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The Budo Society
Welcome to the sword, the fist, and the path. Enter the way of the warrior, found within the way of the sword, the way of the fist, and perfected within the efficiency of energy. There is no shortcut to mastery, so train hard, train seriously, and train daily.
We practice classical martial arts that originate from the Japanese samurai warriors and the Okinawan warriors of the fist. We practice empty-handed and with weapons. Weapons teach one to deal with speed, timing, and distance that helps any art. The weapon becomes an extension of the body, the mind, and the breath. Going beyond hand to hand and mind to mind combat. Be smart. Weapons teach one to re-evaluate and go beyond the moment.
- Fundraiser for the American Cancer Society (3/24/2023) by Walter Heitman
- What martial arts training taught me about resilience | Wayne Stein | TEDxUCO (11/3/2022) by Walter Heitman
- Wednesday Katori class moved to Thursday (5/28/2022) by Walter Heitman
- How to Draw a Japanese Sword – Basics and Safety (VIDEO) (4/1/2021) by Walter Heitman
- Warmup for Improving Katori Shinto Ryu Technique (VIDEO) (12/9/2020) by Walter Heitman
Tenshin Shōden Katori Shintō-ryū
Have you ever wanted to learn the skills of the samurai? Or do you want to learn the skills to enhance another martial art? Come join us and help us preserve the 600-year-old art of Katori Shinto-ryu.
The art of Kendo expresses and literally means the way of the sword. Basically, this is the modern art of Japanese fencing, a combative sport. How do you know if your techniques work? Fight!
Historically, Okinawans were not allowed to carry swords, so they developed karate, an empty fist style as a way to resist. Join us as we learn to master Goju Ryu, one of the deadliest arts based on real fighting practices.
Aikikai Aikido is a traditional Japanese martial art known as the Art of Peace. Aikido gives students the tools to defend themselves without necessarily having to cause great harm to the attacker.