This is a personal journal of thoughts primarily sprouting from my study of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu in Japan. Writing allows me to free my mind. It helps clarify in a certain light my weaknesses and strengths in the martial arts and life. I can then attempt to move forward and grow further in life and budo. I think it is also important to feel the breath between the lines to gain a deeper understanding of ones sense, personal direction, and growth.

For those who wish to add their own experiences and thoughts, I’d like to give you an open invitation to do so.  It is my hope that we can share as friends our enriching experiences through the Budo of Japan as taught by Soke Masaaki Hatsumi and his Shihan.



Training with Nagato Sensei at the Bujinden

5 Responses to “Welcome”

  1. Duncan,

    This is a beautiful web site with inspiring and insightful thoughts. I consider you an excellent buyu and having studied with Nagato for a long time myself I understand your shugyo, and hope to have you to Hawaii one of these days to give us a seminar and to give you the chance to surf Hawaii if you haven’t already. Hope this finds you well and Nagato isn’t tearing you up too bad! Ha Ha.

    Your friend in Budo and Ninpo,

  2. Cory Froelich Says:


    This is a great site. Keep up the good work.

    My trip to Japan earlier this month was great. I enjoyed playing with Soke’s “rope” techniques, kuzushi and kukan. I also wanted to say thank you again for the short time I got to train with you.


    La Marque, TX, USA

  3. Matthew Krause Says:

    Great website and blog. It is good to know there are people out there that have caught the spirit. Thank you Shihan Duncan for taking the time to share your thoughts. Gambatte!!

  4. Fábio Castilho Borges Says:

    Hi Duncan.
    you have no Idea how this site is helping me with my training.
    the first page that I read was the one about ukeship..
    and I can say that I became an addicted by your words. haha
    I’m just starting in the way of budo and ninpo.. but now I start to understand a little parcel of the spirit of bujinkan budo taijutsu. I read and re-read the pages, and aways got another diferent thing..

    thanks for all the time that you “spend” writing all these thoughts ..
    I’m just a 6th kyuu but I already can recognize the importance of this simple act..
    keep it up my friend.. I hope to thank you personally some day..
    greetings from a brazillian buyu.
    and sorry about my terrible english.

    Fábio- mugen dojo São josé dos Campos-SP

  5. I love this site and your writing. I was referred to this site by Bascue Sensei. I have only been training for a few weeks.

    I have now read every post and eagerly look forward to your next. Is there a way to be notified when you post? Because of how you arrange your site (by page rather than a blog format) your RSS feed doesn’t seem to track normally. Other than checking back every day and scanning the pages to see if there is something I don’t recognize, what is the best way for me to keep up to date on your writing?

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