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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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Can Martial Arts Help Overcome Fear?

Can Martial Arts Help Overcome Fear?

Woman biting her fist from fear and anxietyThe short answer to that question is YES. Martial arts can help you overcome your fears but there’s a lot more that needs to be discussed.

The feeling of fear is a very real emotion and when acknowledged can be manipulated, controlled, and used to your advantage. In this article, I’ll be discussing fear from many different angles with the goal of helping you better understand it and how you can eventually overcome your fear.

We’ll also discuss how martial arts can help you overcome your fear and how rewarding such an endeavor can be to your life and to the lives of those around you.

What is Fear?

So what is fear anyway? There are many articles and books written on this subject and I’d like to give you my take on the idea of fear. Real, heart-wrenching, nerve shaking, blood stopping fear is a very real emotion. One that I hope people don’t experience often BUT…it is a part of living on this planet and the best way for me to help you is for you to understand that fear is energy.

 A dark hall way with the words, what is fear?

It’s an energy that flows through us but is influenced by external forces. A bear running at you, climbing a tall ladder, being confronted in a dark alley, or standing up in front of a crowd to give a speech. It’s all energy and not all those examples are equal and thus have varying degrees of energy output.

I think we would agree that being chased by a bear and giving a speech are not the same thing. Sure, for some it may ‘feel’ like it is but it’s not. Most, actually feel this fearful energy when they are getting ready to start a martial arts program. I get it. I’ve been there once before. A new environment, new people, you don’t know anything…wow, talk about being out of your comfort zone. Again, it’s energy. And it’s the first step to overcoming fear. Understand that what you are feeling is the energy that already exists within you.

Fear is a Great Illusionist

Quote by Lao Tzu - There is no illusion greater than fear. Wait, isn’t that contradictory to fear being “very real”? One may think so but allow me to explain. Remember my comparison of the bear and the speech? Well, one is “real” fear and the other is the illusion of fear. Giving a speech may seem like it’s fear but it’s not life-threatening, you’re not in danger, and you’re not in the presence of evil doings. I’ll get to that more later.

You see. In the case of giving a speech or even doing a martial arts class for the first time, it’s very much like the person performing the card trick. Sure the cards are real, the magician is real, the audience is real, and his story is real…but what you are experiencing as “magic” is an illusion, a trick.

When you are feeling this fearful energy, because you are outside of your comfort zone, the NEW experience is actually presenting the illusion of fear to you. Your mind has been tricked. Because of this illusion, you have created all sorts of stories and side missions as to how it will all play out and you haven’t even played the game yet.

Fear Can Save You

Above I mentioned the bear and how that is a true feeling a fear. Let’s dig a little deeper into that for a moment. When you are faced with life-threatening danger, being chased by an angry momma bear – for example, is going to prompt you to respond and more than likely it’s going to be one of three responses. Fight, Flight, or Freeze.

Colorful image with the words My Friend FearNow against a bear…you’ll probably lose that fight for sure. Could you flee? Sure, there have been many stories where people have successfully avoided such an encounter. What about freezing? In the case of the bear…it depends on many factors but freezing could also save your life. Oddly enough.

My point in this is to illustrate that ‘fear’ can and will save your life. It’s a primal response to danger and thus, fear is your friend. It’s your alarm clock so-to-speak. That inner voice that is telling you something is about to go dangerously wrong…let’s avoid it at all cost. Which means it’s probably a good idea to listen to that little voice or gut feeling. Remember, we’re talking about life-threatening danger here…not having your pants fall down in front of a crowd of people giving a speech (though that would not be good either).

How Can You Overcome Fear?

The best way to overcome your fears (non life-threatening illusions) is to embrace this energy. What I mean is stop running away from the things, situations, and circumstances, that cause this “fear”. Chances are you’re still operating within your comfort zone.

A man jumping into the ocean off a cliffBob Proctor, a famous personal development guru, calls this the “terror barrier” and it most certainly can feel like that. At times it can feel like a giant wall is placed in front of us and is keeping us from taking that chance and putting ourselves out there. This is one of the great things about martial arts training.

If you remember, in martial arts, like most things – everyone had to start somewhere. In the case of martial art training, everyone started off with a white belt. A person doesn’t just show up knowing everything. If that were the case we’d live in a very boring world where, thinking, trying, and overcoming wouldn’t be a thing. There would be nothing to achieve if you knew everything.

Once you realize everyone had the same starting point this can help lower the illusion of fear and once you change the narrative you can now focus on making small promises to yourself. Taking one small step at a time and accomplishing one small goal at a time is a sure-fire way to get over your fears. Just don’t be so hard on yourself if you’re having trouble.

The amazing thing about Budo Shingikan is that you’re not alone. You have an entire community of other people, just like you, overcoming challenges and wanting to make improvements in their life.

You’re not alone. Come join us and let’s work through your journey together.

In Oneness,

Kaiso

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