Interested in taking up Japanese martial arts and are in the Dublin area? The Bujinkan Shugyo Dojo is a branch Dojo of the Bujinkan martial arts organization based in Dundrum, Dublin, and will soon be running a beginner’s martial arts course for those interested in joining the Dojo.
The course is aimed at women and men who are interested starting martial arts classes in South Dublin, and particularly those interested in trying out Ninjutsu classes and Jujutsu classes in the Dundrum area.
The course is not primarily a self-defence or fitness course, although skills learned in training Bujinkan martial arts are applicable to that goal. Our goal is to teach material as authentically as possible but in an enjoyable atmosphere, so don’t fret if you think you’re not the ‘martial arts’ type.
No previous martial arts experience or level of fitness is required, and all prospective students will have the course tailored to their own particular aptitudes and needs. All you need to bring along is a suitable change of clothes, pen and paper for note taking and some drinking water.
Facebook event page is here.
It includes 32 hours of tuition:
Eight beginner level classes in Taney Parish Centre, Tuesday and Thursday evenings (7:00-10:00pm) during the month.
Free attendance to monthly Workshop (10am-6pm) and beginner’s pack.
Small class numbers – 6 Beginners Maximum Per Course.
The course is designed to give participants an introduction to the martial art of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu as it is taught at the Shugyo Dojo, examining the syllabus content for the first grade, including the topics:
Junan Taisō & Kokyūhō – Stretching & breathing exercises to promote correct body alignment and flexibility.
Atemi & Uke – An introduction to striking & kicking, and how to receive and block.
Ukemi Taihenjutsu – Basic rolling and breakfalling, examining how to safely make impact with the ground and train safely.
Kosshi Kihon Sanpō – A number of fundamental forms which integrate the various parts covered in the course.
Battōjutsu – Basic swordwork, including handling and safety information, postures, drawing and cutting.
Shurikenjutsu – An introduction to thrown weapons.
Training theory, terminology, Dōjō etiquette and note taking skills.
Upon completion of the course participants will have the skills to be able to engage with more advanced material and train safely. Moreover, successful course completion will lead to membership and first rank assessment.
The course cost is €100 which is made payable in advance on the first evening. This covers the classes for the month (24 hours of tuition, 7pm – 10pm), a beginner’s pack and free attendance at the monthly workshop (additional 8 hours tuition), where various topics such as sword, spear or schools material will be covered.
If requested, the 8 classes of a beginner’s course can be run over 8 weeks on either Tuesdays or Thursdays.
Please note that places are limited (1/6 taken), if you are interested be sure to check out the beginner’s page and the rest of the website for more details. Please mail ahead to secure a place (Shugyoudojo@gmail.com), use the contact form below or sign up on Facebook here.
The next course after this will be in April.