Our training is based on several different classical Japanese warrior ryuha or lineages that are contained in the Bujinkan Dojo, all of which date back several centuries and were developed for the exclusive use of the aristocratic warrior class. These traditions are comprehensive systems of warfare that encompass a wide variety of weapons, strategy, tactical skills, and philosophical & spiritual teachings that were forged and honed through several generations of intense conflict into the most sophisticated and efficient systems of combat known.


The warrior lineages found at the Bujinkan Dojo do not rely on strength, size, or speed; rather seek to resolve conflicts through the utilization of natural principles of movement, psychology, awareness, and strategy. These arts have not been degraded or watered down for sport or personal refinement, nor do they contain artificial rules. They are authentic battlefield arts that retain their true and effective martial capabilities. Through proper integration of the training and teachings, the student becomes a stronger, more powerful, capable individual who can survive and thrive through adversity.


These are the types of subjects that are trained on and studied at the dojo.


Major Topics -


Taiso (stretching & body conditioning)

Kokkai (diet methods)

Taihenjutsu (evasion, tumbling & movement methods)

Ukemi Waza (breakfalls, rolling, tumbling Methods)

Tobi Waza (leaping skills)

Taijutsu (unarmed combat methods)

  • Dakentaijutsu (striking methods)
  • Jutaijutsu (grappling & throwing methods)
  • Koshijutsu (nerve, organ, & muscle manipulation mewthods)
  • Koppojutsu (skeletal manipulation methods)
  • Jissen Newaza (battlefield ground fighting methods)
  • Shime Waza (choking & strangulation methods)

Bojutsu (stick fighting methods)

  • Rokushakubo (six-foot stick)
  • Jojutsu (four-foot stick)
  • Hanbojutsu (three-foot stick)
  • Eda Koppo (short stick)

Kenjutsu (sword arts)

  • Tachi (long sword)
  • Kodachi (short sword)
  • Nito (two swords)
  • Tameshigiri (test cutting)
  • Battojutsu (sword drawing methods)
  • Tantojutsu (knife fighting methods)

Kusarifundojutsu (weighted chain methods)

Shurikenjutsu (blade throwing methods)

Sojutsu (spear fighting methods)

Naginatajutsu (halberd fighting methods)

Hojutsu (firearm methods)

Ninjutsu (espionage & special warfare methods)

Heiho (combat strategy)

Kyojutsu Ten Kan Ho (philosophy & combat psychology)

Kyokyuho (breathing methods)

Kiaijutsu (energy cultivation & harmonization methods)

Seishin Teki Kyoyo (spiritual refinement)


Auxiliary subjects -


Juttejutsu (iron truncheon methods)

Tessenjutsu (war fan methods)

Kyoketsu Shoge (ring & dagger methods)

Kusarigamajutsu (sickle & weighted chain methods)

Hojojutsu (rope methods)

Kyujutsu (archery methods)

Fukiya (blowguns & darts)

Chimon (geographic strategy)

Tenmon (meteorological strategy)

Kayakujutsu (fire & explosives)

Suijutsu (water combative methods)

Kyomon (observation arts)

Mokuso (visualization, awareness & meditation methods)

Chikujojutsu (fortification methods)