Thursday, December 21, 2023

Martial Arts: Basics & Fundamentals

What is the role of a martial arts teacher?

A martial arts coach?

To get you, as a student, to that next level in half the time?


A teacher should take the experience they have, through classes, instruction, and training, take that and layer it over the mistakes that they have made in the martial arts, and distill that so the next generation of students don’t make those mistakes.

Or if they do, they get identified and eliminated as quickly as possible.

What is one of the best ways to eliminate mistakes in the martial arts?

The basics.

Every martial arts, school, style, and discipline has a set of basic movements, of fundamental movements that are the building block of the martial arts.

In the Japanese martial arts experience this would be the kihon- the basics.

What are the basics of your martial art?

Identify them and practice them every day as best you can.

These fundamentals are found I every martial arts movement, every future lesson uses them as a road map for the training. Every correction can be seen through them, and any time that you get lost in the training, being able to return to the basics as a roadmap will keep you going.

What are the basics/fundamentals in your martial art?

See you on the mat!

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The aim of the Bujinkan Shinmyoken Dojo (school of the life giving sword) is to understand nature and the movement of being zero through taijutsu- martial ways of using the body. The school exists to create and transmit this feeling and method through the experience of isshi soden.

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 arts of Masaaki Hatsumi through the movement lessons of the Bujinkan Dojo.

Training is supervised by Fred Feddeck who has been studying Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu since 1993.

Classes are held on Saturday Mornings from 9-11 AM at a local park in Yonkers New York easily accessible by car, train, and bus. Additional training times are held for workshops and seminars each quarter.

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