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Traditional Martial Art Self-Defence

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    Learn traditional self-defence in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

  • Mixed Ability Class

    Beginners and advanced students train together, giving a wide range of training experiences to all.

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    Learn self-defence techniques suitable for young and old, strong and weak, big and small, fit and not; our weekly classes are open to all.

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    Learn throwing and grappling as part of our traditional Jujutsu training.

  • Weapon Seminars

    Experience traditional and modern weapons techniques at our optional weapon seminars.

  • Samurai Bujutsu & Traditional Ninjutsu

    Learn authentic Ninjutsu and Samurai Bujutsu, armed and unarmed combat techniques.

  • Traditional Japanese Dojo

    Practice a traditional Japanese martial art lineage, passed from Master to Student for over 900 years.

  • Annual Training Seminar

    Learn from master teachers; organised and hosted by 15th Dan Shihan Norman Smithers. Read More

The Bujinkan Saffron Walden Mushinzui Dojo


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.

Within this martial art, we study the armed and unarmed combat techniques of Ninjutsu, Jutaijutsu (a type of Jujutsu aka Jujitsu, Jiujitsu or Jiu-Jitsu), Koshijutsu, Koppojutsu, Dakentaijutsu, and Happo Bikenjutsu. 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.

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 more secretive 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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Dojo Timetable

Martial Arts Bujinkan Beginners


Trial Membership

If you would like to come and try our adult class, then our trial membership deal could be for you. For just £20 you can try up to 4 lessons for no additional fee before deciding to join the dojo.

Martial Arts Bujinkan Ninja Kids Class


Ninjutsu for 11-15s

If you are aged between 11-15 and would like to come and train at the Mushinzui Dojo Martial Art School, then get in touch to find out more about our juniors class.

Advanced Martial Arts Training Days


Training Seminars

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.

Comission Martial Arts Course


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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Find Us

Saffron Walden Town Hall
Market Place
Saffron Walden
Essex, CB10 1HR

More Information

If you would like to know more about training at the Mushinzui Dojo Martial Arts School in Saffron Walden, Essex, then please drop us an email or give us a call on Saffron Walden 516709.