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BUDO TAIJUTSU TRAINING

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SOKE SAYS...
 
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MIZU NO KOKORO

Unlike some martial arts, Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu does not emphasize speed or strength. The end result of Budo training is to peel away the bad habits and dependencies, reveal the underlying concepts therein, and ultimately hone a more powerful, natural movement. Gaining a firm grasp of Taijutsu allows for one to become formless and eventually zero (mu) while remaining grounded upon the principles of balance, distance, timing, and more. However, as teaching tools, kata and waza will always be present to package such principles and concepts. Think of a kata like a bowl. People train diligently to make a solid, attractive bowl. Yet, it's the emptiness inside that makes the bowl useful.
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We strive to be good people with good hearts protecting ourselves and others. Hopefully through action and character we can help make ourselves and our little morsel of society better. Please read the Warrior Creed written by Robert Humphrey, honorary Bujinkan Shihan.
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LEGACY INSTEAD OF LIVELIHOOD

We do not believe Budo Taijutsu should be a "for profit" business venture. It is a responsibility and a legacy to to be passed down honestly. Also, Budo Taijutsu is not something you can accurately learn from a book or video. Its lessons must be felt. You must have personal interaction from the teacher. This makes finding a good teacher, who grasps the principles and concepts behind the taijutsu, paramount. To accomplish this personal uke-tori relationship, we only accept 1-6 full-time students at a time. Because of this fact and more, the Sun Valley Bujinkan Dojo (SVBD) is not your conventional dojo. Here are a few more reasons why:
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DO EXPECT     DO NOT EXPECT
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Personalized training • • Ego, braggarts, or bravado
Outdoor training (all year) • • Sparring or competition
Humble environment • • Exuberant training fees
A frustrating journey • • Rank fees or ceremonies
Character-driven training • • Typical dojo environment
Nominal training fee • • A focus on rank (read more)
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