About this pro
Shidokan, in the context of this dojo, translates as "The Place for the Study of Leadership to Protect Society." We are a traditional Japanese martial arts dojo. Founded in the spirit of the Samurai, Shidokan is organized and operated in the spirit of true Budo with training emphasis on both mental and physical as well as spiritual martial development. Spiritual martial development is not to be confused with religion; it's only the inner spirit of each martial practitioner -- all that is in a human being, all that is what makes each individual who they are and can become -- to identify, cultivate and develop one's true self. Emphasis on training with honesty and intent but under complete control, in order for each student to develop themselves to their fullest is the goal of Shidokan. Initially, martial training is a selfish endeavor and must be in order to reach a place that one's training become selfless. Self-control, self-discipline, self-confidence, self-awareness, self-defense, self-respect etc. are attributes that one can attain through any endeavor; however, martial arts happens to be rooted in these qualities. To know and understand those things is essential for the quality of life and with that understanding, give those same qualities selflessly to others in our lives. Selflessness is the attainment of true Budo.