Fundamental Martial Arts Skills

The martial arts offers us a wonderful vehicle for self-transformation through movement, and as one begins the journey there are many opportunities for rapid progress.

So how can we position ourselves to make the most progress in training?

Every martial arts, regardless of school, style, or discipline has a basic collection of movements- in the Japanese martial arts this is known as the kihon.

In our movement of taijutsu our kihon collection consists of ukemi, kamae, san shin no kata, and kihon happo.

Identify, find, and practice the kihon of your martial arts *every* day.

This fundamental movement is the counter-DNA that will guide and transform your body with regard to movement- the literal building blocks for your art.

Practicing and polishing the kihon of your art will not only help you learn move advanced lessons, it will allow you to feel, taste, and capture the transmission of your art.


Located in Westchester New York, the Bujinkan Shinmyoken Dojo is a martial arts training group founded in 2005 with the aim of coming together as martial arts friends to study the Japanese martial art of Masaaki Hatsumi through the lessons of the Bujinkan dojo.

As friends (buyu) we come together to grow, learn, and share our individual potential in this wonderful martial art.

Questions, comments, feedback, and inquiries may be emailed to the group here: BujinkanShinmyoken@gmail.com.