Bujinkan Embu

What is an Embu

Embu are formal demonstrations of the techniques from a school. They allow members of the public to experience a little of the flavour of the school. Traditionally they might be performed at shrines associated with a particular school or at the request of royalty or local dignitaries. In Ireland we tend to perform them at various cultural events – Experience Japan, Festival of World Cultures etc.Below you’ll find a selection of photographs and videos from various Embu we have taken part in over the years. Please note that copyright of the photographs either rests with me or with whoever I credit for the photographs so please do not use them without permission.


Festival of World Cultures, Dun Laoghaire

Teachers and students from various Bujinkan Dojos performed an embu or demonstration at the Dun Laoghaire Festival of World Cultures. Please contact me if you wish to use any of these photographs, please don’t use them without my permission.

Embu Dublin Culture Night 2012


Experience Japan, 2017

The Bujinkan Jishin Dojo joined the Bujinkan Namiryu Dojo and the Bujinkan Kerry Dojo to take part in an embu as part of the Experience Japan Festival in Farmleigh in Dublin.Photographs are courtesy of Johnny Kenna and Shireen Datta and may not be be used without their express permission.


Traditional Martial Arts Training in Dublin, Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu Dublin

Otsuchi (traditional Japanese War Hammer) versus katana at Experience Japan in Dublin

Bujinkan Training in Dublin City Centre

半棒術 Hanbō Jutsu

Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu Training in DublinBujinkan Training Dublin, hanbo, yoroi

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