The System taught to the Samurai for unarmed fighting to defeat both armed and unarmed opponents
Mushin no Shin AikiJujutsu Do is a complete system of training for the mind, body and spirit. Much of the training involves learning how to move efficiently and effectively, and that this physical training can change one's way of thinking. The techniques themselves are pathways to learning and eventual personal enlightenment. Ultimately, one who learns and discovers the essence of Mushin is not bound by set techniques or forms, but can move freely, maintaining complete control over oneself and the situation at hand. This freedom is something that will encompass your entire way of life. In much more than a physical sense this system will enable you to link mind, body and spirit.
Mushin no Shin AkikJujutsu Do enables a student to:
(a) learn to defend themselves from physical attack and probable injuries to oneself or others
(b) increase their levels of self esteem through progressive on-going preset and attainable goals
(c) explore their own spirituality and connection with universal truths
Today, Mushin no Shin AikiJujutsu Do is a culture based off the Japanese warrior class which is steeped in a long history and tradition. It was developed as a means of self-defense against unprovoked violence, with the ultimate aim of neutralizing violence, not causing it. This is why Mushin no Shin relies on using forms (Kata) to train in the art, but does not include competitive matches due to its inherent Martial and not sport nature. Further, as a traditionally based martial art, Mushin no Shin Aiki Jujutsu Do goes beyond the mere self-defense, offering the way to temper one’s body, mind and spirit with the aim of developing a strong personal character that will contribute to the greater good of society.