Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Your Second Martial Arts Lesson


Your second martial arts lesson?

After learning how to walk, we learn how to get out of the way.

A simple drill that scales over time and with experience.

Standing across from your training partner, they throw a punch…

…and using taihenjutsu you get out of the way.

That’s it, no martial arts strikes, counters, or takedowns.

Just get out of the way.

The lesson?

Kukan- space.

Something is entering your space through distance and timing.

You take yourself, the space you occupy and get out of the way, putting yourself in a safe place where a second or third strike can’t be thrown.

Training the body, of which the mind is a part, that when something enters your space, get out of the way an avoid it.

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Located in Westchester New York, the Bujinkan Shinmyoken Dojo is a martial arts training group founded in 2005 with the aim of coming together as martial arts friends to study the Japanese martial art of Masaaki Hatsumi through the lessons of the Bujinkan dojo.

As friends (buyu) we come together to grow, learn, and share our individual potential in this wonderful martial art.

Questions, comments, feedback, and inquiries may be emailed to the group here: BujinkanShinmyoken@gmail.com.