Bujinkan Budō Taijutsu practice aims to develop the skills to protect ones self and others, through the use of techniques which often focus on the use of body movement and positioning over strength in order to defeat the opponent.

Specifically Bujinkan Budō Taijutsu is mostly known for teaching koshi jutsu (joint manipulation art), koppo jutsu (bone manipulation art), jutai jutsu (throwing, grappling, ground fighting), dakentai jutsu (strikes), happo biken jutsu (various modern and traditional weapons), and ninpo tactics and strategies (Ninjutsu). The depth of training in the Bujinkan, is designed to open the eyes of the student to the endless possibilities and potential in all situations.

The first levels of training such as leaping, tumbling, proper fall techniques, body conditioning form the basis for Bujinkan Budō Taijutsu, these techniques are necessary in order to progress into other techniques such as the use of tools and weapons. Once learned, these techniques can be applied to any situation, armed or unarmed.

Training is based primarily on two partners practicing pre-arranged forms (waza) and then advancing to unlimited variations of those forms ("Henka"). The basic pattern is for the receiver of the technique (uke) to initiate an attack against the person who applies the technique - the 取り tori.


Bujinkan Soke: You’ve got to do this. Not avoiding, but you tempt him into his attack. This is the ura waza… tempt him in.
Bujinkan 撥倒 Hatto and 鯉口の切り方 Koiguchi no kirikata See the full video: https://t.co/8il0kScjdO #bujinkan #撥倒 #hatto #鯉口の切り方… https://t.co/XTg3VAOshD
Bujinkan Soke: Against the knife, without being in a hurry, you receive it with the body. Have this ゆとり yutori, and keep something in reserve.
Bujinkan What Did Hatsumi Sensei Say Four Times in the First Four Minutes of Training? Read the full article: Hatsumi Sense… https://t.co/DuUfgcliLC
Bujinkan In fact, he said it both as a statement and a question as if we just didn't get it. Read the full article: The Hid… https://t.co/PBsYm1R4Wy
Bujinkan I went into some advanced methods of drawing that I learned from Hatsumi Sensei. They are things I doubt you will s… https://t.co/KCqMlSXFZs
Bujinkan “This moment is important. Because in just one moment you die. It’s kukan. It’s 自然力 shizenryoku." Read more 👉… https://t.co/LaBeYsRhLP
Bujinkan A moment later Soke repeated, The feeling is very important. Read more 👉 https://t.co/OC9YU93Nua #Bujinkanhttps://t.co/sjmqReBT43
Bujinkan use the index finger to hold the sword, but also to break the seal of the habaki. I learned this one straight from… https://t.co/gSB48Mul6B
Bujinkan There are nearly infinite ways to do this. But sadly, most sword schools obsess on only one or two. See the full v… https://t.co/NMUdDOrxkc
Bujinkan Soke: Takamatsu Sensei had fingernails that were as thick as this piece of wood here. When he grabbed, It felt like… https://t.co/J5axWi7gor
Bujinkan The Hidden Kūkan for Bujinkan 無刀捕 Mutōdori: https://t.co/zJGg2jvbsR #Bujinkan #ColdPouringRainhttps://t.co/xhSTrQkc8B
Bujinkan Hatsumi Sensei has explained to us how he dissipates the attacker's energy. Read the full article: The Hidden Kūka… https://t.co/3Vau88qPXW
Bujinkan Soke: When he cuts at you from above with the knife, 空間で合わせある Kūkan de awase aru (you have to match it with the kukan).