Who am I?
My name is Keith Weaver and I am the founder (dojo-cho) and chief instructor of the Bujinkan Katsujinken Dojo. I have been engaged in martial arts study and practice since 1986 and in the Bujinkan arts since 1988. I have been awarded a Shidoshi menkyo (teaching license) in 2011. I am a member of the Bujinkan Shidoshi-Kai (Instructor’s Guild) since 2000. I have trained under various Shidoshi (licensed instructors) including Regina (Brice) Mullen, Kevin Schneider, Larry Turner, and J. Courtland Elliott II.
What do I teach?
Our dojo is dedicated to the practice of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu with a focus on developing a strong foundation in the basics of these arts. Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu was created by Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi of Noda-shi, Chiba-Ken, Japan as a vehicle to contain the principles and techniques of 9 samurai and ninjutsu ryu (schools) of martial arts that were passed to him by his teacher, Toshitsugu Takamatsu. These schools emphasize natural and efficient combat methods that have been carried down through centuries of actual personal and battlefield combat experience. Collected as they are, these systems provide comprehensive skills on all aspects of personal protection. It is this encompassing approach to the training, coupled with an appreciation of the ever-changing elements of self-protection situations, that allows the practitioner to create their technique based on the principles and framework of the Bujinkan arts. The techniques of these systems include various methods such as strikes, throws, joint locks, pressure points, takedowns, immobilizations, and both traditional weapons and their modern equivalents.
Unlike Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Kendo, and other modern forms of martial arts, the Bujinkan arts are not competition-focused or sport-oriented. Our focus is toward self-improvement through the pursuit of practical self-protection skills and the perpetuation of these arts as they have been passed through the ages.
Location and Schedule
We are located in Bill Adams’ Martial Arts and Fitness Center in Elma, NY – 3211 Transit Road, Elma, NY 14059. Click Here for a Map. Class is held Tuesday 7:00 – 9:00 PM
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