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Instruction in authentic Bujinkan Budo

​Instruction in the nine schools of the Bujinkan:

Togakure Ryu Ninpo

Gyokko Ryu Kosshijutsu

Shinden Fudo Ryu Daken-taijutsu

Kukashinden Ryu Happo Hikenjutsu

Takagiyoshin Ryu Ju-taijutsu

Kumogakure Ryu Ninpo

Gyokushin Ryu Ninpo

Gikan Ryu koppojutsu

Koto Ryu Koppojutsu

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MEET the Instructors

The warm and friendly environment in which we train is welcoming to experienced practitioners and beginners alike.

Ingo Holger Riedel


Senior Instructor

Ingo has trained with the Bujinkan for over 12 years and regularly trains with Brian and frequently trains in Japan.


Ingo attained the rank of 5th Dan in 2008 during his 3rd trip to Japan.


Ingo is based in Hannover Germany, he and members of his group often attend seminars at the Wirral school and host Brain’s seminars in Hannover.

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Head Instructor

Brian has trained in the art for over 30 years with annual visits to Japan.

Brian is the personal student of Soke Massaki Hatsumi and regularly trains with Soke and the Shihans


Brian holds the rank of 15th Dan and has received the Golden Dragon Medal and Shin Gi Tai Bufu Ikkan Menkyo.


Soke awarded Brian the Shin Gi Tai Bufu Ikkan Menkyo in a closed ceremony


As Soke Hatsumi said He awards only his best and most loyal students with this diploma. In Bujinkan, only those practitioners who, both in Budo and in life in general, have achieved the highest level of development – the level of Shin Gi Tai (‘mind’-'spirit’-'body’), are being awarded with this diploma. Achieving the Shin Gi Tai  level means that the practitioner’s mind/spirit, body and actions/techniques became one. Among the practitioners of martial arts, this has been considered as the highest possible level and the greatest and most important achievement.

Adrian Jervis


Senior Instructor

Adrian has been training in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu for over 15 years, first training as a student of Shihan Keith Porter and Shihan Ilja Hoffman before moving to Manchester in 2008 and beginning his training with Shihan Brain Duckers.


While training at the Honbu dojo during his visit to Japan in 2013, Nagato Sensi, Noguchi Sensei and Brain Sensei recommend Adrian for his 10th Dan.


Adrian regularly trains with Brian at the Wirral school and makes frequent trips to Japan to train at the Honbu dojo.

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