Friday, September 9, 2022

Martial Arts Training In The Fall Season

At the genesis of our dojo, in seeking direction of where to start, I naturally consulted my seniors in the art.

Having reached a certain milestone in my training, it was *suggested* I start sharing some of the lessons and the life-changing movement benefits of the art. One continues training through helping others to grow in the potential of the martial arts.

Consulting on when, where, and how to start, a suggestion was made to consider heavily holding practice outside all year round. Take advantage of the defined seasons and changes here in New York. An important part of the art is being able to perceive certain changes and shifts, and the seasons are a great way to experience that.

So here we are a few years later…

There are still a few weeks until the end of summer, but change is in the air.

Visually thigs are the same, but as a martial artist, can you perceive the change?

How the focus (rays) of the Sun feel and are different?

The difference in air density, the change in the vegetation?

The shift in animals and insects.

Nature always puts out signs before a change is coming, as martial artists existing in nature, how one can be a martial artist and not notice these changes?

Being able to perceive these cycles shift over to people, society, and all areas of life, since they exist in nature no matter how far removed.  

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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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