Bujinkan Tatsujin Dojo

Bujinkan Tatsujin Dojo

5.0 (5)
6 hires on Lessons.com
15 years in business

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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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New York, NY 10016
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5 Reviews


  • Denelson Gregg

    Very professional, and knows exactly what he’s doing 💯💯 If you need a trainer, you’ve found the right person💯

  • Denelson Gregg

  • Eric Perez - 4th Dan/shidoshi ho

    I've been training with sensei Andrew for over 12 years. His teachings are 100% authentic bujinkan budo taijustu. Sensei Andrew spent a lot of time training in Japan with Soke and dai shihan Nagato. Training can sometimes feel serious, I mean we're training for life or death situations, but sensei Andrew finds a way to always bring humor and make class fun. He cares about his students, whether you been training 1 day or 10 years. I have a teacher for life in sensei Andrew and a path in budo taijustu.

  • Giulia Grasso

    My name is Giulia and I love martial arts. I'm a black belt in Japanese Ju Jitsu (Hontai Yoshin Ryu) and I'm an 8th Kyu in NinJutsu. Since the start I have loved this martial art because it is so complete and adaptable to any dangerous situation. This is not a sport. This martial arts is for real warriors, no games, sort of a real special forces training, and as any real good training it takes time and dedication. Unlike other martial arts, in the Bujinkan Tatsujin Dojo, you have the chance to study different schools (9 in total) because the Bujinkan teaches you to survive in any condition. You have the chance to study how to fight with your body (the best weapon),with a sword, a knife, a 3 and 6 foots staff etc . Other school teach you only one or two weapons. With time, you will learn that this martial art is not only a tool to fight danger, but a philosophy that dig it's roots into esotericism... you shape not only your body, but your mind and your soul as well. You learn to be the best version of yourself any moment, and to protect people you love. Sensei Andrew Dendariarena, is one of the most amazing martial artists I ever have met. He spend many hours every day to practice the arts and do researches on the history, the philosophy and the esotericism connected to the practice. For what he knows and what he can do, I can honestly say that he is one of the most dangerous people. He started study this art when he was 7years old and in total have collected around 28years of experience, travelling to Japan many times to learn directly from the Soke (head of the school). If you're looking for a sport... this is not your martial art; If you're looking for a hobby that you do when you have time... this is not your martial art; But if you want to shape your body your mind and your soul to be a real warrior; if you're looking to fix your weakness or defend yourself and the people you love; if you want to work in a military or law enforcement field; if you want to grow as a human being and you're fascinated by the esotericism... this is indeed your martial art. It will be an hard path... but nothing worth comes easily in any shade of life. Giulia

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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.