Welcome to the Heart of Texas Bujinkan website! We are a coalition of Bujinkan training groups scattered throughout Texas. We are committed to teaching Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu as taught by Soke Masaaki Hatsumi. In this art the techniques are alive and always evolving. One must study with Hatsumi Sensei in order to stay current in his or her own training. Hatsumi Sensei oftens says: "If you can not come to Japan and train with me, you should try and train with those individuals that are able to come to Japan and study with me.”
The Tenchijin Ryaku no Maki is the core material for our Bujinkan training. Soke Hatsumi presented this collection of skills to his students in the 70's as a way for each to learn fundamental skills that were common to most of the Bujinkan ryuha ("traditions").
The Ten Ryaku No Maki deals with all the principles and technical ability of developing the very special footwork used in The Bujinkan. The Chi Ryaku No Maki deals with the actual technical ability in combat. It covers escapes, throws, locks, chokes, holds, suppression techniques and various kicking concepts. The Chi Ryaku No Maki addresses within this framework the biomechanical aspects of combat.The Jin Ryaku No Maki combines in a flow the Ten and the Chi and has specific techniques from the various schools to illustrate key concepts.
The Heart of Texas Bujinkan was founded by George Russell now of Lampasas Texas. Uniting several Shibu (Training Groups) under one banner has allowed the H.O.T. Bujinkan to host many seminars with very reputable Senior Instructors from all around the Bujinkan World. The H.O.T.B. also has an annual group seminar taught by H.O.T. Instructors.
Dean Rostohar in Corpus Christi April 2015