What can you learn through Nanzan Dojo?


Nanzan Dojo practices the martial art techniques contained within the syllabus of both the Genbukan World Ninpo Bugei Federation (GWNBF) and Kokusai Jujutsu Renmei (KJJR). Each syllabus is designed by Soke Shoto Tanemura, who has over 50 years of martial arts experience.


The GWNBF syllabus contains hundreds of techniques categorised as Ninpo (commonly called Ninjutsu). Ninpo is the martial art of the Ninja, the legendary shadow warriors of feudal Japan, experts in unconventional fighting. Modern Ninpo practice focuses on the martial art skills of the ninja for the sole purpose of practical self-defence.


The KJJR syllabus contains hundreds of techniques broadly categorised as Jujutsu, which is the martial art of the Samurai warriors of feudal Japan. Modern Jujutsu practice also focuses on practical self-defence.


Traditional Japanese weapon techniques are also practiced at Nanzan Dojo. The range of weapons includes Japanese swords and knives, stick weapons of various lengths, and some other special weapons.


The other important thing you learn through the GWNBF and KJJR is the historical context of these traditional martial arts but most importantly through the practice of these techniques in the traditional manner you learn about yourself and your self-defence.



When are classes at Nanzan Dojo?

Beginner Class Options

Teenage Class is for teenagers 12-16 years old

Open Class is for people 17 years and older


Nanzan Dojo Class Timetable
 Tuesday  Friday  Saturday
    9:00am - 11:00am -  Combined Class

(Open & Teenage*)

7:30pm-9:00pm Combined Class

(Open & Teenage*)

7:30pm-9:00pm Combined Class

(Open & Teenage*)



* Combined Class will run until there are sufficient teenaged members to run Teenage Classes. 


Nanzan Dojo Fee Schedule

Nanzan Dojo Fee Schedule details all on-going student fees and is available here: Nanzan Dojo Fee Schedule