Bujinkan Saffron Walden Dojo
Welcome to the website of the Bujinkan Saffron Walden Mushinzui Dojo. Located in the quaint market town of Saffron Walden in Essex, just 16 miles south of Cambridge, and 13 miles north of Bishops Stortford, situated between Royston and Haverhill, the Bujinkan Saffron Walden Mushinzui Dojo teaches the martial art known as Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu. This martial art consists of nine traditional Japanese lineages (aka ryu) taught under the heading of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu.
What is Budo Taijutsu?
Within the martial art of Budo Taijutsu, we study the armed and unarmed combat techniques of Ninjutsu and Bujutsu. Our Ninjutsu heritage includes Koshijutsu, Koppojutsu, and Ninpo Taijutsu. Our Bujutsu, i.e., our Samurai martial arts heritage, includes Jutaijutsu (a type of Jujutsu aka Jujitsu, Jiujitsu or Jiu-Jitsu), Dakentaijutsu and Happo Bikenjutsu (includes 6ft staff, 4ft staff, 3ft staff, sword – katana and wakizashi, jutte, spear, halberd, shuriken ).
These techniques originated and developed in Japan over a 900 year period, passing from Grandmaster to Grandmaster until present day. The current lineage holder of this wealth of Japanese heritage is Grandmaster Dr Massaki Hatsumi.
What Will I Learn?
At the Bujinkan Saffron Walden Mushinzui Dojo, we will teach you a traditional Japanese martial art brought to life through practical techniques that are as relevant to our self-defence and survival today as they were to the Japanese over 900 years ago. Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu is the original mixed martial art (MMA) underpinning the armed and unarmed combat systems of Japan for centuries.
As a beginner, you will be taught a mixture of modern and traditional armed and unarmed combat techniques. We will teach you how to defend against weapon attacks, and how to disarm and subdue an attacker. We will teach you how to throw, lock, and restrain single and multiple attackers. We will also teach you how to evade and escape if you are restrained, thrown or put into a holding lock by an attacker. Furthermore advanced students will be taught the higher level aspects of the Bujinkan Martial Art which train you to be able to fight without ‘fighting’and defend without ‘defending'.
Dr Hatsumi's Martial Art Lineage
Dr Hatsumi who lives and teaches in Japan, formed the Bujinkan organisation in the mid 20th century to preserve and transmit the prescious knowledge kindly transmitted to him by his teacher Osensei Takamatsu Toshitsugu, the previous Grandmaster of this tradition.
The nine martial art schools (ryu) that Dr Hatsumi holds the title of Soke (Grandmaster) for and constitute the whole of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu are: Gyokko Ryu Kosshijutsu (28th Soke), Koto Ryu Koppojutsu (18th Soke), Takagi Yoshin Ryu Jutaijutsu (17th Soke), Kukishin Ryu Happo Bikenjutsu (28th Soke), Shinden Fudo Ryu Dakentaijutsu (26th Soke), Togakure Ryu Ninpo Taijutsu (34th Soke), Kumogakure Ryu Ninpo (14th Soke), Gyokushin Ryu Ninpo (21st Soke), and Gikan Ryu Koppojutsu (15th Soke).
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When & Where?
When: Tuesdays 20:00 - 22:00
Where: Saffron Walden Scout Hall
Price: £5.50 per 2h lesson
For more detail see our contact page.
Mushinzui Dojo Head
If you would like to come and try our adult class, then our trial membership deal could be for you. For just £24 you can try up to 4 lessons for no additional fee before deciding to join the dojo.
Whether you have been training at the Mushinzui Dojo Martial Arts School or another Bujinkan Dojo for a while, or have just started, you should definitely try one of our advanced training days.
A Self-Defence Course
For groups of 10 or more people we offer ten week close-quarters self-defence and ten week close-quarters combat courses. These tailored courses are only available upon request.
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