Real-World Self Protection

Martial Arts Classes

Kobudo Combat Martial Arts: ages 13+

Sensei Brooks teaches all martial arts students, personalizing to each's abilities.

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Classes meet from 7:00-8:30pm, Tuesday and Thursday

Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu draws upon material from nine different ninja and samurai schools of fighting developed in ancient Japan for use in daily life and in battle. Taijutsu combat arts have offered protection, security, and even battle effectiveness for close to 1,000 years.

Techniques for every situation

Because we have such a rich history of material to work with, our training incorporates movement and fighting techniques for just about any situation. We are not a sport like karate, tae kwon do, or judo, which have very specific rules that you must follow. In real life, you don't get more points for flashy moves. Our goal is to teach people to survive and be safe. Unlike juijutsu or kickboxing that emphasize narrow subsets of techniques such as just grappling or just kicking, we train grappling and striking with and to every major part of the body. We train against opponents with weapons. We train unarmed. We train to use weapons ourselves. We train against single attackers, as well as against multiple attackers. We train on level surfaces and on inclines. We train in wide open areas and in cramped areas. If you can imagine a situation that you might encounter in a fight, we train for it!

Defend against accidents

Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu teaches students to receive attacks without getting hurt, but it also teaches how to protect yourself against accidents. We learn to roll, dive, and fall in ways that reduce or eliminate injury. The Japanese word for this training is ukemi, which literally means, "to receive". All taijutsu is ukemi, since we are receiving attacks without injury. But for every day life, we will train your body so that when you trip or fall, your instananeous reaction will be to roll in such a way that you "receive" the ground with minimal or no injury. In this way, taijutsu offers benefits well beyond just fighting.

No fight is ever the same

Very few people ever want to get into a situation where they have to fight. But when fights do break out, no two are ever exactly alike. Different people respond differently to the same techniques. That's why it is important to train in an art that allows you to adapt and flow with changes instantly.

Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu encourages creativity and improvisation. We teach students principals, forms and techniques at first, and then give them plenty of opportunities to play with what they've learned. One of the most common phrases you will hear in any Bujinkan dojo is, "Go play!".