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Transitional Awareness and self defense

Transitional Awareness and self defense Boston Martial Arts Center

Transitional Awareness and self defense Boston Martial Arts Center

When we train in self defense we often think of responding to a single event for example; needing to learn to block a punch, needing to learn to evade a kick or grab. We perceive that we must match (action with action) or develop a (1:1) response. However the study of self -defense, whether it is for personal protection or other applications, is much more comprehensive then applying a set of learned techniques because it must deal with situational transitions. Let me put forth the following example – learning to drive a car. When we first begin the process of driving we often think – “if somebody comes in front of the car I will apply the brake and stop the car” (again a 1:1 correspondence) but let us look at the situation more closely.

 

It is 5 p.m. and you are driving home from work. The sun is directly in your eyes and you are tired. You have begun to think about all of the things that you must accomplish when you are home. Traffic is bad and you are irritated. The light changes and you try to beat the yellow – a person is crossing the street. In order to stop the car you slam your foot on the brake and swerve (except you did not notice that there is a crowd to your left when you swerved).

Why?

The above is a very simple example, because different situations will solicit different responses. However, it is important to note that in any situation the environment (and context of circumstances surrounding that environment) is always mitigated by a series of complex interactions. In essence self-defense must respond to a dynamical system with complex and shifting interactions. Therefore you cannot simply train by “accumulating a bag of techniques”, but you must recognize that you will also be subjected to the transitions present within the environment.

Correct training, involves the preparation and recognition of such shifts and the ability to adapt to such dynamics.

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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.

 

 

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I was teaching a seminar at a friend’s dojo on jutaijutsu (grappling for self defense)

Boston Martial Arts Center Self Defense

Boston Martial Arts Center Self Defense

I was teaching a seminar at a friend’s dojo on jutaijutsu (grappling for self defense). One of the students asked me what jutaijutsu meant on a deeper level. My understanding at this point in my life is the ability to adapt and change based on changing conditions. Then I went on to demonstrate some example uses of the hanbo (3 foot stick for self defense) and kenjutsu (the arts of swordsmanship) and some other example’s using taijutsu (using one’s body skill for self-defense). When protecting oneself, we need to learn to change in the moment, physically, mentally, spiritually to survive and escape. Life can be full of perceived and real blocks, but they could be lessons or opportunities for moving us forward in life. If we are fixed in one way of thinking we can be trapped, but through correct training we can free ourselves to find success.

Mark Davis

Boston Martial Arts Center

 

 

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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

As part of the program, we will teach the students the grand art of grappling, and provide advice and guidance on the best Grappling Dummy for your home. Alongside this, you’ll come into our centre and practice in front of us.

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.

 

 

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I was looking over my martial arts notes from the last time I was in Japan

Boston Martial Arts Center (Randori Training)

Boston Martial Arts Center (Randori Training)

I was looking over my martial arts notes from the last time I was in Japan. Dr.Hatsumi my teachers (Stephen and Rumiko Hayes) teacher had said that it was very important to think about winning and losing. It’s important to be okay with understanding and experiencing losing in life, but over time you can give up the idea of winning and losing. This will allow you to discover and then eventually become very successful in life.

Mark Davis

Boston Martial Arts Center

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

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One of the key factors in learning self defense is acknowledging our fears

Boston Martial Arts Center Self defense

Boston Martial Arts Center Self defense

One of the key factors in learning self defense is acknowledging our fears, understanding them and not being consumed by them. First and most important is that we need to look at our mind when comes to personal protection and self-preservation. Our mind and subsequently our perceptions can be strongly influenced by our feelings as well as memories that are unique to our personal life experience. This creates an imperfect thought process further influenced by our perceptions of what is occurring in the moment. Through long term (and correct physical training) as well as deep personal awareness training in martial arts we can understand what our real fears are. This training will help mitigate our feelings are reactions as well as keep us safe in a constantly changing environment.

Mark Davis

Boston Martial Arts Center

 

 

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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.

 

 

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Self defense and martial arts are a study in human nature

Self defense in Boston,Ma

Self defense in Boston,Ma

The arts of self-defense and martial arts are a study in human nature. If you look at why martial arts were created, you can begin to understand the base of primal human nature. Attackers may have an expectation of how we will respond to an attack, based on their own self-interest of getting what they want. In martial arts, we want to redirect that expectation or change it, or not show it at all.

Mark Davis

Boston Martial Arts Center

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

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Inside the basics of martial arts are the keys to unlocking true self defense

Self defense at Boston Martial Arts Center

Self defense at Boston Martial Arts Center

Inside the basics are the keys to unlocking true self-defense skill. For example: learning to move your body in a manner that would keep the attacker in a weak position so you can counter and escape.

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.

 

 

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Martial arts that we train in at the Boston Martial Arts Center help us

Martial arts at Boston Martial Arts Center

Martial arts at Boston Martial Arts Center

Martial arts that we train in at the Boston Martial Arts Center help us gain a larger awareness with in the context of our normal lives. When training with the correct intention, we develop an open, larger awareness and a freer way of thinking and living, when something happens out of context of our normal lives. We can adapt and be and be more effective in the moment. By training in Ninpo Taijutsu (the self-defense method we study at the Boston Martial Arts Center) correctly, we can create a full range of skill and gain the ability to free ourselves from self-imposed limits.

Mark Davis

Boston Martial Arts Center

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

Join our teachers training

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Martial arts have always been there and have never let me down

Martial Arts at Boston Martial Arts Center

Martial Arts at Boston Martial Arts Center

Martial arts have always been there and have never let me down. I can train anywhere, anytime. It’s there with me when I walk home alone, with friends, and when I’m traveling. And the best thing is that I have great friends and teachers from martial arts that are always around. Thank you all. After years I’m looking forward to more years and new teachings from my friends and teachers. Join us at the Boston Martial Arts Center

Mark Davis

Boston Martial Arts Center

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

Join our teachers training

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One of the many ideas I learned in martial arts was to just keep going

Boston Martial Arts Center Keep "Keep Going"

Boston Martial Arts Center “Keep Going”

One of the many ideas I learned in martial arts was to just keep going. This is something that My teachers Stephen and Rumiko Hayes, teacher Dr.Hatsumi is always saying. There are going to be times that it may not feel like you’re growing but that’s when you’re a doing the most growing. So hang in there. So Pick Your Self Up And “Keep Going”.

Mark Davis

Boston Martial Arts Center

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

Join our teachers training

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Martial Arts Mind

Martial Arts Mind

Martial Arts Mind

We live in a world where we have so many things going on around us that our minds are being pulled in many directions. In class I call it the “fog of society.” The mind is attracted to so many interesting things, some of which may not be helpful. For example, when we need to protect ourselves and our minds are going in so many directions and not thinking about self-defense. So how do we keep our minds on what we are doing and keep our awareness on staying safe? Through correct training in the martial arts we can open ourselves up to a new level of awareness and focus. This awareness and focus can work when we are at our jobs or managing projects. We need to open our minds up new levels of performance. Through correct martial arts training we can find this deep with in ourselves. Join Boston Martial Arts Center today !

 

Mark Davis

Boston Martial Arts Center

 

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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.

 

 

Join our teachers training

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