The Martial Art ... of Relationship

A Dangerously Fun Workshop for Men

​with Relationship Mentor and 7th Dan Bujinkan Black Belt Instructor Mo Latin

​​7pm to 9:30pm ​- ​Friday 21 Feb

“The true science of martial arts means practicing them in such a way that they will be

useful at any time, and to teach them in such a way that they will be useful in all things.”

Miyamoto Musashi, Japan’s Greatest Swordsman

“The true science of martial arts means practicing them in such a way that they will be useful at any time, and to teach them in such a way that they will be useful in all things.”

Miyamoto Musashi, Japan’s Greatest Swordsman

Train Your Body Beyond Your Mind

‘Understanding Women, Sex and Relationships’ … the book, the podcast, the video ... It all helps.

Intellectual understanding and finding answers to your questions is part of the path ... but you cannot become a Black Belt by reading, listening and watching from the comfort of your favourite armchair.

Your success requires training the body … on the mats ... in the dojo ... physically engaged ... face to face with the unknown variables of ever-changing dynamics, direction, and intensity ... learning to adjust, adapt and navigate whatever appears in each moment … from the trained body - not the thinking mind.

This is exactly the same as how we as men must approach our relationship with the feminine, and is why embodiment training is fundamental to your success.

You must learn through your body - beyond the mind -  how to artfully navigate the unpredictable everyday challenges of relationship, sex and intimacy … and how to walk towards the feminine from your courageous warrior heart … always.

Many years of working with couples has shown me that understanding theory is simply not enough.

Lessons from Feudal Japan

​At this seriously fun and action-packed workshop, you will train slowly and safely in genuine Samurai and Ninjutsu unarmed, sword and knife techniques under the guidance of experienced 7th Dan Black Belt instructor and men’s coach Mo Latin, and explore Budō teachings gained from 1000yrs of traditional Japanese battlefield martial arts.

“Mental calmness, not skill, is the sign of a mature samurai."

Tsukahara Bokuden, Legendary 16th Century Swordsman

From these embodiment exercises you will find freedom of mind, and begin to feel the spacious, calm essence of ‘Mushin’ (no mind).

Through this fun and challenging physical training, you’ll take away powerful insights, skills and physical practices you can immediately apply in your life, to deepen presence, trust, confidence and connection, and to live from your courageous warrior heart in your everyday life.

This unique way of training men that I offer you has been deeply informed by over a decade working with relationship, sex and intimacy with many men and couples around the world, and twenty years dedication to traditional Japanese martial arts.

Below are some of the skills, tools and practices you will embody which instantly deepen relationship, sex and intimacy … and keep it fresh, healthy and alive.

  • ​Sharpening Presence
  • ​Internal and external Awareness
  • ​Continuous Connection
  • ​Improved sense of Timing
  • ​Responsiveness to now
  • ​Flexibility and flow
  • ​Dynamic movement
  • ​Giving and receiving changes in intensity
  • ​Modulating appropriate response
  • ​Body control of self and other
  • ​Receiving bodily feedback
  • ​Inner calm
  • ​Emotional stability in the face of fear
  • ​Ability to adapt and change direction
  • ​Creativity in the moment
  • Freedom of mind
  • Committing to action
  • ​Stepping courageously forwards into the unknown
  • ​Letting go of mistakes and moving on ...

“Today is victory over yourself of yesterday. Tomorrow is victory over lesser men”

Miyamoto Musashi, Japan’s Greatest Swordsman

​Where Martial Arts meet Relationship

  • ​​Train your body-mind to be fully here, right now, ​feeling where your partner is in each moment. In relationship, she wants to feel you completely with her, fully present, connected, undistracted.
  • ​Practice greater awareness of your body in relationship to another. She wants to feel your awareness of all her body through yours, and to feel your sensitivity to her movement, tension and relaxation.
  • ​Expand your skills in handling your partner physically, with more playful confidence, body control and dynamic unpredictability. She wants to surrender to you, and to feel she can truly relax her body, mind and heart, knowing you’ve ‘got her’, physically (and emotionally)
  • ​Feel how your breath and bodily tension directly impacts your partner, your awareness and your inner freedom ... Learn to relax your body and expand your awareness so you can move and respond with more freedom, power and changing intensity.
  • ​Face your fears, grow your courageous heart, and embody your willingness to step calmly into the unknown ... the wild unpredictable feminine storm … through challenging confrontations in sword and knife training.
  • ​Feel how strength, resistance, and perceived ‘failure’ affect the freedom of your mind and body, and limit your ability to receive, respond and flow ... and how this makes you less available and less trustable to your intimate partner.
  • ​Explore which martial arts forms best serve the moment (e.g. judo vs tai chi vs ninjutsu) … and understand how this core principle applies to keep your intimate relationship, and sexual exploration, fresh and alive.
  • ​Discover the essence of  ‘mushin’ (‘no mind’) ... living from a sense of emptiness and freedom from thought, trusting your embodied training in each moment, navigating from the heart, belly and balls ... rather than being headstrong and rigidly sticking to a set agenda, plan or outcome ... which usually doesn’t go well in relationship!
  • ​Step powerfully into challenge and confrontation as though “You Are Already Dead" - a fundamental Samurai battlefield philosophy - and understand what this means in everyday relationship with woman, work and world.

‘Your life is on the line, practice well. ‘

Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi, Bujinkan Soke, and 34th Grandmaster of Togakure-ryu Ninjutsu

“I have been working with Mo as a coach now for a couple of months. Although we have our sessions via Skype, I always notice his focused attention and presence…He is helping me getting more clarity in my relationship, and so far his direction leads to more freedom, service and fulfilment. He is a guy who combines the sharpness of the sword with a huge heart.


