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    About Us:
    At the Aki Kaze Dojo we provide training in one of the world's oldest and
    most effective martial arts, commonly referred to as Kobudo, or classical
    Japanese martial arts.  The training practiced at our dojo focuses on
    developing the vital foundations of a good martial artist: physical fitness,
    mental acuity, spiritual toughness, and an understanding of one's abilities.

    Who is Kobudo Good For?
    Unlike many martial arts that rely mostly on physical strength and speed,
    Kobudo focuses equally on the understanding and importance of timing,
    distance, strategy, as well as physical and mental conditioning.  Kobudo can
    be effectively practiced by the largest man as well as by the smallest woman
    and is as relevant and effective today as it was centuries ago.

    Our Art:
    We train in several ryu-ha (schools) of Kobudo, including several Samurai and
    Ninjutsu martial traditions.  This is not a "sport" art.  We do not participate in
    tournaments or other competitive activities.  We train to prepare ourselves for
    real-world conflicts of all kinds, with the intent of improving ourselves and
    the world around us.

    Japanese martial arts are traditionally taught in ryu-ha that are organized by
    the type of combat they include.  The Aki Kaze dojo trains in several different
    ryu-ha including:
           Koto Ryu Koppojutsu - Bone breaking/striking techniques
           Gyokko Ryu Koshijutsu - Soft tissue striking techniques
           Kukishin Ryu Happo bikenjutsu - Striking, throwing, and weapon techniques
           Shinden Fudo Ryu Dakentaijutsu/Jutaijutsu - Striking and grappling techniques
           Takagi Yoshin Ryu Jutaijutsu - Grappling techniques
           Asayama Ichiden Ryu Taijutsu - Restraining and grappling techniques
           Togakure Ryu Ninpo Taijutsu - Stealth, strategy, and combat techniques
"There is no such thing as staying the same.  You are either striving to make yourself better or allowing yourself to get worse."