There are a wide variety of weapons that are utilized in the Bujinkan. For instance, the Bujinkan curriculum includes the use of daito (long paired sword), wakizashi (short paired sword), tanto (knife), rokushakubo (6' staff), jo (4' staff), hanbo (3' staff), nawa (rope), kusari fundo (weighted chain), kusarigama (sickle with chain), yari (spear), naginata (halberd), kyoketsu shoge (specialized knife with rope attached and an iron ring), jutte (truncheon), tessen (iron fan), kunai (trowel), bo shuriken (throwing spikes) and senban shuriken (throwing blades). Many schools even include training in firearms.

As a general rule, we do not teach traditional weapons that are outside our system. For example, we do not teach Okinawan weapons such as: nunchaku, sai, kama, tonfa, etc. (If you are looking for that type of ninja, look here). Nevertheless, some of our weapons are similar in form and function.

Many of the weapons in the Bujinkan belong to specific ryuha. In fact, each of the individual Bujinkan ryuha specialize in specific weapons. For example, Togakure ryu specializes in the use of senban shuriken, shuko (iron claws), shinodake (tube for use as snorkel or blowgun), and the kyoketsu shoge. On the other hand, Kukishinden is perhaps most renowned for its use of staff and pole arms.




Kyoketsu Shoge




Kusari Fundo