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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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The Warrior’s Meaning of Integrity

The Warrior’s Meaning of Integrity

What Exactly IS Integrity?

what is integrityIntegrity, these days, seems to be somewhat of a tricky word that has become hard to truly understand over time. When we think of a person we hold in high regard or respect we tend to think of words like honesty and character. However, these words and this idea often cloud the definition of integrity making giving it a vague description at best. We talk about it, but we have some difficulty trying to define it, and applying it holistically as a Warrior is impossible if it’s a concept that not fully comprehended.

Nevertheless, that’s what we’re here for! Integrity is a powerful word from which we get many other words like integrate and integral.

It describes two or more things merged together to create a more stable whole. In metals, for example, two or more can be joined together to create much stronger compounds as determined by their strength and stability. Iron is unstable. Steel, however, which is a compound of iron, carbon, and several alloys, is iron-made stronger and more flexible as a result. So strong that it’s able to sustain the long-term reliability of high-rise buildings for many years. On the other hand, when alloyed metals degrade they are referred to as losing integrity; and, as such, the metal disintegrates.

Integrity is a Virtue

integrity is a virtureIntegrity for humans is the same. It’s not a “behavior” as much as a combination of things. As we experience life we learn and develop beliefs and values. When we take action in line with those beliefs and values, we are acting with integrity. Honesty is the behavior of telling the truth; integrity is the union of our belief (that honesty is the best practice) combined with our outward action (of actually telling the truth).

Say What You Mean, and Mean What You Say!

martial arts integritySometime in the 1950s to 1960’s a popular saying among parents was, “do as I say, not as I do.” During this period, adults began to behave in scandalous ways in front of their children in a desire to freely express themselves. Free expression was the mantra of those decades. An observant child would notice that she/he was taught to turn the other cheek on Sunday, although dad got into bar fights almost every Saturday night. The ideas of virtue started to become an incongruent message from one generation to the next.

As a leader, one must adhere to the rules they teach others. You must subscribe to your own lessons. “Say what you mean, and mean what you say!”

Be An Example for Others to Follow

If you are going to model integrity for your students, and others under your leadership, then you must “walk the walk.” Be an illustration to them that living an integrated life is a healthy choice.

live with integrityI once had a student ask one of our front desk team if they could wear socks on the mat, and without a pause, Renshi Ross jumped into the conversation and asked the student if they had ever witnessed Kaiso wearing socks on the mat? The point is that our leaders talk the talk and walk the walk. If you have witnessed them doing it on or off the mat, why do you think the rules would be different for you. You teach your students to live with integrity by the way you live your life.

If you want to teach others to respect their bodies, you must exhibit integrity by showing respect for yours. Whether we’re talking about healthy habits like making choices about smoking, drinking, body composition, and not respecting a diet it’s all the same as personifying the ideals of always being honest, you must exhibit integrity by always being honest with them and those around you. And, on and on it goes.

Consider how you live your life. Are you living a life with your actions integrated with your values and beliefs? If so, you are living with integrity. If not, you can begin now. Become the model you want others to subscribe to. Living with integrity every day.

Maintain Your Integrity

bushin ryuIn conclusion being a Yudansha (black belt level student), or being a fully licensed Sensei (teacher), or simply being a Senpai student to a Kohai, you must embody these values. In life, it’s easy to sometimes justify or reason yourself into being correct. In Waza (technique) you cannot lie to yourself. If the integrity of your structure is compromised you will see what is compromised exactly. Which makes the metaphor so valuable.

As you learn to be honest with Waza and look for the parts that fail, you in turn can use this same self-reflection to look at what part of integrity as a virtue, you’re failing at. Instead of easily covering it up, a Warrior stares it in the face, accepts the truth as it is, and starts on the correction process.

In Bushin Ryu you will not have success until you accept your duty to yourself and grow to the point in which being self-aware is an automated process. No assigning blame, or reason it away. A true Warrior moves a spotlight onto the weakness and immediately goes to work so that their character is as strong as their technique and martial power.

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