Raleigh Martial Arts Center studies Cuong Nhu Martial Arts
We moved on Jan. 1 2018 to the Bodyforce Boxing gym. Click here for a map to Bodyforce Boxing Gym located at 2420 Crabtree Blvd. Two miles north of our old location, one block east of Capital Blvd. Please stop by and check out the new dojo. We are proud to now be associated with Bodyforce Gym and its head instructor/propretor Coach Rick Taylor. We will add links to Bodyforce Gym soon and tell you more about our fantastic new location. Just like Raleigh Martial Arts Center, Bodyforce Boxing Gym is also a non profit organization. We went from 3000 sq ft to over 5000 sq ft. Bigger, better and heated in the winter, cooled in the summer.
The Raleigh Martial Arts Center is also known as the Shiwa Dojo. Shiwa is Tibeten for Peace. Shiwa Dojo was originally founded in 1996 as the Wolfpack Dojo on the Campus of NC State University. In 2006 the Dojo moved off campus under the name of Raleigh Martial Arts Center, Shiwa Dojo (The Dojo). The Dojo operates on a not-for-profit basis. Everyone including the instructors pay monthly dues to cover the rent and other expenses. It is a community of Martial Artist for the purpose of studying Cuong Nhu Oriental Arts.
The Dojo operates under the umbrella of the Cuong Nhu Martial Arts Association, a federally recognized non-profit educational organization. Cuong Nhu is best characterized as having its roots in Karate, Aikido, Judo, Wing Chun Kung Fu, Boxing, Vovinam and Tai Chi Chuan. It is the evolving nature of these hard and soft styles from which Cuong Nhu (pronounced Kung New) derives its name, which is Vietnamese for Hard (Cuong) – Soft (Nhu). Cuong Nhu was founded by Professor Ngo Dong(O’Sensei) in 1965 and was brought to the United States in 1971, when O’Sensei came to the United States to earn his Ph.D in Entomology from the University of Florida.
All Classes are For Women and Men and we are sorry to say we have no kids classes. We all have non martial arts career jobs which makes it hard for instructors to get to the Dojo before 6pm. We just do not have good times to teach kids.
Raleigh Martial Arts Center is inside the Bodyforce Boxing and Fitness Gym at 2420 Crabtree Blvd. More information about the gym will be posted soon.