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


2019 Midwest Bujinkan Tai Kai



August 2-4, 2019 | Detroit, Michigan USA



Genevieve Prange of Michigan has announced information about the 2019 Bujinkan Tai Kai:


"I am pleased to announce that the 2019 Midwest Taikai will be held in Detroit, Michigan, USA on the first weekend in August. I am also very excited to announce that the theme will be “女の護身術 or Onna no Goshinjutsu.”


Onna no Goshinjutsu is a reference to women's self defense, or self-defense leveraging techniques as a women. The event will be open to all Bujinkan member (men and women).


For more information or to register, please visit: www.mwtk2019.com



Karl & Carol Koch Seminar



September 13-15, 2019 | Dayton Bujinkan Dojo



The Dayton Bujinkan Dojo is hosting a Karl & Carol Koch Seminar on September 13-15, 2019. Sponsored by Jacob Monzel, Karl and his wife Carol will be teaching Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu during the event.


Karl Koch has over thirty years of experience in martial arts. He began training in western martial arts in the mid 70’s such as fencing, archery, boxing, and medieval infantry techniques. In 1981, he was introduced to Togakure Ryu Ninpo Taijutsu and began to train exclusively in Taijutsu in 1983. In 1990 he founded the Virginia Tech Ninjutsu Club/Hidden Mountain Bujinkan Shibu under the sponsorship of Shihan Phillip Legare. In 1995, Shihan Koch moved to North Carolina and established the Hidden Mountain Bujinkan Dojo. In 2017 he was awarded the rank of Dai-Shihan. Dai-Shihan Karl continues to travel heavily throughout the US, Europe and Japan to teach and train with students and instructors from around the world in order to share Soke’s art.


Karl's wife, Carol will also be attending and teaching during the seminar. Having trained in archery and kung fu previously, Carol began training exclusively in Ninjutsu/ Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu in 1983. She was one of the featured instructors at the first Kunoichi Tai Kai, held in Hannover Germany. In 2017, Soke Hatsumi promoted Carol to Dai-Shihan. In addition to training, Carol’s background as a licensed Rolf Practitioner provides unique insights into body motion which aid in conveying the movements of taijutsu to students.


Schedule & Costs:

  • Friday, Sept 13: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM ($20)
  • Saturday, Sept 14: 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM; break for lunch. ($80)
  • Sunday, Sept 15: 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM. ($50)

Special price for all three days: $120 per student.


To register for the event, please click the link below. We look forward to seeing Karl for this special event!



Japan Training Trip



Sept/Oct 2019



A group of students and instructors will be visiting Japan for training with Hatsumi Soke and the Japanese Shihan at the end of September or early October 2019. Groups are kept small, but if you are interested in attending please see an instructor at the Dojo.


Simply interested in knowing what's involved for a potential future trip? Talk with any of the instructors for more information about costs, flights, expectations, weather, etc.



Shodan-Yondan Work Shop



October/November 2019 | Dayton Bujinkan Dojo



The Dayton Bujinkan Dojo is holding a blackbelt seminar focusing on Shodan, Nidan, Sandan and Yondan material from its adult student training curriculum. The workshop is open to active adult students of the Dayton Bujinkan Dojo or pre-registered Bujinkan students who are pre-approved. Students attending must be 3rd Kyu or above to attend the training.


The workshop is free for active students of the Dayton Bujinkan Dojo.


Training will take place from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, and 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. From 4:00-4:30 pm, demonstrations will be held.


The workshop will focus on intermediate and advanced training drills, kata and strategies taught at the Dayton Bujinkan Dojo. Please where a full do-gi and bring a notebook.


Working on dates now - more information coming soon!



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