The Tengoku No San Mon Budo Dojo focuses on the Bujinkan style of Budo Taijutsu. Students will be receive instruction on methods of ukemi (learning to fall without injury and to roll), various strikes and joint-lock techniques, shime-waza (choking techniques), unarmed combat, armed combat with various weapons, and mutodori (unarmed defense against a weapon). I also teach ground fighting (commonly referred to as Brazillian Jujutsu) but I do not focus on it. I would have my students keep in mind that many of these techniques are meant for a single attacker, and are ill-prepared to address multiple opponents. I would rather focus on learning the ground techniques, and their counters as more weapons in a student's arsenal, should they ever be confronted or attacked by a person that is trained in these styles since they are becoming more and more common as of late.
The philosophy behind my personal instruction style is a combination of formal training and freestyle training methods to develop muscle memory and learn to react to various situations under duress. I hold with more value the ability to respond quickly to an aggressor and to safely defend both one's self and loved ones over the ability to learn numerous techniques that work in a dojo setting, but are combat ineffective.
I have recieved both my first degree blackbelt (shodan) in Japanese style Jujutsu, and I currently hold my fourth degree blackbelt (yondan) in the Bujinkan's Budo Taijutsu system. I have over seventeen years experience in martial arts and I work feverishly to pass the lessons I have learned onto my students. I work hard to keep an informative, combat-proven system for my students to learn in an environment that is friendly, ego-free and focused on learning, not sparring or fighting. --Ross Wilkinson