Adult Martial Arts 

"DISCOVER THE INNER SELF"


Everyday stress, lack of exercise, and an unhealthy diet leads to a less productive individual. BUSHI BAN training is a fun and rewarding way to stay in shape. In just a few short days you will start to realize the benefits, more strength, energy, and stamina so you can feel great all day long. Discover how to relieve stress, improve flexibility, balance and coordination, lose weight and feel great for a healthier longer life. Increase confidence armed with the knowledge that you could protect yourself and your loved ones. 
The concept of health and fitness has been ever present in BUSHI BAN Adult martial arts. These time tested and proven methods of exercise, diet, and wellness as well as the mental and physical aspects of discipline, self improvement and personal growth have always been a part of the age-old traditions. 

The BUSHI BAN system serves as a vehicle in bringing you these concepts and skills through our program designed just for adults.
The BUSHI BAN Adult Martial Arts program is a well balanced blend of ancient and modern practices, principles, and philosophies which will help strengthen your physical, mental, and emotional growth and well being. Deriving knowledge from the age old wisdom of masters and systems and combining them with modern scientific research and training principles, BUSHI BAN Adult Martial Arts promises to be one of the best and one of the most practical and effective programs for you. 


“THE PHILOSOPHY”

The BUSHI BAN Adult Martial Arts Program is especially designed for adults wanting to improve their physical fitness, restore and enhance their health, build a higher sense of security and confidence, reduce stress and anxiety while pursuing to understand and study the philosophical and personal growth aspects of martial arts. 

Martial arts is a path encompassing your body, mind, and spirit. When you realize the power of this concept and see how it effects your life each day you will become a committed and dictated student for years to come.

Bring your practice into your daily life.Your physical training gets you in shape and teaches you specific skills for self defense. But most people do not often have to physically defend themselves. How can this training be helpful in everyday situations? Think about confrontations you sometimes face with friends, family, or co-workers. Most of these incidents are small and probably not physical in nature, but you feel attacked emotionally, mentally, and verbally. Unfortunately, the childhood saying, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me," is the farthest thing from the truth. Unless you have discipline over your mind and are able to control your reactions, you can become upset, frustrated, angry, and even enraged by what appears to be other people's words or actions.
Be a master over your actions rather than a prisoner of your reactions By diligently practicing the techniques offered in BUSHI BAN, you will not only notice physical improvement in classes, but you begin to be a master over your actions rather than a prisoner of your reactions. Day to day life will be less stressful and more fulfilling.

This program, coupled with a serious attitude and good attendance in class, is all you need to live a healthier and happier life, master efficient self defense techniques, and gain greater a understanding of the philosophy of true martial arts. 

The training of martial arts is one of personal growth and self discovery. What is the student's responsibility in the learning process? You will be learning new techniques and interesting concepts. Each class will be challenging and fun.

Many students say that studying martial arts is one of the most exciting things they have ever done. Most of our students have always wanted to study martial arts and finally got started. 

Within the first couple of months, through regular practice, you will gain greater command of your body and begin executing techniques much better. This cycle of excitement and learning will continue throughout your practice


“FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS”
We have provided you with a list of questions frequently asked by our new students. Feel free to Contact Us and ask any other questions which you may have. 

Q)   How many classes per week should I attend? 
Most instructors recommend two classes per week, plus some practice time in between classes. You should match your involvement with your fitness level.

Q)  Is sparring necessary to learn martial arts?
Some martial arts do not require sparring. Most other martial arts do. Since martial arts involves dealing with an opponent, it is necessary to practice in conditions similar to an actual confrontation. In this way you learn about reactions, timing, and speed.

Q)  What are the chances of getting injured?
The chances of getting injured are very small since the training should be constantly supervised with safety in mind. The better equipped the studio is and the protective gear this is required to be worn by all students reduces the chances even further. 

Q)  How long will it take me to become reasonable proficient?
The time it takes to become proficient varies upon the style and your own abilities. In most self defense systems, you should feel that you could defend yourself fairly well after six months. 

Q)  Will there be other beginners in my class?
At this studio, the students are grouped by age and rank. This means that you should be in a class with higher/ lower and beginner ranks. However the class is divided and grouped according to the level of ability.

Q)  Will martial arts training make me too aggressive?
At BUSHI BAN you will learn that the martial arts is not a violent sport, but the art of how to handle yourself in a problematic situation. Aggression should be channeled into assertiveness to increase your self esteem and build discipline and character.  

Q)  Is meditation part of some religion?
At BUSHI BAN each class will begin with a period of silent meditation. The meditation is used to clear the mind of distractions and get ready to learn. It has no religious significance. 

Q)  Should I take group or private lessons?
Private lessons will increase your progressions two to three times faster than by taking group lessons alone. The personalized attention and energy of an instructor is a tremendous advantage. Group lessons are good because it allows you to see how different people react to situations and techniques. You also get to meet new people and friends. The best of both worlds is a program that lets you have both group and private lessons. 

BUSHI BAN 
Martial Arts & Fitness, Southbury
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