Boston Martial Arts Center

Boston Martial Arts Center
Empty Your Cup

A Cup of Tea

Nan-in, a Japanese master during the Meiji era (1868-1912), received a university professor who came to inquire about Zen. Nan-in served tea. He poured his visitor’s cup full, and then kept on pouring. The professor watched the overflow until he no longer could restrain himself. “It is overfull. No more will go in!” “Like this cup,” Nan-in said, “you are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup?” 

 — “Zen Flesh, Zen Bones” Paul Reps

 This old story has many parts to it that relate to our lives. One of the many important points I learned from it is to empty your cup of expectations, live in the moment. Our inner awareness about what our mind is doing is very important within the context of our lives and martial art training, self-defense. At the start of each class at the Boston Martial Arts Center we start with a short inner exercise that brings the students and instructor into a moment of focus (Kime) and clears the mind. 

 It is very important to learn to seize the moment and to be clear and open in the now. The students at the Boston Martial Arts Center have found that this moment of focus allows them to clear away any daily noise that can cloud and distract them.

 It is very important to develop this skill to be able handle situations as they develop and to help the universe flow better. This training is helpful for all ages, and we include it in both the adults’ and children’s classes. 

Mark Davis

Boston Martial Arts Center

Boston Martial Arts Center Bootcamp coming this 12/ 5,6,7 /2014

Three Day Ninpo Taijutsu Intensive: From Basics to Advanced Training

Day 1: Ninpo Taijutsu Toolset for Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Training
We will start out with the basics of Ninpo Taijutsu. In this section we will cover the basic training methods and tools that you will need to gain a high level of skill in old-school martial arts for personal protection. We will thoroughly cover the basics to a very high level. This will be a full day of training just on the tools for Ninpo Taijutsu.

Day 2: Strategy and Methods
We will spend all day on Saturday working on the strategy and skill-training needed for determining the how and when to use Kukishinden Ryu Dakentaijutsu and Takagi Yoshin Ryu Jujutsu. We will look at how to flow with, stop, and change an attacker’s energy during a conflict. We will also have a special section on body skill and mistakes that can happen within the context of Ninpo Taijutsu. This will be a very detailed section of the training; bring your notebook.

Day 3: Application Day and Tantojutsu and Taijutsu
We will spend all day looking at how we can apply Ninpo Taijutsu and weapons case-by-case format. We will look at armed and unarmed taijutsu. We will spend time learning how some of the old school practitioners would protect themselves against weapons, how they would use weapons, and how that would work today.

Friday 9 am to 4 pm
Saturday 9 am to 9 pm
Sunday 9 am to 4 pm

$350.00 for All 3 Days of Training
$300.00 for 2 Days of Training
$175.00 for 1 Day of Training

Note: there will be Online Training slots open too, Please contact Boston Martial Center directly for more information Contact thru Facebook ! Thank You –Mark Davis
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When studying martial arts, it is very important to study distance. When we are doing are drills and randori (free movement), focus on how distance can change based on intent and whether the fight is armed or unarmed. Also know how this judgment works in life

One of the great things about martial arts training is how we can explore who we are as people on the inside. When training, the ability to make a decision under pressure requires strong focus in the moment. Live in the moment. Plan for the future. Learn from the past.

One of the great things about Ninpo Taijutsu (Body skill training for Self Defense) is the freedom of movement and natural energy flow that are with in basics of training. Using the skills from breathing and natural expansion of the body found Ninpo Taijutsu, this will direct the body’s natural energy flow into an extraordinarily strong health promotion and self-defense method.

Self defense is the process by which we avoid danger. This is done by
using a combination of our intellect and our physical bodies.