West Los Angeles Dojo

Tradition• Martial Arts • Fitness

Our mission is to provide the highest quality of classical Japanese martial arts education, developing the individual students confidence, coordination and self-discipline through challenging experiences in a non-competitive group environment, and concentrated practice of the weapons and unarmed techniques of the Samurai.

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Ninpo Budo Taijutsu Training

Truly some of the best information and instruction in the Los Angeles area. Mark is thorough, committed, and deeply invested in sharing his vast knowledge of classical Japanese martial arts. Classes are challenging, stimulating, and fun!

Our Dojo

The West Los Angeles Dojo teaches classical Japanese martial arts, which date back during the samurai era. Classes are taught in a traditional and non-competitive environment, which focus on 

  • Coordination

  • Discipline

  • Confidence

  • Fitness


Unarmed Fighting

You will practice the un-armed combative methods of classical Japanese Jujutsu (Taijutsu) which includes

  • Receiving/Tumbling (Ukemi)

  • Hand Escapes (Te Hodoki)

  • Throwing (Nage Waza)

  • Joint locking (Kansetsu Waza)

  • Striking (Atemi)

  • Choking (Shime Waza)

  • Ground Techniques (Ne Waza)

Weapons Training

You will develop proficiency in a wide array of classical Japanese weapons, which were used on the battlefield that include include

  • Sword (Kenjutsu)

  • Knife (Tantojutsu)

  • Stave (Bojutsu)

  • Spear (Yarijutsu)

  • Halberd (Naginatajutsu)

  • Truncheon (Jutte)

  • Throwing Blades (Shurikenjutsu)