Martial Arts Can Replace Your Gym

Martial Arts Can Replace Your Gym (no really)

Many people, when they look to physically improve themselves, the gym is the first place they would go to. Yes they have trainers, TV's, and maybe a pool. However, there are many unique aspects in martial arts training that gyms will most likely will not provide.

The major benefit martial arts schools provide that gyms won't is the opportunity to learn self-defense. Even if some gyms offer the modern MMA course, which likely only engages on a physical level---like everything else provided in a gym. One can be doubtful if a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) course can teach beyond enhancing physical fortitude and incorporate training for the mind and spirit. Traditional Martial arts will offer all three. Where else could flexibility training and meditation be taught at the same time? Where else can someone learn to use windshield wipers or a pen for defense?

Anybody can workout in their free time. Unless the individual is capable of motivating themselves with efficiency and routine, most will just choose a simpler option and spend their time on other tasks. Martial arts schools are all about discipline. Most schools will have schedules that help people meet with a schedule to improve their fitness goals. Having a consistent timetable is crucial for achieving any set of goals. Committing time to oneself is important, even greater is committing time to something bigger than oneself. Through attendance as a student, someone can eventually learn to train not only themselves but others and perpetuate traditions, ideas, and mentalities. Those that attend gyms typically are only in it for reasons of self rather than selflessness.

Atmosphere is important in training. Not the climate related atmosphere but rather the social company of others seeking a similar goal to improve themselves. Both gyms and MA schools have their own atmospheres but there's one uniqueness at Monk Wise, as well as other Traditional Martial Arts schools---culture. Martial arts (especially kungfu) has a long standing tradition of incorporating culture into its techniques and training regiments. Meditation, breathing, stances, and even the basic movements all have an almost poetic and artistic value. Everything in martial arts serves more than a singular purpose of physical improvement. The most helpful atmosphere is the comfort of having others to carry each other through tough times and offer tips for physical health. MA schools will always have a feeling of comradery available that no social media could offer. Sharing the experience of bruises, mental exhilaration, sweating, and the laughs that can be had in an MA school aren't so available in a gym.  

-Johnny Pak, Monk Wise Academy

Warrior Ways Intensive Seminar

Warrior Ways Intensive Seminar

Monk Wise Martial Arts Academy 

Is proud to host a Warrior Ways Intensive Seminar this July. 

The Warrior Ways training program is developed by Dedeuc D'Antonoli, Kaiso founder of the Bushin Ryu Aiki Bujutsu martial system.

There will be a special 3 - part focus. The 3 areas of concentration will be tanto-jutsu or knife fighting, ne-waza or ground fighting, and Aiki (the internal principles of martial arts application).

Students will work on developing an understanding of principles and strategies in these three key areas. Because of the nature of this event this intensive will have a tight focus on systematically developing the attendee’s martial skills. 

We will use slow / medium speed flow drills, exercises unique to Bushin Ryu practice.

We will practice physical techniques of knife as well as ground work. An emphasis will be placed on applying “aiki” principles in the empty hand technique to make the practitioner more efficient and effective.

Whether a student is attending their first Warrior Ways Intensive or has attended many times in the past, it is our experience that he or she will make a substantive jump in level after this seminar. A testament to this fact is that the vast majority of students have come back repeatedly to participate again and again. Students routinely travel from all over for this training.

This training places equal emphasis on the technical and psychological aspects of Bushin Ryu and we feel that it is a paradigm shifting experience for the attendees, especially for those who have not attended before.

Full Access: $125
Limited to 20 Participants (Almost FULL, Register SOON!)