Third Annual Brush Fist Steel Semiar

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Shodo/Sumi-e, the beautiful art of Japanese Calligraphy with Sensei Cindy Jutras.

In Japan, the art of calligraphy was influenced by Zen philosophy.
A work of shodo is considered a work of art, like for example a painting, is an outer representation of the interior of the calligrapher who realized it. Since it is written with a brush, there is no possibility to delete or fix what the ink has traced, each sign can be more or less determined, slower or faster, more or less thin, and represents the mood of the calligrapher in the moment in which it has been drawn.

Whether you’re interested in learning a little bit about Japanese cultural traditions or you’re looking for a challenging creative outlet, our seminar’s beginner class in shodo will intrigue and engage you. You will learn about each integral part of the artistic process, from picking out the best materials, to exploring the expressive Japanese characters. Along the way, you will also pick up skills that can not only be translated into other areas of your life, but will contribute to your overall mental well being.


Concepts and Principals of Kosho Ryu Kempo including striking, throwing and controlling arts.
With Sensei Jeff Driscoll.

Kyoshi Jeff Driscoll, owner and instructor of the Driscoll Institute since 1986 and author of best-selling “Ultimate Kempo: The Spirit and Technique of Kosho Ryu”, has been a student of the martial arts for 36 years. He and his staff are dedicated to teaching adults and children the internal qualities of confidence, discipline, respect, and positive self esteem as well as the physical skills of the martial arts. Both the arts of Kosho Ryu Kempo and Iaijutsu focus on the process of study rather than the end destination, and view the martial arts as a vehicle to learn more about ourselves and our surroundings.

No matter what age, Kempo can enhance your life in the physicalmental, and philosophical sense. This seminar is a unique blend of physical workout and mental challenge. Students develop relaxation, co-ordination, confidence, and naturally effective self defense skills. We focus on your capabilities, not your disabilities. 

Physical workouts are balanced out by subtle, refined techniques. You will learn to defend yourself while getting into better physical shape. Students will learn practical self defense that will allow you to escape or engage an opponent depending on the situation. At this seminar, you will learn how to create weakness in an opponent’s balance and structure, enabling you to defeat a larger opponent.

Eishin Ryu Iaijustu and Kenjutsu sword arts with Sensei Jeff Driscoll

The sword and the skills to employ it effectively provide the practitioner with valuable lessons in martial strategy for the use of weaponry and the use of the empty hand arts, as well as a wonderful vehicle for physical conditioning and personal development. The study of sword arts is also rich with philosophical concepts that can help us see things from a different perspective. In this seminar you will learn and train in the 400+ year old arts of Eishin Ryu Iaido and Kenjutsu. Please visit our sword arts page for more info about these wonderful arts.