Welcome to our new students

Due to popular demand for the Ninpo Taijutsu classes on a Monday and Thursday evening Sensei John O’Connor began teaching a beginners class on a Wednesday night, starting in 2012. These Wednesday night sessions follow on from the success of Nidan Jordan Stutter in starting up Ninpo Taijutsu Bournemouth.

The classes are aimed at beginners and junior grades (up to and including 6th Kyu) however other grades will may to assist new students. Classes start promptly at 7:30pm and run through until 9pm.

Ninpo Taijutsu is a diverse and friendly Dojo, students are encouraged to talk and share ideas with training partners, we welcome students from all backgrounds, though because of the physically taxing nature of Ninpo Taijutsu you must be over 16 years of age to train.

What is Ninpo?

Ninpo has numerous literal translations and the Kanj is use of various spellings lead to further translationmassaki hatsumis meaning many things, including endurance. Essentially Ninpo means mind, concentrating on the brains ability and versatility. The mind is just another part of the body, and we must learn to overcome the tendency to make a distinction between the brain and the other internal organs of the body. The body knows how to move if we let it, and it does not require active mental control to respond properly in a threatening situation. The student of Ninpo Taijutsu works to eliminate mechanically thinking through a response before carrying it out. In real combat no one technique is quintessential.

What is Taihenjutsu

Taihenjutsu includes both defensive and offensive actions. The most important idea concerning the execution of these techniques is that each part of the movement must be smoothly executed and each part connected from one to the other the whole technique should never have a moment of interruption. Some of the movements are primers for higher techniques such as Sabaki Kata (To make swift dodge). Ninpo Taijutsu includes movements and techniques which will make you ‘disappear’, avoid attacks, or run away from your enemy. Some people believe that these actions are cowardly. But it should be realized that these evasive techniques are very necessary techniques for all martial artists that use strategy, in short capturing the essence of Ninpo Taijutsu (Ninjutsu)

This concept is enhanced even more within the syllabus through combining Kamae, Sanchin and Kihon.

"A true warrior does not fight to win but survives to live" through not fighting we demonstrate our true martial arts skill.











Wed Sessions

Starting January 2012

This is a private dojo with a limited number of places so book now to reserve your space and avoid disappointment as training is by invite only.

please email John O'Connor Bristol Ninpo Taijutsu


JUNAN TAISO -Muscle flexibility & conditioning skills. Muscle stretching and body conditioning will be done before class.
TAIREN JUTSU- Body Strengthening- Endurance, strength, flexibility and balance

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The art of moving the body

TAIHENJUTSU UKEMI GATA - injury prevention, Ground hitting skills, break falls, rolling, chouyakujutsu- jumping and leaping 
Rolling to include Ryote (two hands), Katate (one hand), Mute (no hands).
NAGARE -Flowing water

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UKEMI -Break falls
SHIHO TENCHI TOBI -directional Heaven-Earth leaping techniques
SHINKEN TAIHENJUTSU -Muto Dori Gata (Sword evasion Forms)

KAMAE -Basic TaijutsuPostures
SANSHIN NO KATA -The root from which all things grow - developing a strong body and clear spirit