The Bujinkan shall be open to only those who agree with and uphold the
guidelines of the international Bujinkan Dojo. Those not doing so shall
not be allowed to join. Specifically, only those who have read and agreed
with these guidelines shall be allowed to participate. Those not upholding
the below mentioned guidelines shall be forced out of the Bujinkan.
Only those able to exercise true
patience, self-control, and dedication shall be allowed to participate.
A physician's examination report
shall be required. Specifically, individuals with mental illness, drug
addiction, or mental instability shall be barred from joining. The
necessity of such a report concerns individuals who may present a danger
to others, for example, those with infectious diseases or illnesses,
individuals with clinically abnormal personalities or physiology, and
individuals lacking self-control.
Individuals with criminal records
shall be turned away. Trouble makers, those who commit crimes, and those
who break domestic laws shall be turned away.
Those not upholding the
guidelines of the Bujinkan, either as practitioners or as members of
society, by committing disgraceful or reproachable acts shall be
expelled. Until now, the Bujinkan was open to large numbers of people.
Among them, unfortunately, were those committing violent drunken acts,
the mentally ill, and trouble makers who thought only of themselves and
failed to see how their actions might adversely affect others. Through
their actions, such people were discarding the traditional righteous
heart of the Bujinkan. From this day forward, all such people shall be
Regarding accidents occurring
during training (both inside and outside the dojo), one should not cause
trouble to the Bujinkan. This is an extremely important point. Those
unwilling to take personal responsibility for accidents occurring during
Bujinkan training shall not be admitted. Reiterating for clarity, the
Bujinkan shall not take responsibility for any accidents happening in
the course of training, regardless of the location.
All those joining the Bujinkan
must get an annual member's card. This card not only preserves the honor
of the Bujinkan members, it indicates you are part of a larger whole;
one whose members come together with warrior hearts to better themselves
through training and friendship. It evinces the glory of warrior virtue,
and embodies both loyalty and brotherly love.
The tradition of the Bujinkan
recognizes nature and the universality of all human life, and is aware
of that which flows naturally between the two parts:
"The secret principle of Taijutsu is to know the foundations of peace.
To study is the path to the immovable heart (Fudoshin)."
The Code of the Dojo
To know that patience comes first.
To know that the path of
humans comes from justice.
To renounce avarice, indolence, and obstinacy.
To recognize sadness and worry as natural, and to seek
the immovable heart.
To not stray from the path of loyalty and brotherly
love, and to delve always deeper into the heart of Budo.
To follow this code is part of the
Toda Shinryuken Masamitsu
(1958) March, Takamatsu Toshitsugu Uou
Hatsumi Masaaki Byakuryu