About Bujinkan Shinmyoken Dojo New York

Located in Westchester New York, the Shinmyoken Dojo is a martial arts training group founded in 2006 with the aim of coming together as martial arts friends to study the martial arts lessons, movement, and philosophy of Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi.

Born in Noda, Japan on December 2, 1931 he studied judo and other Japanese kobudo before meeting his teacher Toshitsugu Takamatsu, master of nine traditional Japanese schools of martial arts. Appointing Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi as soke of these schools on his passing in 1972, the teachings, techniques, philosophy and strategy of these schools and movement has been opened up to the world. 

Through the martial arts of Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi one finds a philosophy of movement that goes beyond just martial arts techniques, in it we find the literal movements and expressions of the Japanese Samurai, a living tradition passed from teacher to student for hundreds of years, from historical warriors who have no equal. 

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.

Our martial arts group meets every Saturday morning at a local park in Yonkers, rain or shine, cultivating the spirit of fudoshin through training in nature. Additional classes are 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 martial arts since 1993.

Questions, comments, feedback, and inquiries about the training or our group may be directed by email here.

Dojo News


We are currently holding regular training sessions. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic still in effect we have altered our class structure- all training is held at maximum social distancing and any waza practiced does not involve touching or moving into the space of another training partner, so safe distance can be maintained at all times. Training under this format will continue until the pandemic has passed and contact is safe again. Ninpo Ikkan!

Located in Westchester, New York we are a martial arts training group dedicated to studying the Bujinkan dojo methods of Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi. As friends we come together to practice the martial arts. Questions, comments, feedback, and training inquiries may be directed to the group by email here.