Martial Arts Taijutsu & Weight Lifting

In studying the art of taijutsu, naturally we want to be the best that we can be, the smoothest movement with the best flow- developing the body through physical exercise, diet, and meditation.

So what about lifting weights?

Do you need to lift weight, or is weight lifting something that can enhance your taijutsu movement?


In terms of physical ability and health, we want to be the best that we can, starting where we are right now in our life journey, and making progress every day to be better.

Weight lifting, and physical muscle building exercise can be a part of this.

But, we need to keep in mind the methods and ways we move in taijutsu.

Adjusting, or making sure that as we lift weight, the very muscles we are looking to empower don’t become stiff or slow- breaking our flow and smooth movement in taijutsu.

All physical enhancing exercises, which are important with the martial arts being a physical disciple, need to work with and not against our taijutsu movement.

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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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