HEALTHY MIND AND BODY
Although ShinKen-Do Provides effective self-defense skills, many people today study it for other benefits,among them cardiovascular fitness increase in self esteem confidence, coordination, mental energy, reduced stress and greater self-discipline.
It is an efficient and stimulating way to keep fit, and something the whole family can do together.
As you progress in ShinKen-Do, you also discover that the mental and emotional balance required to excel in ShinKen-Do carries over into your daily life, helping you focus and cope with the problems you may face.
Practice of ShinKen-Do is a way of living and a philosophy of life. People who train in the martial arts tend to quietly avoid conflict and demonstrate no need to confront. In general, studies show that there is an inverse relationship between the length of time students of the martial arts have trained and their involvement in violent encounters.
When a person trains, he/she becomes a constructive member in society.
Some of the psychological and spiritual benefits of the martial arts are:
Improved concentration and discipline for better work and study habits
Stress reduction and the ability to relax
Respect for others
For younger students, physical development and growth is stressed, while older students, the emphasis is placed on mental development.
You don’t need to be physically strong to practice ShinKen-Do – quick reactions and flexibility are what count.
Movements are passive towards an aggressor are passived but dominant.
They can all be used to overcome any attacker.