Mushin no Shin Aikijujutsu Do
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 pre-set and attainable goals
(c) explore their own spirituality and connection with universal truths
Today, Mushin no Shin AikiJujutsu Do is a culture based on 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.
The Little Samurai program consists of students that range between the ages of 5 and 7. The Little Sams train every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 to 6:15 pm. The primary focus of the Little Samurai program is to teach discipline and focus as well as introduce the students to striking, kicking and falling.
We foster positive behavior and focused training using a reward token system as well as belt promotions or kyu.
The Juniors program usually starts around 7 years of age and runs to age 14. Exceptions will be made depending on the size of the student and their level of skill. The Juniors class meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Mondays we offer a white belt only class from 5 pm to 6 pm and then a 6th Kyu and higher only class from 6 pm to 7 pm.
The Juniors focus primarily on the fundamentals of Mushin no Shin Aikijujutsu Do. As with all of our classes, we also stress the basic principles of Bushido including but not limited to respect and honor. This will properly prepare the students for the adult class and advancement.
The adult class is open to all individuals from the age of 14 and older. Some exceptions for younger students will be made depending on size and skill level. Adults train every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm and Saturdays from 11 am to 12 pm.
All Juniors and Adults that have achieved the rank of green belt or higher will have the opportunity to participate in randori (freestyle practice with protective gear) on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month as well as participate in our weapons class. Weapons vary month to month but include the jo, boken and psy to name a few. This class meets every Monday evening. For times, please see our calendar.