A 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization

 The Yes Ma'am Project:

Yes to Martial Arts and Massage

Rio Grande Shoshin Ryu - Michael Scisco

505.603.3636 -michael@riograndeshoshinryu.com
Crystal Mountain Institute - Michelle Hadley
505.872.2030 - abq.cmi@gmail.com

Now Accepting Applications for the August 2018 Day Program

and September 2018 Evening Program!


 Crystal Mountain Institute and Rio Grande Shoshin Ryu have partnered to bring Albuquerque a new community program for our veterans!


The Yes Ma'am Project
 is a unique program designed to encourage overall wellness of body and mind.  It combines biweekly martial arts practice and Thai massage.


Shoshin Ryu is a complete system of martial arts that places emphasis on the physical and mental skills required for self-defense and personal growth. These skills are taught in a supportive and non-competitive manner with emphasis placed on the development of personal excellence within each practitioner.   Shoshin Ryu is both bujutsu(a school emphasizing effective martial arts techniques) and budo (a school emphasizing personal character development). 



The development of the Shoshin Ryu practitioners leads to skilled martial artists who are not fighters but rather those who can fight; martial artists who continually seeks to better their skills and personal understanding. Shoshin Ryu practitioners are warrior scholars who are at home with peace and not afraid of the challenges life brings. They are people who develop their own concept of a perfect self.  They are at peace with themselves because they are confident in their tools and abilities.


Shoshin Ryu focuses on six training elements to effectively open a path for excellence in martial arts:  

  • Jujutsu (throws, chokes, pins, blending, joint manipulation); 
  • Kata (forms and real world application); 
  • Buki (weapons); 
  • Ne waza (ground skills including strikes, chokes, joint locks, pins); 
  • Atemi (strikes, pressure points, foot work); and
  • Tairyoku (physical fitness, flexibility, strength, balance).


Thai Massage 



We are looking for 6 to 10 participants with symptoms of PTSD and/or Depression to participate in our Yes Ma'am Project.

This study combines martial arts classes and Thai massage to promote physical and mental well-being.