Yamabushi Dojo teaches the traditional arts of Ninjutsu and Jujutsu. These arts have been taught in Japan for millenia, tested in battle and refined over centuries.

Our emphasis on practical self defense teaches students to be aware of their surroundings, to avoid danger, and to develop the skills, confidence and ability to defend themselves if necessary. We teach not only the physical skills of martial arts, but through those skills students learn teamwork, work ethics, discipline and how to achieve their goals.

Our programs use traditional methods, applied to modern day situations. Our programs and methods were developed by Kyoshi Randy Weekley.
We are honored to continue in this tradition, and to help further develop the arts of the future.

Physical training with our progams is focused on Tai Sabaki, the refined use of body movements, to provide a catalyst behind the defensive action. It does not rely solely on muscular strength and speed, which decline with age.
Training is usually done with students working with partners so that they can develop correct timing, distancing, and body mechanics. Since the training is skill oriented and not strength oriented it provides a smaller person with an effective means of handling confrontations with larger, stronger opponents. Throughout all levels of training numerous exercises are employed which require the students to develop both spontaneity in their abilities and a strong spirit. A student should not be content to mechanically repeat the classic patterns (kata) in a textbook situation. Martial Arts must be living, flowing, natural, and ever-evolving to be effective.

Program 1
This program is designed to teach you self-defense in a way that is neither competitive nor encourages aggressive behavior. During class, you will work with a partner instead of competing with that partner to develop an understanding of why the techniques work. Along with learning a great self-defense system you will also learn tumbling and acrobatics, specific body movements that will enhance your balance, focus, and coordination, some basic Japanese language, manners and team work. Throughout this program you will build strong, long lasting life skills, improve your self-esteem, and increase your confidence. Once you complete Program 1 you will be well prepared to move into Program 2.

Program 2
In this program you will practice the same elite self-defense techniques that were battle-proven during the warring era of Japan. As a student you will learn to effectively defend yourself by using evasive body movements, joint locks and controls, hand and foot weapons, throws and mental awareness. Through this program you will challenge your mind, body, and spirit. You will forge a new level of self-confidence and overall level of fitness that will increase your academic skills, heighten your family life, and help develop your professional career.

Ninpiden Dojo Sword System
The Ninpiden Dojo Sword system (N.D.S.S.) is a curriculum developed by combining several traditional Iaido and Bikenjutsu systems together. In this program you will learn proper sword manners, a variety of cutting patterns, sword postures, how to properly re-sheath your sword, Chiburi techniques, as well as traditional Iaido patterns and Katas. Included in the N.D.S.S. are 2 Kata's developed by Kyoshi Weekley to compliment the regular sword training.


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