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The Japanese martial art taught by the Bujinkan Dōjō is commonly known as Budō Taijutsu or Ninpō Taijutsu (Ninjutsu), and consists of nine ancient traditions known as Ryūha. The Bujinkan organisation was founded by Sōke Masaaki Hatsumi, the current inheritor of the nine Ryūha lineages of Bujinkan Budō Taijutsu:


Togakure Ryū Ninpō                   戸隠流忍法
Gyokko Ryū Koshijutsu               玉虎流骨指術
Kotō Ryū Koppōjutsu                  虎倒流骨法術
Kukishinden Ryū Happo Hiken      九鬼神伝流八法秘剣術
Shinden Fudō Ryū Dakentaijutsu   神伝不動流打拳体術
Gyokushin Ryū Ninpō                 玉心流忍法
Gikan Ryū Koppojutsu                 義鑑流骨法術
Tagaki Yoshin Ryū Jutaijutsu        高木揚心流柔体術
Kumogakure Ryū Ninpō               雲隠流忍法

Bujinkan Dōjōs have been teaching Togakure Ryu Ninjutsu until the nineties, since 1993 Sōke started teaching the individual traditions and their specific weapons additionally, then accordingly called Budō Taijutsu. In 2003 the grandmaster has been teaching Ninpō Taijutsu as the higher form of Ninjutsu. Bujinkan has become an international network with some 150.000 practitioners  worldwide.

Generally speaking Bujinkan Budō/Ninpō Taijutsu is a contemporary and complete martial art however based on old traditions in which unarmed as well as armed skills are used in an unending flow of variation. The proces of change is important to adjust to everchanging circumstances. The search for balance through natural movement allows an individual to act in a free and spontaneous manner to better cope with any obstruction in life, unhindered by limitations like gender or age.
That will have an effect on different levels, beyond the physical. There is no competition in our art, but there is respect and tolerance. Yet because it is a "living" martial art it is a realistic one too, the reason why security and police personel also practice the art of Bujinkan.

The unarmed methods are broken down into the three following disciplines:

Taihenjutsu (body movement skills, rolling and breakfalling)
Dakentaijutsu (striking forms, punching, kicking)
Jūtaijutsu (grappling, throwing, limb restraints).
 

The armed methods include a variety of weapon skills: 


Kenjutsu (long and short Japanese sword skill)
Bojutsu (6, 4 and 3 foot staff skill)
Naginata Jutsu (Japanese halberd skill)
Yarijutsu (Japanese spear skill)
Jitte Jutsu (ten hands weapon)
and other weapons.
 

Students of all Bujinkan Dōjō should be member of the Honbu Dōjō, receive an annual membership card and official gradings from the Honbu Dōjō in Japan.