Martial Arts & Weight Lifting

As a student of the martial arts should you be lifting weights as part of your training?

Do you need to life weights to study the martial arts?


As a martial arts enthusiast we don’t want to make the mistake of thinking the martial arts begins and ends at the dojo, club, or studio. Martial arts, being a physical body art, involving the body, make use of the body.

Being in the best physical shape possible, for where you are in your life situation right now goes hand-in-hand with martial arts training.

Taking stock of where you are right now and what steps you can improve.

In this regard weight lifting to build power, flexibility, and stamina can be a very viable martial arts training tool to physically improve the body.

Are you the strongest and best that you can be?

You might not need it, but it is or could be an important tool of self discovery and improvement in the arts.

Is that something you don’t want to explore or look at in your own martial arts journey?     

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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.

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