Hoshindo Ninpo Taijutsu(Ninjutsu)
The roots of Hoshindo Ninpo Taijutsu (Hoshindo) are based on Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu(traditional Ninjutsu), which is made up of 9 traditional ninja and samurai arts, developed by Soke Masaaki Hatsumi (34th Grandmaster), as well as Hoshin Roshi Ryu Jutaijutsu (modern Ninjutsu), a honed-down version of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu with a focus on the esoteric and self-development, developed by the late Dr. Glenn Morris, author of Path Notes and Shadow Strategies of an American Ninja Master. Dr. Morris received Soke Hatsumi’s approval to create a new system and launch it in the West focusing on the esoteric and self-developmental aspects of the traditional art that is no longer being taught in the Bujinkan. When Dr. Morris transitioned, he appointed Gordon Hessie as the rightful heir and Soke of the Hoshin Roshi Ryu. Unfortunately after Dr. Morris’ passing in 2006, there was a split amongst senior members regarding leadership in the Hoshin Roshi Ryu. Soon after the split occurred Dr. Richard Ramnarine received Soke Hessie’s approval and blessings to start Hoshindo.
Hoshindo offers a robust set of skills and tools that equip the modern person with the ability to successfully plot, craft, and manifest a harmonious and empowered life. The arts ranking is based on the Godai – “The Esoteric Five Elements” and incorporates exercises for students to journey deep within themselves. Students are challenged physically through an extensive amount of battle-tested techniques that come in the form of effective locks, tactful throws, devastating strikes, powerful pressure points, fluid grappling, and the use of traditional and orthodox weapons. Mind science, ninja tactics, as well as martial and esoteric philosophy are interwoven throughout the art, where students must be able to discuss specific strategies, demonstrate esoteric proficiencies, as well as read books from the assigned reading list and successfully pass the written examination in order to progress. To aid students on their inner- journey, they are taught different yogic and qi gong techniques as well as a variety of meditations from various traditions to delve deeper within the self. The art is focused on self-development and self-empowerment, with an emphasis to help students achieve the state of Tatsujin – “Fully Actualized Self”. The art is studied to improve and protect ourselves, provide our family with security, and for inner peace. Our slogan is “Go Beyond the Physical”.
Kage Musha Dojo provides an environment for individuals to delve deep within themselves through the study of Ninpo – “The Higher Laws of the Ninja”. Students will be pushed to persevere in a safe, but challenging way, allowing them to unlock their hidden potential through the teachings of the art. While training with Shihan (Dr. Ramnarine), one will quickly begin to understand that this Dojo is not just about kicking and punching, but doing your best to grow on all levels, which will eventually lead to the state of Tatsujin – “Fully Actualized Self”. Kage Musha Dojo teaches its students practical combat skills along with philosophical, esoteric, and meditative tools to ensure they are well equipped to deal with the ever-changing tides of life. Students do not train for tap outs, they train for street readiness as Kage Musha Dojo emphasizes real-world scenarios over training for points to ensure students can effectively protect themselves and loved ones.
The maxims of Kage Musha Dojo are:
● Always strive to be a good human being.
● Always strive to learn and grow.
● Always strive to help those in need.
To provide the student with the tools to navigate the tides of changing events, the strategies for not only steering clear of danger, but laying the plans to prosper. We do not study these arts to become the deadliest or most well-known martial-artist. We study these arts to improve and protect ourselves and provide our family with security and peace of mind. We study these arts to become healthy and happy. Wherever we are, the people around us are safer.