Soke, 34th Grandmaster Masaaki Hatsumi and Matt Keiser
Kanji by Soke, 34th Grandmaster Masaaki Hatsumi
We mainly teach Ninpo Taijutsu or (commonly known as Ninjutsu). However, in the spirit of the traditional Budokan, or training hall, we are planning on hosting a number of different types of martial arts such as Karate, Aikido and Ju-jutsu. We are not a sparring center nor a mixed martial arts training center. Additionally, we plan on offering classes in Japanese culture such as customs, manners, cuisine and basic language skills.
Ninpo Taijutsu (Ninjutsu) class content
In the Ninpo Taijutsu class, you'll study:
Grappling, joint locks and manipulation - Jutaijutsu
Striking and pressure point attacks- Dakentaijutsu
Basic body movement - Taihenjutsu
Falling and rolling - Ukemi
Weapons - Nin gu
These principles come from training received directly from Soke Hatsumi and other senior instructors at the main Bujinkan Dojo in Japan. Instructors at the Seattle Budokan travel to Japan on a regular basis to learn the techniques, principles, and ideas that Soke Hatsumi is currently teaching.
Japanese Culture in the Dojo
At the Seattle Budokan we take a more modern, progressive approach to learning martial arts. Our facility has a TV screen located right on the dojo floor so that we may enhance our studying through videos or internet resources. We also have a small library of books that students may check out. Additionally, we teach Japanese customs and courtesies. It all starts right at the front door - from the simple act of taking off your shoes, to proper bowing, greeting and showing respect and etiquette to everyone in the dojo. We also dip into the thinking and patterns and behaviors particular to Japan (dos and don’ts).
Wouldn't you like to learn all of these things while learning a historical art?
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