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Traditional Ninjutsu and Samurai warrior arts

 

The Bujinkan organization incorporates the teachings of the martial arts lineages (ryūha) that Masaaki Hatsumi learnt from Takamatsu Toshitsugu under the banner of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu.

 

What Is Budo Taijutsu?

 

Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu is a traditional Japanese martial art that teaches effective ways of self-protection using timing, distancing, and angling. Multiple attacks, weaponry, striking, grappling, choking, leaping, rolling, and throws are all disciplines incorporated into the training of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu. The training is non–competitive, allowing the student to focus on developing the mind and body through a whole–body movement martial art, not speed and/or muscle training.

 

The Bujinkan (translated as "warrior spirit hall") is the platform Masaaki Hatsumi, Soke (literally "head of the family", but commonly called "Grandmaster"), teaches Budo Taijutsu from. Hatsumi Sensei created the Bujinkan after his teacher, the late Takamatsu Sensei, died in 1972. Takamatsu Sensei was the Soke of nine ryu, or lineages, of which he taught to Hatsumi Sensei over the course of 15 years. The nine ryu are:

 

Togakure Ryu Ninpo Taijutsu – Hidden Door School

Gyokko Ryu Koshijutsu – Jewel Tiger School

Kukishinden Happo Hikenjutsu – Nine Demon Gods School

Koto Ryu Koppojutsu – Tiger Knocking Down School

Shinden Fudo Ryu Dakentaijutsu – Immovable Heart School

(Hon Tai) Takagi Yoshin Ryu Jutaijutsu – High Tree, Raised Heart School

Gikan Ryu Koppojutsu – Truth, Loyalty & Justice School

Gyokushin Ryu Ninjutsu – Jeweled Heart School

Kumogakure Ryu Ninpo – Hiding in the Clouds School

 

It is the culmination of these nine ryu that Hatsumi Sensei uses as the basis for the Bujinkan. Three of the nine ryu are of Ninjutsu descent (Togakure Ryu, Kumogakure Ryu & Gyokushin Ryu), making the history of the Bujinkan slightly more difficult to understand without proper historical interpretation by an authentic teacher.

 

The physical level of training in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu includes:

 

Junan Taiso

Body flexibility and conditioning

Dakentaijutsu

Strikes, kicks and blocks

Jutaijutsu

Grappling, throwing and limb control

Taihenjutsu

Rolls, leaps and evasions

 

Students are also introduced to the application of traditional weapons in self-defense when they have demonstrated the appropriate level of self–control and coordination.

 

Bojutsu

6ft staff techniques

Kenjutsu

Sword techniques

Tantojutsu

Knife techniques

Kusarijutsu

Short chain techniques

Hanbojutsu

3ft staff techniques

Shurikenjutsu

Throwing weapon techniques

 

These weapons are replaced with wooden or rope replicas for safety.

 

Students are also taught to understand the principles of self-defense that together forms the very essence of weapon use. This enables Bujinkan practitioners to instantly adapt any object of any description as an aid in self-protection.

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