The Bujinkan is an international martial arts organization based in Japan and headed by Masaaki Hatsumi. The combat system taught comprises nine separate ryūha, or schools, which are collectively referred to as Bujinkan Budō Taijutsu. Masaaki Hatsumi uses the term Budo (meaning martial way) as he says the ryūha are descended from historical samurai schools that teach samurai martial tactics and ninjutsu schools that teach ninja tactics
The nine warrior school of the Bujinkan are:
- Togakure Ryu Ninpo
- Gyokko Ryu Kosshijutsu
- Shinden Fudo Ryu Daken-taijutsu
- Kukashinden Ryu Happo Hikenjutsu
- Takagiyoshin Ryu Ju-taijutsu
- Kumogakure Ryu Ninpo
- Gyokushin Ryu Ninpo
- Gikan Ryu koppojutsu
- Koto Ryu Koppo Jutsu
Bujinkan Wirral Dojo is based in the picturesque village of Port Sunlight on the Wirral and has enjoyed the leadership and guidance of local resident Brian Duckers since the 1980’s.
The schools supportive and sharing environment has grown a considerable number of students to Go-Dan (5th Dan) level and beyond with many of these going on to open their own schools and further growing the Bujinkan family.
The fun, friendly approach to training cultures a great community where students can develop naturally allowing growth physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Brian has had the benefit of the in-depth teaching of the Bujinkan Ryu-ha as passed down from Soke Masaaki Hatsumi. In addition to the regular classes Bujinkan Wirral regularly organises seminars with guest instructors from around the world, which often include social events which help in building strong friendships with fellow practitioners.