Goju-Shorei Weapons System

Nashville’s KSA Martial Academy offers Tennessee residents the Goju-Shorei Weapons System. This system is based on the use of easily accessible weapons, such as the cane, flashlight, and knife and is under the direction of Nashville Grand Master, Katherine Wieczerza. KSA Martial Academy’s Goju-Shorei Weapons System is about using common items for self-defense. What people normally think of as “traditional” martial arts weapons, are not practical or always legal to carry around, therefore the items we at KSA Martial Academy Tennessee use are handy, sensible, and not strictly used as weapons in our day to day lives. The key points
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Empathy

Put yourself in my shoes. We are often invited to take a mile-long walk in shoes that aren’t our own — maybe during an argument, maybe in the midst of a discussion or explanation, but always during matters of perspective. And that is the key. Perspective. Everyone’s is different, and, so is the invitation to test the other side out. But, how often do we actually do it? How often are we able to really put ourselves in that person’s place? The invitation itself is a difficult one to RSVP to. First of all, we must take into consideration the
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Language

By their very nature, words are specific. Some may have several meanings, different connotations, and minor shifts in feel depending on the context of their use, but, for the most part, “Table” never means “Chair” or vice versa. However, these are only words. If I live in a house occupied by only a table, I might learn to use it as a chair, or, perhaps, if I only have chairs, I may learn to use them as beds, shelves, and even company. This, though, is us. Even in these circumstances, the chair remains a chair. The nature and essence of
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Aikido Nashville

KSA Martial Academy provides Aikido to Nashville, Tennessee residents. This is a non-violent, proactive martial art and a means of self-cultivation. Aikido was created by Morehei Ueshiba and focuses on returning Harmony to a situation where there is conflict. It employs break-falls, locks, pins, throws, and take-downs; however, Nashville Aikido Sensei, Cat Fitzgerald, does offer no-fall Aikido practice options as well. In Aikido, Tennessee clients learn to resolve conflict with assertiveness and compassion.   The practice of Aikido promotes healthy: Personal Relationships: Spousal, Family, Friend Business Relationships Verbal De-escalation Team and Community Building Personal Development For more information regarding Aikido training, contact KSA
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Self Defense for Women – Why it’s so Important

Women in the United States are often victims of crimes of opportunity and in the past few years there has been an increase in women enrolling in self defense classes. While often the thought process is ‘it’ll never happen to me’, there is a very real need to be prepared for such a situation should it happen. Click here to learn more about the self defense classes offered at Nashville’s KSA Martial Academy. Our team offers self-defense classes as well as ASSERT Empowerment and Self Defense, a program developed with the help of the Department of Justice crime statistics and studies, victim response specialists,
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How Big Is Your “But?”

Is your BUT too big? Billy slammed his hand into the board again. It still wouldn’t break. His eyes, face and hand were the same crimson colour. Between expectations, frustrations, and impact, Billy’s mind, spirit, and body were all taking a beating. We all relate to this situation, whether through personal goals, relationships, business, our own expectations, and desires. We also know someone who asks us for help and counters every idea with, “Yeah but the problem is….” How often have you heard, or said, that? Recently, I was speaking with a friend who was not where he wanted to
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