Training

When and Where

Classes are held every Sunday from 4-6pm. We are located at 504 North White Horse Pike, Stratford, NJ. Please see the map for more information and directions.

What to Expect

We do not train for contests or competitions. We train for the express purposes of personal development and protecting life.

Our training is for adults only. Exceptions are sometimes made for students aged 15-17 on an individual basis and with parental approval. Parents must attend at least the first class for a formal meeting before being accepted into our training.

There are no beginner or black belt-only classes. Everyone trains together regardless of rank or skill level. This gives new students the benefit of working with more experienced practitioners, provides the more experienced students a chance to refine their basics and maintain sound fundamentals through helping others, and allows everyone exposure to both basic and advanced concepts and principles. This methodology is preferable to segmented classes and, as a whole, our students generally grasp core concepts more effectively.

As a new student, you are not initially required to have a uniform or other training equipment, but if you wish to continue training then you will be responsible for attaining the proper attire and equipment.

Rank testing is available to students who are interested in obtaining official status with the Bujinkan Hombu Dōjō, but is not required. Those who do not wish to receive rank are still perfectly welcome to train with us.

What You Will Learn

  • Junan Taisō (strength and flexibility)
  • Ukemi (injury prevention)
  • Taijutsu (body movement)
  • Sanshin no Kata (fundamental solo training exercises)
  • Kihon Happō (foundational fighting scenarios)
  • Kata and Henka (advanced fighting scenarios and variations)
  • Weapons and Tools:
    • Edged weapons (swords, knives)
    • Staff, pole, and halberd weapons (rokushakubō, jō, hanbō, yari, naginata, bisentō)
    • Flexible weapons (kusari fundō, kyoketsu shoge)
    • Traditional ninjutsu tools (tessen, shuriken, kunai, shuko, metsubushi)
  • Self Defense, Ethical Warriorship, and Protection of Others

Come Train With Us

If you are interested in training, please contact us ahead of time to let us know that you would like to attend. Speaking with us beforehand ensures class is being held on that particular day and also allows us time to speak with you should you have any questions.

All students are required to adhere to the Guidelines for Participation in the Bujinkan.

504 North White Horse Pike
Stratford, NJ 08084
(856) 322-2889