Blog

Introductory Course to the Bujinkan Martial Arts – January and February 2015

This January and February we will be offering an Introductory Course to the Bujinkan Martial Arts. This 5 weeks beginner’s course is designed for adults wanting to learn and start practicing a traditional Japanese martial art. •Learn the combat techniques of the Ninja and Samurai •Learn to protect yourself and others •Learn to use traditional […]

Read More Introductory Course to the Bujinkan Martial Arts – January and February 2015

Japan 2014

We had a great training trip to Japan recently.  It is always great to be in the Honbu Dojo with Soke and the Shihan. Here are a few photos of the trip…

Read More Japan 2014

Bujin Soke

Bujin Soke Spray paint on canvas. 12″x12″. This piece is based on a photo that appears in Soke Masaaki Hatsumi’s book “The Essence of Budo”.  There are many talented people who provided photos for this book, and it is not clear to me who provided this one, so I am sorry that I cannot give…

Read More Bujin Soke

New Training Schedule

Starting next week (Monday 09/08) the regular training schedule for our Dojo will be the following: Mondays 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Wednesdays: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Once a month we will have a special training on a Saturday (to be scheduled). These will be seminars dedicated to training a particular Ryu or weapon. […]

Read More New Training Schedule

Tengu (天狗)

Tengu (天狗) are creatures of the Mythology of Japan. The following text has been taken from http://www.onmarkproductions.com/html/tengu.shtml. “Tengu 天狗 are mountain and forest goblins with both Shinto and Buddhist attributes. Their supernatural powers include shape-shifting into human or animal forms, the ability to speak to humans without moving their mouth, the magic of moving instantly from place…

Read More Tengu (天狗)

Introductory Course to the Bujinkan Martial Arts – Spring 2014

This 4 weeks beginner’s course is designed for adults wanting to learn and start practicing a traditional Japanese martial art. •Learn the combat techniques of the Ninja and Samurai •Learn to protect yourself and others •Learn to use traditional Japanese weapons •Exercise your mind and body •Learn about the history and traditions of Japan   […]

Read More Introductory Course to the Bujinkan Martial Arts – Spring 2014

Recommended Book List

I have been recently asked what books should be read as part of our martial arts training. My answer is: all of Soke Masaaki Hatsumi’s books. We are studying Hatsumi Sensei’s art, so we should read his books. They have been published for a reason. They are part of his transmission and of his legacy. […]

Read More Recommended Book List