Shodan Testing

Interesting 1-2-1 class last night. Preparing students for their Shodan test is always special, and always throws up new challenges. No two students…

The Traditional Dojo

THE TRADITIONAL DOJO We all dream of travelling to an uncharted part of  the mountains in Japan, following a rocky path lit by…

The birth of Ninpo Tai Jutsu

The foundations of Ninjutsu/Ninpo Tai Jutsu In the village of Togakure around 1161, Daisuke Nishina was born into a Samurai family. During his…

Togakure Ryu, The Nine Schools.

Togakure Ryu Ninpo; “hidden door” Ninjutsu “concealing arts”, “stealth arts” or “patient arts” The second oldest of the nine traditions, this Ryu forms…

Next at Stoke Dojo-Kusari Fundo

Following on from last month’s seminar at the Koi Dojo, this month’s Stoke workshop will be studying Kusari Fundo. Please bring an 8…

Great news at Stoke Dojo

Due to our recent re-location and a bigger venue we can now accept more new students. So if anyone out there is interested…

Hatsumi Soke UK Taikai 1987

Photos taken at Sensei Masaaki Hatsumi, Soke of the Bujinkan on his first UK Taikai in 1987. Do you see anyone you know,…

Sanbon Ichi-3 things at once

Really interesting class at Hombu Dojo today, Sanbon Ichi, three things at once, followed by studying the time and distance relationship between Katana…

Tuesday at Portsmouth Dojo

Nice evening of study at the Portsmouth Dojo.  Practicing the eight basic cuts, from the Kukishinden Ryu Happo Biken (九鬼神伝流八法秘剣術) school – Biken…

Thursday at Hombu Dojo

Nice relaxed morning at the Honbu dojo, training with Takagi Yoshin Ryu Jutaijutsu (高木揚心流柔体術) “High Tree Raised Heart School”. Studying the transference of…

Thursday at Black Snow

Senban and Bo shuriken class tonight, proving that Hollywood got it very wrong. So hard to hit a still target, let alone a…

Koi Dojo Build in Pictures

It all started with an empty tin box, slowly but surely, with the help of our dedicated students and 4 weeks of blood…