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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What ages can participate in training?
    Our youth classes include children from age 7 to 14. Depending on the child's level of maturity, we ask that parents remain at the dojo throughout classes. Our fundamental classes include adolescence from age 15 to 17 and adults of all ages. Our skills and weapons classes include adults of all ages.
  • Do I have to wear a uniform?
    No. But clothing must be clean and respectful in nature. During Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu training, we typically wear a dojo-gi because they are durable and traditionally worn within the Bujinkan. During Self-defense training and youth classes, students should wear durable sports wear that will protect them from abrasions during falls and rolls.
  • Can I attend a class to see how you train and what it does it cost?
    Please sign up for a free orientation session on our Training Schedule page. We structure regularly scheduled training based on a level appropriate to the students signed up for classes. Orientation during these classes will detract from the training progression. Observers are welcome, but we ask that you do not interfere with training. See our Training Schedule page for a list of courses and the cost.
  • Can I earn a Black Belt and will we compete?
    The Bujinkan does not participate in competetive events. The training is focused on surviving an assault and not appropriate or safe for competition. We do not award belts throughout training, but a student may progress through basic student ranks, junior instructor ranks, and senior instructor ranks. Belts indicate experience level for safety reasons to protect both the students and instructors from unecessary injury. New students wear a white belt. Basic level students wear a green belt. All instructors wear a black belt. The dojo patch color scheme and number of stars on the dojo gi further identifies specific ranks within the Bujinkan.
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