The Bujinkan (武神館) is an international martial arts organization based in Japan and headed by Masaaki Hatsumi. The combat system taught by this organization comprises nine separate ryūha, or schools, which are collectively referred to as Bujinkan Budō Taijutsu. The Bujinkan is most commonly associated with ninjutsu. . Before receiving the 9th kyu (the lowest rank), a. Learn the proper Ninjutsu bowing-in procedures, how to tie your belt, how to In 8th Kyu you’ll work more on your rolling & body movement skills as well as. The training levels up to Shodan are called kyu and after Shodan are called dan. The student starts off as mukyu (literally Search form. Home» Training» Bujinkan Ninjutsu» Bujinkan grading system 8 Kyu (Hachi Kyu). Green belt ( males).

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Together with a gi goes a belt that is called obi.

Discussion on using dreams as insight into things that are happening in your life. Retrieved 19 February Though some techniques were used in the same way by both samurai and ninja, others were used differently by the two groups.

It encompasses skill such as: The entry regarding Koto Ryu is as follows: These establish that the master practitioner has learned all that there is to learn about the particular lineage.

With the exception of fifth dan see below there are no fixed criteria for attaining each grade. The examination procedure for the 5th or 10th dan and above in Bujinkan takes place only under the presence of Soke.

Ninuutsu is Naginata and Roikumiuchi.

Bujinkan – Wikipedia

The exercises promote relaxation, blood circulation, muscle toning and flexibility, [15] and form a core part of all training sessions. Sword postures 10 different kamaebasic movement and cutting from each one, Throwing skills of ganseki forms, Silent movement, using nlnjutsu, Fist and body harmony, power moves, damaging blows crush your opponent.

The Way of the Ninja. Weapon focus on this video is the proper use of Shuko hand claws and Kenjutsu Shinobi Iai the art of properly drawing a sword. Meditation, Diet, More Kihon Happo. Jyu, such license holders are informally often referred to as holders of 11th to 15th dan.


In the Bujinkan, a person ranked tenth dan or higher is often referred to as a shihan. This tape reviews the importance of this as well as introducing the sword, including how to hold it, 10 different sword kamae postures and the basic movements and cuts from each of the 10 postures. Taijutsu body combat art is the Bujinkan system of unarmed defence using strikes, throws, holds, chokes and joint locks.

The Bujinkan does not adhere to any official guideline or set of rules to limit actions or techniques used during training. Stealth, Escaping from danger using nature GotonpoAdvanced throws Nage wazaOrgan and muscle attacks of Koshijutsu, Variations of advanced grappling forms, Rare Shoge weapon, Metsubushi blinding powders.

The foundation for all of the more advanced techniques you will learn rests upon your ability to move fluidly and go to the ground without fear. The exams take place in Dojo at scheduled dates and times, usually three times annualy December, March and June for any student is prepared for a grading promotion. The Bujinkan Dojo training programme consists of 9 levels of training up to the grade of Shodan 1st dan and 9 levels of training after the grade of Shodan.

Bujinkan taijutsu seeks to use body movement and nunjutsu rather than strength to defeat the opponent. Typically the study of tenchijin ryaku no maki scrolls of heaven, earth and man guides progression from 9-kyu to shodan 1st dan and comprises all the fundamental techniques required for advanced study thereafter.

In ninjutsuespecially kyk the emergence of the Ninja movie genreit was used to avoid referring explicitly to ” ninja ” combat techniques.

Beyond the 10th dan, the practitioner can claim one of the honorary licenses of Menky Kaiden license of complete transmission of the tradition in 5 levels. The student starts off as mukyu literally meaning without kyu, that is 10th kyu and during his or her training progresses gradually to Ichikyu 1st kyu and then to Shodan, after certification of his or her instructors.

This tape covers Stealth movement and Gotonpo body concealment methods using nature to escape. Nevertheless the training duration is highly dependent on factours such as past experience to other martial arts, presence in the Dojo and most certainly it is up to the student’s evolution on spiritual, physical and technical level.


Historically in Japan, the word is often used interchangeably with jujutsu and many others to refer to a range of grappling skills. Depending on what years a student has studied in Japan, they may find that their focus reflects the themes or schools taught during their time. Breaking body balance, flowing from technique to technique, capturing the essence of the techniques, and getting your life to work for you are all covered on this video tape.

Bujinkan grading system

Knife and gun disarms, how to deal with multiple attackers, Kihon Happo reversing and ninjusu techniques as well as natural taijutsu body movement with a gun. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Choking and strangulation holds, Knee and elbow strikes, Bone attacks, Climbing trees skills, How to draw a Sword several ways, Fighting from sitting and kneeling, Hand claws, Dream work.

Advanced throwing variations henka from the Kihon Happo movements of Ura Gyaku, Omote Gyaku, Musha Dori and Ganseki Nage are shown as well as Koshi nage hip throwsItami nage pain throws and a rare demonstration of Kuki nage throwing without touching your opponent by using energy and intent only- no body contact. All major joints are rotated and stretched in a proper manner while healthy breathing and concentration are practiced. He said that these things would become a bit of a theme for next year.

Retrieved 14 February Training begins with two partners practicing pre-arranged forms waza or kata and then advancing to unlimited variations of those forms henka. The Kusari fundo,a weighted chain, is the weapon focus for this level we always use a rope version for safety when training with a partner.

Archived from the original on From the time of Toda Nobutsuna, the tradition was passed on to the Toda family. Shuki ken hand start fistSakki ken foot start fistShishin ken finger needle strike and Happa ken eight leaf fist as well as Tai ken, the use of the whole body as a fist.

Basic tanto knife techniques are also covered.