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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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 is More Than Punching and Kicking

Budo Shingikan Dojo Teaches MORE than Martial Arts

bushin ryu Awase is the essence of Waza & Ukemi. At the Budo Shingikan Dojo we do not teach a martial art, we teach a martial system. This, by its very nature, adds a layer of difficulty because our students are not learning a skill set, they are learning several skill sets. While sometimes this can offer frustration to the Budoka in its challenges, these exact challenges are what make Bushin Ryu Aiki Bujutsu so fun, and so rewarding.

Martial Arts Teaches You Principles

kaiso teaching martial arts principlesBushin Ryu Aiki Bujutsu is unique in that we teach you to see and understand the universal principles (the big picture) behind them which are seen throughout the entire system. One of the main principles that you do not see in modern martial arts is the principle of Awase, which can also be called the principle of Aiki.

Awase literally means to “come together”. It is spiritual in nature meaning that, coming together, is the byproduct of connection and finding the balance energetically within all things.

It cannot be stressed enough that the principle of Awase should be the goal every day in our training. It is far more important than the physical Waza in and of itself. Awase is to merge into an opponent’s attacking movement thereby taking control.

During the initial engagement, the defender is attempting to maintain a perfect balance and perfect stance, whereas the technique is designed to destroy the balance and stance of the attacker. The attacker is thereby brought under control as a byproduct of connecting to something that is structured so well.

Connecting with the Attacker

connecting with the attackerIn regards to connection, it was often said that your martial abilities have a component of using an attacker’s own power against them. Although this is not necessarily wrong, it is by far an extremely remedial view of connection. Awase is much more dynamic and layered. The Budoka is using their body movement (both internal and external movements) to merge into the attacker’s sphere of influence.

By entering in, and joining with a would-be attackers energy, coupled with understanding the physics and leverage of physical Waza, you gain a disproportionate. The advantage of understanding Awase eliminates the advantage of mere physical power, youth, or that of simply understanding physical Waza.

These advantages become irrelevant because Awase steals the balance, structure, and physical advantages that most people rely upon for victory. If the stronger warrior only uses this one thing as the advantage, what good is it if they simply cannot bring their power to bear?

Don’t Meet the Power Head On

dont meet the power head onAs an analogy to Awase, consider the ways to stop a train coming down the tracks. Standing on the tracks and trying to stop the train by physically overpowering it is not expected to work. However, running next to the train, jumping aboard, moving to the engineer’s compartment, overcoming the engineer, and applying the brakes will produce the desired result of stopping the train.

This is comparable to Awase in that no attempt is made to directly oppose power, but control is gained by merging into the power and disabling it. It also is a good analogy in terms of the fact that performing and understanding all these steps is challenging and takes a lot of hard work and dedication to understand and pull off appropriately.

All of Bushin Ryu is based on understanding these principles from the very beginning. We start this training by understanding that we all possess the “fighting mind”. Once we are no longer in denial of this fact we can then work on understanding what the fighting mind is and how it affects our actions in all aspects of life.

Once we understand the fighting mind we can then and only then have a say in choosing another reference point to work from.

Gaining Control Over the Attacker

This is done in all aspects of life but is highlighted physically when we see the technique in which Nage connects with and redirects the attack in order to “own” the line of attack. Another would be that of simply moving off the line of attack. In any case, the job of Nage is revolving around the point of conflict and is never opposing it directly.

control over the attackerMany people in the Japanese martial arts use the term, “blending with an opponent’s power”. I would rather use these words, “merging, joining, and or connecting into an opponent’s power”. I personally think that the concept of “blending” is non-descriptive and deceptively passive. “Blending” conjures up an image of tossing vegetables, fruits, etc. into a juicer/blender and turning on the switch.

After a while, the blender produces a homogeneous mass in which the individual ingredients are indistinguishable from each other. Blending would result in both people ending up in the same situation and being indistinguishable from each other. This is not what happens when applying Awase.

When Awase is applied properly it is a dynamic act resulting in the defender gaining control over the attacker and being clearly distinguished therefrom and in a place of superiority over the Tori.

The understanding of both concepts: Awase and Musubi (also Ki-Musubi) are practiced and learned on both sides of training but I personally feel an equal if not greater understanding can be learned from the act of taking Ukemi. Your Ukemi skills will never truly be adequate until you have a proficient level of mastery over Awase.

What Makes Bushin Ryu So Unique

My recommendation to those who want to be a truly great Budoka is this, the practitioner of Bushin Ryu practices more Ukemi than technique in the first several years of training (the first 5 years especially). It is always the more difficult pursuit so Deshi (students) usually wish to “pace themselves”.

what makes bushin ryu uniqueHowever, understand that if you have found an escape to not being the best Uke possible you are fooling yourself and missing out on the greatest opportunity available to study Bushin Ryu. To survive your Ukemi is not enough; your Ukemi should be flawless, and you should accept nothing less than that from yourself.

Bushin Ryu Aiki Bujutsu is unique among other Aiki and Non-Aiki related martial arts. The actual application of Awase can be extremely subtle and takes considerable training to understand and apply fully, but that is one of the things that make Bushin Ryu so fascinating to learn.

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