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Martial Arts Mullingar (Essence)

The best kids martial arts teach manners, discipline and respect as well as good self defence for kids. Mullingar martial arts club not only imparts this knowledge but does so in a fun filled happy environment. Kids martial arts classes in Mullingar co Westmeath cater for all ages and parents are very much a part of the club. All our instructors are trained in Japan under grandmaster Shoto Tanemura and all members are registered in Japan. Martial arts Mullingar cover all aspects of childrens martial arts and encourage this discipline throughout other aspects of their lives. Kids martial arts Mullingar teach children the value of respecting their parents and teachers as well as the best childrens self defence through awareness. It is better if a child can see danger before it happens and escape. This is the age old way of teaching children good martial arts and martial strategy. They must only engage in conflict when there is absolutely no other option and in that case they must have good childrens self defence.

An important part of kids martial arts Mullingar is learning how to deal with bullies in a way that does not turn the child into a bully. If a child has self worth then they will not bully others. The best childrens martial arts classes teach children self worth.

Adults martial arts classes in Mullingar teach traditional Japanese Kobudo in the traditional way with emphasis on the highest level of manners. Kobudo forms the basic levels of all Japanese martial arts and therefore the best adults self defence. Mullingar martial arts club teach Genbukan Martial Arts which covers the complete martial arts spectrum of training from kicking, punching, blocking, locks, throws, escapes as well as Japanese sword, bo staff (stick fighting) spear and archery. There are specialist weapons after this and the highest level of martial arts training that round the person. In ancient times women had to walk the mountains attending shrines and some were even monks. They had to learn the highest and best womens self defence in order to survive. This again was achieved through traditional training. It is not about fighting or competition. It is about self defence and the preservation of life. It is about teaching children good manners and the best childrens self defence through martial training. It is about giving women the tools to deal with difficult situations while enjoying training. It is about the best fun things for kids to do in Mullingar while learning valuable life skills. Kids can learn great skills through  a very good childrens martial art but they must balance this with good manners and understanding the essence of the martial arts.

 

For adults martial arts Mullingar and kids martial arts Mullingar look up www.shogun.ie

or call 0858808265

All are welcome to come and train.

SWORD AND MIND

Live by the sword, die by the sword is a common saying related to the savagery of war or a lifestyle that would bring about an unhappy ending. The reality of sword training is very different from this and teaches us the culture of the sword because that is where the training brings the person and eventually the personality that becomes intertwined with this culture. It breeds a very different understanding of why one would train with the sword and defines the art in its true light. The culture of the sword is of course intrinsically tied to warfare but it has a disciplined nature and that makes it very different to firing a gun or even training with a knife. There is of course discipline in all weapons training but the Japanese sword was taken to a much higher level and with it those who afford themselves that time and patience in becoming part of that training in its most stringent and controlled manner become enamoured to its power and more so its strength.

At Shogun.ie Navan and Mullingar students come to train for many different reasons, some simply love the culture of Japan and its history. It is important to know that history makes you what you are and by immersing yourself in the culture of what you are learning history becomes a part of you.

The power of a sword is in its cut and ultimately in one who wields it well, but Its strength, when realised, is not one of warfare it is of the forging of a more disciplined mind.

Kyoshi Martin O’Raghaillaigh

 

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GRANDMASTER KIMURA MASSAGI