Welcome to the Dojo!
We are practicing practitioners of Budo Taijutsu, Ninpo Taijutsu or Ninjutsu depending upon when you first heard about this art and the amount of research you have done to get you here.
Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi, Grandmaster of the nine arts that make up the Bujinkan system, is famous as the world’s authority on Ninjutsu. Several of the nine arts however, are other ancient Japanese fighting arts. The blending of these teaches the student a wide range of abilities, from subtle jujitsu grappling to heavy battlefield weapons techniques. Such versatility provides skills for all body types, ages and situations for men or women.
This is not a sport. There is no competition. Training is hands-on, relaxed and friendly. Because the Bujinkan contains living martial arts, practitioners improve with age instead of peaking in their twenties. Rolling and falling skills can save life or limb outside of training. An added benefit to continued training is keeping the body young and supple.
Hatsumi Sensei’s purpose in opening these arts to the world is to promote peace and happiness through wisdom. He teaches us to become compassionate human beings. The prime objective is survival on all levels; physical, mental and spiritual. This begins with self and family, then spreads to community, country and the world.
Physical training is only a reflection of the more important inner learning. This "spiritual training" is not based on, nor does it interfere with, any religious beliefs. In the words of Dr. Hatsumi,
"It is important to develop a spirit to enable one to act calmly in all situations. To train the spirit is the real value of learning the martial arts." - Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi