Location and Misc. Info.
Our Training Schedule
Our training is conducted once a week on various nights from 6-9 PM, and is conducted both indoors & outdoors in nature. Our preference is to train outdoors and only train indoors when it is raining or really cold..... though we have at times done so for various training. Once accepted into the dojo, we will let you know where we are training. We train in the East Brainerd and East Ridge areas of Chattanooga.
We Train in Gyokko Ryu, Koto Ryu, Kukishin Ryu, Shinden Fudo Ryu, Takagi Yoshin Ryu, Togakure Ryu Ninpo, Gikan Ryu, Gyokushin Ryu and Kumogakure Ryu, which are all schools of the Bujinkan. We also study Muso Shinden ryu, and Asayama Ichiden Ryu Taijutsu.
Below the text you will see our friend and guide Mr. Ed Martin. He is a wonderful man with a very good and kind heart. Thank you Papasan for helping to keep us going. "Gambatte!! Gambatte!!! Gambatte!!!!"
What to wear
As Dr. Hatsumi and Takamatsu Sensei have done, we conduct our training outside, be prepared to train in less than desirable weather, Be it cold, hot, snowing or raining. Though we try not to train in the extremes of these conditions. Depending on the time of year and weather, we have several places we train.
Chris is also a Christian, and conducts his training with dignity and respect for others based on his Christian beliefs. He does not judge others but welcomes anyone with a good heart and a sincere desire to learn. Many of his friends he trains with are from other church groups than his own, or Buddhist, etc. The youngest he likes to train children is 14, however, if a parent trains with a child, and is willing to supervise their child, 10 years is the youngest. At some point, he may start a class geared to younger children, but does not feal at this time he is ready to do so.
Chris knows at times one needs to turn the other cheek, however, there are times when one needs to defend the flock. This art has helped him understand what it means to "Love your enemy" since it gives him many options of dealing with adversity. We live in a potentially violent world. One minute we are safe and the next being attacked. The newspapers are full of these stories. How will yours be written?
If you desire training, contact us by email or by phone, and we will guide you through to the training. Please go to www.bujinkan.com and read the membership guidlines before contacting us for training. As we have several places we train, once you are accepted, you will be given directions to our current training location.