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Apr 28

BBX – Black Belt Grading 2016

By Master Art Mason | News

Black Belt The date for our BBX 2016 has been set in stone and application will be out very shortly to those who qualify. This is always a very exciting time for the student and the teachers as they prepare for this fantastic day.

Black Belt Testing will be held on Sunday June 26. The doors will be open at 8:30am for candidates to arrive and prepare for their testing. The testing will begin at 9:00am SHARP. There will also be an afternoon of training with a special guess and dear friend of the school Shihan Norm Rivard who will be conducting a ground fighting workshop.

For more information, for your application letter please talk to Master Rick during your next class. Master Scott and I wish all those candidates the very best in this next part of the your journey!

Apr 22

Martial Arts and Ego’s

By Master Art Mason | News

Second Degree Black Belt Woman

I have been in martial arts for a very long time now. 32 years this coming fall. It is my life, my path and my way. I have never gone around acting like a tough guy, bragging about fighting, or tournament wins (Yes I have had fights and many tournament wins) because it goes against what I stand for. Leading by example!

Recently I had a comment on one of my video on the school site. It is my son Master Curt doing red belt cane techniques. The “gentleman commented that I seemed to “have a good heart, but what I am teaching could get someone killed, so I better go back to learning something about martial arts.” This is a paraphrase. I replied and he apologized. Normally don’t bother, however this time I did. Why? Because the trend I see is someone will watch a 4 minute video, and because they are such “experts or masters” judge an entire system! If this was isolated I would not care, but I see this massive, envy / jealousy /egotism as a trend in our world in general.

No one has all the answers. I know I don’t. But if you go around with your ego sticking out someone is gonna call you out. If you are a martial artist lead by example. Show people why they should consider taking the martial path.

I know one martial arts teacher who brags his dojo is so tough he has a 95% dropout rate. All he is saying is he is a bad teacher and failure at running a school. The benefits of martial arts training come with time. You are supposed to reach students, not scare them away.

Apr 08

Attention Former Students!

By Master Art Mason | News

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Are you a former student of our school? Once a Peaceful Warrior, always a Peaceful Warrior!!  Are you a Black Belt in our system? Have you ever considered picking up where you left off? Let’s face it, it is in your blood!

Now is a great time to train again! You don’t ever come back to martial art training, you just train! Your never really left anyways did you??? So what do you need to do? Give my office manager Kara a call at 519-551-2228 and let her know you want to pickup your training! She will take care of the rest!

We have some amazing events of the horizon and much has happened since you left. I am looking forward to seeing you back on the floor soon!

Dec 10

Peaceful Warriors’ Student Guide

By Master Art Mason | News

Student Guide 2015 Great news! Master Mason has done a revision on our Student Guide so that everyone will know all they need to know about being  a Peaceful Warriors Student or Black Belt! The original version of this guide was written back in 2002 and is now on its 6th revision.

You can order your guide in class. The cost is only $15 and comes printed and bound. Payment is made at the time of order. Copies will be available the following class.

Electronic eBook PDF Version $10
(delivered via email)




Printed and Bound Edition $15.00
(Delivered in class 48 hours after order)




Dec 10

Time for a Laugh

By Master Art Mason | News

Martial arts training is about developing the mind as well as the body. If you can’t laugh when you make mistakes then you need to do some reflection. This is a video of all of us, messing up a video shoot. Nobody is perfect!

Dec 09

Just come in and TRAIN….

By Master Art Mason | News

ArtJune2000 Martial Arts is not something that you do, it is something that you become. When you first begin your training things are very new and very exciting. Each belt promotion means more to you then as an adult you are willing to admit. You stare with joy at the piece of tape around one side of your belt. It feels so good!

You have a definite goal, to get that coveted Black Belt. The journey is long and hard and requires dedication, commitment and a ton of perseverance. After the years pass your view begins to change. TRAINING becomes part of life, like getting up in the morning. You have become a martial artist. Training is like air.

The meaning of rank in the arts changes for you. You no longer revel in each little step, or for that matter even in dan ranks as they go by. Suddenly the knowledge becomes the most important, you develop a thirst for more.

When people leave the arts for whatever reason, it never leaves them. It is not just in your blood, it becomes your blood. You see the world in a different prospective then ordinary people do. And martial arts people are not ordinary people.  One of my senior students and master teacher Riccardo Pappini said to me one day in regard to people who stop training for one reason or another, “you can never come back to training, you just train.”

