Martial Arts Musha Shugyo

Musha shugyo.

The warrior's quest.

As I approached black belt in the martial arts I was sent on a kind of musha shygyo- a warrior’s quest.

Visit other Bujinkan dojo for a few regular classes and be assessed by the instructor.

See and feel how they transmit the art.

Yet there was a second part to the exercise, one that I did not see at the time. 

It was also a chance to train with other Bujinkan students and members outside of my immediate circle.

A way to interact with different people that I was not used to training with each week.

Having to adapt to those surprises, by not being able to fall back on what was known.



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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.