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Stephanie Anne Sullivan Cook reviewed The Budo Shingikan School
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Kickboxing classes are high energy, fun and the time flies by! Instructors are very motivated and the entire class is fueled by positive energy and encouragement. If you're considering it, give it a try! You won't regret you did.

Allen Gower II reviewed The Budo Shingikan School
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This place is spectacular! So many good things about this Martial Arts Dojo! The staff is friendly and welcoming. They treat you like your one of the family, from the moment you walk in the door. All of the instructors are helpful and knowledgeable. Even the students that train are welcoming! They have one of the most flexible schedules around. If I could give more than 5 stars I would! You have to come check this place out!

Ashlie Elizabeth Hagan reviewed The Budo Shingikan School
5
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I've been attending Budo Shingikan Dojo for a little over 2 months now and I absolutely love it! Its my home away from home, my happy place! All of the members make you feel so welcomed and help you so much to make sure you fully understand each thing we are working on. Before starting this program I was very hyper-active and didn't necessarily know how to control my anxiety, with the help of all the members here I am able to focus a lot more, and keep my emotions completely level. I still have a lot to learn and I cannot wait to continue a wonderful journey with these amazing people!

Bruce Renshi Ross reviewed The Budo Shingikan School
5
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This Martial Arts Dojo rocks! I love Kaiso D'Antonoli and all the other students. Budo Shingikan is a great place to learn Martial Arts, and a community of awesome people (of all ages and backgrounds). Thanks to Budo Shingikan, both my body and mind are incredibly stronger. What I learn at the Dojo has positive impacts in every aspect of my life. Kaiso D'Antonoli is an amazing instructor who knows how to nurture the most skilled martial artist and absolute beginners who never threw a punch or a kick in their entire life. He is able to help transform his students into a balanced confident human being who not only know how to defend themselves and others, but brings balance in their lives. And the learning never stops as you go up in rank. You just keep peeling away the layers. Honestly, you have to try it for yourself!

My biggest issue right now is trying to figure out which classes to attend. I just don’t want to miss anything.

I am very excited to continue training and to grow my skills under the tutelage of Kaiso D'Antonoli.

For anyone who feels lost, for anyone who wants to feel safer walking down the street, or for anyone who is looking to challenge themselves, or get back into shape, I can't recommend Budo Shingikan more.

Grant M Eisel reviewed The Budo Shingikan School
5
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The staff and instructors are wonderful. They help the kids when they struggle and provide a support base for them to grow up in an environment with lots of confidence. Ours sons favorite instructor is Mr Nick. When he teaches you can really see he loves what he does and the kids respond right back. The staff treat you like family and if you have any issues they are right there to help you out. This by far is the best martial arts school experience we have had.

Barbara Olsen reviewed The Budo Shingikan School
5
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Our son has been with this dojo for almost 4 years. He has learned so much, not just martial arts. He has learned respect, honor, never giving up, teamwork, as well as avoiding dangerous situations and resolving issues through communication. He has a couple of diagnosed behavior issues and participating in this program has definitely helped these issues. This is a family atmosphere and instructors as well as owners are always there to help and support.

Adriana Anzai Pettit reviewed The Budo Shingikan School
5
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I love this place! Everybody feels welcomed and the kids always have fun in their classes!
This was a great choice for my son! He is learning a lot each day and really enjoys the classes.
The owners, instructors and staff are very friendly and helpful.

Alexis Rios reviewed The Budo Shingikan School
5
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I've been practicing here for 7 months and I love it! What I love most about this place is that it's not all about kicking ass and/or winning. They teach us to listen to our bodies and always be aware of yourself and those around you. They teach us teachings that help us focus and stay flexible during training but also the same teachings can be used throughout our daily lives. It's about becoming a better version of yourself through working on yourself in the dojo and out. Excellent place, excellent people and excellent style of martial arts! I recommend this to anyone and everyone who wishes to advance their lives to a better place.

Maisabelemily Arquillano-Sirhan reviewed The Budo Shingikan School
5
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Really enjoy the instructors. They make it fun for the kids even when they are working out. Been here roughly 6 weeks, kids enjoy it very much. The staff helps out and don't hesitate to ask questions and make sure you know what is going on things go pretty quick when you first start.

Nevin J. Glinka reviewed The Budo Shingikan School
5
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This is hands down the best investment I have made into bettering myself! After having been enrolled here for almost a year, I have made many lifestyle changes that will stick for life. Here at the dojo, there is also a great sense of community, filled with wonderful people! The instructors here really do care the students. The time and dedication put into training material and all other aspects of the dojo, is absolutely inspiring. If it were any other way, I would not still be here. So, if you are thinking about trying out some awesome Japanese martial arts, do yourself a favor and give it a try. It will be a decision you will never regret!

Rachael Melendez reviewed The Budo Shingikan School
5
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I was looking for something for both my son and my daughter to stay active out of the sun this summer, but they're both so different. I found a trail offer and decided that I would sign them up to see if this would be something that they would equally enjoy. Got through the trial period. They wanted more. Everyone here is so welcoming, patient, and absolutely amazing with the kids. They motivate the kids like nothing I've seen! Very nice. Very clean. Needless to say, my kids are begging to go every day they are open and have decided that this will not be just a summer hobby!

Clint Allen Horn reviewed The Budo Shingikan School
5
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From the moment I walked in the door I felt welcomed as a part of the dojo family! The staff are awesome and the instructors are second to none in my opinion! I would recommend this school to anyone interested in bettering themselves both physically and spiritually. I am on a better path in my life thanks in part to Kaiso D'Antonoli and the Bushin Ryu Aiki Bujutsu martial arts system. Can't say enough good about this school!

