The Bujinkan organization is the modern continuation of ninpo as carried on and adapted from its foundations in Feudal Japan. Thus Bujinkan taijutsu has many similarities with older forms of other Japanese martial arts including Aikido and Judo.Bujinkan Budō Taijutsu practice does not normally include participation in competitions or contests, as the school's training aims to develop the skills to protect ones self and others, through the use of techniques which often focus on the disabling (breaking) of the attackers limbs and which can also intentionally cause their death.
The Bujinkan does not adhere to any guideline or set of rules to limit action or techniques during training, as such many of the staple responses of a student would be illegal in most competitions. Specifically however, the Bujinkan is mostly known for teaching koshijutsu(pressure point, muscle attacks/tears and joint dislocations), koppojutsu (bone breaking), jutaijutsu (throwing, grappling, ground fighting),dakentaijutsu (strikes), happo bikenjutsu (various modern and traditional weapons), and ninpo tactics andstrategies (Ninjutsu). The depth of training in the Bujinkan, is designed to open the eyes of the student to the endless possibilities and potential in all situations.
" Every encounter is sacred and could present the one potential key to the perfection of the great universal enlightenment we seek. - Masaaki Hatsumi"