Atago Station of Noda City located in the northern part of Chiba Prefecture. About 5 minutes to walk from this small station. In a building located in a corner of a long residential area, there were many foreigners who worshiped at the same time. Americans, Australians, etc. “I came to Japan to come to this dojo!” “I came to practice with ‘Bujinkan Ninja Dojo’ with teacher Hatsumi!” “Because he is a martial arts teacher!”
This person who overdoes the tough foreigners is the main character of this dojo, Hatsumi Masaaki. He is an existing ninjutsu school heir, a real ninja, and a master of martial arts who has nine other schools.
Astonishingly, he used to give practical guidance around the world, including the American FBI and the British Special Forces, SAS. The number of disciples is said to be more than 300,000 worldwide. The disciples stare with such a serious look at the every move of Mr. Hatsumi.
The practice, which takes place about two hours a day, is truly serious, saying, “I always come to Japan twice a year for 20 years every year for teachers to learn,” said that there are many undergraduates who continue for many decades.
Under the charisma of such martial arts, the students form a procession at the break time. With the hanging scroll and the large square poetry card brought in by the students, they create a large procession for the teacher to write a signature. But this is not just a signature. It is said that the skill of drawing is also a considerable master. The teacher writes various wonderful pictures even with a brush. The students said, “The teacher’s book, which is even a treasure, has become a special treasure!”
This dojo has a variety of training sessions every week, such as training on stick art and attacks from behind.
If you want to be strong, why not try to become a student?
Studied under last actual fighting ninja called the tiger of Mongolia
Masaaki Hatsumi, studied under Toshitsugu Takamatsu who was last actual fighting ninja called the tiger of Mongolia, inherited the head family of old martial art 9 school, and established Bujinkan Dojo.
Hatsumi wished he would like to become strong since he is young, and has been familiar with judo or boxing. When he was 27 years old, it had a game with the martial artist Takamatsu in his 70s, and was treated like a child. Then he continued going by a night train from Chiba with the parents’ house to Nara who lived of Takamatsu every weekend. At last at the age of 42, he finally succeed to Nine schools, such as Togakurery Ninpo style, Shinden Fudo Ryu Daken Taijutsu (schools of Japanese martial arts included Ninjutsu), etc.
Spread among the professional of the fight
“Martial art is to Surve” is Mr. Hatsumi’s belief. He said that martial art is Taijutsu (techniques) which being able to be valid also for an enemy with what kind of arms, and surviving in any situations . He went over to New York alone at the age of 50 years old, in order to find out whether his martial art is recognized around the world. Especially the martial art “Bujinkan” that Mr. Hatsumi founded in order to survive was accepted in the foreigner, and spread even among the professional of the fight, such as FBI and a member of SAS of the U.K. The number of pupils rise to more than 300,000 people all over the world now.
A lot of earnest pupils visit the headquarters of Bujinkan
A lot of earnest pupils visit the headquarters of Bujinkan in Noda-shi, Chiba from the inside and outside the country because such Mr. Hatsumi’s instruction is received directly.
In order to study martial art and ninja art
In order to study martial art and ninja art, towards Bujinkan, much knights-errant comes to Japan from various countries in the worlds, such as the United States, Spain, Germany, and Brazil. They take the vacation for about ten days or one week, visit Japan from several people or dozens of people in one group, and receive instruction of Mr. Hatsumi at the headquarters of Bujinkan.
The mecca of martial art and ninja art
Along with the mecca of judo, “Kodokan”, and the mecca of aikido, “the headquarters of Aikido”, “the headquaters of Bujinkan” is also widely known as the mecca of martial art and ninja art in the world.
Information(Access, Price/Charge, Tel, Address, Official site, etc.)
|Bujinkan Ninja Dojo
|Noda 636 Noda, Chiba 278-0037 Japan
|Tobu Railway Noda-sen Line “Atago-eki” station (10 minutes walk)
|Please ask the Honbu Dojo (Headquarters of Training Center)