New York Budo Association

is creating Online classes in Ryushin Shouchi Ryu – Iaido and Kenjutsu

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SANKYU – 三級

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$1
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This tier is a just a simple show of support for the people at New York Budo Association. We're a not-for-profit 501(c)3 located in NYC – no one gets paid to teach or help out, we're 100% volunteer. Our goal isn't to make money, but rather give back to our students and larger budo community. This small contribution will help us reach our ultimate goal of establishing a dedicated practice space for traditional Japanese Martial and Cultural arts in NYC.
  • PATRON SHOUT OUT ON SOCIAL MEDIA

NIKYU – 二級

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$2
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Show your support for the people at NYBA. We're a not-for-profit 501(c)3 located in NYC – no one gets paid to teach or help out, we're 100% volunteer. Our goal isn't to make money, but rather give back to our students and larger budo community. This small contribution will help us reach our ultimate goal of establishing a dedicated practice space for traditional Japanese Martial and Cultural arts in NYC. 

You'll get an opportunity to have a Q&A with one of our instructors as well as our grattitude!
  • Q&A WITH AN NYBA INSTRUCTOR (LIMITED QUESTIONS)
  • PATRON SHOUT OUT ON SOCIAL MEDIA

IKKYU – 一級

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$5
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With your support NYBA (a not-for-profit 501(c)3 located in NYC) can continue its mission to rather give back to our students and larger budo community. This contribution will help us reach our ultimate goal of establishing a dedicated practice space for traditional Japanese Martial and Cultural arts in NYC.

You'll have a chance to attend one of our online Intro classes to Ryushin Shouchi Ryu with a Q&A session at the end.
  • ONLINE INTRO CLASS TO RYUSHIN SHOUCHI RYU
  • PATRON SHOUT OUT ON SOCIAL MEDIA
  • Q&A WITH AN NYBA INSTRUCTOR (LIMITED QUESTIONS)

SHODAN – 初段

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$10
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Shodan is when you become a true student. You’ll get viewer access to our dojo classes (1X per week – observing), and 1 class per month with an instructor – which are all taught by instructors ranked through the Ryushin Shouchi Ryu (柳心照智流) Honbu in Tokyo and Kunikazu Yahagi Sensei. You’ll also be invited to our intro class as well every month.

Support us and get a little content in the meantime.
  • PARTICIPATE IN 1 ONLINE CLASS PER MONTH (WITH INSTRUCTOR)
  • VIEWER ACCESS TO 1 CLASS PER WEEK (OBSERVE ONLY)
  • ONLINE INTRO CLASS TO RYUSHIN SHOUCHI RYU
  • PATRON RECOGNITION – WE'LL GIVE YOU A SHOUT OUT AT THE END OF CLASS!
  • Q&A WITH AN NYBA INSTRUCTOR (LIMITED QUESTIONS)

NIDAN – 二段

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$20
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Subscribers in this tier can have some more involved training…they’ll have viewer access to our all online classes (2/3X per week), and will also be invited to participate in an online class with an instructor (2X per month), who will be engaging with the students and giving direct feedback.
  • VIEWING ACCESS TO ALL NYBA CLASSES (OBSERVE – RECORDED CLASSES)
  • PARTICIPATE IN 2 ONLINE CLASSES PER MONTH (WITH INSTRUCTOR)
  • ONLINE INTRO CLASS TO RYUSHIN SHOUCHI RYU
  • PATRON RECOGNITION – WE'LL GIVE YOU A SHOUT OUT AT THE END OF CLASS!
  • Q&A WITH AN NYBA INSTRUCTOR (LIMITED QUESTIONS)
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MUSHIN 無心 means empty mind.

SANDAN – 三段

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$50
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The Sandan tier will allow patrons to take their training to the next level. You'll have all the benefits from the previous tiers as well as more interaction with instructors who will give you some personalized feedback and constructive criticism to help you improve your techniques.
  • PARTICIPATE IN ALL ONLINE CLASSES PER MONTH (WITH INSTRUCTOR)
  • ONLINE INTRO CLASS TO RYUSHIN SHOUCHI RYU
  • PATRON RECOGNITION – WE'LL GIVE YOU A SHOUT OUT AT THE END OF CLASS!
  • Q&A WITH AN NYBA INSTRUCTOR (LIMITED QUESTIONS)
  • VIEWING ACCESS TO ALL NYBA CLASSES (OBSERVE – RECORDED CLASSES)
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Mushin 無心 This Zen expression means, 'mind without mind'.

YONDAN – 四段

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$100
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Yondan will give patrons full access to our classes as well as more personal instruction. Anyone who has trained in martial arts understands that the process is a journey and the value of one-on-one instruction that all dojos rely on. Due to the pandemic and COVID-19 we had lots of experience teaching online as well of helping our students improve their techniques using a combination of online classes with feedback, and video reviews with comments, this is where you send us a video of yourself performing the techniques (1 kata) and we'll give you detailed constructive feedback to help you improve. 

