About Us

Countryside Arts School of Traditional Studies

      Located in Belvidere Illinois

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. Specializing in  Southern Praying Mantis,  Riley also has supplemental training in; Yang style Tai Chi Chuan, Taoist Yoga, Iron Lohan, and Pak Mei Martial Arts…among other interests.




Everyone knows the use of the useful, but no one knows the use of the useless.