The word Bujinkan when translated means : Bu – warrior or samurai , Jin – man, Kan – society. Literally it means the society of warriors.

This term evolved , when Soke (grandmaster) MASSAKI HATSUMI presented a Ninjutsu training behind the border of Japan. At 1995 , after years of dispersion of martial arts throughout the world, Dr. Hatsumi gave his technique an overall title BUDO TAIJUTSU, which referes to the physical and spiritual techniques required for studying this martial art.

Nowadays, according to Dr. Hatsumi, is the best period for NINJAS, because they can evolve and perfect their skills to such an extinct that was not possible before. Today the term NINJUTSU is barely used, because understanding all 9 schools of BUJINKAN lies in understanding BUDO. This is why today the general and accumulative title used is BUJINKAN BUDO TAIJUTSU.

Bujinkan Dojo is nowadays the only school teaching NINJUTSU in the original manner. Further more this is the only school that endured a strict line of grandmasters.

BUJINKAN DOJO consists of 9 old martial arts schools, which were passed from TAKAMATSU the sensei of Dr. HATSUMI with the title SOKE (SOKE stands for a patriarch, head of the family; even today BUJINKAN is considered as a big family), so that these martial arts could evolve and develop further more. The style BUJINKAN BUDO TAIJUTSU emerged from 9 old schools of martial arts, 3 of them are schools of NINJUTSU (TOGAKURE RYU, KUMOGAKURE RYU and GYOKUSHIN RYU) and the rest are BUJUTSU which were used by the Samurai.

The BUJINKAN system of martial arts worships and maintains old disciplines, which the scholars learn since the beginning of NINJUTSU. There are 36 disciplines, from which the first 18 are classic methods used by the Japanese Samurai, the rest are corresponding methods of training for NINJA warrior.

The basic disciplines of course remain as fighting without weapons, from these moves comes out the fight with weapons. The basic disciplines are divided into DAKEN TAI JUTSU (punch and kick technique), JU TAI JUTSU (control and through technique), KOSHI JUTSU (attack on muscles and organs technique) and KOPPPO JUTSU (attack on bones and articles technique).

In the system of BUJINKAN BUDO TAIJUTSU there are no competitions worldwide. This is why such martial arts do not suit individuals aiming for sport fame and titles.

Nowadays HATSUMI teaches in BUDOKAN (the hall of martial arts) in Ayase (Tokio) and in Hombu Dojo, which carries the name – BUJINDEN in Noda city. Today BUJINKAN is known worldwide and has its official Dojo in more then 40 countries including the Czech Republic.

Detail schools teaching in Bujinkan Dojo:

Togakure Ryu Ninpo
Gyokko Ryu Kosshi Jutsu
Kukishinden Ryu Daken Taijutsu
Shinden Fudo Ryu Daken Taijutsu
Shinden Fudo Ryu Ju Taijutsu
Gyokushin Ryu Ninpo
Koto Ryu Koppo Jutsu
Takagi Yoshin Ryu Ju Taijutsu
Gikan Ryu Koppo Jutsu
Kumogakure Ryu Ninpo