What Is Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu

What Is Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu? Excerpt from History and Tradition: "Unlike the conventional martial skills that can be learned by the body and brain in a relatively short time, the total life skills of ninjutsu are acquired through a lifetime of diligent training, observation, and personal development that takes the practitioner far beyond the qualities of a mere human fighting machine and moves him or her forward to a state of enlightenment." Masaaki Hatsumi The easiest way to define Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu is to look at the name in a slightly reversed fashion: The word budo is a term that refers to the ancient and traditional martial arts (warrior arts) of Japan. Taijutsu is a Japanese term which literary translates as body skills (skills with the body). In the art of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, we primarily use the term taijutsu to refer to the empty-hand or unarmed aspects of the training. Bujinkan (Divine Warrior Training Hall) is a single martial system comprised of the complete…