The Bujinkan (武=Warrior 神=Divine/Sacred 館=Home) is an international martial arts organization based in Japan and headed by Masaaki Hatsumi. The combat system taught by this organization comprises nine separate ryūha, or schools, which are collectively referred to as Bujinkan Budō Taijutsu. The Bujinkan is most commonly associated with ninjutsu. However, Masaaki Hatsumi uses the term Budo (meaning martial way) as he says the ryūha are descended from historical samurai schools that teach samurai martial tactics and ninjutsu schools that teach ninja tactics.
The schools are:
Togakure-ryū Ninpō Taijutsu (戸隠流忍法体術)
Gyokko ryū Kosshi jutsu (玉虎流骨指術)
Kuki Shinden Happō Bikenjutsu (九鬼神伝流八法秘剣術)
Koto Ryū Koppō jutsu (虎倒流骨法術)
Shinden Fudo Ryū Dakentai jutsu (神伝不動流打拳体術)
Takagi Yoshin Ryū Jūtai jutsu (高木揚心流柔体術)
Gikan Ryū Koppō jutsu (義鑑流骨法術)
Gyokushin-ryū Ryū Ninpō (玉心流忍法)
Kumogakure Ryū Ninpō (雲隠流忍法)
Bujinkan Budō Taijutsu training does not include participation in competitions or contests as the school's training aims to develop the ability to protect oneself and others using techniques that focus on disabling an attacker (and/or removing their desire/ability to continue) as efficiently as possible. Including the training of body, mind and spirit.
Enrique Pujals, originally from Rosario Argentina, trained Judō and traditional Ju Jitsu before he started training in Bujinkan in 2010 under the direction of Shidoshi Julio A. Hermaling.
Training in multiple classes every week and participating in seminars with different Shihan (high grades) who traveled to Japan every year to train with Soke Masaaki Hatsumi (headmaster of the Bujinkan) and assisting to survival boot camps, receiving this way a complete training and experience inside the Bujinkan traditional mixed martial arts.
Moving abroad to The Netherlands in 2014 and keeping up with self-training, until a few months later finding the Shiho no Bujin Dōjō (Amsterdam) in charge of Dai Shihan Feiko Mintjes Judan Kugyo Happo Biken (maximum grade in Bujinkan) and continuing under his direction until present time with the grade of Yon Dan Shidoshi Ho, meaning a 4th Dan legally authorized by Japan to teach in the name of Bujinkan Dōjō.
19:30 - 21:30
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