Shinmyoken” is a kotodama for our training group.

It provides an insight into how we should apply our training from the ten chi jin ryaku no maki. It is what we hope to become through serious, hard, and compassionate training. It is yet another point of light to help navigate the gift of his budo.

Shin refers to the heart; developing the martial arts though constant dedicated training, being self-critical with our ability, and always refining the basics as expressed through the ten chi jin ryaku no maki.

Shin when cultivated correctly thought the years leads to myo- something mysterious in the martial arts. Something that can only be experienced first-hand to understand. Something that happens in training where the pieces fit together and it just “happens”.

Myo when cultivated leads to ken, a weapon (sword), knowing that when there is no other option other than the martial arts. This “ken” is jissen gata.

Ten Chi Jin

Shu Ha Ri

Shin Myo Ken

Auspicious Day 2006

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.