Shonin Aiki is a Japanese martial art which grew out of “hard-style” combative arts, however in Shonin Aiki, instead of learning how to injure the attacker, you learn to avoid the force of the attack, then lead it into a wrist pin or into a throw. The Shonin Aiki way can also mean simply getting out of the way of an attack without escalating the fight and without “punishing” the attacker – A noble goal and a different view for those who often see martial arts portrayed as arts of destruction. There is no competition in Shonin Aiki. Instead, there is cooperation in the early phase of learning, a spirit of helping your partner get stronger by giving progressively stronger attacks.
The Tendo Ryu school of art and Science is one of the regions premier martial arts schools in Memphis Tn.
Founded in 1995 the Tendo Ryu the art of Shonin Soshi A . Bledsoe a 6th degree black belt; started the path of Shonin . The Tendo Ryu school of Arts and Science is located at 4955 cottonwood (map). Prospective students may contact the dojo at (901)649-2840 or via email at snkd.org