Become a Teacher
of the "Warrior Ways of Enlightenment".

International Bujinkan Dojo Association offers you the following opportunity:

  • Worldwide Dojo Training
  • Distant Learning Program
  • Online Members only Ninja Vault.
  • Japan Authorized Affiliation with Soke Hatsumi
  • Strategic Systematized learning system to 10th dan
  • TaiKais, Camps, Seminars, Japan Trips, Private Sessions with Shihan Van Donk.
  • Shidoshi Training - How to be a teacher
  • Ninjutsu Dojo Building Course
  • Largest Ninjutsu Study Material Anywhere
  • Ninjutsu Study Private Forum
  • Ninjutsu.com website and members only area has 100's of study pages
  • Newsletters
  • Rank recognition -Everyone will know your true skill level
  • No One Offers You More!
  • Now only $40 a year!!! About 1 cent a day!

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A little about us...

International Bujinkan Dojo AssociationTM

Simply put we are dedicated to creating teachers, (called Shidoshi's in the Bujinkan Ninjutsu system of Grandmaster Masaaki Hatsumi. We have established over the last 20+ years what we feel is the most comprehensive Ninjutsu study program available to the general public anywhere in the world. The International Bujinkan Dojo Association (aka American Bujinkan Dojo) and Bushindo Martial Arts University is the One Stop Shop for Authentic Ninjutsu Information, no one offers more information to the general public than we do. In offering our students a direct lineage to Soke Masaaki Hatsumi in Japan we have become the premier official Hatsumi (Quest Co. Ltd) video distributor outside of Japan. We secured English subtitles on Soke's videos so that you can better understand what he is teaching and now the conversion to DVD is in progress. We also secured distributors for his Japanese and English book titles and hired translators of his Japanese books (both in and out of print). We established a structured step- by- step Ninjutsu learning and ranking system all the way to 10th dan for interested parties. We have a Ninjutsu forum where students can help each other learn and find training partners. We have a Shidoshi training program and a how to open and run a successful dojo for our affiliated IBDA members. Every licensed teacher in Ninjutsu must be certified by Grandmaster Hatsumi first as a Shidoshi-ho (junior licensed instructor under a Shidoshi) and then as a Shidoshi (fully licensed teacher of the warrior ways of Enlightnement-5th degree rank is required). We now have many affiliated training groups and Branch dojo's and Bujinkan friends (Buyu) all over the world. Hundreds of our students are now Shidoshi (5th dan or above) and a many are Judan (10th degree level). We are proud of that success as it says we are doing many things right.

IBDA's history began in 1985 with when Shidoshi Richard J. Van Donk was sanctioned by Grandmaster Masaaki Hatsumi Soke of the International Hombu Dojo in Japan to help build unity and to spread the teachings of the nine traditions of Ninjutsu throughout the United States and abroad. It began as the American Bujinkan DojoTM, now run by Shihan Linda Van Donk, and grew internationally through our long distant courses. We now have students studying worldwide in over 80 countries.

Our mission is to train and to share with as many people as we are able, the art of Bujinkan Ninpo Taijutsu. Our only prerequisite for training is that the student possess respect for all life, an open heart, an open mind, and a strong desire to learn. Those that do not attempt to cultivate these attributes will not find happiness or success in our school. Please read Soke Hatsumi's rules of the Bujinkan.

Please beware of instructors who cannot provide you with official licensing proof for themselves or if your personal ranking certification does not come from Japan with Grandmaster Hatsumi's seal on it. If it doesn't you are not officially the rank you think you are. This is your guarantee of the quality of teaching. We at the IBDAtm offer authentic Ninjutsu and Budo Taijutsu (as Soke Hatsumi now calls his martial art) training as practiced in Japan by Grandmaster Hatsumi of whom Shihan Van Donk is a personal student. We have compiled many training tools and unsurpassed learning materials to help you with your training progress. Also if you are traveling or moving to another area we have a network of friends in the Bujinkan we can direct you to for training. Our network of training friends is growing on a daily basis. Check out the IBDA dojo's that we have under our Bujinkan Dojo links page on this web site.

Students attending an IBDATM class or seminar will find a helpful and harmonious family type atmosphere. There is no rivalry because our art is not taught competitively. It is taught and learned by people helping each other to grow in Body, Mind, and Spirit. Students are instructed to maintain the idea of harmony and non-aggression in their daily lives. You become what you think about and do. Again, balance is what we seek through creating a flexible body, free mind, and an open heart. Our studies reflect that all training is a reflection and journey of the self. We strive to become better human beings through all our actions including our Budo training. Shihan Van Donk says "To be a protector of peace you must be strong enough to defend peace and resolved enough to be peaceful even in times of challenge".

The International Bujinkan Dojo Association TM has developed a sound reputation in the Bujinkan organization as well as throughout the martial arts community. We have developed one of the finest methods available today, utilizing self empowerment and Enlightened Warriortm / Life Change Technologies to enhance our members progress. To us it's not the rank you get to but what you personally become in the process.

In keeping with our philosophy of fostering good relations between all martial schools, we willingly accept students from other Bujinkan schools and other martial disciplines as well to train with us in our school, come to camps or to purchase our study materials. Let us grow together as one family of friends.

Happy training!

Richard Van Donk, 15th dan
Linda Van Donk, 10th dan

Why the International Bujinkan Dojo Association?

Because we are growing so quickly worldwide due to the great success of our distance learning courses, solid dojo building programs for our affiliated training groups and branch dojo's and Shihan Van Donk's sharing of his vision of Ninjutsu with students around the world that we now have students who have purchased study materials in over 80 countries. This website has over 1 million hits per month last year and is growing daily.

From the very beginning we have been dedicated to creating a standard of excellence in the Bujinkan, great friendships, superb study materials, and solid ranking curriculums that really stand for something. We give Japan hombu rank certification, affiliate dojo opportunities and life changing technologies while doing our best to support other Bujinkan instructors.

So many people around the world keep calling to join us in any way they can. At one time ABD Membership was enough for these folks when they were just beginning. Now, they have established their own training groups and have become instructors themselves and the family is growing. Get on board and grow with us.

What about the American Bujinkan Dojo?

If you're a dojo in Scotland or South Africa, using the American Bujinkan Dojo™ name doesn't fit very well. So we have naturally expanded our ABD Association into the International Bujinkan Dojo Association™ to better serve our students in other countries. Shihan Linda Van Donk now heads the American Bujinkan Dojo.

We have established standardized protocols for becoming an affiliated training group or branch dojo anywhere in the world. For well over a decade we have had solid ranking and study curriculums that are second to none. Now we are making teacher's training's and how to run a dojo programs that are part of our Dojo Affiliate program. Most martial arts practitioners want solid foundations for themselves and their students and 20 years of results tell us this is the only way to go for us. We have built a solid foundation and have become known for excellence in our standards of training. This is what we stand for and you are welcome to join us.

E-mail us at info@Ninjutsu.com if you want to be on our mailing list to find out more information on your own personal IBDA opportunity.

Keep Training!

Sensei-Shidoshi George Blacioti studies with Shihans Richard and Linda Van Donk.




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