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Stephanie Anne Sullivan Cook reviewed The Budo Shingikan School
5
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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
5
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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
via Facebook

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 with Bullying?

Can Martial Arts Help with Bullying?

a sad little boy hugging is motherOne of the biggest reasons parents bring their child to us, Martial Arts Mesa, is because their child is either already being bullied or there have been issues of other kids being bullied and the parents are being proactive in getting their child martial arts lessons.

My Child is Currently Being Bullied

Let’s discuss the first category of a parent who brings their child to us. The ones who have a child being bullied already and they have no other place to turn. This is the first scenario we encounter at the dojo. Many times a mom is feeling hopeless and has exhausted all her resources to rectify the bullying issue her child is going through.

girl covering her face because kids are bullying herIn this scenario, the child isn’t outwardly expressing any real issues and school work is not suffering but they are starting to get frustrated to the point that they want mom or dad to step. Sometimes the schools do absolutely nothing and now you are faced with having to take matters into your own hands. So you reach out to us.

The scenario I just described is a common one but now let’s talk about a different occurrence. Your child has been bullied for a while now, you had no idea but you noticed your child’s schoolwork is suffering, they don’t want to get up for school, they seem more reserved than normal, and they don’t want to be social.

This is a very dangerous situation to be in because it can lead to horrific endings which we all have read about in the newspapers.

Just know that it’s not too late to bring your child to us if this is the case. The dojo will eventually become your child’s sanctuary and a place to get guidance, skills, and support. It’s like a second family. So regardless of which scenario you find yourself in you’ll want to reach out to a martial arts school to see if their program has what you are looking for in a bully prevention program.

Do martial arts promote violence?

boying choking another boy from behind in the school busA common question we get is, “Well don’t martial arts promote violence?”. To the untrained eye, yes…it may seem that way but I assure you that at The Budo Shingikan Dojo, we have a Kids Martial Arts Success program built on character development, respect, discipline, and courtesy.

We teach our students that using their martial arts skills should be a last resort but IS very much an option when it comes to defending yourself. They learn the right way to defend themselves and others. They understand that nobody has the right to hit, abuse, or touch them. Their body is just that…their body, and nobody else’s.

How can martial arts help with bullying?

kids standing back to back smiling with confidenceWhether a child is currently being bullied or you’re being proactive, they will learn how to carry themselves in such a way that they do not look like a victim. That’s what a bully wants, an easy target. Over time your child will build unshakable confidence through the drills, challenges, and obstacles they’ll have to overcome.

Not only will they train their physical endurance to perform techniques but they’ll build mental endurance as well which will give them a strong will, discipline, and resilience among other things. When a child walks with confidence everyone notices, even the bully.

Your child will learn how to assert themselves safely and confidently that will shut down most attempts at bullying before it becomes a physical issue.

Will my kid become a bully?

On the contrary! Many parents notice that after a while of training martial arts that their kid tends to stand up for those who can’t stand up for themselves. This is another talking point we have with our students.

boy holding a paper heart over his chestIt’s important for them to understand what it means to have empathy and compassion. This leads to a kind heart but not in such a way that they are a pushover. There is a saying, “It’s better to be a warrior in a garden than to be a gardener in a war.” Bullying of any kind isn’t tolerated at The Budo Shingikan Dojo and they all know that.

We also have graduate programs for our most senior students as well which become one of the many goals the kids have. It’s really quite the environment. Martial arts helps prevent bullying, it doesn’t create bullies. If you have a child experiencing bullying then please reach out to us. Let us help.

In Oneness,

Kaiso

Kaiso Dedeuc