Fudoshin (Immovable Mind)
In Japanese, it means “immovable mind”.
Fudoshin represents a mind that is completely at peace, in every situation. When in this state of Unshakable resolve, the mind and an immovable spirit are in the state of fudoshin. It is courage and stability displayed both mentally and physically, you will feel that you can achieve anything you set your mind to. Fudoshin describes a condition that is not easily disturbed by internal thoughts or external forces. It is capable of receiving a strong attack while retaining composure and balance. It receives and evades lightly, becomes grounded, and sends aggression back to the source. Able to face fear, danger, challenge, and even death, and remain calm. Fudoshin means that no outside influence affects your mind.
Fudoshin is especially important when the stakes are highest – like if you’re principles, core values, or fighting for ones life or the ones we love.
You cannot leave any room for doubt or hesitation to creep into your mind, because that can cause a negative spiral that spins you out of control.
Kyoshi Charles Riedmiller 7th Dan Head Instructor/Owner Summit Martial Arts Delaware, Ohio and has over 43 years experience in the Martial Arts, he started training in Goju Ryu karate and Judo at age 13. He been training in Goju Ryu & Shorin Ryu Karate, Kobudo, Judo, Jujitsu, Aikido for over 4 decades and BJJ for over 20yrs with Professor Pedro Sauer. He has been dedicated to teaching authentic, high quality Martial Arts his entire life. Sensei Riedmiller has taught thousands of Military, Law Enforcement, pro-fighters/champions and martial art students of all ages.