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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
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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
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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.

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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
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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
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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 Teaches You to Win

Martial arts teaches you to win but what does it mean to “win”?

Orange SpiralTakashi Soke said, “to soak in with my opponent, to become one, that is the way to victory. When the energy from my opponent and my own join, when they become one, the struggle has ended.”

Winning is much more than just “overtaking” your opponent. Sure martial arts can teach you to win but there is a level of sophistication to it. When we are in competition with others then of course winning is the objective but how do you do that? Is winning everything?

In order to understand what Takashi Soke was saying above you must first be able to think beyond the simple way of winning and losing. I want you to challenge yourself to move beyond the elementary understanding of winning and losing.

Obtaining true victory is much higher than simply winning. How does one even define winning? How do you define winning?

A True Understanding of Victory

Kaiso throwing his studentOften, we speak about blending with our opponent’s attack. We talk about connection, and connecting through the center. I’m not a big fan of using the word “blending” but for now, that’s the term we’ll use. (In another article I discuss why which I’ll link to below as a supplemental reading).

But what does that really mean? Is it simply a mechanical function?

If it remains a simple mechanical function then it is sterile. Devoid of spirit and life. This would be contrary to the philosophy of martial study and any understanding of this year’s theme of Intent. In Takashi’s own words he spoke of blending with an opponent’s energy.

As you can see there are many layers to this idea. In martial arts training, the simple act of punching and kicking is but a small portion of what we do…but I digress.

So what is Takashi talking about? and what is energy?

Using Your Opponents Energy

Sensei throwing a student on the beachEnergy is produced by the force of the attack. Whatever form that attack may take. It is a result of physical action, and mental and emotional intent or substance. The energy of your opponent, plus your reaction to this energy becomes quite the dynamic concoction that can’t be ignored.

When “blending” with the opponent’s energy we must be able to become one both physically and mentally. The mental aspect of this is often overlooked in other martial systems.

At the Budo Shingikan, our goal has and always will be to develop the complete martial artist. Both physically and mentally so that they can adapt to whatever stimulus they are presented with.

We often train the physical aspects of dealing with and blending with an attack with great proficiency. Where others often omit the internal aspects for lack of understanding them, we do not. Therein lies the difference.

What is the Study of Life and Death?

Shimabukuru Hanshi spoke of this. In the study of the sword, he said that “Our study is the study of life and death.” To an untrained person that may seem like a morbid thing to hear. So allow me to explain.

It is a difficult concept to teach and explore in the safety and serenity of the dojo.

martial artist pulling out swordBut what Shimabukuru Hanshi was articulating was, in standing with true budo philosophy, to have technique without spirit, without intentionality, without meaning, is to have blind devotion to the systematic uselessness of movements that lead nowhere (death).

To blend with my opponent is more than a simple mechanical function. It is a living and dynamic event in which I blend with my opponent on every level. And in so doing, the path to victory is revealed.

For my students: What is Musubi? What is Awase? How are these things alike, and how are they different?

For others reading this, I hope you get a better idea as to what Budo Shingikan Dojo is about. As you can see we’re more than just self-defense in the physical sense. We also prepare the mind for anything that may come your way. Whether it’s an assailant, a tough life challenge, or an obstacle of some other kind.

We want you to be able to become one with your “opponent”.

The study of martial arts is a long and wonderful journey with many benefits to the practitioner. Come join us!

In Oneness,

Kaiso

Kaiso Dedeuc