Shindokan Budo Long Island offers our students some truly incredible classes at our Martial Arts School, including Jujutsu, Dentokan Aiki Jujutsu, Classical Japanese Swordsmanship, and Tai Chi.
We offer instruction in Jujutsu, a Japanese martial art that provides a complete system of physical self defense. Jujutsu is distinguished from other martial arts by its emphasis on attacking the body's joints and vital points in order to throw, lock or disable the attacker. Our specific style of Jujutsu is called Dentokan Aiki Jujutsu. The physical system includes learning such skills as various kicks, blocks, strikes, joint locks, throws, defense against various weapons, grappling and free sparring. Along with learning physical techniques, every student finds improvement in concentration, patience, self-discipline, calmness and self-control.
Dentokan Aiki Jujtusu
Dentokan Aiki Jujutsu was founded in 1994 by Colonel (Retired) Roy J. Hobbs, Hanshi (pictured applying technique) as a means of providing instruction, and certification, in the various martial arts he has studied for nearly 60 years. This specific system is based in Hakkoryu Jujutsu in which Hobbs, Hanshi received his Shihan license directly from the founder, Okuyama Ryohu, Shodai Soke. Constant throughout the Hakkoryu system is the concept of abandoning force. Muscular strength is not required to effectively execute the techniques. Instead, the techniques rely mainly on an understanding of anatomy and physiology.
Classical Japanese Swordsmanship
Classical swordsmanship may be considered the apex of Japanese martial arts, and has directly or indirectly influenced a wide range of classical and modern bujutsu and budo. Iaijutsu waza and kenjutsu kata demand exacting precision and refinement, requiring in turn, a tremendous degree of concentration and discipline. Iaijutsu is swift and precise, yet graceful; its flow lending to an aesthetic quality with significant appeal. Iaijutsu and kenjutsu training train in kata that reenacts historic combative scenarios that resulted in death, creating an intensity of spirit, seriousness and focus found in few other arts. The qualities described above can result in a wide range of benefits for the committed practitioner. They can include the development of correct posture, physical alignment and coordinated breathing through sophisticated, precise movement and the awareness of the physical body. This can lead to the development of heightened concentration and a calm and relaxed mind, enabling a practitioner to more effectively deal with stressful situations. These qualities may, in turn, lead to the development of confidence, dignity and compassion.
Master Frank Pfeiffer has been studying Taichi Chuan for more than 18 years. He initially began his study in order to improve his health and to regulate his stress level after suffering a major automobile accident. Master Frank used his Taichi practice to help rehabilitate both his body and mental attitude to the point where he was participating in, and winning, champion level competitions.