SHADOW WARRIOR BUJINKAN FALMOUTH
“Philosophy is most important in learning
Ninjutsu. Just teaching technique is wrong. If someone is only teaching
technique, he is not Ninja”
Soke Masaaki Hatsumi.
Soke Hatsumi founded the Bujinkan Organisation in 1970 receiving the Grandmaster titles from the late Toshitsugu Takamatsu, the last combat ninja. Soke Hatsumi had inherited the guardianship of nine kobudo (ancient) martial arts schools which he put together in one system of learning through the Bujinkan.
HISTORY OF THE NINJA
The Ninja or Shinobi were covert agents for gathering intelligence, conducting guerilla warfare, or used as bodyguards or elite shock troops in ancient Japan.
Originating from the 12 century AD, they collected unconventional techniques and esoteric knowledge from China and blended it with the traditional Japanese bushi arts of the samurai. The purpose was first and foremost for the protection of their homelands, and their freedom to express their beliefs in a time of oppression. However, their unique skills made them attractive to daimyo lords to be used as special agents throughout the warring states period. During the Edo period they helped Iyasu Tokagawa to unify Japan and brought about a time of peace that lasted to the modern age.
Despite their fearsome reputation, the Ninja were imbued with a high moral code and disciplined lifestyle. Hidden in the mountains away from society they cultivated an enlightened spiritual set of beliefs, which had at its heart the relationship between humans and nature incorporating the Shinto, Buddhist, and Taoist philosophies.
THE NINE SCHOOLS OF THE BUJINKAN
Takagi Yoshin Ryu
Shinden Fudo Ryu
Muscle Manipulation Art
Bone Manipulation Art
Budo Weapon Art
Grappling & Ground Fighting Art
Natural Striking Art
Nervous System Manipulation
Tying, Constraining, Escaping Art