“The training hall is not a plot of land or location, it is a space for enlightenment”

Masaaki Hatsumi, Essence of Ninjutsu, Page 11

 

Training

Training

SHINOBI NO JUHAPPEN

The total warrior is much more than someone who can execute a pretty but impractical floating, spinning kick. The total warrior is also more than someone who is proficient at defending him or herself, or even mounting an effective offense. The total warrior even transcends proficiency with weapons; and includes such skills as the ability to use the weather or geography to an advantage, the ability to gather and use information, and the ability to plan effectively. The total warrior is also in tune with him or herself and with the universe, and is as dedicated to educational arts as the martial arts. That is why the Arkansas Bujinkan Dojo uses the Shinobi no Juhappan as the foundational structure of learning. The Shinobi no Juhappan are the eighteen skills deemed essential for the ninja. Although some of the skills, or the nature of the skills, have changed over the years, they are still as important today as in the past.

The 18 Skills Trained at Arkansas Bujinkan Dojo

TAIJUTSU | SEISHIN TEKI KYOYO | KENJUTSU
BOJUTSU | SHURIKENJUTSU | KUSARIGAMAJUTSU
YARIJUTSU | NAGINATAJUTSU | BAJUTSU
SUIREN | KAYAKUJUTSU |SHINOBI IRI
INTONJUTSU | TENMON | CHIMON
BO RYAKU|HENSOJUTSU |CHOHO