Patrons will also receive everything in the previous tiers.

  • VIDEO FEEDBACK – record yourself performing a kata and we’ll give you detailed feedback on how to improve your techniques.
  • Q&A WITH AN NYBA INSTRUCTOR (LIMITED QUESTIONS)
  • PATRON RECOGNITION – WE'LL GIVE YOU A SHOUT OUT AT THE END OF CLASS!
  • PARTICIPATE IN ALL ONLINE CLASSES PER MONTH (WITH INSTRUCTOR)
  • VIEWING ACCESS TO ALL NYBA CLASSES (OBSERVE – RECORDED CLASSES)
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Mushin 無心 means no mind.

GODAN – 五段

Limited (10 of 10 remaining)
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$150
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Godan will give patrons full access to our classes as well even as more personal instruction. Anyone who has trained in martial arts understands that the process is a journey and the value of one-on-one instruction that all dojos rely on. Due to the pandemic and COVID-19 we had lots of experience teaching online as well as helping our students improve their techniques using a combination of online classes with feedback, one-on-one sessions, and video reviews with comments.

We'll also enroll you for Full Membership* in the Ryushin Shouchi Ryu (柳心照智流) organization – you’ll get an RSR member number and passport – this will allow you to attend official RSR seminars with Yahagi Sensei (there are annual seminars in Asia, Europe, South America and the US).

Patrons will also receive everything in the previous tiers.

*RSR members are still responsible for RSR certificate & testing fees (dictated by Japan) as well as RSR seminar fees (which are determined by the hosting dojo) – NOTE: As long as a patron is a member of this tier RSR Dues will be covered for them.
  • 1-ON-1 ONLINE CLASS WITH NYBA INSTRUCTOR (1X PER MONTH)
  • RYUSHIN SHOUCHI RYU (柳心照智流) MEMBERSHIP
  • VIDEO FEEDBACK – record yourself performing a kata and we’ll give you detailed feedback on how to improve your techniques.
  • Q&A WITH AN NYBA INSTRUCTOR (LIMITED QUESTIONS)
  • PATRON RECOGNITION – WE'LL GIVE YOU A SHOUT OUT AT THE END OF CLASS!
  • VIEWING ACCESS TO ALL NYBA CLASSES (OBSERVE – RECORDED CLASSES)
  • PARTICIPATE IN ALL ONLINE CLASSES PER MONTH (WITH INSTRUCTOR)

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$350

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About New York Budo Association

The New York Budo Association is a nonprofit organization (501(c) 3, whose mission is to practice and sustain the techniques, philosophies, and benefits of the Japanese martial arts. We are also promoting culture, physical and mental growth, health and well-being as well as non-denominational spirituality. These traditional Japanese arts are a “Do” (道) (or “Tao” in Chinese), a Way, through which one strives to reveal the true self. By bringing this true self forward, one is transformed, and so also is the world.

Our focus is the study of Iaido (居合道) the drawing of the Japanese sword, specifically Ryushin Shouchi Ryu (柳心照智流) under the guidance of Kunikazu Yahagi Sensei, the second soke (headmaster) of RSR. 

This is an interview we did with Yahagi Sensei in 2017

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During the COVID-19 global pandemic we were forced to find alternative ways to continue our training. We eventually migrated online and found that a combination of online classes, combined with instructor feedback, as well as 1-on-1 classes were extremely successful for new students. So we began to offer "Remote Memberships" to anyone who wished to learn and practice in Ryushin Shouchi Ryu (RSR) with us online, understanding that not everyone has the opportunity or the chance to train due to time and location. Our classes are open to all – no experience necessary, just a willingness to learn. Classes are always taught by licensed instructors in RSR who will provide basic instruction in these techniques. People attending will be required to sign our legal waiver and anyone under 18 will need a parent/guardian's permission.

Please note that these classes are not meant to replace a real dojo (we are confident we can teach basic techniques this way), but rather to encourage students to eventually seek out real instruction at an affiliated RSR dojo, attend official RSR seminars and/or travel to Tokyo to visit the Honbu for further and more detailed instruction.

In the memory of Yoshitsune Otani Sensei (1929 – 2002), we continue to practice Budo (武道) as well as our self-sustaining communal approach to learning. None of our instructors are paid and all of our senior members shoulder organizational responsibilities.

The New York Budo Association does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender, religion, ethnicity, sexual preference or national origin. We provide an active community where individuals from all backgrounds may develop themselves physically and mentally through the above arts. We promote understanding and the practice of these traditional Japanese arts, as well as other Japanese cultural activities and welcome productive partnerships with schools, other non-profits, and community organizations that enhance understanding of our mission.

Goals
21 of 200 patrons
 200 PATRONS = 3 ONLINE CLASSES PER WEEK

If we can get 200 patrons we will add a third day of online classes per week – currently we are offering 2 classes with an instructor per week plus our 2 in-person dojo classes (which we will be streaming).
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