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Whether you're a complete beginner or have been training in martial arts for years, we are confident you will find Bujinkan Ninjutsu (Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu) unique and exactly what you were looking for.

What is this martial art of Bujinkan Ninjutsu, also known as Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu?

It is a complete self-defence system that incorporates body movement, striking and grappling with and without weapons (training tools).  It is a martial art of distance which means moving yourself to the correct place depending on the attack, timing, feeling and environment.  It evolved over hundreds (maybe thousands) of years, often in secret, in Japan.  Each generation fine tuned and perfected it through real use in battle and in protecting themselves and their families.  It will always be realistic and relevant to today's world because human bodies do not change - the ancient arts are applicable to modern situations.  You will learn to protect yourself and your loved ones when attacked hand-to-hand, with a knife, a stick or any type of weapon by single or multiple attackers.

Through training in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu or Ninjutsu you will also develop peace of mind, awareness and gradual enlightenment.

Where does this martial art come from?

Soke Masaaki Hatsumi, the 34th Grandmaster of Togakure Ryu Ninjutsu,[1] studied various martial arts from a very young age.  Despite attaining high grades, he began to feel there was something missing.  This led him to begin learning the techniques of the old Japanese schools.  After about 10 years he met Toshitsugu Takamatsu, the 33rd Grandmaster, who had mastered 9 schools of Budo.[2]  Takamatsu became his teacher and over the next 15 years, Hatsumi learned all he could from him and was given the title of Soke (Grandmaster) when Takamatsu died.  To pass on this training, he established the Bujinkan which expanded all over the world.

 Shihan Brin Morgan has dedicated his life to studying this martial art and this led him to set up the Shadow Warrior Bujinkan Ninjutsu group to teach others the skills he learns from his regular visits to Japan to train with Soke Masaaki Hatsumi.

The Chester branch of this international group, led by Garry Green and James Riley, trains on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.  People of all ages, abilities and levels are welcome to train with us in this amazing martial art and your first lesson will be free!

Above: First day (1st November 2007) in our new Thursday venue The Old Chapel where, after training, we can even enjoy a cup of tea in the social area (below):

[1] 'Ninjutsu: History and Tradition', Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi, 1981, publ. Unique Publications

[2] 'The Way of the Ninja: Secret Techniques', Masaaki Hatsumi, 2004, publ. Kodanasha Intl.

Keywords: Shadow Warrior Ninjutsu Society Chester, Ninja, Ninjutsu, Ninjitsu, nin-jitsu, nin-jutsu, Bujinkan, Hatsumi, Takamatsu, Martial Arts, Budo, Japan, Self defence, defence, martial art
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