Bujinkan Tatsujin Dojo
The Bujinkan Tatsujin Dojo is dedicated to the transmission of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu (a.k.a. Ninjutsu) as taught in Japan by Soke Masaaki Hatsumi, the Grandmaster of the Bujinkan Hombu Dojo. Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu is comprised of 9 ancient Ryu-ha (martial traditions). Six of the traditions are authentic Samurai schools, and the last three are authentic Ninja schools. We study traditional Japanese Martial arts, that are also applicable in modern dangerous scenarios that would require the need for self defense and survival. We hold classes in Brooklyn and in Manhattan. The head instructor has 28 years of martial arts training experience and has spent time living and training in Japan. He continues to travel to Japan periodically to further his knowledge of the art.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
New students are introduced to the art's fundamental and basic movements. These movements include postures, blocking, striking and methods of using the body to evade an attack effectively. Once the individual components are understood, the student then progresses to combining those components into techniques. We will also explore the usage and application of traditional Japanese weaponry, that were commonly used by both the Ninja and the Samurai of Japan.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have studied Japanese Martial arts for 28 years. I have been a student and a member of the International Bujinkan Dojo, headed by Grandmaster Masaaki Hatsumi in Japan, for 18 years. Currently I am ranked by Grandmaster Masaaki Hatsumi as a 10th Degree Blackbelt. I am also an Army Vet and spent time teaching Self Defense to soldiers while on deployment.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Each class is $20 dollars. We offer the opportunity to save money by paying monthly instead of per class.
How did you get started teaching?
I began teaching as a way to pass on the traditions that have been taught to me. My goal as an intructor is to preserve the art of Ninjutsu and pass it on to future generations.
What types of students have you worked with?
My only requirements are that students must be 18 years and above and have a clean record (no felonies). Currently we are only offering classes for adults. No prior martial arts training is necessary.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
For any student looking to learn a martial art, first they should decide exactly what do they want to get from their study. Not all martial arts are applicable in self defense for example. Similarly, not all martial arts compete in tournaments. If sport competition is something you are interested in, then maybe traditional arts might not be the best option for you. Be clear about what it is you want, and find a school that meets that need. Secondly, check the instructor's credentials. Every authentic instructor should have official ranks and should have a lineage that is verifiable.