The resurgence of martial arts….. And what it takes…

There will always be a fascination with the world of martial arts. It continues to evolve through the generations and their movie icons. New genres appear instilling excitement in the young and maintaining the enthusiasm of older generations. Birmingham has the lot, varied martial arts styles rooted in Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Brazilian beginnings.. It’s then, just a matter of choice and preference.
But you have to get involved..

APPkido is not a style…!

Lives are lived in technology these days.. A day doesn’t go by, when we’re not organising our existence through our PC, tablet, phone or now even our watch…
There’s an App for almost everything.. They can help you get fit, provide you with training ideas and options, monitor your calorific intake, even have videos showing you what to do…

But you gotta do it!

The martial arts, all of them, are participatory events. Not virtual events.
To be involved, you have to move.. Not just a thumb across a screen, but your body and your mind…
You’ll not capture the spirit or any ability in the martial arts by using an App…
Becoming more aware of its spirit and becoming potentially a great exponent, can only happen when you practice physically and with intention..
Practice also comes in many forms…
It can be holistic or dynamic… It can be self improving and can bring varied skills, fitness, confidence, security, coordination, and self learning together in an environment of respect, honour and camaraderie. No wonder, more people are discovering that there’s more to it than just ‘whacking’ things… So often the view of those, who have never taken a step inside a gym or dojo..
And… there is a genre for everyone….
Like an Italian suit seems to fit a certain body type, the Gi/shorts/uniform that you choose will be one that suits you best and fulfils your motivations for embarking upon the martial arts journey..

But when you’ve decided your art… Get involved..
Learn from your instructor, turn up for starters and do it regularly, put your training and personal development somewhere in your weekly or daily agenda. It doesn’t have to take first place, yet if you have the dream to be a great martial arts athlete, you must make sure that your efforts, at least match your ambition..
Some cliches are true, …there’s no substitute for hard work…
If there’s talent already there… Hey, you’re lucky.. But talent alone is rarely enough, it gets you to a level, but to progress into the higher echelons of ability, you have to really put the work in… But that’s the fun!

From what we can see here at Bujutsu Academy, there is a blossoming interest in combat sports and martial arts in all their forms..
So, if you’re already a practitioner.. Keep on enjoying.. Put the graft in and be all you can be…
And if you’re thinking about having a go…. Find a style that ticks your boxes and go get stuck in….
Enjoy..