About Cedar and Sage Martial Arts
Cedar and Sage Martial Arts is a not for profit school operating in Anadarko, Oklahoma. The school is currently under the direction of Ricky Settle. Mr. Settle holds the rank of 3rd dan and trained under the guidance of Master Quoetone. The school operates under a charter from N.A.M.A.A. Grand Master Alan Little Sun.
The primary style taught is Tae Kwon Do and Senshi-Ryu, which includes aspects of Jujitsu and Kenpo.
School tuition is $20.00 per month. The school is operated as a not for profit and the tuition kept as low as possible in an effort to prevent monetary considerations from keeping any student out of the program. Cedar and Sage is a member of the Senshi Ryu Martial Arts Association.
Classes meet each Tuesday and Thursday at 6:00 pm at 115 N 1st Street in Anadarko. Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian on their first visit.
Why Cedar and Sage?
Martial Arts is a way of life. It's a quest to achieve the most one can be in body, mind, and spirit. The use of Cedar and Sage in the school name pays honor to the role these items play in traditional Native American culture.
Native American Elders have long taught the importance of the cedar and sage plants in cleansing the body and spirit. They are traditionally used to cleanse one of any bad feelings, negative thoughts, bad spirits, or negative energy.
In a traditional smudging ceremony, sage smoke is used to drive out bad spirits, feelings or influences, and also to keep bad spirits from entering the area where a ceremony takes place. In Plains nations, the floor of the sweat lodge is frequently covered with sage, and participants rub the leaves on their bodies while in the sweat lodge.
Smoke from burning cedar is used to carry prayers to the Creator. Cedar is also spread along with sage on the floor of the sweat lodges of some tribes.