True to the Martial Arts!
I've trained in the martial arts for many years and have attended and visited several dojos in my training. I find JMAC to be more true to what martial arts training schools are supposed to be. The instruction is first rate, all levels are welcome and the facility allows the beginner, as well as the experienced practitioner to work on their material as needed. Suino-Sensei is one of the highest ranked martial artists in the country in his disciplines...why not learn from the "best"?
So Impressed with JMAC!
I would like to express my deepest appreciation for the dedication and level of iaido you are cultivating at JMAC. Coming off of the incredible testing day on Saturday, I was in an informal all day iaido class and all I have to say is I am so glad to have found JMAC to begin my iaido life. I understand there are differences in various schools, but I believe instructors need to excecute thier craft cleanly. I cannot express how impressed I am with JMAC/you and Holland sensei after my experience today. Eternal thanks!
Top Notch Environment!
I want to thank you so very much for being a wonderful and generous teacher. The lessons I've learned at JMAC will be useful in my life well beyond the mats, you have cultivated a top-notch environment and I am better off as a result.
We've never enjoyed an activity more than this!
It was immediately obvious that in both martial arts and in teaching their abilities were unmatched in any of the many other dojos I investigated. My daughter takes both the advanced karate class and the judo class, and I am a member of the adult Judo program. Neither one of us has ever enjoyed another physical activity more than this. My daughter's skill level supersedes children from other dojos who have been taking lessons for five and six years. All the senseis are vested in the families at JMAC.
I've been Inspired!
In the 3 and 1/2 years that I have been at JMAC, I have been inspired, encouraged and gone in a direction I never thought would happen in my 40's. JMAC has shown me that that I can reach beyond what I thought was possible both inside and outside the Dojo.
Happy Anniversary JMAC!
Happy anniversary JMAC! It is an honor to be part of such an outstanding organization with such talented individuals.
Great Jujutsu Camp!
Congratulations on the success of your jujutsu camp today! I really liked the way it was structured and I could literally see how much more efficiently we all learned new skills. Relaxation through repeated meditation and vizualization were the things I personally benefitted most of. It maintaines a non- combative mindset, fewer injuries and slow (= deep) learning. THANK YOU and Dan for this experience, I really appreciate the work you put in.
Me and My Son Benefitted from Power Learning!
I would like to thank you for the Power Learning workshop November 22nd. Matt and I didn't know what to expect, but we knew the class would be great. We discussed what we learned on our way home that day. Matt enjoyed the accelerated learning principles. Matt has implemented several of these principles into his day to day learning in college. My wife and I thank you. As for me, I enjoyed hearing about your life's journey. Your class was very spiritually uplifting for me. The meditating at the end of class was a breakthrough for me, I've never been able to clear my mind that way. I will work to develop these new skills and bring them into my Ju Jitsu. Thank you for your hard work to improve all of us.
Power Learning is Great!
The Power Learning workshop really worked on two different levels. One, ideas were taught and demonstrated through basic martial arts examples. Ideas like, trying to delay the analysis portion of the learning process until after memorization had taken place, applied both to martial arts directly and to learning in school or other venues. The class provided me my first experience in basic meditation and I was able to understand the effects immediately. It was also just plain fun. We learned a couple of simple and fun Karate and Aikido techniques that were used as learning about learning tools. The JMAC crowd, regardless of the art they train in are always fun to learn with. They tend to be competitive when appropriate, while being helpful and easy going the rest of the time. That makes for a great class room experience.
JMAC has certainly defined my son's character! I LOVE the way he wants to attend the classes. He does not want to give up! I Love JMAC because it develops the mind, body, and soul each lesson. The mind for each new technique or practice. The body for the every day situation one may encounter. The soul for each small lesson of right and wrong. Amazing opportunity for child or adult!
My Favorite Moment from the Open House!
The little girl who won the last door prize and participated in the the judo demonstration.....when she was switching off with senseis and giggling her head off......I thought this was a perfect illustration of the pure joy you were talking about on Wednesday night. And to see Holland Sensei completely making the experience work for her....well there was some eye dabbing going on over in our corner. Thanks for a nice evening!
I loved the Jujutsu Camp!
Congratulations on the success of the jujutsu camp today! I really liked the way it was structured and I could literally see how much more efficiently we all learned new skills. Relaxation through repeated meditation and visualization were the things I personally benefited most from. It maintains a non-combative mindset, fewer injuries and deep learning.
Judo falling saved my life!
Recently I was hiking and the trail crumbled beneath me. I fell approximately 30 ft straight down, but I landed with proper form. My only injury was a fractured pelvis. I was able to walk the next day and didn't sustain any serious injuries. The doctors were amazed that I wasn't more injured. I really believe that it was my proper falling technique that saved me.
Personal Growth and Transformation!
Training at JMAC continually provides me the opportunity to get outside my comfort zone. As in life, some things come easy, others present a challenge. To face and overcome challenges builds confidence and provides a solid foundation for growth. The lessons that I learn in the dojo translate to life outside the dojo and contribute to positive personal growth and transformation. For me, training in Nihon Jujutsu contributes to the following outcomes: From Fearful to Courageous From Suppression to Expression From Scattered to Centered From Uncertainty to Stability It's a work in progress and I like the results thus far. Thank you, Suino Sensei, for the opportunity to learn from the exceptional instructors and train with the incredible students at JMAC.