the world today, we continue to push the limits. Our personal goal is to change how Martial Art schools are viewed by the public and other dojos in the world today, by putting ethics back into business, which allows us to truly help our local families, schools and our community!
Where will the NEW SCHOOL OPEN?
We are coming to you in 2021!
With our ALL NEW SYSTEM!