Learn more about the history and heritage of Shadow Warrior Kingston and our place in the Bujinkan 

Dr Masaaki Hatsumi

Soke Masaaki Hatsumi, the 34th Grandmaster of Togakure Ryu Ninjutsu, studied various martial arts from a very young age. Despite attaining high grades, he began to feel there was something missing. This led him to begin learning the techniques of the old Japanese schools. After about 10 years he met Toshitsugu Takamatsu, the 33rd Grandmaster, who had mastered 9 schools of Budo. Takamatsu became his teacher and over the next 15 years, Hatsumi learned from him and was given the title of Soke (Grandmaster) when Takamatsu died. To pass on this training, he established the Bujinkan Dojo opening up this hidden art to the world. 

Brin Morgan

Brin Morgan has dedicated his life to studying and teaching Martial Arts. Already a senior Jujutsu Instructor, he was among the first generation of non-Japanese students to begin studying Ninjutsu. He has been a personal student of the Grandmaster Soke Massaki Hatsumi for over 30 years. Achieving the rank of Dai Shihan. He started Shadow Warrior Bujinkan Dojos in the mid 1980’s and it has grown with clubs around the world. 

Shadow Warrior Kingston

Within Shadow Warrior Kingston we are lucky to have a number of Shidoshi level Instructors with a huge depth of knowledge and experience.  Dan has been a student of Brin Morgans for over 30yrs

Dan Starborg 9th Dan Shidoshi

Liam Gavin 7th Dan Shidoshi

Dan W 6th Dan Shidoshi

All instructors are fully accredited with the Bujinkan and Shadow Warrior dojos.


A few pictures from of our training

History and Tradition

The Bujinkan curriculum comprise of nine different martial arts Ryu-ha or schools:

Togakure Ryū Ninpō Taijutsu
Gyokko Ryū Kosshijutsu
Kuki Shinden Ryū Happō Bikenjutsu
Koto Ryū Koppōjutsu
Shinden Fudo Ryū Dakentaijutsu
Takagi Yoshin Ryū Jūtaijutsu
Gikan Ryū Koppōjutsu
Gyokushin Ryū Ninpō
Kumogakure Ryū Ninpō


These combine to create a complete fighting art, mixing the bone breaking striking skills of Koto Ryu, the grappling skills of Gyokko Ryu, the ground fighting and throwing arts of Takagi Yoshin Ryu, the weapon skills of Kukishinden Ryu and Kumogakure Ryu with the escaping arts of Togakure Ryu and the natural fighting arts of Shinden Fudo Ryu underpinned by the Ninpo philosophy of stealth, endurance and perseverance.

This unique art relies on the flexibility of mind and body to overcome obstacles, using distance, angling and balance in combination with striking and grappling to defeat your opponent. This forgoes the reliance on strength and speed which will not sustain you over your long life studying martial arts. Become a natural warrior and learn to protect yourself and those around you.

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