Ninpo has a great background forged on the battlefields of japan . It is a hard art and a soft art . Ninpo uses your body taijutsu and body movement taisabaki to move in time and spirit with the attacker . This is a life martial art (not a sport martial art) . Your rewards instead of trophies is a balance in life with friends , work mates , family , yourself and nature .
None of this would be possible without Takamatsu sensei and the men before him . This otherwise secret or hidden martial art was passed on from one great man to the next making it possible for the rest of us to attain .
Honto-no hono ( repaying our debt of gratitude to our anscestors )
Ground yourself with the knowledge of who came before you .
Without Takamatsu sensei and the current Soke Hatsumi sensei ninpo would not exist outside of Japan . Hatsumi soke is the 34th Grandmaster in Togakure ryu ninjutsu , he also holds 8 other titles in other ryuha (schools) . He has given the world a treasure .
Always keep in mind the nin symbol above , Sword over the heart .
Prevail , endure
Use your ninpo in life , do not leave your training in the dojo
Click below for a short bio about Soke
Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu
The centerpiece of our training is Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu and Shinken Taijutsu.
Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu is a collective of nine classical schools of Japanese warrior arts. These arts were used by the families and clans of feudal Japan to build and maintain a power base. The schools of the Bujinkan represent a rich tradition and heritage of victory. They enabled the warriors of the past to survive in society. These schools are the roots of many modern discourses such as Aikido, Judo, Karate, and Ju-Jitsu. Here are the schools and where Hatsumi Soke is in the lineage:
Togakure Ryu Ninpo - "Hidden Door School" - 34th Soke
• Togakure-Ryu Ninpo Taijutsu (Ninjutsu) - (the hidden door school)
Founded in the Ôho-era by 戸隠大助 Togakure Daisuke. This school is known in the Bujinkan as the school where all the Ninjutsu techniques come from. In the 80's everything that was taught in Bujinkan was called Togakure-ryu, but the truth is that most of the things that was taught was from the schools above. You could say that the name was used to attract many students. - Hatsumi sôke is the 34'th generation grandmaster
• Gyokko-Ryu Kosshijutsu (Specialising in the muscular system)
Founded in the Hogen-era (1156-1159) by 戸沢白雲斎 Tozawa Hakûnsai. This school is perhaps the school that have the biggest influence of the unarmed basics in Bujinkan, such as Sanshin no kata, and Kihon-happô. Striking with the fingers and toes is very characteristic of this style of fighting.- Hatsumi sôke is the 28'th generation grandmaster
• Koto-Ryu Koppojutsu (Specialising in the skeletal structure)
Founded in the Tenbun-era (1532) by 坂上太郎国重 Sakagami Taro Kunishige. This school's speciality is the art of manipulating the bone structure. The foot work is also quite unique by cross stepping, quite similar to the chinese styles. Also the use of the sword in this school is quite unorthodox. - Hatsumi sôke is the 18'th generation grandmaster
• Shindenfudo-Ryu Dakentaijutsu (Specialising in natural movements)
Founded in the Yeikyu-era (1113 a.d.) by 出雲冠者義照 Izumo Kanja Yoshiteru. The school is characterized as a style that emphasizes natural movements, and the study of nature is important.- Hatsumi sôke is the 26'th generation grandmaster
• Gyokushin-Ryu Ninpo Happo Biken (Ninjutsu)
Founded in the Tenbun-era (1532) by 佐々木 Sasaki Goeman Teruyoshi. This school has not been taught that much yet.
- Hatsumi sôke is the 21'st generation grandmaster
Founded at the end of the Kamakura-era (1336) by 出雲冠者義照 Izumo Kanja Yoshiteru. The school is most famous in Bujinkan for it's many weapons techniques such as sword, spear, halberd and staffs of various lengths. - Hatsumi sôke is the 28'th generation grandmaster
• Gikan-Ryu Koppo Taijutsu (Specialising in the skeletal structure - 18th Generation)
Founded in the Yeiroku-era (1558-1570) by 瓜生判官義鑑房 Uryu Hangan Gikanbo. This school has not been taught that much yet. - Hatsumi sôke is the 15'th generation grandmaster
Foundend in the Yeiroku-era (1625-1711) by 高木折右衛門重俊 Takagi Oriemon Shigenobu. The school is a self defence style both Jûjutsu unarmed close combat techniques, and mûtô-dori unarmed against sword attacks. - Hatsumi sôke is the 26'th generation grandmaster
• Kumogakure-Ryu Ninpo Happo Bikken (Ninjutsu)
Founded in the Tenmon-era (1532-1554) by 伊賀平内左衛門家長 Iga Heinaizaemon Ienaga This school has not been taught that much yet. - Hatsumi sôke is the 15'th generation grandmaster