Do You Have What It Takes?
The Nippon Budo Seishin-Kan is not a "McDojo" (see our FAQ), so we don't accept just anyone and everyone who walks through the door for membership and training at one of our local dōjō. Due to the nature of the arts we teach and our philosophy of instruction, we are highly selective about the candidates we accept for instruction. So before you consider applying for Active Membership, you should find out whether or not you have what it takes to be accepted. Whether you are seeking training in classical budo, sports budo, or an activity for your child(ren), we accept only those candidates who ...
|n||... will devote themselves and/or encourage their participating children to devote themselves to training consistently, for the long term, and as a lifestyle; not merely as a pastime or a seasonal activity.|
|n||... have (and/or will encourage their participating children to have) an earnest desire and intent to live a life that is guided by the principles and ideals of Bushidō.|
|n||... will strive to develop and/or encourage their participating children to develop strong bonds of camaradarie and mutual support with all other members of the dōjō.|
|n||... will dedicate themselves and/or encourage their participating children to adhere to our Dōjō Kun at all times, both in and out of class.|
|n||And maybe another factor here!|
If the qualifications outlined above describe you, then we encourage you to stop by our nearest location to meet the instructor(s) or contact us for further information on classes available in your area. If you have questions about our qualifications and/or the application process, please review our FAQ or discuss it with us in person, by phone, or email. Our application documents are available in PDF format under the heading "Related Links" in the right-hand column of this page.