Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu Dojo, Victoria BC Canada

"The secret principle of taijutsu is to know the foundations of peace."
The Bujinkan Dojo was founded by Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi.
Dr. Hatsumi is Soke (grandmaster) of nine ancient schools of martial arts (the Nine Schools of the Bujinkan):

  • Togakure Ryu Ninjutsu
  • Gyokko Ryu Koshijutsu
  • Shinden Fudo Ryu Dakentaijutsu
  • Kukishinden Ryu Happo Hikenjutsu
  • Gyokushin Ryu Ninjutsu
  • Koto Ryu Koppojutsu
  • Gikan Ryu Koppojutsu
  • Kumogakure Ryu Ninjutsu
  • Takagi Yoshin Ryu Jutaijutsu
The Essence of Ninjutsu
The following is an excerpt from an essay on the essence of Ninjutsu by Toshitsugu Takamatsu (33rd headmaster of Togakure Ryu Ninjutsu):

"Ninjutsu epitomizes the fullest concept of self protection through martial training in that the ninja art deals with the protection of not only the physical body, but the mind and spirit as well. The way of the ninja is the way of enduring, surviving, and prevailing over all that would destroy one. More than merely delivering strikes and slashes, and deeper in significance than the simple outwitting of an enemy; ninjutsu is the way of attaining that which we need while making the world a better place. the skill of the ninja is the art of winning."