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The Griffith Park Bujinkan (BujinkanGP) training group was established in 2017 to provide Franklin Canyon Bujinkan members with an additional location to practice in preparation for training in Japan. In 2020 all training locations were consolidated under the Bujinkan Seki Ryu umbrella.

The Franklin Canyon Bujinkan (BujinkanFC) was established in 2012 by Sensei David Greenberg (15th Dan), after decades of training and teaching in Japan and abroad. BujinkanGP instructors are licensed by Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi, the head of the international Bujinkan martial arts organization based in Japan.


Both Griffith Park Bujinkan and Franklin Canyon Bujinkan are managed by Dr. Dante Dionne and assisted by Dr.  Christopher Lau.

We are fortunate to have the patronage of several international and local Bujinkan Shihan with collectively hundreds of years experience in this art. Firstly, placing our dojo under the Moti Nativ family tree, David Greenberg Sensei continues to provide support and guidance to our group. Eran Conforty Sensei, who resides in the Los Angeles area, has been a supporter since the beginnings of the Franklin Canyon dojo. 


So how do I get started?

  • Send us an email and let us know when you would like to audit a class and to receive directions.

  • First 3-classes FREE for new members - If invited to continue it is $10/class fee thereafter.

  • Regular training is always FREE for visiting Bujinkan Members.

  • Open to newcomers and visitors on Wednesdays 6:00pm -8:00pm or Sundays 9:00am-11:30am. Introduce yourself via email to receive invite and directions.

  • Open to visiting Bujinkan members on Wednesdays 6:00pm -8:00pm in community room location (90004 zip code, email for directions) or Sundays 9:00am-11:30am park location (90027 zip code, email for directions).


  • Dr. Dante Dionne

    15th Dan Shihan & Dojo-Cho.

    Began training Bujinkan in 1884. Also holds a 3rd Dan in Kendo, Golden Mantis Chi-Gong teaching license and 1st Dan in Tae-Kwon Do.

  • Dr. Christopher Lau

    8th Dan Shidoshi

    Began training Bujinkan in 1992. Hospital CEO

  • Shihan David Greenberg 

    Guest Instructor

    15th Dan, Founder of Franklin Canyon Bujinkan & Tel-Aviv Dojo-Cho.

  • Shihan Eran Conforty

    Guest Instructor.

    15th Dan & Palos Verdes, CA Dojo-Cho.