The adult classes are a lot more demanding than the junior classes, whilst practising
the techniques in a safe manner.
The health benefits from Martial Arts training are innumerable. Our adult students
find they increase their strength and flexibility. The tempered workout helps reduce
stress and increase fitness levels. They gain a new sense of awareness as they become
more confident in being able to defend themselves and their loved ones
Budo Taijutsu does not refer to a specific style, but more to a group of arts, each
with a different point of view expressed by the different school. The physical dynamics
from one school to another varies - one may focus on redirection and avoidance while
another may charge in and overwhelm, etc.
To provide some kind of brief description, Budo Taijutsu includes the study of both
unarmed and armed combative techniques, strategy, philosophy, and history. In most
instances, the area of study is quite comprehensive. The idea is to become adept
at many things, rather than specializing in only one.
The main principles of Budo Taijutsu are: posture, distance, rhythm and flow. Soke
Hatsumi has repeatedly called Budo Taijutsu, "The Art of Distance". The practitioner
responds to attacks in such a way that they place themselves in an advantageous position
from which an effective response can be employed. They are taught to use the entire
body (Taijutsu) for every movement/technique, to provide the most power and leverage.
They will use the openings created by the opponent’s movement to implement techniques.