Bujinkan Dublin

Bujinkan Dōjō Kobudō

Thank you to Stan for allowing me this opportunity to say a little about my training group based in Dundrum, the Bujinkan Shugyō Dōjō.

We are a branch of the Bujinkan, a martial arts organization which was founded in the 1970's. Masaaki Hatsumi, who leads the Bujinkan, is the head or ‘Sōke’ of an array of Japanese martial arts schools, most notably those he inherited from his teacher Toshitsugu Takamatsu, which include:

Togakure Ryū Ninpō
Kotō Ryū Koppōjutsu
Gyokko Ryū Kosshijutsu
Kukishin Ryū Bujutsu
Takagi Yoshin Ryū Jūtaijutsu
Shinden Fudō Ryū Dakentaijutsu
Gyokushin Ryū Ninpō
Gikan Ryū Koppōjutsu
Kumogakure Ryū Ninpō

The martial art taught in Bujinkan is Budō Taijutsu (also know as Bujinkan Dōjō Kobudō or Bujinkan Dōjō Happōbiken), but the material taught in Budō Taijutsu is drawn from these aforementioned schools or 'ryūha'. In general Bujinkan students are licensed in Budō Taijutsu, although very occasionally traditional licenses are issued in the schools themselves, or more recently, specific areas of study. The most widely disseminated and studied information is that of the unarmed techniques of Togakure Ryū Ninpō, Kotō Ryū Koppōjutsu, Gyokko Ryū Kosshijutsu, Kukishinden Ryū Dakentaijutsu, Takagi Yoshin Ryū Jūtaijutsu and Shinden Fudō Ryū Dakentaijutsu. In addition the various weapons of Kukishinden Ryū Happō Biken and sword system of Togakure Ryū Ninpō are also commonly practiced.

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