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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 Training Build Mental Fortitude?

Can Martial Arts Training Build Mental Fortitude?

two students training with wooden swordsIn martial arts, there is a mental state of equanimity and imperturbability that comes with experience and aids the martial artist in their training and outside personal endeavors. It doesn’t matter if you’re a kid or an adult training in martial arts, mental training is a part of what you’ll do.

This mental state is called, Fudoshin and is translated to mean immovable mind. Imagine having the mental fortitude that no matter what, there wasn’t the slightest thought that you could not succeed. You want to be in the immovable mindset to complete a difficult but clear and uncomplicated task.

Immoveable…like a mountain and peaceful like it’s streams.

In order to succeed, you need an unshakable will and that’s just what martial arts training will give you. Let’s say you want to stop snoozing your alarm in the morning. It’s not complex, all you need to do is get out of bed. It is only hard because your mind is fighting an internal battle. You can talk in your head and try to reason all you want.

But, we all know that the only solution is action!

Don’t Let Excuses Ruin Your Plan

No ExcusesHow often do you plan a laborious activity in a fit of enthusiasm, but when it gets to the moment, you start making excuses? “I’m definitely going to the gym at 6 a.m. tomorrow.” Or…

“Tomorrow morning rolls around and you lay in bed thinking, I trained hard last night so it’s probably better I rest.” You see this internal argument ends up taking long enough for your window of opportunity to pass.

Only to be replaced by something else that doesn’t serve our greater goal. We’ve all been there from time to time.

Peaceful Structure of the Mind

The idea of being unstoppable is often associated with being angry. Like those jaw-dropping moments when Thor joins the battlefield or King Leonidas rips through the Persians. However, that’s not what we are aiming for. We want to mirror their self-belief to tear through our problems and enemies, but extreme discipline and mastery of self are what is at the heart of Fudoshin.

King Leonidas holding a shieldBoth of which you’ll gain in your martial arts training, but it will take time. So be patient.

We want the sheer energy and enthusiasm but while maintaining a peaceful calm, immovable mind. Remember, Honor is woven into every aspect of Japanese martial culture.

A Lesson Taught by My Masters

The “god-like” masters of the old days whom I trained with never showed anger towards me. They moved with a majestic self-belief and, despite being 3 times my age, continually bested me again and again. Also, remember at that time I was dueling against a then 69-year-old Sensei, who grinned and often giggled at my struggle to keep up. He used to look at me and ask, “Am I the old man, or are you?”

Anger is the Enemy

I used to get so angry and frustrated at myself and even get lost in my lack of discipline. Sensei would always serenely throw in a few more for good measure. The lesson I learned? While anger may get you through some of your limits (sometimes), Fudoshin will take you much further in the dojo, in business, and in areas of your life.

Head instructor sitting with two senior studentsIn the alarm clock scenario, the anger comes after you need to rush to get ready. This anger only gives you negativity and does not help you to be who you want to be. On January 1st, look at how many people thought they were in Fudoshin. This time, they would complete their New Year’s Resolutions, no matter what. Unfortunately, it’s all too easy to fall out of this state of mind. And many will never act on their resolutions.

True Fudoshin is an irresistible will to reach our target that will bulldoze through any distraction, whether internal or external.

To learn more about the other benefits of martial arts for adults click HERE!

In Oneness,
Kaiso

Kaiso Dedeuc

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