To Talk or Not to Talk – A lesson in Traditional Martial Arts

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To Talk or Not to Talk…

 

A lesson in Dojo Etiquette

Dojo Etiquette

It’s so tempting to stop and talk, isn’t it?  When you are working on a technique and your partner is making what you consider to be a mistake, or perhaps you are having the difficulty and can’t seem to replicate what you think you saw Kaiso do. What should you do?

Our usual solution is to stop and have ...

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Bushin Ryu Training and the Process of Letting Go

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Bushin Ryu Training and the Process of Letting Go

 

“Thus, the aim of practice is not to develop an attitude which allows a person to acquire a state of harmony and peace wherein nothing can ever trouble him/her. On the contrary, … it should enable him/her to dare to let go futile hankering after harmony, sure ease of pain, and a comfortable life in order that he/she may discover, in doing battle with the forces that oppose him/her, that ...

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Prioritize your Training as a Martial Artist

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How do I maximize my training time?

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A student asked about the best practices for maximizing their training. This is more a question of student mindset than it is of technique or physical “drills”. The reason is that most people simply go through the motions of participating in class. They are not fully present mentally or 100% ...

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Martial Arts Training Mesa Arizona

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What is Reishiki?

The Importance of Martial Arts Training

And Dojo Etiquette

Martial Arts Training Mesa Arizona Budo Shingikan Dojo

Martial Arts Training Mesa Arizona  Budo Shingikan Dojo starts with Reishiki. Reishiki is a Code of Etiquette.  The word Reishiki comes from two Japanese characters.  The first is “REI” which has many definitions:  bow, salutation, salute, courtesy, propriety, ceremony, gratitude, and appreciation.  The second, “SHIKI” is defined as: ceremony, rite, or function.  These terms when combined translate ...

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Martial Training and Formality

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What’s the Deal with Martial Training and Formality?

It’s only natural to wonder why, at the Budo Shingikan, we incorporate so many bows and other formal rituals into our martial training environment. After all, we live in America and not Japan, and certainly most of us did not grow up bowing to one another or listening to instruction from one knee. The first and most obvious reason we do these things in martial training is to show respect and ...

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