Traditional Japanese Martial arts for the modern world.
Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu (lit; "War god training hall Warrior way Body science") is not a sport or a competition form, but a genuine ancient warrior tradition dating back over 900 years, used by the Samurai and Ninja in everyday life and on the battlefield.
Bujinkan Budo emphasises Self Protection and our role as a "warrior guardian" or "sheepdogs". It is very much a lifestyle and way of self development, not just a hobby or self defence form.
Taijutsu methods use movement and balance to defeat an attacker, not size and strength. Drawing from 9 historical schools of Samurai and Ninja origin, skills include the arts which would later parent jujutsu, aikido, and karate, with origins in Chinese arts stretching back to the Shaolin Temple, which came to Japan nearly a millennium ago. Our Art includes traditional weapon skills as well as modern applications as a student progresses.
More than merely fighting, we study ways to live well and harmoniously, developing the body, consciousness and vital energy and their adaptability. So as well as combat for defence and combat skills as development tools, you will study self healing, yoga, meditation, strategy and life skills to optimise your potential as a human being. Training takes place both indoors on tatamis and outdoors in the elements and immersed in nature. Homework will be given every lesson, which will include body development and fitness, reading, meditation, nutrition, etc appropriate to your individual development needs.
Our club is a family run home dojo at a private location, in the traditional Japanese manner. Students are accepted ONLY if they display the right attitude and genuine interest in traditional Budo. Being a small club you will get direct teacher attention every class and individual development instruction.
This is not an endeavour to be taken up lightly, if you are interested, please read more at our website and contact is via that. I look forwards to hearing from you. Over 18's only please.
Sensei Jenn Fletcher, Dojo-Cho.