Ukiyo Ryu

Since 1984, Mr. March has taught self defense to thousands of adults and children throughout the East coast and the Midwest. After many years studying Kenpo Karate in Massachusetts, he moved to Detroit, Michigan where he began studying Tiger Claw Kung Fu. In 1989 Tim began training with the North American Alliance of Martial Arts, focusing primarily on Karate, JuJitsu, and Kobudo. During his 15 years of active competition, Mr. March earned dozens of tournament championships and a successful run as a full-contact fighter, but his heart was always in the more practical aspects of the mental, physical and spiritual martial arts.

Over the years Tim has hosted dozens of safety and self defense seminars for colleges, corporations and the general public, and currently holds a 5th Degree Black Belt & Master Instructor's certification in Karate as well as an honorary 7th Degree in JuJitsu. Now living in Greenville, South Carolina, Mr. March teaches Ukiyo Ryu Budo at the Greenville Hospital System Life Center.

In martial arts we train our bodies to be strong & physically fit. Through practice we train our minds to be focused & alert. When the body and mind work together it creates balance, which brings harmony & strength to the spirit. The indomitable Spirit!

The Ukiyo Ryu teaches the best in traditional martial arts & modern self defense. Training promotes:

  • Honesty & Integrity
  • Self Discipline & Self Control
  • Focus & Concentration
  • Self Confidence & Positive Attitude
  • Health & Fitness
  • Practical Self Defense Skills
  • Plus – It's FUN!

The Japanese term "Ukiyo" literally means "floating world" and comes from an old Buddhist concept of "a world free from the outside world of transient sorrow." That's what a Dojo (training school) is: a special place to focus on self improvement and self empowerment for your mind, body and spirit. "Ryu" means school, family, lineage or style. The Ukiyo Ryu was created using concepts & techniques from a variety of styles including Karate, JuJitsu, Kenpo, Ninpo, Kung Fu, & Boxing, to create a comprehensive, well rounded system of martial arts.

  • 3rd Kyu Brown Belt - American Kenpo
  • 3rd Kyu Brown Belt - USJA Judo
    • Level 1 Coaching Certification - U.S. Judo Association
  • 5th Dan Black Belt (Master's Degree) - North American Alliance of Martial Arts under Grandmaster Ed Copley
    • Master Level Instructor's Certification - N.A.A.M.A.
  • Honorary 7th Dan Black Belt - Bomani JuJitsu under Professor K.A. Shakoor