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Kukishinden Ryu Seminar in Bojutsu, Kenjutsu, and Taijutsu

Join us June 13 - June 14 2015 at Boston Martial Arts Center for Kukishinden Ryu martial arts as we study bojutsu (moving with a 6-foot long staff), kenjutsu (working with a sword), and taijutsu (hand-to-hand)! In the beginning, as with anything, we start with...

Ninpo Taijutsu Can be a Transformative Experience

Ninpo Taijutsu Can be a Transformative Experience

Ninpo Taijutsu, a martial arts system taught at the Boston Martial Arts Center, can be a transformative experience because of its emphasis on movement and awareness. By studying how our body, mind and spirit react in an environment, and by studying our own internal...

Podcast with Stephen K. Hayes

Great podcast with my teacher and longtime friend, Stephen K. Hayes. Interview here: http://www.thehumanxp.com/episode-26-mr-stephen-k-hayes/

The Mind and Martial Arts: Meditation, Mindfulness

Martial arts can help us bring focus in our minds and clear a path for productive thinking. A long time ago, I was working in a small, busy engineering sales office. The phone would ring all day every day. My job was pricing and quoting new projects. I remember...

Seminar with Stephen K. Hayes at Boston Martial Arts Center

April 10-12, 2015 Join us in welcoming Black Belt Hall of Fame inductee, Stephen K. Hayes, to Boston Martial Arts Center for a special weekend of learning and practice. This three-day seminar will cover some of the roots of historical ninjutsu and how we can translate...

Martial arts and personal goals

It is very important when studying martial arts to have personal goals. The goals can be the same as, different from, or related to each other. As we grow in age and experience, our goals can change. Each martial art has its own set of basics. Sometimes the basics...

Boston Martial Arts Center 4th Annual Winter Boot Camp Reflections

I would like to thank friends and students of New England Ninpo Society and Boston Martial Arts Center for your for supporting the 4th Annual Boston Martial Arts Center Winter Bootcamp weekend. Everyone did a great job! Students travel from as far away as Germany and...

4th Annual Winter Boot camp (Ninpo Taijutsu and Self-Defense Training)

Boston Martial Arts Center 4th Annual Winter Boot camp Three Day intensive workshop (Ninpo Taijutsu and Self-Defense Training)Three Day Ninpo Taijutsu Intensive: From Basics to Advanced Training (OPEN FOR ALL LEVELS OF SKILL AND MARTIAL ARTS Styles) Day 1: Ninpo...