We are a dojo, which means ‛training hall’. We are not a registered sports club or company. All teachers teatch as private individuals, they accept cash payments, and some accept mobile pay. Before training, ask your teacher about payment. Each student is responsible for their own insurance.
New students are politely requested to fill in the form below
Training is open to all people aged 15 and above who are in good health and of irreproachable character. Training is also available for those aged between 10 and 15 with adult supervision. Please ask separately about training for under 15s before participating in training.
Traning is held at Kannelmäki Helsinki at Fysio Sakura which can be found at Sitratori 2, 3rd floor.
Monday 18.00-20.00 Erick Ellison
Wednesday 18.00-20.00 Erick Ellison
Thursday 18.00-19.30 Tommi Häggqvist
Friday 18.00-19.30 Jaakko Honkanen
Tuesday 7.00- 8.30
Erick Ellison (15th dan) morning traning price: 10€
Erick Ellison (15th dan) evening traning price: 10€
Tommi Häggqvist (4th dan) Price 10€
Jaakko Honkanen 3 dan price 10€
Bujinkan training is usually relaxed, with the student being free to set the pace and to explore techniques from his/her own perspective with the teacher’s guidance. Personal development is the most important thing, and the intent is not to force everybody to follow the same regimen. Shu Ha Ri is a concept important in Budo practice. Shu means ‛to protect’ and ‛to obey’, or learning the basics by imitating the teacher’s movements; Ha means ‛to separate’ or ‛to diverge’, i.e. the learner adapts the movements to suit his/her own body so that it is fits the surroundings and the student; and Ri means ‛to leave/detach’, or forgetting what you already know so that the new becomes a natural part of movements and actions.
Those participating in Erick Ellison’s training are added to his company Fysio Sakura’s registery for payments. A link to this is available here (Finnish only): https://www.fysiosakura.fi/yhteystiedot. Information entered into the enrollment form is confidential and will be visible only to Erick Ellison.
Guidelines For Participation In The Bujinkan
- The Bujinkan shall be open to only those who agree with and uphold the guidelines of the 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.
- 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 living in Japan 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 who came to Japan. 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 expelled.
- 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 membership 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).”
Recently, the Bujinkan has become truly international. Just as there are various time zones, so exist various taboos among the world’s peoples and nations. We must respect each other, striving to avoid such taboos. We must put the heart of the warrior first, working together for self-improvement and for the betterment of the Bujinkan.
Those not upholding the above-mentioned guidelines shall be forced out of the Bujinkan
Masaaki Hatsumi – Soke
*Point 6 is no longer valid as of 2018. Members no longer receive membership cards from Honbu Dojo, Japan.