The Mississauga Bujinkan is a small school devoted to teaching the arts of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu. Budo Taijutsu was founded by Headmaster Masaaki Hatsumi in 1970 with the arts he inherited from his teacher, Toshitsugu Takamatsu Sensei. These arts, the 9 Ryu-ha are:
– Togakure Ryu Ninpo Taijutsu
– Kukishinden Ryu Happo Bikenjutsu
– Koto Ryu Koppojutsu
– Gikan Ryu Koppojutsu
– Gyokko Ryu Kosshijutsu
– Shinden Fudo Ryu Dakentaijutsu
– Takagi Yoshin Ryu Jutaijutsu
– Gyokushin Ryu Ninpo
– Kumogakure Ryu Ninpo
Among these 9 Ryu-ha, or schools, are various Samurai and Shinobi arts. The practice involves both empty handed and weapons work. Strikes with the various limbs, throws, joint locks and grappling are all taught. The weapons of Budo Taijutsu range from well known weapons, such as Swords, Staves and various Polearms, to much more exotic weapons such as Chains, Ropes and Sickles. Even work with firearms has been included to adapt to modern times. At the Mississauga Bujinkan, Old and New school methods of conditioning and exercise are also taught as a way to strengthen the body [and mind] and accelerate students’ grasp on the basics of the art, as well as promoting fitness and well-being.
We welcome all adults, regardless of martial arts background and experience. Minors 15 and up with the right mindset and maturity will also be permitted to join with a guardian’s permission. Our practice is safe and friendly, and students will be taught and learn at their own pace. We hold regular practice twice a week, with a weapons class every other Thursday.
First class is free. Drop in fee is $15. Monthly rate is $80.