taught at Seiren Dojo is Bujinkan
Budo Ninpo Taijutsu. The current headmaster of the Bujinkan is Dr.
Hatsumi Masaaki, who resides and teaches in Noda City, Japan. Dr.
Hatsumi has been given wide accolades for his contributions to the
preservation and continuation of traditional ninjutsu in Japan and
ryuha (schools or transmissions) of Japanese martial arts pass down
through generational headmasters called soke. The transmission of
a ryuha often remained within a single family, and in some cases,
the age of a ryuha can be many centuries old. In the early to mid
20th century, the stewardship of nine independent ryuha, passed to
a well-respected martial artist named Takamatsu Toshitsugu. Each of
the nine schools contains separate and distinct sets of kata (forms)
and heiho (strategic characteristics).
foremost student was Dr. Hatsumi, to whom he conferred the title of
soke for these nine traditions. Upon Takamatsu-sensei’s death
in 1972, Dr. Hatsumi consolidated these nine historical pedigrees
into what is now known as the Bujinkan.
the densho (curriculum or doctrine) of the Bujinkan was formed from
the essences of these nine separate historical pedigrees, training
opportunities in the original schools of the Bujinkan remain for advanced
students, after a proper foundation of kihon (basic techniques) is
The main categories of basics include:
taihenjutsu (body movement)
kobudo (ancient weapons)
goshinjutsu (self-defense applications)
In addition, training in philosophy, psychological and meditative
disciplines, strategy and history are also integrated with the physical
information, please contact the dojo.
is the modern study of Japanese archery.Though one of the oldest bugei
(martial arts) of Japan, the practice of kyudo is more than just the
“loosing of an arrow”. Kyudo is a highly-formalized and
internal expression of physical, mental and spiritual unity. It is
a discipline which the practitioner develops and demonstrates concentration,
reflection and composure.