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“I can vouch that Rick really does what he preaches, he walks the talk rather than talks the talk. He is very congruent in what he says and passionate as a result because he has actually lived it. He has a genuine energy about him, and that energy definitely comes from a place of contribution and creating value for others.”
Ronnie Lopez - New Zealand

“I have gained more strength, stamina, and creativity physically, mentally, and spiritually. My ability to communicate clearly and with confidence without being overbearing has also advanced my professional life.”
Craig Peterson - Cedar Rapids, Iowa - USA

“I’m certain that if you attend you would have learned and realized useful things that would affect your over all quality and level of success in life. You will have learned how to get over your fears, learned to face challenges , you would have learned how to become more of a leader. CMS produces which means that although the students may come here starting at ground zero – if they simply choose not to quit, not to give up on themselves, they will eventually get there.”
Jeff Thom - Canada

“Its a chance of a lifetime to get away from all the stresses of life and focus everything that you have, on your training and self improvement. What I like the most is the variety of the system -which involves everyday life training with how to be healthy in mind, body, spirit and nutrition.”
Kevin Ogden - Madison, Wisconsin - USA

“I’ve learned so much, upon recollection it’s unbelievable. I’ve learned to maximize my memory potential, set and follow through with goals, make the most out of my time, and take calculated risks. I can dive over chairs, flip in the air, climb high, dodge a knife, punch, kick and even do the splits. I’ve learned to relax, be happy, enjoy nature, and not worry about being afraid.”
Nate Paul - Palm Harbor, Florida - USA

“I’ve found I can push myself much harder and farther than I previously thought, and my resolve has increased as well.”
Billy Sanders - Little Rock Arkansas - USA

“I’ve worked with Rick Tew on and off for a few years now. To this day, I am still amazed at his ability to motivate others to take action toward their individual goals without losing sight of the team’s goals. This in my opinion, makes Mr. Tew such a dynamic and effective leader. I’ve personally witness how he has used his talents in the Martial Arts to not just define his life, but to enrich it and those around him. Mr. Tew has created personal development courses based off his unique experiences and most importantly, these courses are able to be modified to the individual. This to be a very rare trait to find nowadays.”
Kevin - Portland, Oregon

“Other MA schools only teach a fighting system like a competition and non -realistic self-defense techniques; in RTMS you learn real combat training applied like full contact sparring and situations for real self-defense. Not to mention weaponry, outdoor training, rock climbing and more.”
Carlos Puente - Durango, Mexico

“The only thing I think I could really have to add to all of this is that CMS is an Adventure in life. You might only get so many invitations to take such an adventure when you’re young before you get caught up in the struggle of life as it is today. For me, CMS was a childhood dream…to be a Ninja. Other people probably can relate to this, because Gen X grew up in the 80’s which was the king domain of Ninja’s being glorified thru multimedia. Because your focus determines your reality in life. If you choose to focus on the bad parts, then that is all you will see. But if you take those small nuggets that are just pure fun, happiness, and love…roll them into one big image of what you want, and focus on it…that is what you’ll see no matter where you are.”
Richard Nelson - Galveston, Texas - USA

“Most of my Mind Body Spirit learning took place when I began reading Rick Tew’s articles on his web site. I have learned mental conditioning and mind-body anchoring techniques that I have been using since. I learned to be in total control of my emotions whether I wanted to be happy or depressed. Many of my spiritual qualities were strengthened during CMS as my mind and body were being conditioned.”
Jabez Parsons - Acton, Maine - USA

“CMS takes the best of rock climbing, hanging out with your friends, competing in a Martial Arts tournament and BLOWS IT ALL AWAY!”
Bryan O'Malley (Louisiana, USA)

“There’s more to this experience than just martial arts. An equal part of the program helping you to see the areas in which your attitudes are negative or thoughts are inflexible or closed. Be ready for having these things subtly brought to light. For those unprepared, it can be unnerving. For those willing to grow and change, it’s encouraging.”
Ross Kottmyer - Virginia - USA

“Go for it! Don’t let anyone hold you back from doing what you want to do with your life! Attending CMS is the adventure of a lifetime, so if you think you have what it takes — just do it! You’ll be happy you did.”
Josiah Lewis - Chattanooga, Tennessee - USA

“Rick is the most dynamic teacher and person that I’ve had the pleasure to train with and learn from. Years later and I’m still amazed how his lessons still enrich my life”
Seth Thorpe - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

“The martial arts – Ninja training is really good and you learn many different things. Training varies so much and over different locations so you never get bored.”
Craig Heading - Australia