AIKIDO BLACK BELT TESTING
Aikido is an ancient martial art focused on restoring harmony by redirecting the opponent’s energy or Ki. Dr. Brown has been studying Aikido for the last 40 years with Shizuo Imaizumi, 7th Dan (sinbudokai.org).
Dr. Brown fends off 3 attackers. In 1996 Dr. Brown received his 4th Dan Black Belt after 3 hours of continuous testing. Intense breathing practices are an essential part of his training.
Dr. Brown Understands Military Training
Dr. Brown grew up in a military family. His father, Col. Gerhard Brown, graduate of West Point, became career military. During World War II, he served as Artillery Commander in North Africa, Sicily, and France. Col. Brown flew a total of 100,000 miles behind German lines in Operation Crossbow.
Dr. Brown’s brother, Cpt. Gerhard Brown, was a helicopter pilot in Vietnam.
Living on military bases, Dr. Brown first trained in martial arts (Judo and Combat Jiu Jitsu), working out with members of the Green Berets and the Marines. Later, while studying Mas Oyama’s Karate, he was required to study Zen.
For the last 40 years, Dr. Brown has studied Aikido with Shizuo Imaizumi Sensei, 7th Dan (shinbudokai.org). Aikido is a martial art focused on restoring harmony by redirecting the opponent’s energy, Ki).
Dr. Brown received his 4th Dan Black belt after 3 hours of continuous testing in 1996. [see videos #6 and #8]. Intense breathing practices have been an important part of his martial arts training.
Warriors use breathing techniques to increase situational awareness, response speed, stamina, accuracy, coordination, physical health, long life, and to unite their mind, body, and spirit.
BREATH-BODY-MIND™ is a skills-based fusion of martial arts and mind-body healing techniques. BBM enhances military training and warrior recovery.