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."

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Our Dojo

The West Los Angeles Dojo is recognized as an official place of learning by the Bujinkan Hombu headed by Soké Masaaki Hatsumi, the inheritor of 9 Ryu-Ha (family schools/styles). Our dojo focuses on the study and practice of these 9 schools, each having individual skill-sets and strategies. 

  • 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)

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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)

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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)