Ninpo Budo Taijutsu Training

"I found Mark Franco and the West Los Angeles Dojo and never looked back. The training is engaging, great exercise and a great way to get away from the stress of everyday life. There is a great sense of camaraderie among the students. Emphasis is not on competition, but helping one another get to the next level."

Our Dojo

The West Los Angeles Dojo specializes in the study of classical Japanese martial arts, which were exemplified by the Samurai class of Japan. We offer comprehensive classes in a non-competitive learning environment open to all skill levels.

Unarmed Fighting

You will practice the unarmed combative methods of classical Japanese Jujutsu, which will include skills in learning to apply and defend against attacks, chokes, joint-locks and throws, which will evolve from very basic to advanced application.


Weapons Training

You will develop proficiency in a wide array of classical Japanese weapons, including sword, knife, polearms, jutté, chains, shuriken, rope, and more! You will gain the ability to wield the variety of long, short, flexible and bladeed weapons naturally.