Thoughts On Training In Multiple Martial Arts Schools At The Same Time

Can you train in multiple martial arts?

What is the rule of the dojo regarding being a member of two schools?

Training in two traditions at the same time?

Naturally this will depend on the school and tradition, so all I can offer is advice with regard to how I handle it in the dojo.

Who am I to judge a martial path?

Students in the dojo are permitted to train in any martial arts of classes they like, as long as they adhere to the rules of the Bujinkan.

I do my best, with compassion, to transmit the movement to all who train and practice with us without any qualifiers.

No limits.

Come and train.

All I ask is this:

That when you train at another school or dojo-style, you practice what they are showing, what that teacher is imparting- don’t do *Bujinkan* in another dojo.

You are not there for that, you are there for that transmission.

Immerse in that experience.

Likewise when at our dojo- Bujinkan, move and immerse in that experience.

As long as one can separate these two, harmony in the dojo- both places can be maintained.

Bufu will take you where you need to go.

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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.