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Saturday     9:00 - 11:30pm/ Gi and tabi to be worn


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This dojo is an affiliate of the Bujinkan Hombu Dojo headed by Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi and the Bujinkan Butoku Dojo: Brazil started by Shihan Michael Simien.
Dojo Cho/ Head Instructor Christopher Cowan (Left) with Soke Masaaki Hatsumi (Right) during our 2011 Japan trip.

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This download covers the seminar in Clovis, CA on November 20, 2016 with Christopher Cowan (15th Dan) from Bujinkan Butoku Dojo in collaboration with Jeff Schintgen (9th Dan) from the California Bujinkan Dojo. The following topics are covered: - 九鬼神流打拳体術 Kukishin Ryu Dakentaijutsu: The Kukishin/Kukishinden school consisted on techniques using taijutsu, bojutsu, yari, shuriken, and kenjutsu. 鎖分銅 Kusarifundo: Kusarifundo is a hand held weapon used in feudal Japan, consisting of a length of chain (kusari) with a weight (fundo) attached to each end of the chain. 九鬼神流秘剣術 Kukishin Ryu Bikenjutsu/ 剣法 Kenpo: The kanji for this means "sword law" (not "fist law"). It consists of evasion, slashing, stabbing, blocking and countering. 九鬼神流槍術 Kukishin Ryu Sojutsu: It is used to parry, slash, stab, strike and to unbalance opponents. The spear techniques in Kukishin-ryū integrate a myriad of complex variations and nuances and this is perhaps the most difficult weapon in the curricula to learn. 




Monthly Mini-Seminar

August 9, 2015


This fun and exciting Sunday afternoon was spent covering various kata from koto ryu koppojutsu, tantojutsu and jojutsu.


Thank you for everyone who joined us and if you were not able to make it, hopefully we will see you at our next mini seminar. 


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Bujinkan Butoku Dojo Basics

 Download Series #1 

Sanshin No Kata and Kihon Happo.


Sanshin no Kata/ 三心の型


Sanshin no kata (three hearts methods) is the root and core of all the Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu/ 武神館武道体術 training. The Sanshin no kata comes from the 1,000+ year old Kosshijutsu system of Gyokko Ryu/ 玉虎流骨指術. It has been practiced through the ages because the movements are fundamental to striking methods whether armed or unarmed.


Chi-no Kata/ 地の型
Sui/Mizu-no Kata/ 水の型
Ka/Hi-no Kata/ 火の型
Fu-no Kata/ 風の型
Ku-no Kata/  空の型


Kihon Happo/ 基本八法型


Koshi Kihon Sanpo Waza/ 骨指基 本三法

The first three techniques, known as the Koshi Sanpo Waza (3 striking method techniques) are thought to be from the Gyokko ryu.These three also happen to be three of the basic kamae (stances) which we use. These kata are basically made up of defensive movements in response to an opponent's attack and then an offensive counter.


Ichimonji no Kamae/ 一文字の構

Jumonji no Kamae/ 十文字の構

Hicho no Kamae/ 飛鳥の構


Torite Kihon Gata Goho/ 捕手基本型五法

The next five techniques are known as the Torite Goho (5 arm attacking methods). As the name for this group of techniques implies, these movements usually attack an opponent's arms and involve taking the attacker to the ground in ways that do not allow him to roll out or land safely. 


Omotegyaku/ 表逆
Omotegyaku Ken Sabaki/Omotegyaku no tsuki/ 表逆拳捌

Uragyaku/ 裏逆

Musha Dori/  武者捕

Ganseki nage/ 巌石投 

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