The Power of Choice

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The Power of Choice

Bushido

Very often we hear the words, “I can’t.” Or, “I don’t know if I can?” if we listen closely, we will our own voices say these words.
More often then not, we stack the deck against ourselves. We see situations and color them with our own brush. And we often color them with limitations.
This is ...

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Martial Arts Mesa AZ Benefits

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The Benefits of Martial Arts Mesa AZ

Martial Arts Mesa AZ

There are many benefits to having a regular practice involving fitness and discipline, such as meditation, yoga, regular gym training, and especially martial arts. In the case of martial arts mesa az benefits, we can observe a very specific and well-rounded health and fitness practice.

PHYSICAL FITNESS

One of the many reasons that people ...

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Why Bushin Ryu

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So Why Bushin Ryu? Part I

Bushin Ryu Aiki Bujutsu

 

As I have traveled this world in a variety of places, diverse parts of the country, and dissimilar regions, I have come across different sets of martial arts systems, styles, and forms.  During that time, I also encountered various forms of conflict, both physical and psychological.  Throughout ...

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Martial Arts Rank

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Martial Arts Rank

and Politics

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The truth about martial arts rank! There is an old Zen proverb that says, “Before enlightenment, chop wood and carry water, after enlightenment, chop wood and carry water.” This can be interpreted to mean that one should have a goal to be constantly striving toward, however, not being concentrated so much on the goal that you forget the path. Enjoy the journey of ...

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Martial Arts Apache Junction

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Martial Arts Apache Junction

The warrior arts that forms the basis of our training, Bushin Ryu Aiki Bujutsu – Martial Arts Apache Junction, comes from the martial arts style of the nobles of the Japanese Feudal Era. It can be effectively utilized by people of many different body types and physical abilities, as it emphasizes relaxation, soft and internal power, over merely brute strength.

Considering it’s physical characteristics as a martial art, Bushin Ryu is commonly described as a soft ...

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Analysis is Paralysis (Part 2)

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“Analysis is Paralysis” Part II

Martial Arts Philosophy

As I wrote about in a previous blog entry, Bushin Ryu students should strive to train with the concept of shugyō, which focuses on the everyday struggle within our training.  One must remain focused on training in our attempts to improve ourselves rather than surrendering to the problem.  The trait of shugyō should be fostered within the self as we work ...

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Analysis is Paralysis (Part 1)

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“Analysis is Paralysis” Part I

 

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As we pursue our training in Bushin Ryu, each and every student encounters their difficulties with technique.  Some of these things may be universal issues that most students share at one point or another.  One easy example is doing rolls and other basic forms of ukemi.  All students have similar problems when learning how to roll properly.  ...

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The Bushin Ryu Story (Part 2) – Social Skills

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The Bushin Ryu Story – Part 2

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Social Skills of the Martial Artist

In part two let’s review the critical social skills of the Bushin Ryu practitioner. As an inheritor of the system and member of a community of students who wish to participate in the Bushin Ryu experience, development as a social person is essential. So let’s take ...

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