Upcoming events and seminars at the Dayton Bujinkan Dojo and in the Midwest.

Adult & Young Adult Testing Session

Saturday, March 17, 2018 | 10:30 am to 1:30 pm

The Dayton Bujinkan Dojo is holding a testing session for young adult and adult members. The testing schedule is as follows:

Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM:
  • 10:30-11:00 AM: Short Training Class & Warm Ups
  • 11:00-11:30 AM: Open Mats and Review Session
  • 11:30 AM-1:30 PM: Formal Testing Session
Please see an instructor for more information and eligibility. All students and friends are encouraged to attend and support those testing! Demonstrations (embu) will also take place.

There is no cost to attend the testing session. Register below to attend!

Steve Olsen Budo Taijutsu Seminar

Fri/Sat/Sun - May 25-27, 2018

The Dayton Bujinkan Dojo is excited to announce a Budo Taijutsu Seminar featuring Steve Olsen. Training will be held at the Dayton Bujinkan Dojo on May 25th to 27th, 2018 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). Steve has taught yearly seminars at the Dayton Bujinkan Dojo since 2010, and we are excited to have him back!

Steve Olsen lives in Japan. He began Bujinkan training in Japan in 2001. He trains with Soke and Nagato Sensei and Someya Sensei weekly. Steve will be teaching based on what he has recently learned from Soke and his instructors.

Steve is also the publisher of a new book of Soke's calligraphy and paintings titled, Masaaki Hatsumi: Dojo Giga | Heaven. Steve will print Dojo Giga | Heaven in the spring of 2018 before he arrives in Dayton. Steve has agreed to speak with us about what he learned while interviewing Soke and we look forward to seeing the new book! (To learn more about, Masaaki Hatsumi: Dojo Giga | Heaven, please go here: https://dojoartbooks.com/dojo-giga-heaven/)


  • Three-Day (Fri/Sat/Sun) Training Special: $100 per person
  • Friday Only Training: $30 per person
  • Saturday Only Training: $70 per person
  • Sunday Only Training: $50 per person

  • Friday, May 25, 2018 | 7:00-9:00 PM | Budo Taijutsu Training
  • Saturday, May 26, 2018 | 10:30 AM-12:30 PM | Budo Taijutsu Training
  • Saturday, May 26, 2018 | 12:30-2:00 PM | Lunch Break & Discussions
  • Saturday, May 26, 2018 | 2:00-4:00 PM | Budo Taijutsu Training
  • Saturday, May 26, 2018 | 6:30-10:00 PM | Dinner (TBD)
  • Sunday, May 27, 2018 | 10:30 AM-2:30 PM | Budo Taijutsu Training (30-min break at noon)

Registration is free - pay at the door. Use the link below to complete your registration. We look forward to seeing everyone!

Kyu Rank Curriculum Workshops

Fall 2018 - Dates TBD

The Dayton Bujinkan Dojo is holding three workshops focusing on the kyu rank material from the Adult Training Curriculum. Active adult students are encouraged to attend all three workshops regardless of rank.

The three workshops will be held from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm on the following dates:

  • Saturday, TBD | 9th-7th Kyu Material
  • Saturday, TBD | 6th-4th Kyu Material
  • Saturday, TBD | 3rd-1st Kyu Material

All three workshops will be taught by Jeff Ochester and the senior Dayton Bujinkan Dojo instructors. Training will cover each Kyu rank section of Taijutsu, including tachi waza (standing techniques), ne waza (ground techniques), ryu-ha kata, and buki waza (weapons). Please wear a full do-gi uniform and bring a notebook or your new training curriculum.

The workshops are free for Dayton Bujinkan Dojo students. Dates will be announced soon. Stay tuned for updates!

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