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Hoshinjutsu Budo Ryu

Welcome to Hoshin Budo, a non-competitive American martial arts organization that focuses on self-protection and self development.

The Truth about Hoshin

"Unlike most contemporary martial arts systems, Hoshin requires a desire for change. The nature of our art is to identify unhealthy emotional connections and address them directly. It takes courage to "face the mirror". This is accomplished through emotionally based training and practice. We retrain ourselves to have a proper emotional/physical connection. We learn to release negative feelings and build a foundation of movement based on honesty. Fear is okay, but it is bad when it drives us to panic. Our internal meditation system, Hoshin Tao Chi Kung, identifies and processes negative thoughts and feelings in a similar manner. We encourage practice of our weaknesses, not our strengths.

Balance is achieved when we work on our shortcomings. It's better to be pretty good at many things than terrible at some and great at a few. Too often we showcase our strengths. While it satisfies our insecurities, it does nothing to alleviate them. A succesful student of Hoshin makes their life better for themselves, which makes the lives of those around them better also!

It's tough to admit we have issues, but the courage and desire for change can bring the ultimate reward. A happy existence.
We have to be willing to have a White Belt mentality.
Always seeking to improve."

- Grandmaster Rob Williams

We teach our students to honor our tradition by embracing the mindset of becoming the best version of themselves. We instill courage by challenging our students to surpass their limitations. We respect not only the practitioners of our system but all martial arts systems as a whole, as they all have value and much to offer on the path. As our main goal is self development, we do not challenge other martial arts practitioners or attend competitions. Our code is to appreciate the diversity of all systems while we strive to preserve the art created by our founder

Honor, Courage, Respect.