Hatsumi Videos – Watch Genuine Ninja, Samurai Lessons

Watch Hatsumi videos to learn more about Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, which is the famous Ninjutsu school of Japanese Grandmaster Masaaki Hatsumi. In his books and videos, Hatsumi Soke explains ancient techniques and modern applications descended from the secretive samurai warrior and Ninja groups.

“During taijutsu practice, my trainees often say to me, “I am sometimes sure that I have you cornered; in fact, however, you catch me before I know it.” It is not that I dodge him at the last moment, as is generally believed; rather, I hold his whole body and soul as if I were wrapping him up in my life itself.”
(Hatsumi, Essence of Ninjutsu, p.72)

Enjoy these Bujinkan Grandmaster Hatsumi Videos


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“My training theme of 2008 was “Ku” that is to say, Ninpo Taijutsu. I frequently taught Takamatsu Sensei’s proverb: “You yourself must become Ku” — vanishing taijutsu, taijutsu that cannot be seen, taijutsu that becomes transparent. I was first taught this in the following way: “Taijutsu is that which sinks into the erogenous zones and disappears…” and many of the students at the time stood with grinning faces. I believe this is the memory that I have, and then I disappeared while showing that taijutsu.”
(Hatsumi, Essence of Budo, p.130)

Hatsumi Videos and Books:

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You can find vintage VHS tapes and other Hatsumi videos that explain specific techniques as well as some philosophy and history. Most Hatsumi videos are in Japanese with subtitles, of course. Although these Ninjutsu Bujinkan videos discuss specific techniques, you will notice that Hatsumi videos and books usually focus on the “feeling” of techniques and training. He gets to the heart of “the feeling” of real situations.

Hatsumi Videos are Genuine Ninja Training Demonstrations

While technical knowledge of an art is considered important in all Hatsumi videos, the approach he takes teaches students to connect with a “natural understanding” of the martial art as a whole. This is part of the reason that Bujinkan students do not engage in contests or competitions.  Hatsumi videos and books teach that Ninja martial arts are not about winning or losing but about surviving and understand the concepts of Budo.  For more details about Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, also called Ninjutsu, see the Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu pages on this site and look for books by the Grand Master.

Be a Ninja - Hatsumi Videos and Books

Hatsumi’s Students Can Teach You Ninja Black Belt Knowledge

There are many advanced students in the Bujinkan who teach at dojos, taikai events and private clubs. There are training videos and black belt video courses to help you learn about this fascinating martial art in the privacy of your own home, too. Check out the black belt course options listed on this website, or contact one of the sensei on our global map to connect with a real practionier of Hatsumi’s teachings.

Free videos are always posted at Ninja Learning Network and on our YouTube channel to help the Ninpo community learn new techniques, terminology and resources related to the ancient art of the Samurai and Ninja.

Hatsumi Videos on Youtube - Ninja Training Bujinkan Ninjutsu


CAUTION! We do not advocate the use of any of the Ninjutsu techniques in the Hatsumi videos except to train in traditional forms of this martial art under direct supervision of qualified professionals. We are not responsible for injury or damage you may cause by by emulating anything shown in these Hatsumi videos. Also, possession or transportation of some weapons may be illegal in some locations. Check with your local law enforcement agencies for legal details about martial arts weapons in your area.

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