Bujinkan Dojo Martial Arts Westchester New York

Located in Westchester New York, we are a martial arts training group founded in 2006 with the aim of coming together as martial arts friends to study the Japanese martial arts of Masaaki Hatsumi through the lessons of the Bujinkan dojo.

As friends (buyu) we come together to grow, learn, and share our individual perspectives in the ways that the martial arts where intended to be transmitted: taiden, shinden, & kuden. In our group there is no beginner or advanced classes, as we all have the capacity to learn the martial arts in great stride.

The aim of the group is to make progress each week in learning the martial arts, developing skill, self-defense ability, and an understanding of how and why people move.
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 art is about movement and understanding how the human body works mechanically. There are no techniques or set forms- the transition of the art is in understanding the manipulating 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 the concepts so one can better understand them and begin to see them in the day to day movement of people. First you understand yourself and how you move, then how others 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, and opportunity above all others to escape a situation and make it back home safely.
These are the questions we explore in each class, and the solution to that moment of action- in that moment of critical decision there is only movement.
Ancient wisdom for the here and now of modern today.
Students are exposed to a variety of self-defense skills, traditional training tools, and life-skills immediately applicable in a variety of situations. All training is one-on-one, adapting for the unique needs and learning methods of each person. No previous martial arts experience is needed or required.
Training Principals:
Control the distance, timing, & rhythm.
Movement will open up opportunities for techniques. Always keep moving!
Self-defense is NOT about fighting, it is about escaping and extracting yourself from a dangerous situation.
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’s body moves, and then you prevent them from moving with the awareness of how you move.
Our group meets every Saturday morning for training at a local park in Yonkers.
Classes are also held to discuss martial arts philosophy, strategy, and the mental/spiritual impact of the arts.
Training is supervised by Fred Feddeck who has been studying the Bujinkan dojo martial arts since 1993.
In 2003 he was honored to take the godan shinsha with this training group later forming as a vehicle to study what he has been taught and experienced in the Bujinkan dojo martial arts.

Questions, comments, feedback, and inquiries about the training or our group may be directed here: shinmyokenny@gmail.com.