About Bujinkan

NINJUTSU 忍術 sometimes used interchangeably with the term ninpō 忍法 is a several centuries old martial art that employs the strategy and tactics of the feudal ninja.

Ninjutsu is taught under Bujinkan Budo's Soke (Grandmaster) Masaaki Hatsumi of Noda-shi, Japan. The organization is a compilation of 9 ryu (complete "schools") teaching martial art traditions of unarmed and armed (swords, sticks, and many other traditional Japanese weapons) techniques. 

The 9 Ruys (schools)  include:

  • Togakure-ryū Ninpō Taijutsu (戸隠流忍法体術)
  • Gyokko ryū Kosshi jutsu (玉虎流骨指術)
  • Kuki Shinden Ryū Happō Bikenjutsu (九鬼神伝流八法秘剣術)
  • Koto Ryū Koppō jutsu (虎倒流骨法術)
  • Shinden Fudo Ryū Dakentai jutsu (神伝不動流打拳体術)
  • Takagi Yoshin Ryū Jūtai jutsu (高木揚心流柔体術)
  • Gikan Ryū Koppō jutsu (義鑑流骨法術)
  • Gyokushin-ryū Ryū Ninpō (玉心流忍法)
  • Kumogakure Ryū Ninpō (雲隠流忍法)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ninpo techniques emphasize stealth and deception and employ any available weapons in self-defense.

The six major types of training include:

  • 1. Striking techniques (Dakentaijutsu).
  • 2. Grappling: throws, locks, chokes (Jutaijutsu).
  • 3. Skeletal manipulation (Koppojutsu).
  • 4. Muscular & nervous system attacks (Kosshijutsu).
  • 5. Body movement counter/avoid techniques (Taihenjutsu).
  • 6. Weapons: traditional, contemporary tools & nature as extension of body (Bukijutsu).