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: There is the feeling of koku in this movement. When he cuts at you with the knife, you have to practice match… https://t.co/rXq0dJSgmT
Bujinkan Soke: In a real situation you don’t know what’s going to happen so you have to go to the “next one.” The feeling is… https://t.co/AGZ6O9MMNM
Bujinkan Soke: You can easily kill somebody. But you should also study how not to kill.
Bujinkan Soke: Everybody is at the level of the gokui now. Things that you can teach are no good. That’s why I say, don’t te… https://t.co/quACEDAsKN
Bujinkan Soke: This way of using the knife is about control. When you let him go, you can catch that. Hide so you don’t have… https://t.co/REMuD7t12Z
Bujinkan Soke: Even if you let go, it’s still connected. Have a connection in the kukan. Do it softly. If you think somethin… https://t.co/TBgFSmdoAR
Bujinkan Soke: I’m teaching nature. This is why I say forget the techniques. If you know technique but you can throw it away… https://t.co/AwjV8hBjyy
Bujinkan Soke: Don’t pull with your hand… Use your body. Don’t use 腕力 wanryoku or physical strength. If people force things… https://t.co/nWTGHmt3mZ
Bujinkan Soke: The attack grabs the chest and the elbow. You cover, but in Shinden Fudō Ryū you leave the other hand totally… https://t.co/uRAtbP3oXu
Bujinkan Soke: Mutōdori against the bo? 指一本 yubi ippon. Just one finger is enough. Let it go. Control.
Bujinkan ICYMI: tour of my Bujinkan video site https://t.co/obmmQVr8Zj
Bujinkan Soke: All of your techniques should have this muto dori feeling. I don’t grab or do it quickly. I just receive it i… https://t.co/gZERBZe6iK
Bujinkan Soke: This way of walking is kind of sophisticated. You’re not trying to attack the opponent here. And you’re not t… https://t.co/kuwAHCoIjY