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Bujinkan Musha Shugyo Dojo


Traditional Ninjutsu & Samurai Arts

At the
Urban Defense Fitness Center
725 N. 6th Street
(Between Fairmount Avenue and Brown Street in Northern Liberties)
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Contact Information Class Times Class Fees
Phillip T. Hevener, 4th Dan
Telephone: 267-847-4961
Sunday: 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Wednesday: 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Friday: 6:30PM - 8:30PM

System Summary

Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, formerly known as Bujinkan Ninpo Taijutsu or Ninjutsu, is a Japanese martial art that is currently studied around the world. There are a very wide variety of skills taught in this system. These skills are based on nine (9) Ryu (styles or schools) that, in concert, make the protective "umbrella" called Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu. The oldest of these schools is close to 1000 years old. The current grandmaster of this system is Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi.

Historically, all older martial arts were designed specifically to defend oneself against threats of injury and, many times, death. These threats of death or serious bodily injury originated from highly skilled warriors, not street fighters or unskilled persons. As a result, the defender needed to be skilled in many forms of fighting and tactics, for one never knew when the attack would occur, how many attackers would be present, or by which methods, skills, and trickery would be used against them. For those reasons, the skills within the Bujinkan have grown and developed, for hundreds of years, into a comprehensive system of highly adaptive and effective skills and methods.

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Authorized by Edward H. Martin, 15th Dan, PA Bujinkan Dojo