Martial Arts Training

Martial Arts Walking Exercises

Many things go into building the “martial arts” that don’t look like the martial arts at all. Punching, kicking, kata, and grappling all look like the martial arts. Rolling around on the ground (ukemi) might look like the martial arts. Walking around in a straight line doesn’t look like the martial arts at all… …but is part of the body mechanics that POWERS the martial arts and makes all that above “work”. Often when starting Read more…

By Shinmyoken, ago
Martial Arts Training

Hajutsu: Martial Arts Awareness

In our martial arts practice we have a training section of movement called hajutsu: escape methods. In this section of training your training partner grabs your wrists and arms to hold you in place. Or they full body grab you from the side or behind. You movement and ability to move has been stopped, and the first and primary point is to free yourself from the grab or immobilization so you can start moving again. Read more…

By Shinmyoken, ago
Martial Arts Training

The Most Important Martial Art Skill

In this post I’d like to share one of the fundamental training drills we always practice in class. It is something you learn from day one with our training group, and a drill that grows in complexity over time and with more experience time in training. It illustrates and builds on of the fundamental skills of the martial art in or movement- perhaps the most important martial arts skill… You and your training partner stand Read more…

By Shinmyoken, ago
Philosophy

Zanshin: Martial Arts Awareness

The dojo is actually probably one of the safest places in the world. In such a place you are learning how to protect and take care of your body while your fellow students and teacher look out for your well-being and safety. The dojo is the time and place to make mistakes, and to be made aware of their corrections so when you exit the dojo and enter back into the world you won’t make Read more…

By Shinmyoken, ago
Philosophy

Fudoshin: The Immovable Heart

This ability to keep going is so important in the martial arts and in your own training. As long as you keep moving you are alive, the moment you stop… In the safety of the dojo you want to cultivate good lasting habits so that is what comes out in spirit should you ever have to defend yourself. When you practice, if you do something wrong, or get hit, keep going and finish out the Read more…

By Shinmyoken, ago
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