Ninpo Taijutsu shizen no kamae (natural posture) for self-defense
[caption id="attachment_2353" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Boston Martial Arts Center 1/27/2011"][/caption] It is extremely valuable to use your bone structure to support your Ninpo taijutsu (unarmed fighting). The basic Kamae (Body/mind position) for Ninpo taijutsu is called shizen no kamae (natural posture). In this position body’s bone structure is self-supportive, and the breathing is flowing in a natural way, your mind will be open relaxed. From this position, you can move in all directions freely and react to danger from all sides. Look to move in a natural way so when danger is near your body you can flow to a safe position. Mark ...
The White Belt
[caption id="attachment_2121" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Boston Martial Arts Center 11/4/2011"][/caption] One of the most inspirational moments in martial arts is to see a new person start martial arts. The white belt is clean their uniform is new. Each and every moment each counts for the white belt. After years in the martial arts, I look to the white belts for inspiration. I'm deeply honored to be in their presences Thank you. Mark Davis Boston Martial Arts Center
Strength and Compassion in Martial Arts
I have found over the years that martial arts can affect one on a very deep level. When teaching or training in the martial arts one need to be very careful not to hurt anyone with malice. When you live and train with hate or fear in your heart the many problems can happen in your life. One must allow martial arts to clear your heart and free it from the grip of insecure way of living. By training in the correct manner your martial arts method will help you be come very powerful compssionate warm person. Your martial method ...
I Have Been Very Lucky To Have Great Teachers (Boston Martial Arts Center)
I have been very lucky to have teachers that were open minded in their studies and have encourage us to do the same. Many teachers would cut down their students in front or behind their backs for wanting to explore and ask the tough questions about martial arts. The sign of a great teacher is one who is tough minded but at the same time has open heart to letting the students grow. Thank you Mr. Hayes and your Teacher Mr. Hatsumi. Mark Davis www.bostonmartialartscenter.com
In Martial Arts Is To Not Let Your Mind Wander (Boston Martial Arts Center)
The key to gaining skill in martial arts is to not let your mind wander, like my Dad said “Keep your eye on the ball”. Keep a sharp focus on why you are training. The reason why I’m training is to learn more about the uses of the martial arts, history of them. And how we can use them in are modern age for self-protection. What your focus? Mark Davis www.bostonmartialartscenter.com