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5 Health Benefits of Adult Martial Arts Classes

Top 5 Health Benefits of Adult Martial Arts Classes

Male martial artist throwing another studentWhen adults are looking for a martial arts training program they are typically trying to find a solution to a problem they are encountering. Perhaps it was a trip to the doctor’s office and they recommended martial arts for overall physical health and wellness.

Maybe your spouse has noticed that things have been a little stressful with you at work and planted the idea of finding a positive outlet like martial arts to help you deal with the stress. There are so many reasons a person will get into martial arts training and those who make the decision to get involved realized there are numerous benefits to martial arts which we will outline below.

This is by no means an exhaustive list but here are the top 5 health benefits of adult martial arts that we have encountered the most at Budo Shingikan Dojo and they are as follows:

  • Improved mental health

  • Increase in confidence

  • Improved heart health

  • Increased coordination and flexibility

  • Being able to protect themselves and those they love

Let’s look at each one in a little great detail with the goal of helping you decide if martial art training is for you. (caution: you’ll definitely want to try it by the end of this article)

Improve Your Mental Health

female martial artist sitting and smilingWhether you’re a parent, single, married with no kids, etc. You have life bringing you all kinds of obstacles and challenges. If you work, you know this also comes with a certain level of stress. Lately, many adults have had to adjust to new work environments, parenting strategies, and in many cases balancing work, parenting/or domestic responsibilities all from home (because of the coronavirus).

The mental health of adults everyone has really been declining. Adults are reporting more issues of stress, anxiety, nervousness, and depression. If these issues don’t get addressed it can have catastrophic effects on your job, relationships, and self-image.

Adults who train in our martial arts program find they are able to let go and deepen their focus on improving themselves. It’s through mindful practice and controlled breathing, which comes from a level of intention, that aids in a person to positively influence their mental health. Our approach to martial arts training is different than most.

We think of it as more of a Personal Success Program. It’s a journey, through the practice of martial arts, that leads to a better version of YOU. Reducing and even eliminating that which plague your mind, i.e. stress, anxiety, and depression.

Martial Arts Help Boost Confidence

Confident woman holding a samurai swordWhen we think of confidence and how that relates to martial arts, adults tend to think of kids doing martial arts. However, what we have found is through conversation and uncovering the purpose for a person visiting us, they are in fact lacking in self-confidence. This isn’t just an issue that children deal with.

Just look around and you’ll see so many adults who talk negatively about themselves. They walk around with their heads down. They don’t possess the confidence to even ask questions, whether it’s at work, in an academic or social setting, or even with their spouse.

There are many consequences to a lack of confidence but let’s talk about one very serious one since we’re talking about martial arts. Bad guys tend to look for easy targets when they want to victimize a person for whatever reason. They look for a person they know will not put up a fight. A person who will cower with their head down. They are looking for a person who has little to no confidence in themselves. However, if you’re a person who walks with confidence in public you have already greatly reduced your risk of becoming a victim while walking through a parking garage or parking lot.

This is what martial arts give adults. Rock-solid confidence. Confidence to ask for that raise, negotiate that deal, ask that lady out at your friend’s cocktail party, and walk with your head up high (not looking like a victim). Confidence alone is worth its weight in gold.

Improved Heart Health

Many people who come to us wanting to train in martial arts are half the time, out of shape. They can’t do more than 4 push-ups, they can’t do a few exercises without losing their breath but they don’t let those things from keeping them from trying. That’s why they started training in the first place. Let’s face it. Going to a large fitness gym can be intimidating, overwhelming, and a bit monotonous.

Our students who have been consistent in their training have reported back having improved their heart health by lowering their blood pressure, resting heart rate, and recovery time. Not only that. They don’t get “winded” near as easily when doing so sort of aerobic activity.

As we get older cardiovascular health becomes more and more important and after committing yourself to your training you tend to make better life choices to aid in your overall health and wellness.

Increased Coordination and Flexibility

As adults, maintaining/improving our coordination and flexibility is a great way to reduce our chances of injury. Have you ever been doing something at home, perhaps in the garage, and BAM! you pull a hamstring or a muscle in your lower back or something? Staying on top of your body’s ability to move easily is another huge benefit to training in the martial arts.

male martial artist doing a front kickMaintain our body’s function of movement is a great way for us to improve our quality of life. Being able to pick up and play with your kids or grandkids sure is nice. Also, if you have to grab that heavy box off the top shelf of the closet or move evasively to avoid a falling object, without pulling a muscle, sure is nice to be able to do. Our bodies, like a vehicle, need maintenance if we want it to last and function for a long time.

Learn Self-Defense

Last, but certainly not least, self-defense. This is usually pretty high on people’s list of why they want to train and is definitely a benefit to training consistently in martial arts. All of the above are related to self-defense, which I’ll address in a different article, and it’s our responsibility to have the skills and awareness to be able to protect yourself and others you care about.

The first part of being able to protect yourself is knowing how NOT to look like a victim which we covered in the first part of this article but it’s also about prevention which is where awareness comes into play. Simply being aware of your environment and avoiding risky situations is the best way to protect yourself but it’s also nice knowing you have the skills to back you up if you ever needed it.

In the end, any adult (or child) who decides to start training in martial arts has many benefits that will positively impact your life and chances are someone else is on a very similar path as you. It’s great to be surrounded by others you know will encourage and support your journey.

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In Oneness,
Kaiso

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