BLACK BELT STRATEGIES FOR 
PERSONAL, PROFESSIONAL & ATHLETIC MASTERY 

It's not about a punch or a kick - it's about balanced integrated development of the mind-body and emotions. The  alignment of these three areas will have positive carryover effects on ALL parts of your life.

Shodan SHARPENS & IMPROVES:

Mental clarity, focus, creativity & problem solving

Emotional balance, motivation & confidence

Physical mobility, energy level & overall wellness 

 

 

WHY SHODAN WORKS:

We use movements to internalize mental techniques.

Shodan teaches: Basic exercises + mental strategies = positive results 

This somatic approach is based on proven facts, science and the latest research on reaching the highest levels of our potential.

WHY SHODAN IS DIFFERENT?

Since our methodology is based on the body & simple movements there is instant feedback to learning.

Shodan Solutions is based on the principles of Aikido. Aikido is based on principles and practices that develop concepts for unifying mental, emotional and physical aspects.

SHODAN SOLUTIONS DEVELOPS:

CENTEREDNESS IN ANY SITUATION

RESILIENCE & CONFIDENCE

ACTIVATION OF 'THE FLOW STATE'

STRONGER INTERNAL & SITUATIONAL AWARENESS 

OUR SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS: 

ATHLETIC TRAINING & PERFORMANCE

WORKPLACE WELLNESS & PRODUCTIVITY

LAW ENFORCEMENT SKILL SETS 

PTSD RESILIENCE 

For over 30 years Bill Witthar has studied and helped people with developing peak-performance strategies. He is a certified instructor in the United States Aikido Federation and holds the rank of 4th degree black belt. He's studied and trained in elite level martial arts, fitness and athletics since 1988. He’s conducted leadership trainings, provided corporate level consultation, PTSD treatment solutions and coached athletes of all ages and ability levels.

The role of the body in leading & learning: Case study of a somatic leadership development program
https://pqdtopen.proquest.com/doc/1018423133.html?FMT=ABS&pubnum=3508571
 

A Brief Intro to the World of Somatics

https://www.healthline.com/health/somatics 

Aikido: A martial art with mindfulness, somatic, relational, and spiritual benefits for veterans.

https://psycnet.apa.org/doiLanding?doi=10.1037%2Fscp0000134 

The word Shodan means "first degree black belt" and it symbolizes a beginning. The start of an intentional commitment to ongoing improvement and refinement.