Japanese Martial Arts

Bujinkan Dojo Budo Taijutsu

Jujutsu | Kenjutsu | Bojutsu

Westchester, New York

In that moment of action, regardless of style, technique, or application in the martial arts there is only movement.

The point in time when action takes over and there is only you and the other person- will you know what to do?

What are the martial arts?

How are these arts transmitted to the next generation?

How does one “learn” the martial arts?

Our martial arts are about movement and understanding how the dynamics of the human body works mechanically. There are no techniques or set forms- the transmission of the art is in understanding the manipulation of distance and timing. It is the passing of eternal ideas and strategies from teacher to student as it was done by the Japanese samurai for hundreds of years before.

Our practice is about illustrating concepts so one can better understand them and begin to see them in the day to day movement of other people. First you understand yourself and how you move, then how other move, and finally by combining the two one arrives at the transmission of the art.

Our art is about creating opportunity in the moment, an opportunity to put yourself in a better situation, an opportunity to neutralize a situation, an opportunity to escape a situation and remove yourself from danger so you can make it back home safely.

These are the questions that we explore in each class, and the solution to that moment of action- in that moment of critical decisions there is only movement.

Located in Westchester, New York we are a martial arts practice group dedicated to studying the Bujinkan Dojo martial arts of Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi.

Classes are held on Saturday mornings from 10-12 AM at the Malcolm Wilson Park in Yonkers.

Training is supervised by Fred Feddeck who has been studying the Bujinkan arts since 1993, and assisted by Mike Zinman who has been studying with our group since 2006.

For more information about our group, training, or the martial arts please leave a comment or use the form below to contact us for more information.

Students are exposed to a variety of self-defense skills, traditional Japanese training tool, and life skills immediately applicable in a variety of situations. All training is one-on-one, adapting for the unique needs and learning methods for each person. No previous martial arts experience is needed or required.

Training Principals:

Control the distance, timing, and rhythm.

Movement will open up opportunities. Always keep moving!

Self-defense is NOT about fighting, it is about escaping and extracting yourself from a dangerous situation as quickly as possible.

Forget the notion of beginner or advanced, every moment in training has the opportunity for a personal breakthrough.  

The most important martial arts skill is not about fighting, it is awareness of the situation before, during, and after.

First you become aware of how your own body moves in the martial arts, then how your training partner moves, and then you prevent them from moving with the awareness of how you move.