Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu

Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu is the school of Grandmaster Masaaki Hatsumi in Japan. Hatsumi Soke presents once ancient knowledge of the ninja (ninjutsu) and samurai martial arts techniques and philosophies. Also known as shinobi arts or ninpo, Hatsumi Soke teaches the warrior code of Budo along with thousands of self defense techniques passed down from generations of legendary martial art wisdom.

Masaaki Hatsumi is the founder and current Soke (Grandmaster) of the Bujinkan Organization and he openly teaches Ninjutsu and Samurai techniques, applied to modern environments as well,  in a system/school that he calls Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu. He is also a doctor in Japan, specializing in the science of bones. Students of the Bujinkan train in dojos and clubs around the world and also at the honbu dojo (home dojo) in Japan. The Bujinkan teachings are comprised of the 9 ryu (once-secret schools of martial arts grounded in ninja and samurai history.) He inherited the position of sōke of the 9 ryū from Takamatsu.  Many other techniques remain secret and are intentionally not taught openly.

The openly taught 9 ryu Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu are:

Togakure-ryū Ninpō Taijutsu (戸隠流忍法体術)
Gyokko-ryū Kosshijutsu (玉虎流骨指術)
Kuki Shinden Happō Bikenjutsu (九鬼神伝流八法秘剣術)
Kotō-ryū Koppōjutsu (虎倒流骨法術)
Shinden Fudō-ryū Dakentaijutsu (神伝不動流打拳体術)
Takagi Yōshin-ryū Jūtaijutsu (高木揚心流柔体術)
Gikan-ryū Koppōjutsu (義鑑流骨法術)
Gyokushin-ryū Ninpō (玉心流忍法)
Kumogakure-ryū Ninpō (雲隠流忍法)

Learn more about the Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu 9 schools of Ninja and Samurai traditions in the Basics of Ninja Training® black belt course guide.

What is Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu Training?

Essence of Budo Book by Grandmaster Hatsmumi

What does it mean to Be A Ninja in the 21st century? From Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu Grand Master Masaaki Hatsumi at the Honbu Dojo in Japan flows everything we call Ninja. Read this excerpt from the Bujinkan Honbu Guidelines:

The tradition recognizes nature and the universality of all human life, and is aware of that which flows naturally between the two parts:

•The secret principle of Taijutsu is to know the foundations of peace.

•To study is the path to the immovable heart (fudoshin).

Just as there are various time zones,
so exist various taboos among the worlds peoples and nations.
We must respect each other, striving to avoid such taboos.
We must put the heart of the warrior first, working together
for self-improvement and for the betterment of the organization.

Read Bujinkan guidelines at Hatsumi Sokes home website.

Learn about Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu from Hatsumi Soke Himself

Hatsumi Sokes wisdom is translated into timeless books about Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, ninpo, shinobi, ninjas, samuria, fudoshin, traditional weapons, modern applications of the art, the warrior code of Budo and much more.  The  8 hour video black belt course curriculum maneuvers in Basics of Ninja Training® is also developed by Sensei Mark Roemke, authorized and instructed personally by Hatsumi Soke.

Enjoy these instructional videos about different aspects of “Taijutsu”, which means “body techniques”