What stands out for me in working with Mo is his real clarity, and his deep wisdom about how to elevate relationships.”

Jeroen van Schaveren

​Holland

“Thank you once again for such an incredible insight into how we as men can do so much more to be conscious and present in our world. Wish I met you 20 years ago. I invite any other guys who are serious about transforming their world and their relationships with their woman to join Mo’s Men’s circle. It will be the best choice you make this year.


Thanks again.”

​Terry Loveday

​South Australia

“Thanks to Mo Latin for an awesome conversation last night. Simple and profound shifts happened during the time we spoke and I am really excited about how things will unfold from here! If Porn is an area of struggle for you, or has been, then having a conversation with Mo will definitely help you in getting clear.


The energy that is bound up in sexual kinks is the very energy needed to cut through habits and closures, so that a purposeful life can be lived! I’m very grateful to have been shown me a way to live with my sexual kinks that is integral, clear and true!”

​H.O.

​London

​T​he Martial Art of Relationship

​​​Dojo Training | Q&A.

7pm to 9:30pm ​- ​Friday 21 Feb

Marino Community Hall, Newlands Avenue SA 5049

Important Safety Information

​Workshop exercises are based on traditional martial arts techniques.

We will be safely training on soft floor mats at a slow to moderate pace, focusing on relaxed sensitivity, responsiveness and flow, rather than speed, strength and power.

There will not be punches or kicks that land with any strength, or any throws or painful joint locks. We will be using safe wooden or plastic training weapons.

Training will be easeful and relaxed, and can be adapted to whatever your physical capacity is, including consideration of injuries, and so all fitness levels are welcome.

The intention of the exercises is to train you to be totally present and focused on your partner: to feel rather than think, to respond from your body not from your mind, and to move fluidly, confidently and decisively with balance, flow and grace – all of which apply to your physical, emotional and intellectual interactions with your intimate partner​.

Some techniques may have the potential for injury if you play too hard, so it is very important that you follow and respect all instructions given.

You will be guided to serve and protect your training partners to ensure maximum learning, with safety as top priority.

About Bujinkan 武神館  “Hall of the Divine Warrior” (武 Martial 神 Gods or deities 館 or hall)

The Bujinkan is an organisation of Japanese martial arts, merging the knowledge, training and fighting skills of 6 Samurai Ryu (‘ryu’ = schools or disciplines) and 3 Ninjutsu Ryu.

These nine schools were inherited by Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi from Grandmaster Toshitsugu Takamatsu after his passing in 1972.

The Bujinkan was founded in 1974 by Dr. Hatsumi, 34th GrandMaster of the 900 year old Tokagure Ryu (school).

These martial art traditions passed down through many generations are not a competition sport, with sparring for points or submissions like judo or karate, but a collection of battlefield skills and training in sword, knife, staff, spear and many other weapons.

​Examples of Bujinkan training with Grandmaster Masaaki Hatsumi
​Notice how effortlessly he moves ...

  • ​Sword Techniques
  • ​Knife Techniques
  • ​A class at the Honbu (head dojo)

Bujinkan is a way of life, of survival, and of mindset around responsiveness, flexibility and flow, of being open to new ways of seeing and doing, of changing direction, technique and tactics until you find a way that works, and of the inner peace and spaciousness required for the inevitable unknown.

Commitment to a life of training in martial arts can be described as “Shugyō” 修行 literally translated as “conducting oneself in a way that inspires mastery” or  “determined training that fosters enlightenment”.

About Mo Latin

Relationship Mentor | Black Belt | Shibari Artist

Training under 86yr old Bujinkan Soke Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi,  34th Grandmaster of Togakure-ryu Ninjutsu, at his Honbu (headquarters) in Noda, Japan

Mo left school at 17 to join the London music industry, against careers advice warning that he should ‘get a proper job’ …

Gifted with an ear for deep and detailed listening, and intrigued by human behaviour and artful self-expression, Mo has worked with top performers, artists and leading creatives from around the world for over 30 years, successfully helping them extract their unique brilliance, path and purpose, to live aligned and embodied in their greatest personal and professional potential.

20+ years in the London music industry as a musician, freelance recording engineer and music producer, eliciting ever better performance and expression from international recording artists, alongside 10 years as an international trainer/assessor for industry qualifications in music production and multi-track recording.

10+ years producing digital media and over 300 world-class live events ​with highly-acclaimed International speakers, authors and leaders in business, relationship and spirituality, including Anthony Robbins, Dr. John Demartini (more at AskTheAVPro), and currently as audio producer and workshop assistant with David Deida​.

This was a period of massive growth, immersed in thousands of hours of intensive, high-level trainings (worth hundreds of thousands of dollars), with the opportunity to observe, experience and learn from the deep and profound work of worlds’ best in personal, relationship, business and spiritual development.

After 20 years training, Mo has attained 7th dan as a Black Belt instructor in traditional Japanese martial arts (Bujinkan – from Samurai and Ninjutsu lineage), he is also a studious practitioner of Shibari, and has a growing global following for his distinctive sensual photography.

Now based in Australia, Mo’s clients today are extraordinary entrepreneurs and leading creatives from all over the world, already highly successful, yet seeking something more – deeper personal fulfilment, to serve with more meaningful impact, to live a truly embodied life, to enjoy greater freedom, authenticity and alignment in everyday interpersonal engagement, purposeful business, open-hearted relationship and deeply connected sexual intimacy.

Mo has built a truly unique lifestyle business, deeply aligned to his values and passions, he shares an extraordinary, playful and passionate relationship (and business - Living Loving Deeper) with his partner Lisa Page, and works with clients from around the world to do the same.