Learning a technique
is not an end in itself,
it merely indicates
where you need to start.

- Masaaki Hatsumi


The martial way is about not giving up,
and therein lies the secret ...

- Masaaki Hatsumi


Don't break your opponent's balance,
take him to a place where he has no balance.

- Masaaki Hatsumi

42 Year cycle begins again this year

Hatsumi Sensei said that this year marks the beginning of the next 42 year cycle for the Bujinkan and he has asked the Japanese Shihan to start at the beginning again. "I feel that I've been able to pass on all that Takamatsu Sensei taught me over the past 42 years," was the way he worded it, "... the techniques are finished, I'm teaching beyond techniques." Read more ...

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