Mushin Martial Arts


Aikijujutsu, Aikido, Jujutsu, Hapkido, Jiyu Ken-Do

At Robaina’s Mushin Academy of Martial Arts, you’ll learn one of the most complete martial arts systems in the world: Mushin Aikibudo The curriculum consists of the following arts: aikijujutsu, aikido, jujitsu, hapkido and Jiyu Ken Do. It emphasizes practical self defense, physical and mental conditioning with forging of the human spirit.

With Kyoshi Robaina’s Aikibudo, a student at any belt level will learn not only various kicks and punches, but defenses against punching, kicking, and grabbing so that in a very short amount of time they will be able to apply what they have learned and begin to be able to defend themselves.

We cater to men, women and children in a family atmosphere where the student comes first. Aikibudo is a martial art that is effective regardless of physical size, weight, or strength. As you become proficient in the art you can expect both physical and mental benefits.

Some of its benefits include development of muscle tone, weight control, body awareness, posture, and greater strength and flexibility. Self-confidence, self-esteem, self-control, and a general sense of well being are a few of the other benefits attributed to the art. Children especially benefit from Aikibudo because it develops greater concentration, improved memory skills, goal setting, goal achievement, discipline and respect.

Parents and teachers alike often report that our students show a marked improvement in school and at home. Studying at Mushin Academy can be the first step towards rewarding yourself or your child with the skills necessary to succeed in today’s highly competitive world.

The Origins of Mushin Aikibudo

Lineage: Our style of martial arts has one of the richest, unique ,and direct lineages to the Samurai martial arts (Daito-Ryu) and the last samurai to test the techniques on the battlefield, Sokaku Takeda. It also features the street self defense art of Tada/Jiyu Ken Do as developed by Founder Tony De Leon.

From: Takeda (Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu) – To: Okuyama Ryuho (Hakko Ryu Jujitsu) – Junji Saito (Yoshitsune Waza/Hakko Ryu) – Nelson Ricardo(Kumite Ryu Jujitsu) – Joe Robaina (Mushin Aikibudo).

From: Takeda (Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu)- To: Morihei Ueshiba (Aikido) – Koichi Tohei (Shin-Shin Toitsu Aikido) – Fumio Toyoda (AAA Aikido) – Joe Robaina (Mushin Aikibudo).

From: Takeda (Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu)- To: Yong Sool Choi (Hapkido) – In Sun Seo (World Kido Federation) – John Pellegrini (Combat Hapkido) – Joe Robaina (Mushin Aikibudo)

From: Tony De Leon (Tada/Jiyu Ken Do) meaning “the way of the free fist” – To: Joe Robaina (Mushin Aikibudo)

Mushin Aikibudo was founded by Grand Master Joe Robaina and literally translated: Mushin means “in the flow without mental distractions or hesitation”, Ai means “coordinating or harmonizing,” Ki means “the essence of power,” Bu means “martial” and Do means “the way” – in short, “the martial way of coordinating power in an endless flow”.

Master Choi was a close student of Daito-Ryu Aikijujutsu Headmaster Sokaku Takeda in Japan. Master Choi never claimed to teach anything other than what his Master taught him (Aikijujutsu). Since Choi was Korean, he used the Korean term for Aikijujutsu, Hapkiyusool to decribe his art.

Later he added the term “Do” since his art was to be practiced as a “way of life.” Hapkido was developed directly from Daito-Ryu Aikijujutsu. It uses diversion or suppression and combines skeletal joint locks, pressure points, throws, kicks, and strikes for self-defense.

The Hapkido practitioner uses their attacker’s power against him. Hapkido emphasizes circular motion, non-resistive movements, and control of the opponent. Although Hapkido contains both outfighting and infighting techniques, the goal in most situations is to get inside for a close-in strike, lock, or throw.

The essence of Hapkido is to gain advantage through technique, avoiding the use of strength against strength. For example, if the attack is strong, one must receive it gently. If the attack is gentle, one counters it powerfully. This makes the system more suitable for women, as they are not required to meet an attacker head on.

In our style of Hapkido, kicks are kept below waist level. Strikes (atemi) are applied to vital areas. What we practice is only for self protection. Extensive cane self defense training is included and students learn to use any object as a self defense tool.

Hapkido is considerd one of the world’s most complete self defense systems. There’s an emphasis on physical and mental conditioning including “ki” healing exercises.

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