Originally Posted by Don Roley
I got a few private messages here from someone seeking advice on finding a dojo and what to look for. It seems to be a rather common question so I thought I would write a blog about it so people could reference it. I would like to try it out here and get some feedback first.
There are many Bujinkan dojos in the world. Unfortunately there are some frauds passing themselves off as Bujinkan. And not all Bujinkan dojos are ones I would recommend.
Many people believe that Takamatsu Toshitsugu had a hand in the development of Judo and some stories claim that he trained together with the founer Jigoro Kano before kano formed Judo. These people are well meaning, but can't really point to evidence. A few years ago some of us on the internet tried to figure out where this story began and it seems to have begun with the following web site.