Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Martial Arts Walking

Martial arts.

Punching, kicking, and fighting postures.

When you think about *martial arts* do you think about walking?

As a martial artist pursuing perfection, how important is walking- walking correctly to you training and development?

Consider this.

Martial arts can be considered the elimination of mistakes- eliminating one’s mistakes in movement. A martial artist is always striving for perfection and this elimination of openings and mistakes in movement- movement in the martial arts.

Walking is a starting assessment of mistakes in terms of correct body alignment.

As one walks, what direction are the feet pointing in, how much of a step is one taking. Are they moving in correct alignment and balance?

What is the alignment of the body?

Are the hips aligned with the spine? Is the spine straight? Shoulders and head over the spine?

As one walks, are they moving correctly in terms of distance, timing, rhythm, and balance?

If not, how can the martial artists even begin to approach the various martial arts techniques, let alone working to apply them?

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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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