Ken Lux Welcome to Kaizen Martial Arts Bujinkan Dojo. Our club emphasizes the Bujinkan training method of Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi. The fundamentals of Budo-Taijutsu have their roots in ancient warrior martial arts.

The Bujinkan Dojo ("Divine Warrior Hall") transmits the teachings of nine ancient warrior arts. These traditions include Samurai and Ninja. Taijutsu is a purely self-defense combat art with no competitive aspects. The International Bujinkan Dojo is based in Noda City, Japan, and is directed by the 34th Grandmaster Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi.

Our primary focus for students is the development of a well-rounded self-defense repertoire, coupled with a respect for self and others. Through training, students learn personal security, discipline and a code of life-long values.

Taijutsu relies on proper body alignment, positioning, and use of distance, angles and timing coupled with tactics and strategy rather than upper-body strength, performance and speed; as a result, individuals of all body sizes can benefit. Perceiving and controlling the tactical space between yourself and the opponent is critical to mastery.

Grandmaster Masaaki Hatsumi The training includes punching, kicking, grappling, throwing, and the use of training weapons. Samurai, Ninjutsu and koryu tactics are taught with modern combative strategies.

A key component of our training is the incorporation of "warrior ethics," and the dual-life (protection of self and others) value system based on the ideals of the late Robert L. Humphrey, noted conflict resolution specialist, and author of "Values for a New Millennium." This value system helps students identify and evaluate "real" threats, thereby, assisting in the appropriate action.

We develop respect for self and others, discipline, coordination, agility, confidence and life-long values. All are welcome — no experience necessary. We offer classes for men, women and children; the first class is always free! Register here.

The facility is available to rent for private parties, meetings, and other group events. Please contact Ken Lux for availability and pricing. Send email or 916-780-0530.