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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
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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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Martial Arts for Men Over 40 – The Cold Hard Truth

Martial Arts for Men Over 40 – The Cold Hard Truth

aikido student kneeling watching two students practicingLet me guess, you just turned 40, and that “mid-life crisis” mindset is creeping in. I know many men who have experienced the dreaded mid-life crisis thing and yes, it’s a real thing. No, it doesn’t last forever but, if you think joining a martial arts program is going to make you feel youthful again then you may be in for a surprise.

I’m not quite 40 but I can tell you from experience, as a martial arts instructor, what I’ve seen over the years with older men and martial arts. The following article will outline for you what to expect from training and what not to expect.

Hint, it’s not what you think (ok, maybe a little).

Is Martial Arts for Men Over 40?

This is a question that comes up more times than you would think. Why? Because older men tend to think that they can’t do something as active as martial arts. Though that may be true if they were going to try and compete as a combat athlete it’s still not the right mindset to adopt when considering martial arts training.

The short answer to the question above is most certainly a YES. However, there are some things we need to address before you get all Chuck Norris on me.

Should You Get a Physical Before Training in Martial Arts?

doctor giving a thumbs up for a check up

Well, that all depends and I’m no doctor but I would suggest it if you have noticed any changes in your body. Only you can tell if something is not right. However, if you have been living a relatively healthy lifestyle and not abusing your body with bad sleep, poor eating, smoking, and excessive drinking then you’ll probably be ok.

The great thing about joining a martial art program is that even if you’re out of shape this new healthy life choice can definitely help get you back on track to caring for your body. It’s no mystery that regular stretching and exercising is good for you and good for that ticker in your chest so you may as well consider learning a new skill that is both good for you and good for others.

What Can You Expect When You Join a Martial Arts Program?

I’m not sure about other schools but one thing you can expect right away is a welcoming and supportive community. Our students know what it’s like to be a beginner, and they are eager to help new students become acclimated to a new environment. We actually have an orientation class for new members so they understand the rules and etiquette of the dojo as well as what to expect from classes.

One thing is for sure, at The Budo Shingikan Dojo, it’s not Fight Club. We are focused on self-defense and self-improvement which, we find, is exactly what most people are looking for. The goal is to train the mind, body, and warrior spirit as one. Thus, studying the martial philosophy of previous masters is a big part of our curriculum.

The next thing you can expect from training in martial arts is the improved coordination, balance, and flexibility you will gain. This is probably the first immediate and noticeable improvement and at 40+ years of age, is important to living a pain-free life.

What are Some Mistakes 40-Year-Olds Make When Starting Martial Arts?

two male aikido students training togetherProbably the biggest mistake 40-year-old men make when starting martial arts is that they think they are 25 years old. You may think you’re 25 in your mind but I assure you that body of yours isn’t. All this means is that you will need to be very self-aware of how you feel and “listen” to what your body is telling you.

Most men find this difficult because their ego gets in the way and it’s almost as if they have something to prove. Believe me, nobody is impressed with ego and especially so if it gets you hurt. Besides, it’s way more fun to enjoy the martial arts journey with little to no injuries or boo-boos as possible.

Oh, and yes, you will get hurt. You will walk away with soreness, bumps, and bruises. That comes with the territory but if you rest up and heed our advice you will be just fine.

I will say the benefits to men over 40 training in martial arts far outweigh the risks. It’s a rewarding lifestyle and one that we promote often to older adults.

If you’re ready to give it a try, then click that button at the top of the page to get started on our 6-Week Introductory Program.

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