Bujinkan Oliver Dojo | Poole, Dorset

The Bujinkan Oliver Dojo has been teaching Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu (Bujinkan Ninjutsu) for over the past 25+ years. With its Senior Instructor Dai Shihan (大師範) David Oliver Jugodan 拾 五 段 who has been training in this art for over 30+ years.

Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu 武神館 is a complete art encompassing the study of unarmed self-defense as well as Japanese weaponry, swordsmanship & strategy used by the Ninja, stretching back through history to the battlefields of medieval Japan.

Taijutsu is composed of both armed and unarmed methods of fighting. Unarmed methods are broken down into three primary categories, dakentaijutsu (striking forms), jūtaijutsu (grappling forms), and taihenjutsu (body movement skills). Much of the basic taijutsu taught to beginners comes from six primary lineages in the Bujinkan compendium, namely Kotō-ryū, Gyokko-ryū, Shinden Fudō-ryū, Takagi Yōshin-ryū, Kuki Shinden-ryū, and Togakure-ryū.

Many weapons are taught: sword (bamboo shinai, wooden bokken, dull metal sword iaitō or swords made by soft modern materials), staffs of various lengths (bō, jō, hanbō), rope, spear, tessen (iron fan), naginata (Japanese halberd) and more. Weapons are categorised into four primary classes – sticks, blades, flexibles, and projectiles.

The Bujinkan Dōjō method is named Bujinkan Budō Taijutsu 武神館武道体術 and is a collection of nine martial arts family lineages,
called Ryūha. The art was previously called Bujinkan Ninpō Taijutsu and before that, it was known under the more generic name of ninjutsu.

Nine Ryūha lineages of Bujinkan Budō Taijutsu:

Togakure Ryu Ninjutsu 戸隠流忍法
Gyokko Ryu Koshijutsu 玉虎流骨指術
Kukishinden Ryu Happo Hiken 九鬼神伝流八法秘剣術
Shinden Fudo Ryu Dakentaijutsu 神伝不動流打拳体術
Gyokushin Ryu Ninjutsu 玉心流忍法
Koto Ryu Koppojutsu 虎倒流骨法術
Gikan Ryu Koppojutsu 義鑑流骨法術
Tagaki Yoshin Ryu Jutaijutsu 高木揚心流柔体術
Kumogakure Ryu Ninpo 雲隠流忍法

We train every Tuesday night 6 - 8 pmAdults & Children