West Los Angeles Dojo

Classical Japanese Martial Arts

Bujinkan

  • Togakure-ryū Ninjutsu (戸隠流忍術)
  • Gyokko-ryū Kosshijutsu (玉虎流骨指術)
  • Kuki Shinden Happō Bikenjutsu (九鬼神 伝流八法秘剣術)
  • Kotō-ryū Koppōjutsu (虎倒流骨法術)
  • Shinden Fudō-ryū Dakentaijutsu (神伝不動流打拳体術)
  • Takagi Yōshin-ryū Jūtaijutsu (高木揚心流柔体術)
  • Gikan-ryū Koppōjutsu (義鑑流骨法術)
  • Gyokushin-ryū Ninpō (玉心流忍法)
  • Kumogakure-ryū Ninpō (雲隠流忍法)

Grandmasters

Toshitsugu Takamatsu

Toshitsugu Takamatsu “The Mongolian Tiger”

Takamatsu Toshitsugu was born on March 10, 1887 in Akashi City, Japan. Named Hisatsugu by his parents, He later changed his name to Toshitsugu (using the same wrriten Kanji but pronouncing them different). He is now kept in memory as the Bujin (divine warrior) of the Bujinkan, named in his honor by hatsumi Sensei.

Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi

Masaaki Hatsumi was born in December 1931 in Noda city, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. He grew up with an avid love of the martial arts and in his youth studied many martial art styles. Hatsumi began practicing when he was seven years old and found his fathers Bokuto ("wooden sword"). From that point on he began studying many popular Japanese martial arts and earned ranking in Karate, Aikido and Judo.