Motivation

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Martial Arts Motivation

The keys to success!

Everybody has his or her own brand of self-encouragement and determination. Each of us is motivated a little differently.

During a recent seminar I taught out of State, I discussed the six types of motivation. I spoke about this topic because knowing which type of motivation best compels you can be a really important factor in achieving your martial arts goals. It went over so well that I thought I ...

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Bushin Ryu Aiki Bujutsu Honorifics

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Bushin Ryu Aiki Bujutsu Honorifics and Titles

 

Japanese Martial Arts Employs Different Titles And Honorifics 

 

Within the Japanese martial arts one can see a variety of titles used for both different ranks and for other purposes, in fact with so many foreign terms to the average westerner it may seem a bit confusing. So, let’s get to the bottom of this shall we! For the purpose of this blog we are going to discuss the titles and honorifics used with ...

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Kyoshi Dave Kovar

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Kyoshi Dave Kovar

Dave KovarThe Mentor Series – Part 1

I decided to write the “Mentor Series” with the intention of giving thanks to the teachers and mentors I have had in my life whom have made a serious impact on my martial arts training and the overwhelming success in my martial arts schools.

For Part 1 of the mentor series I would like to go back to where it ...

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Martial Art Student Selection Process

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Martial Art Student Selection

The Budo Shingikan is the Honbu or “Headquarter” School within the Bushin Ryu Aiki Bujutsu Martial System.  In accordance with the Mission, Purpose and Vision of Bushin Ryu all affiliated schools have a Martial Art Student Selection Process. Our selection process is a system created to find the right students for our Schools and Programs. The best way to conceptualize this process is to first understand that the Dojo is a School of Higher learning ...

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What is Bushin Ryu Aiki Bujutsu?

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Bushin Ryu Aiki Bujutsu, What is it?

Bushin Ryu Aiki Bujutsu

Bushin Ryu Aiki Bujutsu is a complete and comprehensive Martial System comprised of several Japanese martial arts studied by Kaiso D’Antonoli. Most commonly understood as Samurai Bujutsu or warring skills of the Japanese warrior caste. Our studies within Bushin Ryu Aiki Bujutsu cover Koppojutsu (striking), Jujutsu and Taiho Jutsu (grappling), Aiki no ...

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May Newsletter

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May Newsletter

“Learning a martial art is a wonderful experience. And, like any new thing, deciding to take the first step (and not just thinking about doing it) is the hardest. In martial arts, especially, I have found that many people like a certain art, but instead of actually learning it, they are content just watching and reading about it. Why is this so? I believe it is such a wasted opportunity when a person finds something they are really interested ...

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Modern Samurai

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Modern Samurai & Bushido

modern samurai

We often talk about our martial system in terms of the Samurai and place a great deal of historical research on the “why” of why we do the things we do. I decided to write this article because having been, and continuing to be, a part of the greater martial arts world, I see a vast amount ...

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Commitment

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Commitment

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy and the chance to draw back. That always leads to ineffectiveness. Think about this statement. Today I want us to look at commitment in a new, more definitive light.

I think there are many historical lessons we can look at to gain insight on current objectives. For this lesson I believe the story of Hernando Cortes would be quite appropriate. Hernando Cortes was a Conquistador who was tasked with conquering the central corridor ...

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