Truer words could never have been said. Forget New Years resolutions, just come in the door and train! Are you worried you forgot your patterns??? Just some in and train. Are you out of shape? Just come in and train.

Need a little more encouragement?? Read this.

But for the moment, JUST COME IN AND TRAIN…….It is WHO YOU ARE!!!!

Dec 08

Pressure Point Certification Course

By Master Art Mason | News

NewCrest Dear Students,

Have you ever had difficulty getting your self defense techniques to work on larger, strong opponents? Does it frustrate you when others do it so easily? Would you like to know the ancient secrets of the Masters, and why everything is so easy for them?

I you feel that I way understand, I have felt that way before too. I spent years working on techniques that I just could not get to work on a consistent basis, and never against larger, stronger partners. Then I discover the art of Kyusho Jitsu.

What is Kyusho Jitsu? Kyusho is the art of the pressure point system of the human body. Based on Chinese Medicine and the 12 meridian of the body, Kyusho teaches you how to manipulate the pressure points of the body to get the maximum result, with less effort in all your techniques.
How do you learn Kyusho Jitsu?

Kyusho Jitsu is only touched upon in our classes, but anyone who would like to learn and certify in this amazing art can do so by attending a 12 month course, held at our Windsor School each month.
What advantages are there for you in learning more about Kyusho?

• It will make your techniques work every time!
• Smaller students will be able to make techniques work on large opponents
• Older students will feel younger because Kyusho is a science applied to your art, without stress.
• As you study it will help keep you light years ahead of your piers.
• Teaches you how to really use your patterns!
• Find the ‘Hidden Secrets’ inside your patterns.

How do you get started?
Easy! Our Beginners Kyusho Pre-College Course being held on Friday December 18th at 7:30pm. This workshop is open to all adult students, regardless of rank. At this pre-college you will learn some Kyusho basics as well as get all the information on the upcoming certification course starting in January 2016. Don’t miss out! This will be the last opportunity for a year.

Yours in the arts,

Master Art Mason
Founder Art Masons’ Peaceful Warriors’ Martial Arts Institute

Nov 20

Is your Staff Safe?

By Master Art Mason | News

NewCrest My name is Art Mason; I am the founder of an organization called “The Peaceful Warriors’ Martial Arts Institute.” I have been involved in martial arts and self defense for over 30 years, and I’ve been watching the changing environment of our wonderful city. Let’s face it; Windsor isn’t as safe as it used to be. And the problem isn’t getting better, it’s getting worse.

Today people aren’t safe going places alone, the parks at night are empty. No couples or children go near them for fear of muggings and worse. Downtown Windsor has become a haven for crime, and violence. Stabbings are a common occurrence along Ouellette Avenue, and are rarely even covered by the paper anymore because they are so common. People are being taken from parking lots at night as the walk to their cars, and children are constantly warned of possible predators in the area, roaming in their cars looking for a child to tempt.

My organization and I are on a new mission to help educate people of these dangers, and how to deal with and prevent prevent possible muggings, kidnappings and worse. To make you feel safer walking to your car at night. What we are now offering to yourself and your staff, is a two hour seminar on these dangers.

In this two hour session we will be teaching you and your staff, not only how to avoid these potentially dangerous situations all together. Using safe and effective techniques that are PROVEN, to work. Over the years we have had police, security officers, and students interested in the Law and Security programs come through our systems with outstanding results.

In this two hour seminar not only will we be teaching safe, easy and effective techniques, but you will very quickly learn that size does not matter. Even the smallest of people can very quickly and easy learn to defend him or herself against would be attackers without the slightest use of strength. And for the first time this is being taught outside of the martial arts setting, no forms or fancy stances just simple and effective methods!

Some of the things we will be covering are; how to avoid dangerous situations, common attacks, intention, finger locks and other simple manipulations, humane pressure points, and much much more!

To book a session for you and your staff please contact us at (519) 551-2228; via e-mail master@thepeacefulwarriors.org , or check us out on the web if you’re still have some lingering doubts or questions at www.thepeacefulwarriors.org .

Nov 19

New Schedule December 1st

By Master Art Mason | News

NewCrestJust a reminder for all our students there will be a new schedule in affect as of December 1st 2015. You can download a copy of this schedule at the link below. Have a great day and see everyone in class tomorrow night!

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