Bujinkan, what is it?
Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu is a Japanese Martial arts drawing elements of nine ancient schools of Samurai and Ninjutsu martial arts, together into a single study.The modern curriculum teaches Combat Jujutsu, Togakure Ryu Ninjutsu as well as punching, kicking, locks, chokes, grappling, throws, ground fighting, rolls and breakfalling. As well as the use of traditional weapons such as the Japanese sword, long, medium and short staff, rope and chain weapons, as well as the higher levels of Ninpo.
We have a very unique club amongst other things. We pride ourselves on a close sense of family. We ALL work together for the betterment of the Bujinkan in Ireland and abroad. Everybody knows everyone's name, we look out for each other, we go for pints together, we travel the world training togeather. We teach through fun and laughter...a thing that is missing from most peoples training.... and life these days!!!
Bujinkan Grand Master Dr. Massaki Hatsumi in action
Every Tuesday and Thursday we run a rolling a twelve week beginner’s course in the martial art of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu . You can join the beginners course at any stage due to our unique rotation system, so you will always cover all the material in dept no matter when you start...and the first class in totally free for you to try. Bujinkan Budō Taijutsu (more commonly known as Ninjutsu or combat Jujutsu) is a Japanese martial art drawing from nine schools of classical Japanese martial arts, together into a single study. This system was created by the current Grandmaster of these schools, Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi (Soke). The schools taught under the banner of the
Bujinkan Dōjō are:
Togakure Ryu Ninpō
Gyokko Ryu Koshijutsu
Koto Ryu Koppojutsu
Kukishinden Ryu Happō Biken
Shinden Fudo Ryu Dakentaijutsu
Takagi Yōshin Ryu Jutaijutsu
Kumogakure Ryu Ninpo
Gyokushin Ryu Ninpo
Gikan Ryu Koppojutsu
These arts are taught together as the martial art of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, but also studied separately as individual schools depending on the instructor/class/course. Students Grades/Licenses are issued in Budo Taijutsu from the Hombu Dojo in Japan, and the modern curriculum teaches multiple fighting skills drawn from the various schools, such as punching, kicking, throwing, locks, ground fighting, rolling and breakfalling techniques. Students also study traditionl weapons training, please see our weapons training page for more information. We also teach dedicated beginners courses that are designed to be slow-paced, fun and very easy to learn. 2014 will also see the launch of our new self-defence programme and new bigger club with a floor space of 1200sq ft. So please look around the site and let me know if there is anything I can help you with regarding training or injury. Remember the first class is free for you to try our art out!!!
With a direct connection to the battlefield arts of the Samurai and Ninja warriors, this art is as relevant today as it was when it was used to save the lives of its practitioners in the Sengoku Jidai (warring states period) of Japans turbulent history. If you would like to learn more about this art at the same time becoming part of an ancient tradition, then visit our website or contact Shihan Hujo Gunn to make an appointment to come and view a class.
Wishing you well in your search for martial arts,
Jugo Dan / Head instructor