About The Dōjō


The Bujinkan Longmont Dōjō is headed by Shihan Charles Benham who has been teaching in Colorado since 2004. Our mission is to preserve and pass on the centuries old traditions taught by Sōke Masaaki Hatsumi in Noda, Japan. Hatsumi Sensei created the Bujinkan Dōjō combining the nine historical traditions inherited from his teacher, Toshitsugu Takamatsu, into a cohesive whole, Budō Taijutsu.

Budō Taijutsu incorporates the striking and grappling methods of traditional Jūtaijutsu, Dakentaijutsu, Kosshijutsu, and Koppōjutsu as well as a variety of classical Japanese weapons including staffs, swords, chains, and Shuriken throwing blades.
By leveraging proper distance and timing with relaxed, natural body mechanics we train to develop power without the need to rely on physical strength so that size truly does not matter.