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Team Training, Leadership, Self-Development 
Self-Cultivation
For Corporations, Organizations, Businesses, Managers, Executives & Individuals


The Meaning of "Taitoku".

Taitoku is the knowledge and awareness obtained from direct physical practice and experience. Taitoku can be contrasted to Rikai, which is intellectual knowledge used to judge, compare and analyze how things should or should not be and is based upon inference and logic. The Japanese culture teaches us that deepest understanding can only arise after a person’s experiences bring realization in the mind through the body. This process makes the experience a full experience affecting mind, body and soul, creating a true and embodied understanding and mindfulness. A very simplified example could be the fact that one cannot know how something tastes until one has eaten it. Taitoku is the bodily experience that guides one to mastery and therefore makes it a life changing experience.

Taitoku: An understanding that is experienced with, within and through the body. Giving us conscious as well as subconscious understanding through the mind and body. It is this experienced understanding that merges mind, body and soul.


The Taitoku Leadership & Team Training programs are designed to give students a bodily experienced understanding of leadership and team work which will lead to a higher sense of responsibility, empathy, consciousness, commitment and focus on ones duties. The Taitoku programs are unique in the world of leadership programs and courses and have no comparison.


Meet the Instructor

My name is Marcus Hinschberger. My wife Christina and I are the owners of Tokon Martial Arts. I have been a practitioner of Shotokan Karate for 30 years and hold the rank of Godan (5th degree black belt). Through my martial arts path I was fortunate to travel the world, learning and teaching Karate in many countries. Through my father, Bernd Hinschberger, an outstanding Karate instructor, as well as my Japanese Karate instructors, (Sensei Hideo Ochi, Sensei Hiroshi Shirai and Sensei Taiji Kase), I was fortunate to experience the Japanese culture first hand. Through their guidance I was able to understand the true meaning and purpose of Budo. My Karate training has been a true Taitoku experience for myself.

Teaching Karate for over 25 years has made me realize that the hidden knowledge in the martial arts are not only great tools to improve ones character but the core of superb leadership skills. In a society that needs desperately true leaders that lead with their heart, wisdom & foresight, this has become my calling.


Looking around me, I know that our society would be better off by learning the lessons of history and following the advice and lessons of our ancestors. Many times those lessons have proven themselves for centuries, if not millenniums, and the latest most fashionable "New York Best Seller Book" will not change what has stood the test of time. This is why I train and teach Karate and why I have developed over a five year period the Taitoku Leadership & Team Training programs for businesses, managers and leaders.


Taitoku Leadership & Team Training is the only program for Leaders, Managers and Individuals that will bring yourself, your company or organization to the next level of mindfulness, empathy, efficiency, performance & success.

This leadership course is executed by Tokon Martial Arts LLC

Contact us at (916) 835-7717


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