Introduction to Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, February, 2023

February 7, 2023

Interested in starting Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu? The dōjō is running an eight-week introductory course. This course covers all aspects of training in the Bujinkan dōjō. No previous experience is necessary. Training is open to both men and women over the age of 18

When: Monday 13th of February, 2023

For how long: 8 weeks

Where: Bujinkan Jishin Dōjō in Molesworth Lane, Dublin 2 (just behind St. Ann’s Church on Dawson St.).

How much: €80 if you are employed, €50 if you are a student or unwaged

What’s included in the cost?

• 8 weeks of classes, one hour per class

• Printed Training Manual

• Black Training uniform with a white belt

What’s covered in the course?

• Striking – basics of punching and kicking

• How to fall and land safely

• Escapes from being grabbed

• Basics of either kenjutsu (fighting using a sword) or hanbojutsu (fighting using a three-foot staff)

• Dojo etiquette

What do I do now?

Either book a ticket or contact jishindojo@gmail.com for more information

Woman training in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu
Beginners’ Course

Beginners’ Course in Bujinkan Dojo Martial Arts

October 9, 2021

Our next beginners’ course starts on Monday the 9th May 2022 at 19.00.

This course covers all aspects of training in the Bujinkan dojo. No previous experience is necessary as we start from the most basic skills – kicking, punching, locks and throws. We also teach you how to land safely without hurting yourself.

The Bujinkan has a very wide weapons syllabus. In the Beginners’ course, we look at the basics of kenjutsu – fighting using a Japanese sword or hanbo-jutsu – fighting using a three-foot staff.

Training is on Monday evenings from 19.00 to 20.00 in our Dōjō in Molesworth Lane, Dublin 2 (just behind St. Ann’s Church on Dawson St.). Training is open to both men and women over the age of 18.

The cost of the course includes:– 8 weeks tuition every Monday, printed training manual, black training uniform (dogi) with white belt Cost is €80. For students and unwaged it’s €50

To book a ticket click https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/introduction-to-bujinkan-dojo-martial-arts-may-2022-tickets-327313873607

Notes on Training

February 25, 2020

A quick note on training – training is a fundamentally cooperative endeavour. It’s not win/lose. Kata-based training has pre-determined attacks to let us train pre-determined responses there is no “winner” as both parties are practicing.

There are opportunities during randori to see how changes in speed an intensity will affect things but it is up to the dojo-cho to decide how and when to do this. If your technique is poor when you’re going slowly speed, resistance and intensity really won’t improve things.

Resisting techniques or trying to move to counter what is happening or reduce its effects isn’t just very low quality training it’s actually dangerous. I choose my ukes based on their ability to simply accept a technique. This allows me to demonstrate what I need to and explain what I want to. If we’re practising omote gyaku for example it is uke’s job to attack correctly and receive the technique correctly. If you think it’s a win/lose situation and that resisting the technique makes you the winner you’ve completely missed the point. The reality is that it simply forces your training partner to use more power or to alter what they’re doing to adapt to your low level understanding and ukemi. This poses a great risk of injury. It also makes you a poor training partner and hard to teach.

Relax and learn to accept the pain and discomfort of training. Help your partner to learn correct timing, angling and structure by letting them practice correct technique. Mastering your fear of pain and discomfort is one of your first steps to developing fudo shin (an immovable heart).

Training Bujinkan Martial arts in Dublin 2. Useful self defence technique for men or women

Seminar with Dai Shihan Ed Lomax

February 18, 2020
Training in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, martial art of the ninja and samurai with Dai Shihan Ed lomax
Join Ed Lomax for training in Celbridge and Galway on the 16th and 17th of May

There will be two seminars with Dai Shihan Ed Lomax in May 2020. Ed was long time resident of Japan where he studied with Dai Shihan Nagato Toshiro and Hatsumi Soke. Ed is a very experienced practitioner of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu and these seminars will be a great opportunity for all Bujinkan practitioners (also lots of fun). The seminar dates are:

Saturday, 16th May – Bujinkan Dwyer Dojo in Celbridge. Fee €50

Sunday, 17th May – Bujinkan and Amatsu Therapy Galway. Fee €50 (€40 if you have also attended the Saturday seminar)

News From Japan

August 3, 2017

Congratulations to Piero Darteni of The Bujinkan Namiryu Dōjō Shibu in Vicenza, Italy who passed his godan  test in the Hombu Dōjō recently. Also well done to Plamena Antanasova who was promoted to Nidan and Brian Martin who was promoted to Shodan.

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Free Trial Classes

February 2, 2017

If you think you might be interested in training in the dōjō but you’re not sure what’s involved you are welcome to take a free trial class. You can try a class on selected Monday evenings but please do book a ticket so that we know that you are coming.

Introduction to Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu

February 2, 2015

We organise regular eight-week beginners’ courses. The next start date is Monday, October 18th, 2021

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