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Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu
The centerpiece of our training is Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu and Shinken Taijutsu.

Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu is a collective of nine classical schools of Japanese warrior arts. These arts were used by the families and clans of feudal Japan to build and maintain a power base. The schools of the Bujinkan represent a rich tradition and heritage of victory. They enabled the warriors of the past to survive in society. These schools are the roots of many modern discourses such as Aikido, Judo, Karate, and Ju-Jitsu. Here are the schools and where Hatsumi Soke is in the lineage:

  • Togakure Ryu Ninpo - "Hidden Door School" - 34th Soke
  • Gyokko Ryu Koshijutsu - "Jewel (Jade) Tiger School" - 28th Soke
  • Koto Ryu Koppojutsu - "Tiger Knocking Down School" - 18th Soke
  • Takagi Yoshin Ryu Jutaijutsu - "High Tree, Raised Heart School" - 17th Soke
  • Kukishinden Ryu Happo Hikenjutsu - "Transmission of the Nine Demon Gods School" - 28th Soke
  • Shinden Fudo Ryu Dakentaijutsu - "Divine Transmission of the Fudo School" - 26th Soke
  • Gikan Ryu Koppojutsu - "Truth, Loyalty, and Justice School" - 15th Soke
  • Kumogakure Ryu Ninpo - "Hiding in the Clouds School" - 15th Soke
  • Gyokushin Ryu Ninpo - "Immovable Heart School" - 21st Soke

Shinken Taijutsu can be interpreted as a school of modern warfare (Bugei). Shinken Taijutsu was formed from Shinkengata (real combat methods, originally developed by Takamatsu Soke and then refined by Hatsumi Soke), the Taijutsu of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, and the modern applications of many combat methods. In 1997, through Menkyo Kaiden, Shinkengata was given to Shihan Legare for the purpose of further developing it to be relevant in the 21st century. Shinken Taijutsu is taught by Shihan Legare on a seminar basis and is integrated into our daily curriculum.

The interpretation we hold at BTSDsd is that we are part of a living tradition - living in this context meaning that the art evolves with the environment it exists in. The nine schools evolved into the Bujinkan. The Bujinkan is then further evolving into Shinken Taijutsu to remain relevant in the 21st century.

In a nutshell, if you think of Samurai and Special Forces; swords, spears, and firearms; striking, grappling, leaping, and rolling; strategy and tactics; philosophy, scholarship, and warriorship; you are on target.

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