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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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What Makes a Black Belt?

What Makes a Black Belt?

Kaiso bowing with japanese swordMartial art movies haven’t always portrayed martial arts in the best light and of course, we know it’s not real but nevertheless, I’d like to explain one of the most important qualities of a black belt martial artist.

It’s a quality that most think of when they think of kids martial arts but it’s very much a quality that adults who begin martial arts training want to improve, for many different reasons. It may be personal or professional.  Regardless of the reason you simply can’t become a black belt without it.

Self-Discipline Defines the Black Belt

Self-Discipline Defines the Black BeltAs a martial artist this is at the core, the foundation if you will, of what truly makes a martial artist unique and most people would probably agree that this quality is up there on the list. When a person is self-disciplined they know what needs be done, and they simply do it. Without hesitation, without question, without argument, and they do it with focus.

Now contrast that with a person without self-discipline, who knows what needs to be done, but unless it’s what they want to do, they more than likely will not do it, and thus… the task never gets done.

Martial Art Training Helps Build Self-Discipline

Build Self-DisciplineIf you think about it. You can’t move from one rank to the next without being committed to your improvement. Improvement can’t happen without guidance, a plan, and accountability. Now, the accountability part, one would think comes from your instructors, and to some extent it does.

But a committed martial artist holds him or herself accountable and this commitment to themselves only gets stronger over time.

Without self-discipline, you will fail. You will not get to the next level and your shortcomings will be obvious. There is a little trick to developing self-discipline that’s more of a “reminder” to yourself to stay the course and be committed to yourself.

The Road to Self-Discipline

road to self-disciplineSelf-affirmations can be powerful and useful for many areas of your life and the successful martial artist employs them as a way to keep align the mind. Allow me to explain. One of the many things martial arts teaches is simplicity. We don’t believe in any wasted movements. Thus, we approach our commitment to ourselves in the same manner.

The concept “My Word Is Law” is probably the simplest way to help develop self-discipline. “My Word Is Law” means that no matter what, you will be fully dedicated to doing the things that you say you will do for yourself. Yes, you want to keep your word to others but this is about keeping your word to yourself. Without first developing this you can’t keep your word to anyone else.

The Secret to Keep Your Word to Yourself

keep your word to yourselfWhen using the “My Word is Law” principle, you must first only commit to the things you truly intend on doing. This is the first step in finding success in building self-discipline. This means you will be saying ‘no’ to many things. You’ll be saying no to things you would have normally said yes to in the past. For example, if you would normally have gone out with friends and stayed out late partying maybe now you pass on those invites knowing that you have one of the most important tests ahead of you that you have been prepping for, for the past couple of months.

Lastly, it’s absolutely key to follow through with whatever you commit to doing. If you use this principle, you’ll notice a substantial difference in your discipline. You notice that you are reaching more of your goals, you’ll be happier, you’ll be more satisfied with the direction your life is heading, and you’ll be proud of the work you put in to get to where you really wanted to be.

Ultimately, martial arts is about making a promise to yourself that you will put in the work to carry out whatever goals you have for your health, wellness, skill, and mindset.

Reflect on Your Accomplishments

Budo shingikan group photo of all agesSelf-discipline is something to be proud of because you can look back on all your accomplishments with a sense of pride knowing that you did everything to reach your goals. If you have children they will see this quality in you and will emulate it.

This is one of the best ways to influence people. When a martial artist demonstrates this level of self-discipline, it’s inspiring.

At the Budo Shingikan Dojo, we create an environment that helps foster the qualities of a Black Belt in our students.

If you’re ready to take your personal and professional goals to the next level then let us help you sharpen your blade of self-discipline?

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