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“As it is in life, so too it is in budo. As it is in budo, so too it is in life.”

-Robert Van Valkenburgh

Holistic Budo is a blog dedicated to my journey through the arts and the lessons learned, principles discovered, and life-changing experiences I have had along the way.

My name is Robert Van Valkenburgh and I have been involved in both Martial Arts and Holistic Arts for the better part of 20 years now.  I am co-founder of Taikyoku Mind & Body which explores Chinese internal strength training applied through Japanese classical and modern martial arts. I am also co-owner/operator of Kogen Dojo in Severna Park, MD where I practice and teach Taikyoku Budo & Kiko, as well as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

If your life has been improved, changed, or even saved by the arts, whether through music, painting, cooking, dance, martial arts, holistic arts, whatever form of healing self-expression you have found, I want to hear or read your story.

Send me a message HERE.

Who knows? Maybe a new community, a Renaissance of the Arts, will grow out of our common bond through Holistic Budo.

-Robert Van Valkenburgh

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