Aikido Gilbert AZ and Bushin Ryu

Aikido Gilbert AZ appeals to many as an elegant "non-violent" martial art. But what does this mean and how does it really differ from Bushin Ryu Aiki Bujutsu?

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Aikido Gilbert AZ and Bushin Ryu differences - Aikido, while a 20th century creation, is rooted firmly in centuries-old, classical Jiu-Jitsu. Because of this, there is nothing inherently "non-violent" about Aikido, anymore than there is about Jiu-Jitsu itself. The key difference is in mindset. It is here where we find the difference between the early and modern practice of Aikido, and where Bushin Ryu parts ways with modern Aikido.

The fact is, many modern practitioners of Aikido have chosen to believe that conflict involving physical violence is unacceptable REGARDLESS of the circumstances. They believe that it is ALWAYS possible to avoid any such unpleasantness.

This is inconsistent with earlier practice of Aikido, where physical conflict was seen as something that exists in reality and therefore should be prepared for. A martial arts student must acknowledge that conflict can and does happen. While we all hope to avoid such confrontations, it is foolish and irresponsible of us to pretend that they do not occur.

It is not our intent here to change any opinions about the modern practice of Aikido. The point instead is that Bushin Ryu incorporates many of the most effective aspects of Aikido technique and training without sacrificing the effectiveness of the system for self-defense.

Bushing Ryu Aiki Bujutsu is focused on having the tools of self-defense in the hope of not needing them rather than the alternative. Conflict resolution is the prime philosophical viewpoint within Bushin Ryu and this comes in many forms. As the student travels along this path the tools for greater and deeper self-development start to unfold and this is what makes it as magical as the art of Aikido, but with an edge useful for tools of personal protection.
If you like Aikido, you'll love Bushin Ryu Aiki Bujutsu