Shinken Taijutsu can be interpreted as a school of modern warfare. Shinken Taijutsu was formed from Shinkengata (real combat methods, originally developed by Takamatsu Soke and then refined by Hatsumi Soke), the Taijutsu of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, and the modern applications of many combat methods. In 1997, through Menkyo Kaiden, Shinkengata was given to Shihan Legare for the purpose of further developing it to be relevant in the 21st century. Shinken Taijutsu is integrated into the curriculum taught at BTSDsd with the advanced modules taught by Shihan Legare on a seminar basis. His website can be found at www.OniBujin.com.
So what is Shinken Taijutsu in English? It is practical self-defense. No games, no theory, no philosophy, and nothing is for show. It is designed to be learned quickly and has been proven to get people home.
As part of the Shinken Taijutsu curriculum, BTSDsd has integrated all relevant modern weapons to include firearms. Our course of instruction is taught by members of the dojo who are highly accomplished in their domains such as former SEAL snipers, combat veterans, military officers, Ph.D's, etc.
The Level 1 Course of Instruction is broken down as follows:
- Module 1 - Ground Defense
- Module 2 - Defense Against Grabs and Chokes
- Module 3 - Defense Against Blunt Weapons
- Module 4 - Defense Against Edged Weapons - Pre-Contact
- Module 5 - Defense Against Edged Weapons - On-Contact
- Module 6 - Defense Against Firearms
- Module 7 - Multiple Attackers, Improvised Weapons and Review