We are closely aligned with Sensai Dean who runs Shinken Dojo at Wishart Brisbane and Sensai Raymond who often trains at either Dojo and always has plenty to teach.  Raymond, Dean and myself train together, run our school syllabus very similar and travel to Japan together with some of our students every 2 years.

Sensai Dean

Shinken Dojo at Wishart Bris Kids Classes

Our Hokkaido Wolves Self Defence training combines the traditional values and discipline of Ninjutsu with the knowledge and awareness of today’s issues that our children face, including “bullying” and violence in society.

Our Hokkaido Wolves learn self defence, stranger awareness, fitness, self discipline, self respect, confidence, anti-bully awareness, flexibility and co-ordination.

Adult Classes
At Shinkan Dojo’s we concentrate on the basics which is the Kihon Happo and Sanshin no Kata. The ” Kihon Happo ” can be translated as ” Basic Eight Ways ” and forms the core of the Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu hand to hand fighting system.The Kihon Happo is the basis of all Taijutsu, but also that these eight techniques are really just the beginning.

Meifu Shinkage Ryu
Martial Life Skills is also registered with Meifu Shinkage Ryu as an official Keikokai (Shuriken training group), guided by Otsuka-Sensei, the current Head Master of Meifu Shinkage-ryû (Soke).

In addition to teaching Meifu Shinkage-ryû in Japan, he teaches in official Branches and Study Groups (Keikokai) in Asia, Europe, and North and South America. His skills are recognized and highly appreciated by many Budoka in the world. Currently Otsuka-Sensei guides and teaches about 200 students world-wide. This number has been growing steadily in the last 7 years.


Meifu Shinkage-ryû teaches skills using Bo-Shuriken (棒手裏剣). Such throwing spikes are made of 14 to 15cm long square bar steel, and are 6 to 7mm wide. The official MSR Bo-shuriken were designed by Someya-Sensei.

Fundo Kusarijutsu
The Fundo Kusari (分銅鎖) is the second major weapon taught in Meifu Shinkage-ryû. A safety Fundo Kusari, made of a plastic chain and a soft “weight”, is used to teach novice practitioners in a safe manner.

More advanced practitioners of Meifu Shinkage-ryû learn how to use hand held blades, known as Shoken (分銅鎖). Shoken are part of a specialized category of hidden weapons, known as kakushi-buki (隠し武器).

Sensai Raymond

Raymond has studied several martial arts over a period of 30 years including Shotokan Karate, Shorinjiryu Karate, Jujutsu, Aikido and Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu. He was graded to 5th Dan Black Belt in 2014 and awarded his Shidoshi (Instructor) rank at the same time.

Raymond travels to Japan regularly to train with Hatsumi-sensei and the senior teachers of the Bujinkan, including Nagato-sensei, Noguchi-sensei, Seno-sensei, Someya-sensei and Shiraishi-sensei.

Holder of:
• Blue card

• Queensland Police Certificate

Raymond has also trained extensively in reality based systems including seminars with:
• Hock Hochheim (2009 and 2010 Brisbane)
• Richard Dimitri – “The Shredder’s Cutting Edge” and “Walk the Talk” (2009 Brisbane)
• Kapap – Knife & Edged Weapon Defensive Measures Course (Feb 2011 Brisbane)
• Kapap – Street Survival & Tactical Concepts Training Course (July 2011 Brisbane)
• Israeli Special Forces Krav Maga (2012 Brisbane)
• Ray Floro – “Edged Weapons Defense Course” (2013 and 2014 Gold Coast)
• Phil Legare – Shinken Taijutsu Modern Combatives (2014 Adelaide)
• Paul Cale – Level 1 (July 2015 Gold Coast)
• Paul Cale – Level 2&3 (October 2015 Gold Coast)

Bujinkan Dojo Japan  – Soke Masaaki Hatsumi
We are directily linked with the Bujinkan Dojo Japan as Licensed Instructors.

Soke Masaaki Hatsumi

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