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.


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Bujinkan Soke: This one finger here is important. This becomes a 支点 or 始点 shiten or one point of control. Remember these many ways of control.
Bujinkan I added a video to a @YouTube playlist https://t.co/mqc0fPKZCO Bujinkan Kata 極楽落 Gokuraku Otoshi Preview
Bujinkan Soke: Move together with him. You just move and match with a very simple movement, then it’s effective. Everyone us… https://t.co/kmeAN1gU9t
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Bujinkan Soke: Drop out here (抜くから nukukara). Because you drop out, you can change.
Bujinkan Soke: Don’t think about attacking. I let him go here because letting go is a way of control.
Bujinkan I added a video to a @YouTube playlist https://t.co/iGnTTKkpCc Bujinkan Bojutsu: 裏一足 Ri Issoku, or Ura Hitoashi
Bujinkan I added a video to a @YouTube playlist https://t.co/fmjAkdEUcw Japan Report: Bujinkan 剣 Ken, Tsurugi Kihon
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Bujinkan Soke: Don’t just kick into 摧 sai. Kick and when your leg comes down you strike the knee. 全部中 zenbu naka, You’re attacking everywhere.
Bujinkan Soke: I’m not teaching. These lessons are こわして kowashite… destroyed or broken down, but they're not. This is the secret of happa.
Bujinkan Soke: You don’t need to draw your weapon. Treasure this kukan. Use it. Then go with whatever weapon you can in that space.
Bujinkan I added a video to a @YouTube playlist https://t.co/iLivPcv6qG Budo Reset 3: 伝承 Denshō
Bujinkan Soke: Takamatsu Sensei had an ability to control someone ten times bigger than him. The opponent just fought until he couldn't fight anymore