Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu is an ancient Japanese martial art, steeped in centuries of fighting traditions utilized by the Ninja and Samurai of feudal Japan. It continues to be practiced as a living martial art under the guidance of Dr. Massaki Hatsumi, 34th Soke ("Grandmaster") of the Togakure Ryu Ninpo school and sole inheritor of the Ryu Ha ("formalized teachings") for eight other schools of budo ("fighting styles"). The Bujinkan Dojo represents Hatsumi-Sensei's unification of the nine traditional traditions within a single organization, which today has extended its influence and spirit around the world.
The purpose of the Bujinkan Dojo is the transmission of authentic teachings of the traditional Ninja and Samurai martial arts, for protecting one's mind, body, and spirit. Because these martial arts were developed during periods of real combat, they remain both traditional and modern as a means of goshinjutsu ("self-protection").
The style of the Bujinkan Dojo relies on relaxed and efficient application of the body's natural movements to generate power and precision in overcoming opponents. Emphasis is placed on both unarmed and armed fighting techniques for jissen gata ("real-world fighting"). Through diligent and sincere attention to the teachings of Hatsumi-Sensei, we hope to cultivate the warrior spirit, as exemplified by the concepts of fudoshin ("immoveable heart") and butoku ("martial virtue").
The San Jose Bujinkan Dojo is dedicated to the practice of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu as upheld by Hatsumi-Sensei and the 15th Dan Shihan. Training is led by 14th Dan Shihan Dr. Alan Poon, and conducted at Pro Martial Arts located in Campbell, CA. For further details about training and how to join, please refer to the heading titled "Membership."
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