OPENING AND CLOSING CEREMONY

When you attend your first class, you will observe that we conduct a traditional ceremony to begin and end each training session. This opening and closing ceremony derives from the Shinto (Spirit-way) animistic traditions of Japan, and is performed internationally in all Bujinkan Schools.

Opening Ceremony: All students sit in Seiza (kneeling posture) with their hands placed together in a prayer position. The Sensei (Instructor) also sits in the same position in front of the students. All face the Kamiza (Small Shrine) as a focus and symbol of the Warrior ancestors that the Nine Ryu (Traditions) of Bujinkan come from.

Closing Ceremony: All students sit in Seiza (kneeling posture) with their hands placed together in a prayer position. The Sensei (Instructor) also sits in the same position in front of the students. All face the Kamiza (Small Shrine) as a focus and symbol of the Warrior ancestors that the Nine Ryu (Traditions) of Bujinkan come from.