Like a full circle, the mind must be empty, but complete.
Mushin is a state of mind, a quality of one's spirit after refinement. When one has freed themselves from fear, doubt, hesitation and surprise, when they have shed their anger and their ego, when their mind is empty of meandering thoughts so that they are in harmony with their surroundings, they have achieved Mushin.
Mushinkan or "House of the Empty Mind" is a traditional Japanese dojo located in South Buffalo, NY training both Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu and Danzan Ryu Jujitsu. Starting in 2003 as Quest Jujitsu, Mushinkan is committed to the pursuit of mushin through the spirit of shugyo (austere practice) and kokua (mutual help and benefit).
We invite you to come and train.
The CDC has advised that fully vaccinated individuals do not need to wear masks or maintain social distancing. New York State has also eased its restrictions on businesses with respect to these guidelines.
In light of these changes, we are pleased to announce that after being closed for the last 14 months, we will be reopening to fully vaccinated individuals as of May 19th, 2021.