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

2019 Kotohajime | "Cleaning & Cutting" Day

January 6, 2019 | Dayton Bujinkan Dojo

The Dayton Bujinkan Dojo invites all current members to our 2019 Kotohajime on Sunday January 6, 2019. Please help us prepare and celebrate "the beginning of things".

We'll start the day with a team effort, as we work together to thoroughly clean the dojo in preparation for an exciting 2019 (and to get ready for the upcoming Dan Klug seminar). Then we'll shift gears and move on to a training challenge to kick off the new year, where Instructor Jess Attilli will lead us through 1000 cuts. Then we'll celebrate the accomplishments of the day with a party and free catered meal.

The tentative Kotohajime schedule is:

  • 10:30am-12:00pm: Group Effort Dojo Cleaning (daken room, yoga room, training mats, weapons storage, men's & women's locker rooms)
  • 12:00pm-2:00pm: 1000 cuts with Jess Attilli
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm: Party and free food
  • 3:00pm-4:00: Final cleaning of the kitchen, bar, and sitting area

The 2019 Kotohajime is a free event reserved for active students (those with current memberships) of the Dayton Bujinkan Dojo. For questions please speak to an instructor at the Dojo.

Dan Klug Seminar | Mini Dai Komyo Sai Celebration

January 12, 2019 | Dayton Bujinkan Dojo

The Dayton Bujinkan Dojo is holding its annual Mini Dai Komyo Sai Seminar and Celebration on Saturday January 12, 2019!

What is a Mini Dai Komyo Sai? For decades, Hatsumi Sensei (Bujinkan Soke) in Japan held yearly events to celebrate his birthday and another year of training in December each year. The Dayton Bujinkan Dojo has held "mini" Dai Komyo Sai seminars since 1997. All students, friends and guests are invited to participate in the daytime training and evening potluck dinner festivities. All activities are held at the Dayton Bujinkan Dojo. (The seminar is held in January instead of December to stay clear of holiday conflicts.)

Dan Klug (Bujinkan Judan, boxer and BJJ brown belt) is the guest instructor for the Mini Dai Komyo Sai Seminar training. Dan has been teaching yearly seminars at the Dayton Bujinkan Dojo since 1997, and has been a mentor to many of the instructors since 1991. Dan has been training in the Bujinkan since the early 1980s, has visited Japan more than a dozen times for training, and holds regular classes weekly in Washington State. An original student of Kurt Rittenhouse Martial Arts in Kettering, Ohio, Dan has trained in the Bujinkan Arts under Hatsumi Soke, Nagato Shihan, and Noguchi Shihan, and in the past with Manaka Sensei and Muramatsu Sensei. His unique style of Budo Taijutsu attracts students from all disciplines of martial arts.

- Friday and Saturday Training: $70 per person
- Friday Only Training: $20 per person
- Saturday Only Training: $60 per person
- Saturday Evening Potluck Dinner: Free

The schedule is as follows:

Friday (January 11, 2019):
- 7:00 to 8:30 pm - Budo Taijutsu Training

Saturday, (January 12, 2019):
- 10:30 am to 12:30 pm - Budo Training
- 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm - Lunch
- 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Budo Training
- 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Potluck Dinner Party

Register today using the link below!

Steve Olsen Seminar

May 24-26, 2019 | Dayton Bujinkan Dojo

The Dayton Bujinkan Dojo is excited to announce a Budo Taijutsu Seminar featuring Steve Olsen from Japan. The event will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 24-26, 2019 at the Dayton Bujinkan Dojo.

Steve Olsen (Bujinkan Shihan) has been training in Japan since 2001. He trains with Hatsumi Soke, Nagato Dai Shihan and Someya Shihan weekly. In addition, Steve is the publisher of a new book of Soke's calligraphy and paintings titled, ‘Masaaki Hatsumi: Dojo Giga | Heaven’ which is being released in early 2019. He has taught yearly seminars at the Dayton Bujinkan Dojo since 2010, and we are excited to have him back! Steve will be teaching based on inspirations from Soke and the senior Shihan classes he has attended this year in Japan.

Costs are $100 per person for the weekend, or $30 for Friday, $70 for Saturday, and $50 for Sunday. Any Bujinkan rank is invited — new students are encouraged to attend!

Registration information is coming soon. Save the date!

2019 Midwest Bujinkan Tai Kai

August 2-4, 2019 | Detroit, Michigan USA

Save the Date!

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).

More information coming soon!

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.

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