Luke Molitor Dublin Bujinkan Seminar

The Bujinkan Shugyō Dōjō will host Luke Molitor for a fourth three day seminar in July/August 2015.  Luke is a former Japan resident and Dōjō Chō of the Bujinkan Jigoku Dōjō in Dallas, Texas, and is well known for his extensive knowledge of the Bujinkan Ryūha and weapon systems.

He is particularly well regarded in the United States for his seminars on authentic Bujinkan Ryūha swordwork, and he has been specifically tasked by Hatsumi Sōke and Someya Sensei to teach correct Bujinkan sword, kihon and Ryūha material  abroad.

This is the fourth seminar Luke has taught in Europe and is the first in a number of seminars planned. It is set to be an excellent opportunity for those interested in refining their understanding of Gyokko Ryū in particular.


Bujinkan Dublin

This three day event will focus on Gyokko Ryū Kosshijutsu Jō Ryaku no Maki (Ten Ryaku No Maki). As well as an in-depth examination of the 12 taijutsu kata of this level:

Gyaku Nagare
Yubi Kudaki

Luke will also be teaching a lot of the school’s rarely taught technical components including Gyokko Ryū sword, as well as esoteric teachings such as ketsu-in (hand seals), onmyōdō and fusui heihō (strategy of wind and water).

There will be a special three hour class on Friday night on ne-waza (groundfighting) from the Bujinkan ryūha.

Please bring bokken, training wakizashi or tanto, mogito (unsharpened training sword), and notebook/pen. No live weapons please.

**Strictly Bujinkan Dōjō Members Only**


Dates & Scheduele

31st Friday 7pm – 10pm
Bujinkan Newaza (Ground fighting)

11th Saturday 11:00am – 7:30pm
Gyokko Ryū Jō Ryaku no Maki (Kata, Henka, Hiden, Sword, etc.)

12th Sunday 12pm – 8pm
Gyokko Ryū Jō Ryaku no Maki (Kata, Henka, Hiden, Sword, etc.)


Main Hall.

Taney Parish Centre,




€20 for the Friday Night class, €60 for Saturday Session and €50 for Sunday Session.

The fee for all three days is €110 on the door, so the Friday session is free for those attending Saturday and Sunday.

**Special Dojo rate for groups of 5 or more attending on Fri-Sun or Sat-Sun, contact organizer for more details**

Getting Here & Accommodation

Dundrum is a southern suburb of Dublin city, and is about 30 minutes (traffic allowing) from Dublin Airport or Dublin Port by car or taxi. Dundrum is also well serviced by a variety of public transport options, including buses and trams, but for ease of transport it’s recommended to either stay relatively central in the wide number of hotels, hostels or B&B’s in the city centre, or along the green line of the Luas tram system.

There are a large number of travel options for getting to Dublin from further afield, including sail & rail tickets, discount flights (try or by car ferry.

Likewise for accommodation options you can try the large number of travel websites, such as or

If you are traveling from overseas and need help booking accommodation please contact the organizer via the contact form below or Facebook.

About Luke

Luke Molitor lived and studied in Japan for a number of years and continues to return to Japan several times a year to study and train with Dr. Hatsumi and his senior Japanese teachers. He is a dedicated student of Hiroshi Nagase Sensei, Kenichi Someya Sensei, and Toshiro Nagato Sensei.

Luke has also taught, trained, and competed in a number of martial systems – Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Southeast Asian, and European, achieving ranks in several arts, including Brazilian style jujutsu, mixed-martial arts, kickboxing, fencing, and Western Combatives.

His credentials also include instructor certification in numerous combat and defensive tactics programs such as use of force, chemical sprays, military & police ground tactics, collapsible batons, tactical handgun & shotgun, and several others. He has undergone extensive training in executive protection concepts and received credentials as a certified Executive Protection Specialist (EPS). Since that time he has been employed as both an agent and team leader in various capacities.

Additionally, he holds degrees in health, anatomy, science, history, and Japanese studies, and a doctorate in chiropractic medicine. He is board certified in integrative medicine, chiropractic medicine, and acupuncture and oriental medicine, and is currently the medical director of a clinic specializing in sports/physical medicine & rehabilitation and integrative medicine.

For More information on Dr. Molitor and the Jigoku Dojo please go to

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Form for those coming from overseas


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