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: It’s not form, it’s muto dori movement. In this place where there’s nothing. This nothingness is important. I… https://t.co/e0uN8OXucU
Bujinkan Soke: Lead him in the kukan (空間で嚮導 Kūkan de kyōdō). Study something beyond waza, beyond technique. Then, transcend waza.
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Bujinkan Soke: You have to become one with the 空間 Kūkan. Like Picasso’s painting. All artists understand that empty space is what makes art.
Bujinkan Soke: Float in the kukan. You think you’ve hit me, right? This feeling is the mutōdori way of avoiding. You shouldn… https://t.co/C7w72iYCuZ
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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