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Taijutsu (body combat art) is the Bujinkan system of unarmed combat using strikes, throws, holds, chokes and joint locks. It encompasses skills such as: koppo jutsu the "way of attacking and/or using the skeletal structure"; koshi jutsu, "the way of attacking muscles and weak points on the body"; jutai jutsu, the "relaxed body method" teaching throwing, grappling and choking techniques and dakentai jutsu which emphasises strikes, kicks and blocks.

Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu is a system of combat & survival. It is not a sport, and does not include participation in competitions or tournaments as the systems training aims to develop the ability to protect oneself and others using techniques and skills that focus on disabling an attacker (and/or removing their desire/ability to continue) as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Training includes the following:

Self Defence

Protecting others

Weapons Training - (Application, defence, and retention)

Strategy & Tactics

Situational Awareness

Escape & Concealment

Body Conditioning

Striking, grappling, pressure points,  ground work, joint immobilisation and vascular restraint techniques. Training includes traditional and modern applications.

Students will also have the opportunity to attend seminars and training camps throughout the year.

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Our Mission

The Bujinkan is an international combat martial arts organization. Its techniques are descended from historical samurai schools that teach samurai martial tactics and ninjutsu schools that teach ninja tactics. 

Sensei Leighton White (Shihan) is a 10th Degree Black Belt Master Instructor in the system of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu/Ninjutsu. Training within the Bujinkan for 30 years. Inheriting the Dojo from his former instructor in 1998. Sensei Leighton White applies his background and real-world combative experience to the lessons. The student will also experience - Stress Inoculation, and Conflict Scenario Training. Training is progressive and dynamic.

Sensei Leighton White specialises in Risk Management, Security, and Self-Protection with his occupational experience as: a Military Operator, Close Protection Operator, Security Team Leader, Prison Officer and Control and Restraint Instructor for the NZ Department of Corrections.


Classes every Monday and Thursday
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If you would like to come by the gym, observe, or have a go at some of our classes, you are more than welcome to do that as we offer a free trial class for prospective members! Just let us know what class and day you would like to trial and we'll book you in!

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