Anyone Can Train!


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 was specifically designed to be used for long periods of time, with as little physical exertion as possible. Our role model, Grandmaster (Soke) Hatsumi, is the most experienced and effective practitioner of our art in the world. Yet, he is not a tall, muscular, or young man.

Structure Over Strength

Taijutsu is not about muscle. It is about conditioning the mind and body to be able to achieve good structure while the opponent's structure is compromised. It is about fighting smarter. This is what allows us to take out people who outmatch us greatly in size and strength.

Better Mobility. Better Structure. Better Balance.

CBS report about Grandmaster Masaaki Hatsumi

Training in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu increases flexibility and mobility in your joints, and conditions your body's core and stablizer muscles.

Most conditioning aims to improve strength and mobility in typically weak areas of the body. Whether you start off your journey in this art sitting at a desk job and have osteoperosis or whether you run and lift weights five times a week, everyone is on a level playing field at first, because you are always expanding your capacity in the areas where you are weakest.

Train When You are Weak, Disabled, or Injured

Smarter, not stronger

Improved flexibility

Improved joint articulation

Conditioned muscles

Expanded capacity in your weak areas

Budo Taijutsu is an incredibly adaptable martial art. We prefer to emphasize general fighting principles, rather than strict adherance to specific forms (kata). Those with injuries or disabilities, while taking care not to worsten their condition, can train enjoyably and effectively with only slight variations to the forms, while keeping the general feeling of all the techniques.

The Bujinkan enjoys the participation of people from all walks of life, many of whom have joint problems, arthritis, and even disabled limbs. One of our students trained for six weeks while wearing a sling!

Students are encouraged to train when injured, tired, or otherwise impared, for several reasons. First, when we are injured is when we need to be prepared for attack the most. We are more tempting targets for attack when injured. Second, training with a disadvantage takes away the temptation to muscle through a technique. If you have to use muscular strength to fight, you will be in big trouble whenever you get attacked by someone bigger and stronger than you are. And lastly, training while injured allows more people to participate.

So come in and train with us. There's no good excuse not to!