Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Martial Arts Home Training Program

What does your at home martial arts practice look like?

How can we position ourselves to take advantage of the time outside of class to make those gains in ability?

Let’s explore a checklist to build for your at-home-training routine.

First we start with a light warm up routine- some stretching, light walking, or limbering movements. Enough to warm up the joins for flexibility and to get the blood flowing.

Next is the foundation of movement- every martial art, school, style, or discipline has a series of basic movements, of fundamental movements found in the art. These movements teach you how to move, and in the Japanese arts this is known as the kihon- the basics.

What are these movements in your art of study?

Identify and explore them.

After building on the basics, next explore lessons from your last class or training instruction. What skills were being worked on? What lessons in class? This time spent is to position yourself to be ready for the skills presented in the next class, building on those lessons.

Now with these two lessons, we build on a third- what skills or requirements do you need to be working on for your next rank or promotion in the martial arts? Build and work on that…

…ending with a light cool down and a few minutes of meditation or relaxation to let the movement-muscle memories sink in.

What does your solo practice look like?

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.

Questions, feedback, and inquiries may be directed to the group here: bujinkanshinmyoken@gmail.com.

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