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Japanese Martial Art of Ninpo

Shaun Sadowski The traditional Japanese martial art of ninpo is the study of the techniques of both the ninja and samurai warriors of Japan. The term ninpo is the combination of bumon (physical martial arts) and shumon (religion/spiritual refinement). Bumon is the martial art component consisting of 18 ninjutu systems and 18 samurai systems called Ninpo Sanjurokkei. You have the opportunity to learn, but not limited to:

  • Jujustu unarmed combat
  • Kenjutsu sword techniques
  • Bojutsu 6 wooden staff
  • Shuriken jutsu blade throwing
  • Kusarigama jutsu sickle and chain arts

The study of different spiritual cultures from around the world is shumon. The study of shumon will lead one to spiritual refinement or seishinteki kyoyo. The study of shumon will lead you to be better a teacher, student, husband, wife, employee, employer, father, mother, i.e. One can not only improve physically, we also have to cultivate the mind and spirit.

Genbukan World Ninpo Bugei Federation

The genbukan is collection of martial artists that study the martial art of ninpo through the teachings of Grandmaster Shoto Tanemura. Shoto Tanemura is the the CEO and founder of the Genbukan. For more information on the Genbukan, please visit:

Kageshin Dojo

The Kageshin Dojo is a school that teaches Genbukan Ninpo Bugei. It is a recognized dojo of the Genbukan. Through the guidance of Grandmaster Shoto Tanemura, Sensei Robert Stevens teaches the Japanes martial art of ninpo.

The Kageshin Dojo Northern Virginia group is lead by Mr. Shaun Sadowski. Mr. Sadowski is a personal student of Sensei Stevens for over 10 years. With the blessing of Sensei Stevens, Mr. Sadowski started teaching and training the martial of Ninpo in the surrounding areas of Woodbridge, Springfield and Alexandria. We are currently accepting members to our Northern Virginia Kageshin group. Below are some answers to your questions.

  • We train every Tuesday evening and Saturday morning.
  • Training is completely outdoors
  • We are accepting members above the age of 13 years old.
  • The cost is only 40.00 a month

Bojutsu vs Biken Jutsu
Victor and Amro practicing Katas