Thursday, January 4, 2024

Quickest Way To Level Up your Martial Arts Ability

When starting the martial path, those first few month of training, we want to take full advantage of the enthusiasm and momentum that one has.

In these first few months there is the chance of massive gain in the martial arts.

How can we capitalize on it?

The basics.

Every martial arts, regardless of school, style or discipline has a collection of foundational movements. These movements for the DNA, the methods of how that martial art moves- how the martial art that you are studying moves.

The basics of the art of the laws of movement used by that art.

Identifying them, and working to learn them as quickly as possible sets the stage for massive gains.


Martial arts is a physical skill, a transmission of how to do something martial. Just as dance, sports, and other physical based activities like yoga all have a particular way of doing things so do the martial arts.

What your teacher or coach is trying to share with you, how the teachings and transmission your art happens, all come through these basics.

They are the martial language that one needs to learn.

Now, that is not to say that there are not advanced lessons, or other training items that are less important, it’s just that the basic unlock all of it.

Identify, learn, and drill these basics and you will position yourself to be one of the best in the class.

Some example of the basics?

Footwork drills.

Body postures.

Punching & kicking.

Identifying and mastering these basics as a primary-first step will cut down your martial arts learning curve and position you for the next more advanced lessons.

Next question: how long should it take to get rank in the martial arts?

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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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