February 7, 2019

Promotion at the Seattle Budokan - Bujinkan Dojo

March 11, 2018

 Soke changes the name of the Shidoshikai to the Buyukai - "The Bujinkan has grown and has to change" "We now have hundreds of Daishihan around the world, so we should be proud of that!" Congratulations to Daishihan Phil Legare for "being the first person to get this a...

February 17, 2018

An experience like no other! 

February 17, 2018

Predictable teaching is a stylistic way of teaching that builds a relationship between teacher (sensei) and student (deshi) and one that the student can relate to and understand basic concepts deeply.

This relationship builds an understanding, comfort and trus...

December 18, 2017

If you have been entertaining the idea of traveling to Japan to train at the Hombu dojo, there is no time like the present! Matt sensei will be in Japan this coming January, and will be joined by John Bibbee who is making his first pilgrimage there. Proposed training d...

October 18, 2017

Junan undo and kokyuho are the foundation of all taijutsu and thus it is important to practice them every day.” - Soke

Many teachers of martial arts gloss over stretching and breathing techniques as part of their instruction program. This may be for a number of reasons...

September 7, 2017

I'm supporting this book project on Kickstarter. It will be a book of Masaaki Hatsmi's Dojo Giga painting collection. It looks fantastic. Take a look here: link

August 29, 2017

Watch Zane Sensei practice throwing shuriken.

August 24, 2017

Tameshigiri (test cut) 試し斬り, 試し切り, 試斬, 試切

This unique style of tameshigiri or test cutting in English is a special way to test your taijutsu.


Get close to the tape (check your kamae) is your lead foot facing forward? Then hold the blade in an upright position...

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