The Bujinkan


The Bujinkan is a martial arts organisation with its headquarters based in Noda city Japan. It was formed by Masaaki Hatsumi in order to propagate the essence of the nine schools of Japanese martial traditions of which he is grandmaster (soke).

神伝不動流打拳体術 Shinden Fudo Ryū Daken Taijutsu
九鬼神伝流八法秘剣術 Kuki Shinden Ryū Happō Biken-jutsu
高木揚心流柔体術 Takagi Yoshin Ryū Jūtai-jutsu
玉虎流骨指術 Gyokko ryū Kosshi-jutsu
虎倒流骨法術 Koto Ryū Koppō-jutsu
義鑑流骨法術 Gikan Ryū Koppō-jutsu
玉心流骨法術 Gyokushin-ryū Ryū Koppō-jutsu
戸隠流忍法体術 Togakure-ryū Ninpō Taijutsu
雲隠流忍法体術 Kumogakure Ryū Ninpō Taijutsu

Masaaki Hatsumi-Sensei


Born in 1931 in Noda City Japan, Hatsumi-sensei trained in various martial arts including judo, karate, kendo, aikido, boxing and koryu budo, attaining qualifications in each before finding his life’s mentor Toshitsugu Takamatsu. For the next fifteen years he studied under him, becoming the grandmaster of the nine styles of ancient martial art. He later unified these nine styles under the umbrella of the Bujinkan organisation.