About

Welcome to the Bujinkan Kouryuu Dojo, dedicated to the teachings of Hatsumi Masaaki, Soke of the Bujinkan.
The Kouryuu Dojo has been in existence since 1999 when Norman passed the Godan test given by Hatsumi Sensei,  he was then a student of Keith Porter Shihan, and he has been involved in martial arts for over 36 years, starting with Feng Sau Kung Fu in 1982-1985, plus starting training in Bujinkan in 1982. The warrior name 'Kouryuu' was given to him by Soke Hatsumi and means 'Ferocious Dragon', Nagato Sensei also gave him an affectionate name of 'Oni Jiji' or 'Demon Grandad'. In 2007 Soke awarded him the Gold Medal for services to the Bujinkan, in 2012  the 'Bufu Ikkan' certificate for spreading the Martial Wind, in 2014 he got Yushu Shihan (excellent teacher) and in 2017 he was awarded Dai Shihan (Master teacher)..His personal teacher since 1998 in Japan is Someya Sensei.
His military experience includes 5 years in the French Foreign Legion and 9 years British Army HAC, he was in the shooting teams of both armies and regularly teaches Bujinkan seminars all over Europe, UK and the USA..

Like Hatsumi Sensei's training, our dojo is relaxed and friendly but with one stipulation, "if you can't laugh, you can't come !"

Anyone wishing to begin training should read and agree to the Bujinkan Guidelines.