初心者 Beginners

Bujinkan Shugyou Dojo Beginner's Course Poster B
Copyright Matthew Harvey 2012

Beginners are very welcome at the Dojo, and training is open to all suitable candidates willing to uphold the rules of the Bujinkan Dojo, work diligently, and enjoy their training to the fullest.

The training environment is designed to strike a balance between tradition, safety and of course fun – after all, while people start martial arts for a spectrum of reasons, the reason they keep training is because they enjoy it!

That said we take our training seriously, and expect new members to do the same. A constant influx of beginners is distracting to the current student body, so it’s preferable that only the genuinely interested take part.

If you are looking for something other than traditional Japanese martial arts for example, something less traditional and more competition based, I’d encourage you to check out  some of the other excellent martial arts in Dublin instead.

If you are sure you’re interested in what’s on offer at the Shugyou Dojo then the process for joining is simple:

1. Contact the Instructor by email to arrange to watch a class, see what training is like and ask questions.

2. Take part in beginner’s course for orientation and a taste of Bujinkan Budo.

3. Enroll as a full member of the Dojo and commit to regular training.

Requirements for full  membership are:

1. Signing of the Dojo Agreement

2. Correct attire & equipment

3. Annual membership of the Bujinkan Organization to be kept up to date.

4. Regular attendance of classes.

Beginner’s Courses

No particular level of fitness or previous martial arts training is required, although experience at activities such as pilates, dance, yoga, sports etc. is a plus.

That said what matters most in Budō is a willing to do one’s best, and far more important than any starting advantage, so don’t worry if you think you’re particularly uncoordinated.

If you are interested in training please read through the contents on this website, and then contact me beforehand with any questions you might have or to arrange watching a class.

 Places are limited on courses, if you are interested please mail Shugyoudojo@gmail.com asap!

Books recommended for beginners are:

IntheDojo

In the Dojo: A Guide to the Rituals and Etiquette of the Japanese Martial Arts

koryubujutsu

Koryu Bujutsu: Classical Warrior Traditions of Japan

Meditat

Meditations on Violence: A Comparison of Martial Arts Training and Real World Violence

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