What is Bujinkan?

The Bujinkan (武神館) is an international martial arts organization based in Japan and headed by Masaaki Hatsumi. The program consists of nine separate combat systems practiced by feudal samurai (military) and ninja (special forces). 

Techniques and weapons taught

Dating back several hundred years, Bujinkan martial arts training includes unarmed self-defense (i.e. strikes, throws, holds, chokes, joint-locks) that relies on natural body movement (not muscles); and over a dozen samurai & ninja weapons. 

Have Questions?

Email or call us to schedule a visit.


Both Griffith Park Bujinkan and Franklin Canyon Bujinkan are managed by Dr. Dante Dionne and assisted by Dr. Christopher Lau.

We are fortunate to have the patronage of several international and local Bujinkan Shihan with collectively hundreds of years experience in this art. Firstly, placing our dojo under the Moti Nativ family tree, David Greenberg Sensei continues to provide support and guidance to our group. Eran Conforty Sensei, who resides in the Los Angeles area, has been a supporter since the beginnings of the Franklin Canyon dojo. 


So how do I get started?

  • Send us an email and let us know when you would like to audit a class and to receive directions.

  • First 3-classes FREE for new members - If invited to continue it is $10/class fee thereafter.

  • Regular training is always FREE for visiting Bujinkan Members.

  • Open to newcomers and visitors on Sundays 9:00am-11:30am in our park location (90027 zip code, email for directions).

  • Open to invited Bujinkan members on Wednesdays 6:00pm -8:00pm in community room location (90004 zip code, email for directions).


What About Precautions?

  • Notice: Participating Bujinkan GP instructors and all members have been fully vaccinated for CV-19.

  • Until there is a widespread cure for CV-19, we have made the following precautions mandatory for participation. 

  • At present, we have a mandatory mask mandate for any indoor training. Our entire group is fully vaccinated, so masks are optional when training in the park.

  • Please do not attend if you have been sick or have been around sick people in the past couple weeks.

  • Bring hand sanitizer for hygiene, a hand towel (for sweat) and plenty of water for hydration.

  • A release form will be provided indicating that all participants agree to abide by these rules. 

  • Dr. Dante Dionne

    15th Dan Shihan & Dojo-Cho.

    Began training Bujinkan in 1984. Kendo 3rd Dan, Chi-Gong teaching license & Tae-Kwon Do 1st Dan

  • Dr. Christopher Lau

    5th Dan Shidoshi

    Began training Bujinkan in 1992. Hospital CEO

  • Shihan David Greenberg 

    15th Dan Guest Instructor

    1979 Began Bujinkan under first non-Japanese teacher, Doron Navon. BJKNFC Founder & Tel-Aviv Dojo-Cho

  • Shihan Eran Conforty

    15th Dan Guest Instructor

    Palos Verdes, CA Dojo-Cho

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