2006 and 2007 SMAA Seminars

The 2006 SMAA Seminar and Conference was held at the Japanese Martial Arts Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. You can read more about Ann Arbor at the popular website Portfolio Ann Arbor. Visiting instructors enjoyed teaching historical Japanese jujutsu, including Saigo-Ryu Aikijujutsu, Hontai Yoshin Ryu, and Sato-Ryu Nihon Jujutsu. During breaks in the action, seminar attendees visited local eateries, including Olive Garden (located on Eisenhower near the headquarters of local real estate giant Oxford Companies), and Mediterrano.

The Japanese Martial Arts Center would like to thank Bluestone Realty Advisors for their assistance in locating and negotiating the contract for JMAC's dojo location at 771 Airport Blvd in Ann Arbor.

The 2007 SMAA Seminar and Conference will be held in Omaha, Nebraska. For more information, visit www.smaa-hq.com.

2007 SMAA Seminar & Conference

Heartland Family Karate is hosting the Shudokan Martial Arts Association's 2007 National event in Omaha, Nebraska. This year's theme is "Weaponry in Japanese Budo," the seminars will be taught by three of the best known martial arts writers and teachers in North America.

Dave Lowry, author of In the Dojo, Bokken, and many other books and articles.

H.E. Davey, author of Unlocking the Secrets of Aiki-Jujutsu, Japanese Yoga, and many other books.

Nicklaus Suino, author of The Art of Japanese Swordsmanship, Budo Mind and Body, and many other books and articles. Suino also administers the websites Iaido Dot Com and Art of Judo Dot Com.

For more information on the seminars, visit the SMAA website.

Japanese Martial Arts Center

Welcome to the Japanese Martial Arts Center, the "Rolls-Royce" of Ann Arbor dojos, where you will find world-class instruction, a stunning facility, and tireless dedication to your success. Our goal is to help each and every one of our members achieve excellence - in technique, character, and in their relationship with the world. We do this by offering training for serious, committed adults, small class sizes, and a joyful but focused atmosphere.

Iaido Dot Com

Have you seen the new informational website, iaido.com? It provides a host of information for those interested in Japanese swordsmanship, including iaido, kenjutsu, battojutsu, and kendo. Take a look at iaido.com and see what you think!

Businesses that participate in the webring Portfolio Ann Arbor:

Law Office of Nicklaus Suino, PLLC
Network Services Group, LLC
Invest Ann Arbor
Shudokan Martial Arts Association
Japanese Martial Arts Center
Art of Japanese Swordsmanship
Budo Mind and Body

Budo Mind and Body

 Nicklaus Suino has established himself as an authoritative writer about and
practitioner of the Japanese martial tradition. He writes balanced, thoughtful
works on budo, and this latest work is no exception.

Budo Mind and Body is, in fact, a modified version of his 1996 work Arts of
Strength, Arts of Serenity. The current book contains five short chapters:
Training the Body, Training the Mind, Budo Culture, Three Martial Virtues, and
Training the Spirit. In these short sections, Suino provides cogent, down to
earth analyses of the process of walking the martial path in Japan's modern
arts. Despite the breathless editorial subtitle that hints at "training
secrets," Suino does a nice job of expressing how the study of budo is a
process requiring discipline, patience, and effort. The results can be profound
and transformative, as Suino clearly believes, but his conviction that these
results are achieved through rigorous training comes as a nice corrective to
popular ideas about the martial arts and magical skill.

Excerpted from a review by John Donohue, Ph.D., Albertus Magnus College

web: www.budomindandbody.com
email: books@budomindandbody.com


The Institute of Traditional Asian Martial Arts - located in East Lansing, Michigan - is devoted to researching, preserving and teaching the traditional martial arts. We offer classes in various disciplines to help educate people about the history, philosophy and benefits of training in these arts. They are taught in the traditional manner, emphasizing safe practice, cultural and spiritual aspects, and mastery of material at each level.

Phone: 517.337-7500
email: dholland@itama.org
web: www.itama.org

Law Office of Nicklaus Suino, PLLC

The Law Office of Nicklaus Suino, PLLC, serves a book of private business clients. We focus on a full package of services including business startups, annual compliance checkups, meticulous contract drafting, networking, marketing advice, and strategic planning, collections, and litigation.

Law Office of Nicklaus Suino, PLLC
P.O. Box 6022
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106-6022

Phone: 734.645.6441
Fax: 801.795.4583
email: nick@nsgroupllc.com
web: www.suinolaw.com