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Bujinkan Ipswich Dojo

Club name: Bujinkan Ipswich Dojo

MAR member since 22/01/2017.

Bujinkan Ipswich Dojo specialises in the following arts and styles:

Ninjutsu (Bujinkan)

Web address:

Club contact details:

Gainsborough Library
Clapgate Lane

Contact name: Arthur Bird-Davis
Contact telephone: 07931540262
Contact email:

Training times: weekly sessions Wednesday Evenings 1930 to 2130
Club address:
Gainsborough Library
Clapgate Lane


Our training is in armed and unarmed combat and practical self defence techniques.  The martial art is made up of 9 schools of Japanese budo (ie skills / philosophy of warfare). Some of these schools were developed by ninja and some are associated with the samurai. Collectively they are known as Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu

The core principle of our schools is that it is possible to survive attacks from larger, stronger, more aggressive and potentially armed attacker(s) without the use of physicial strength or speed. 

The schools are:

  • - Togakure-ryu Ninpo Taijutsu 
  •    (Ninjutsu - 34th Generation) 
  • - Gyokko-ryu Kosshijutsu 
  •    (Specialising in the muscular system - 28th Generation)
  • - Koto-ryu Koppojutsu 
  •    (Specialising in the skeletal structure - 19th Generation)
  • - Shindenfudo-ryu Dakentaijutsu 
  •    (Specialising in natural movements - 26th Generation) 
  • - Gyokushin-ryu Ninpo Happo Biken 
  •    (Ninjutsu - 24th Generation) 
  • - Kukishinden Dakentaijutsu Happo Biken 
  •    (Samurai school - 28th Generation) 
  • - Gikan-ryu Koppo Taijutsu 
  •    (Specialising in the skeletal structure - 18th Generation) 
  • - Takagiyoshin-ryu Jutaijutsu 
  •    (Samurai style jujutsu - 17th Generation) 
  • - Kumogakure-ryu Ninpo Happo Biken 
  •    (Ninjutsu - 14th Generation) 


Any one of these schools is a martial art in its own right and would be more than sufficient. However studying these many related styles gives us a very wide base of understanding to work from. Several of these arts have long, illustrious histories in Japan that can be traced back over hundreds of years. They were inherited by Masaaki Hatsumi from his teacher Takamatsu in 1972. 

Student ages range from 16 to 50+ and we have student from both sexes, each class is different and we train in the basics and complex techniques. We train on a hard floor and you will be taught methods for falling safely onto it. Unlike many other martial arts that are taught on padded floors, we believe that it is crucial for students to learn & practice how to survive in the real world of hard floors. However, this skill takes time to develop so you will not be expected or have to fall onto the floor until you feel you are ready for it. 

Bujinkan Ipswich Dojo was established in 2010 we promote a friendly welcoming environment and enjoy what we do in this fascinating martial art.

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