Budo Taijutsu

Masaaki Hatsumi

We practice the Japanese martial art of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu (divine warrior martial arts ways of moving the body), which is an expression of martial arts movement transmitted by Masaaki Hatsumi.

Drawing from the lessons of old-style Japanese martial arts schools (ryu-ha) that he inherited from his teacher Toshitsugu Takamatsu, Masaaki Hatsumi’s budo taijutsu may be described as a system of philosophy expressed through movement of the individual.

Training incorporates a variety of movement skills, including strikes, throws, locks, and immobilizations, along with studying a number of traditional Japanese training tools such as the sword, stick, and spear: kenjutsu, bojutsu, sojutsu.

These martial arts lessons are used as a way to understand human movement, how the individual moves, how other people move, and how they all move when it come together, allowing for the practitioner to adapt appropriately for the situation at hand.