Sunday, September 23, 2018

Samurai Sword Taikai - Make Your Katana Sing Sword Swoosh Sounds - And O...

Samurai Sword TaiKai: Make Your Katana Sing Out the Classic Sword Swoosh Sound - And FREE preview Sword Course at


Learn how to make your sword sing out that classic Ninja sword swish you crave to hear from your own katana. We hope you enjoy watching these basic and advanced sword training principles that are typical at a Bujinkan Taikai. Thanks to Grand Master Richard Van Donk of Bushindo University for providing this never-before-seen instructional sword video taken at the Northern California 2017 Taikai.

Inquire with Bushindo University about the next International Taikai or other training seminars. Sword courses at Bushindo University start with the basics included in the first degree shodan black belt course or take a free step on your pathway with a trial of the FREE MASTER SWORD COURSE PREVIEW LESSONS. But full certification training courses for SWORD MASTER, SWORD SPECIALIST and/or NINJA WEAPONS SPECIALIST are waiting for you, too. We recommend going “all in” with the Bujinkan Ninjutsu Master Course, which is a DISCOUNT PACKAGE for ALL of the courses at Bushindo U. Courses are available in DVD or Online, and they all include access to the training portal where students and sensei from all over the world can interact, including Grand Master Richard Van Donk and the Masters Council Shihan group who coach students online personally from the portal. In person training is always available by arrangement-in-advance at the Bushindo University dojo in California USA, at International TaiKai events, and some other possibilities.

Basic and Advanced Sword Principles at the 2017 Taikai with Richard Van Donk

Make Your Sword SING…Become ONE with your Sword…
Grand  Master of Bushindo University, Bujinkan DaiShihan Richard Van
Donk, teaches here some of the basic and advanced sword principles of
how to hold and cut with better perfection, as well as how to use your
Taijutsu (body technique, or body momentum) to cut – not just using your
arms. As he says, just having a sword in your hands, integrated as part
of yourself, will completely change your energy.  Practicing will
eventually help you hold the blade exactly right to make it “sing” as
you slice it through the air. There are techniques and tips here for
every level of swordsman and swordswoman.  This video shows the
importance of making your sword feel like an extension of yourself, ways
to train with some of the basic postures (kamae) and some cuts (kiri,
giri.) The 2017 Taikai offered many more hours of advanced training and
coaching in swordsmanship. Notice that Shihan is practicing with a
wooden training sword and a dull steel katana for safety reasons, as all
students should do. Never train with a live sharpened blade as a
beginner alone, practice with trained professionals until your teacher
clears you to try a real blade.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Kunai Ninja Weapon Lesson - Black Belt Ninjutsu Demonstration

Kunai Ninja Weapon Lesson - Black Belt Ninjutsu Demonstration

Kunai Ninja Weapon Lesson -- AND a FREE Ninja Dojo Online Portal Trial Offer from Bushindo University:

 This black belt Ninjutsu lesson with Daishihan Richard Van Donk demonstrates basic ninja training techniques with a Kunai at a Santa Cruz, CA Taikai. The kunai was a traditional farm digging or construction tool used as an improvised weapon in the ninja era of Japan.

Shihan also invites anyone to enter the NINJA DOJO online training portal with a FREE TRIAL membership. Get your buddies together to join and learn online with the Bujinkan online community at Bushindo University.

Learn more about NINJA DOJO and get the free trial at at Ninja Learning Network.


Hatsumi Crushes Uke with Bo at 1989 Taikai - Black Belt Course Sale Bush...

Hatsumi Crushes Uke with Bo at 1989 Taikai


Hatsumi Soke Crushes Uke with Bo in rare TaiKai footage.  Grandmaster Hatsumi is leader of the modern Ninjutsu school, Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, which is formulated from nine traditional schools of ninja and samurai techniques. Subscribe to watch more upcoming videos!

And the 2018 Labor Day Annual Black Belt SALE IS ON! Get Shodan discount and a FREE Intructor Course, see below. Ninja Learning Network welcomes Bushindo University and the IBDA... go from beginner to master anywhere in the world.

Get things started on your Ninja Training journey with Bushindo University's first special training package on Ninja Learning Network: The 2018 Labor Day Special gives you Bushindo University's ONLINE Shodan (first degree, 1st Dan) black belt course at the discount price of $229 - and you'll get additional FREE access to the Introductory “Sensei” (Shidoshi) Course. You'll get into the exclusive Ninja Dojo Portal where you can watch your courses and interact with other students and instructors. Additional video or in-person testing and training is also available for all kyus and all black belt degrees. The Shodan course is the first degree black belt and you may continue your training into the more advanced black belt degrees and tests with Bushindo University as well. The next level after Shodan is the Nidan (2nd degree, 2nd Dan) black belt course or you can specialize in weapons and/or learning to be the Sensei of your own dojo.

All courses are immediately available, visit for details. The 2018 Labor Day Sale Expires Sept. 30, 2018

Thanks to Bushindo University and Bujinkan DaiShihan Richard Van Donk for providing historical, never-before-seen video of Hatsumi Soke from the 1989 New Jersey USA Taikai.