About Us

Countryside Arts School of Traditional Studies

School of traditional Studies            Located in Belvidere Illinois

MISSION STATEMENT: Our goal at Countryside Arts is to encourage the community’s health and wellness by heightening the personal awareness and self-assurance of the individual. This is done through the training methods of traditional martial arts.

Providing small group instruction

Self Protection. Martial Fitness. Personal Wellness.


All for use. Nothing for show.

The head instructor teaching martial skill in Belvidere, Illinois is Riley J Boyer, Sifu. He began his hands on study of Southern Shaolin Kung Fu circa 1995. While specializing in  Southern Praying Mantis,  Sifu Riley also has supplemental training in Yang style Tai Chi Chuan, Taoist Yoga, Iron Lohan, and Pak Mei Martial Arts, among other interests.




Hand to hand-heart to heart. If you don’t come I won’t start.
If you strike first, I will hit first.
Once I’ve begun I will not stop until it’s done.