The Bujinkan Kataho Dojo teaches traditional Japanese Budo as taught by Soke Massaki Hatsumi, the 34th Grandmaster of the 9 traditions. The Bujinkan system is based on nine schools.
Togakure-ryū NinpōTaijutsu ( 戸隠流忍法体術)
Gyokko-ryū Kosshijutsu ( 玉虎流骨指術)
Kuki Shinden Happō Bikenjutsu ( 九鬼神伝流八法秘剣術)
Kotō-ryū Koppōjutsu ( 虎倒流骨法術)
Shinden Fudō-ryū Dakentaijutsu ( 神伝不動流打拳体術)
Takagi Yōshin-ryū Jūtaijutsu ( 高木揚心流柔体術)
Gikan-ryū Koppōjutsu ( 義鑑流骨法術)
Gyokushin-ryū Ninpō ( 玉心流忍法)
Kumogakure-ryū Ninpō ( 雲隠流忍法)
Each of these schools teaches us a different aspect of the fighting system called Bujinkan Ninpo Taijutsu. At the Bujinkan Kataho Dojo we teach self defense from a practical standpoint. Keep things simple and to the point. We do not participate in sporting events.
Ninpo Taijutsu is based on natural body movements. We teach proper body dynamics that teach our students to move naturally to an attack. This can be just avoiding, countering, or just not being where or doing what the attacker would expect you to do. Self defense is a mind set, not an exercise that is only practiced at the dojo or gym.
Tim Dobert is the owner and Head Instructor at the Bujinkan Kataho Dojo. He received his 5th Degree from Hatsumi Soke in Japan in 2006. He is licensed by him to teach . Having retired from Law Enforcement after 25 years, he is a state certified instructor/ and Federally Certified Training Director specializing in Defensive Tactics, Firearms, Chemical Agents, and Use of Force. Teaching to agencies all over NYS He personally oversaw the writing of the defensive tactics program for New York State law enforcement agencies (Estlen).