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All About Us

logo-header-v3International Bujinkan Dojo Association

The International Bujinkan Dojo Association (IBDA) is a division of BuShinDo University is dedicated to helping you and others around the world more easily obtain quality Bujinkan Ninjutsu /Budo Taijutsu training and information. We are the One Stop Shop for Authentic Ninjutsu Information, no one offers more information to the general public than we do. IBDA is dedicated to making a better Bujinkan through quality education.

Bushindo University

The Bushindo University is dedicated to helping individuals have the most rewarding lives possible through it’s teachings, study materials, and seminar events.

9 Schools of the Bujinkan

The Bujinkan organization incorporates the teachings of nine martial arts lineages (ryūha):

  • Togakure Ryū Ninpō Taijutsu (戸隠流忍法体術)
  • Gyokko Ryū Kosshijutsu (玉虎流骨指術)
  • Kuki Shinden Ryū Happō Bikenjutsu | Happō Bikenjutsu (九鬼神伝流八法秘剣術)
  • Koto Ryū Koppōjutsu (虎倒流骨法術)
  • Shinden Fudo Ryū Taijutsu (神伝不動流打拳体術)
  • Takagi Yoshin Ryū Jūtaijutsu (高木揚心流柔体術)
  • Gikan Ryū Koppōjutsu (義鑑流骨法術)
  • Gyokushin Ryū Ninpō (玉心流忍法)
  • Kumogakure Ryū Ninpō (雲隠流忍法)
O’Sensei Takamatsu

O’Sensei Takamatsu


Takamatsu was one of the greatest martial artists to have ever lived. He not only practiced his Ninja art. He lived it and victoriously fought many to the death battles from challengers. It is his legacy that has inspired us all.

Shihan Richard Van Donk

Shihan Richard Van Donk

JuGodan - IBDA Founder

Personal student of Soke Hatsumi, is the Founder & Director of IBDA (Ninjutsu Training) and Founder of Bushindo Martial Arts University supplying knowledge to over 120 countries around the world from its International Dojo Headquarters in a small mountain village (Middletown) in California, U.S.A.

Grandmaster Masaaki Hatsumi

Grandmaster Masaaki Hatsumi


Inheritor of the 9 schools from O’Sensei Takamatsu and founder and International Director of all Bujinkan Dojos with its Hombu Dojo, the Bujinden (Divine Palace), residing in Noda City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan.

Shihan Linda Van Donk

Shihan Linda Van Donk

JuGodan - Bushindo President

Personal student of Soke Hatsumi, is Director of the ABD (American Bujinkan Dojo division of IBDA) and President of Bushindo. Shihan Linda is greatly responsible for the Ninjutsu courses being made available to the public.