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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
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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Will Martial Arts Teach My Child to be Violent?

Will Martial Arts Teach My Child to be Violent?

This question isn’t all that bad and in fact, I love it when a parent asks me if martial arts will make their child violent because it gives me an opportunity to educate them on all the amazing and wonderful benefits of kids learning martial arts.

Now, I’m not all that surprised at the question. I mean with the rise of violent games, violent shows and movies, and the UFC (which at times can get bloody) it’s no wonder that parents who are not fans of those things may have some apprehension about getting their child involved in martial arts.

5 Character Traits Martial Arts Reinforces

Respect is probably the most common thing people think of when they think of martial arts. They picture the old kung-fu movies where the student is showing respect and loyalty to his master, his teacher, and yes – as true as this depiction is the idea of respect goes much deeper.

When we discuss respect in our kids’ martial arts classes, we’re not just talking about showing respect in the dojo (our school), but we also discuss how important it is to show respect to your peers and elders outside of the dojo and out in your everyday world.

But, there is an aspect of respect that most don’t think about that is very much a part of what we teach and that is – self-respect. Our goal is to have all the kids have a healthy level of self-respect that leads to confidence which I’ll talk about later. This is a very important part of a child’s mindset.

So, as you can see, this one character trait alone is enough to keep kids from ever becoming violent because of their training.

Kindness Doesn’t Mean Weakness

One of the core character traits that we teach in our kids’ character development curriculum is kindness. Some may think of kindness as a bit like weakness but on the contrary. If anything it shows a tremendous sign of patience and consideration towards others.

When you’re kind to another person it just feels good. However, we teach our kids to never expect anything in return and that an act of kindness should be genuine and come from the heart. When they are able to think of kindness in this way they are also practicing the ability to be self-aware. Aware of their environment, of others, of their own feelings, and the feelings of others. Which in turn leads me to the third character trait…empathy.

Empathy, Can You Feel It?

It’s nearly impossible to not mention empathy along with kindness. The two go hand in hand in my opinion. But empathy is a very powerful character trait that greatly utilizes an individual’s ability to be fully locked into their own awareness and ability to feel what another person is feeling or understand what they are feeling.

Empathy seems almost like a lost character trait among people in general. Not only kids but adults as well. Empathy is so important that we feel it’s at the foundation of making the world around us a little better to live in. That why we stress it so much.

Again, with the combination of the first three traits, it’s pretty much a no-brainer that martial arts doesn’t create a more violent child but rather creates a more caring child.

To Be Honorable

Honor is another trait you’ll oftentimes see associated with martial arts but in this particular case, I mean it as in the following: a keen sense of ethical conduct: INTEGRITY.

When you read that definition you can see how it complements the others quite well.  It’s like taking your integrity up a few notches and when you have that “keen sense” of ethical conduct you will act according to your moral compass.  There’s not much that needs to be said after this one but we are going to go into our last character trait that makes it near impossible for any child to become “violent” from learning martial arts.

Where is Confidence Going to Get You?

Our last character trait that I’d like to discuss is, confidence.  Now, you’re probably thinking, “how does this keep a child from becoming violent?”.  Allow me to explain. Most people, including kids, when they reach a level of confidence in themselves and their abilities to handle certain stressful or dangerous situations there is no need for them to randomly demonstrate their “superior” abilities over another person.

It literally has no purpose and is not rooted in the other character traits that truly make one a complete martial artist and protector.  You see, people don’t get into martial arts to hurt others, they do it to improve themselves and eventually learn to help others in need.

That’s the goal.

I hope I have dispelled this belief that martial arts can make a child violent.  Because when you’re in the right program, with the right instructors, and the right community…it’s a near impossibility.

If you want to give your child the opportunity to learn and become the best version of themselves then click that red button at the top of the page to get started.

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