About Kitsap Martial Arts
Kitsap Martial Arts dojo is located in Poulsbo, WA and offers martial arts and self defense classes for adults and children ages 5+. Our core martial arts program is based on the Bujinkan Tenchijin dojo curriculum. Within the Tenchijin curriculum we practice striking, joint manipulation, throwing and classical Japanese weaponry as well as breath work, meditation, mobility, flexibility and nutrition.
To see our current class offerings visit the schedule page.
About Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu
The Bujinkan (武神館) is an international martial arts organization based in Japan and headed by Masaaki Hatsumi. The combat system taught by this organization comprises nine separate ryūha, or schools, which are collectively referred to as Bujinkan Budō Taijutsu.
The nine classical systems which comprise the Bujinkan are:
Gyokko-ryū Kosshi jutsu (玉虎流骨指術)
Koto Ryū Koppō jutsu (虎倒流骨法術)
Kuki Shinden Happō Bikenjutsu (九鬼神伝流八法秘剣術)
Shinden Fudo Ryū Dakentai jutsu (神伝不動流打拳体術)
Takagi Yoshin Ryū Jūtai jutsu (高木揚心流柔体術)
Gikan Ryū Koppō jutsu (義鑑流骨法術)
Togakure-ryū Ninpō Taijutsu (戸隠流忍法体術)
Gyokushin-ryū Ryū Ninpō (玉心流忍法)
Kumogakure Ryū Ninpō (雲隠流忍法)
About The Instructor
I’m Brian Church the owner of Kitsap Martial Arts. I started training in Budo Taijutsu with a small group in college from 1997-2000. In 2001 I moved to San Francisco and joined the Bujinkan San Francisco dojo as a student of Dale Seago. In 2007 my wife and I moved to Poulsbo and I continued to visit the San Francisco dojo quarterly while also training in other arts around the Puget Sound. In 2014 I became a student of Aric Keith of Cascade Tenchijin dojo in Vancouver, WA. and continue to study with him as frequently as possible.
I am also a MovNat Certified Trainer and lead mindful natural movement classes and workshops for all ages.
To learn more about MovNat visit the MovNat site here: https://www.movnat.com/approach/