to the New York Seibukan homepage and the world of
Budo (way of the martial arts). Several years ago I embarked on a
journey into a world that was not then popular, the world of Budo.
After many trips to Japan and Okinawa (part of Japan since 1972), where
I was instructed by some of the best martial artists in the world, I
decided to establish the New York Seibukan, a Dojo (school) that
specializes in self-defense. Students are taught techniques that are
practical, simple, and effective for real situations with which they
may be confronted.
Our classes consist of a well-rounded training
program. However, our main objective is the perfection of oneself
through both physical and mental development. As students learn the art
of self -defense, they acquire self confidence, serenity, and the
ability to concentrate.
At various stages throughout a student's training
he or she will encounter low points, obstacles or stumbling blocks,
similar to "the wall" referred to by marathon runners. When this
happens keep this proverb in mind: "Seven times you fall down, eight
times you get up".
Like anything else, to succeed you must persevere.
Never take the easy way out and quit. If you do you will achieve
nothing. To find "the way" of Budo you should never lose sight of
reality and common sense. Remember that "the complexity of the Martial
Arts is its simplicity."
This homepage has been constructed to assist you
in your journey through the World of Budo. The long journey begins with
the first step. You have taken that step by your interest in Budo. I
hope your studies will be enjoyable as well as rewarding.
New York Seibukan