THE BUJINKAN

The Bujinkan is a martial arts organization that was created by Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi of Noda, Japan as a way to disseminate the arts he received from his mentor, Toshitsugu Takamatsu.

Takamatsu-sensei passed nine arts to Hatsumi-soke. Here at Cedar Park Dojo, we study 6 of those arts. In no particular order of importance, those arts are:

Gyokko Ryū

Gyokko Ryu is the oldest school in the Bujinkan. The kihon happo is from Gyokko Ryu.

Shinden Fudō Ryū

Shinden Fudo Ryu is known for its association with nature. It is a school of dakentaijutsu.

Kotō Ryū

Koto Ryu was created from Gyokko Ryu. The two have been transmitted together for centuries.

Kukishin Ryū

Kukishin Ryu is a highly influential school in the history of Japanese martial arts.

Togakure Ryū

Togakure Ryu is one of the schools closely associated with historical shinobi-no-mono, aka ninja.

Takagi Yōshin Ryū

Takagi Yoshin Ryu is a school of jutaijutsu. It has a close association with Kukishin Ryu.

THE DOJO LINEAGE

TOSHITSUGU TAKAMATSU

The Source of the Nine Schools

Takamatsu-sensei is the late grandmaster of the nine arts which make up the Bujinkan canon. He is said to have been the last active combat ninja. A highly respected martial artist, he was dubbed "The Mongolian Tiger".

HATSUMI MASAAKI

The Founder of the Bujinkan

Hatsumi-soke is the founder of the Bujinkan organization, which he created to disseminate the teachings he received from Takamatsu-sensei.


Despite being an accomplished martial artist in his own right prior to meeting Takamatsu-sensei, Hatsumi-sensei's encounter with the old ninja fundamentally changed his life.

ISHIZUKA TETSUJI

My Teacher's Teacher

Ishizuka-sensei has been a devoted student of Hatsumi-soke for many decades. A retired fire-fighter, his strength and dexterity are matched by his joyous nature.

KACEM ZOUGHARI

My Teacher

Kacem first began studying ninjutsu at a very young age. Eventually he decided to go to the source of the art, travelling to Japan in order to deepen his practice. It was there that he encountered his mentor of many years, Ishizuka-sensei.


In addition to the physical practice of martial techniques, Kacem is a respected scholar in the academic study of classical Japanese martial arts. He holds a PhD from INALCO in Paris.

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