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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 reactions to what’s going on, we can learn to identify and reroute knee-jerk responses that often lead to deeper problems. That way, the learning experience itself is transformative.

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 working long hours and how my mind would hurt at the end of the day.

I had also just started to learn meditation and mindfulness for martial arts. One weekend, I went to the grand opening of Barn Dojo run by my teachers, Stephen and Rumiko Hayes, in southern Ohio. I took a long weekend for the trip. Stephen Hayes started our training with some basic movement drills as well as drills that required our minds to stay on track. It was very hard to stay on track– my mind kept going back to my sale numbers from that past week.

It turned out everyone was having the same problem. Stephen stopped the class and had us work on some basic meditation and self awareness exercises. The remainder of the weekend was more productive and fun because of these methods. 

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Seminar with Stephen K. Hayes at Boston Martial Arts Center

Stephen K.Hayes

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 it in our modern society. We will be studying and learning about the roots of ninpo spirit training. This can be found in the 900-year-old tradition of the mountain warriors called the Yamabushi (Mountain Spirit Warrior Training.) We will explore the principles and practice of this ancient tradition and how it can help us live a more powerful life today.

Also we will explore and study an aspect of our martial tradition called Jutaijutsu (old school grappling) being drawn from the Takagi Yoshin Ryu (the willow tree school.) We will study and learn the deeper levels of the (Chuden Level). This whole weekend is designed to help enhance your personal life through spiritual training and exploring the roots of the martial tradition of Ninpo Taijutsu.

Join us for this rare opportunity. Sign up today and reserve your spot. Spaces are very limited.

The seminar starts Friday April 10, 2015 at 10 am – 3:00pm Friday will be devoted to the spiritual aspect of Ninpo Taijutsu. Saturday and Sunday will be devoted to Takagi Yoshin Ryu Jutaijutsu (Chuden Level). Training times on Saturday and Sunday are from 10am to 3pm.
Friday 10am till 3:00pm Yamabushi (Mountain Spirit Warrior Training.) Cost for Friday training is $185.00
Saturday and Sunday April 11-12 2015 are from 10am to 3pm Takagi Yoshin Ryu Jutaijutsu (Chuden Level) Cost for Saturday and Sunday is $358.00
$185.00 for one day price for Friday, Saturday, or Sunday
Sign up for three days at a cost of $499.00 for all three days and save $56.00 If you sign up for all three days.
Sign up today!
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Martial arts and personal goals

Boston Martial Arts Center (Randori Training)

Boston Martial Arts Center (Randori Training)

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 from different systems look the same, other times they look and are different. This can change based on when and where the martial art was created and who created it.

People ask me what are the goals of the training at our dojo, Boston Martial Arts Center. The goals of our dojo are varied. One is to find inner peace through the hardship of mindful martial arts training. We carefully guide the student to the path of self-discovery.

This path can be full of difficulties that can be overcome through our Ninpo Taijutsu (the self-defense method that we train in at Boston Martial Arts Center.) We train with our focus on understanding the basics within our own movement, awareness of our reactions and interactions with a sympathetic training partner, and with an eye to our personal achievement. This type of training can increase personal effectiveness, happiness, and self-confidence.

Martial arts training has showed me a path of living a full life that comes from the trials of hard work and mindful, direct experience.

Mark Davis

Boston Martial Arts Center

 Sign up for class today by calling (617)789-5524 or Full in the form below and we will set a time so you can try a free lesson:

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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.

Boston Martial Arts Center 4th Annual Winter Boot Camp Reflections

Boston Martial Arts Center (KENJUTSU)

Boston Martial Arts Center (KENJUTSU)

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 Washington State. We have a great series of seminar’s next year. Up next Kukishinden ryu dakentaijutsu seminar February 7-8th 2015, and then Stephen K. Hayes april 10,11,12 2015 at the Boston Martial Arts Center. Thank you all again for the support.

Mark Davis

Boston Martial Arts Center

 

 

 

 Sign up for class today by calling (617)789-5524 or Full in the form below and we will set a time so you can try a free lesson:

Join our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/bostonmartialarts

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.

 

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

Boston Martial Arts Center 4rd Annual Winter Boot camp Three Day intensive workshop (Ninpo Taijutsu)

Boston Martial Arts Center 4rd Annual Winter Boot camp Three Day intensive workshop (Ninpo Taijutsu)

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 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.

Hours:

Friday 9 am to 4 pm

Saturday 9 am to 9 pm

Sunday 9 am to 4 pm

Cost:

$350.00 for All 3 Days of Training

$300.00 for 2 Days of Training

$175.00 for 1 Day of Training

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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

Save $50.00 sign up for all 3 day before 11/30/2014

Sign up starts Monday Sep,29,2014 10:00am

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 Sign up for class today by calling (617)789-5524 or Full in the form below and we will set a time so you can try a free lesson:

Join our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/bostonmartialarts

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.

 

Empty your Cup

Boston Martial Arts Center

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 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. My students have found that this moment of focus allows them to clear away any daily noise that can cloud and distract them.

It is also 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.

Ninjutsu: we seek not to hurt or harm

In ninjutsu,  we seek not to hurt or harm. We seek only balance and a return to a natural order. I feel it is very important as ninjutsu students that we learn to shift our paradigm about martial arts. This martial art is not about winning or losing; it is not about ego, or about being soft or weak. It is about ending violence and bringing a balance and order to life. Without balance and order, the universe cannot flow. This paradigm shift is very important for personal growth in your martial art.

First Part of Awareness in Self Defense

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The first part of awareness in self defense is stopping for a moment and seeing what is going on around and within yourself. Don’t ignore your environment: take your time and take it in. Try to understand the flow of nature. When something unnatural happens, you will see this abnormality. If you have trained for natural movement and to eliminate unnatural motions through mind-body training, you can use your natural body skills to escape an unnatural event.