Dojo is about a journey, about being on a path of fulfillment,
about enriching your life and the lives of those around
you. Through the philosophy of Dr Masaaki Hatsumi of
Japan, the Grandmaster of the 9 traditions of the Bujinkan,
we use martial arts to put us on this path.
Empowering Through Martial Arts
Some of our goals are:
• To help people enhance their lives with Martial
• To have a positive impact on the Community by
teaching the values of respect, courtesy, and experience
the self confidence that comes from knowing how to defend
• To teach how to effectively protect yourself
• To provide the inspiration for personal excellence
• To give a sense of power in life by helping
to develop physical and mental potential through the
• To be the best you can be, no matter where you
are in life now.
Our regular classes introduce the student to a wide
range of material. The practical Bujinkan methods of
both unarmed and armed Combat are the corner stone of
every class. Our classes are largely concept based.
While there are many specific waza, techniques and forms,
our focus is for students to develop proper flow, distance,
angling, timing and use of balance in real life situations
rather than memorizing long lists of techniques or forms.
Our training emphasizes the Bujinkan training method
of Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi.
The Bujinkan Dojo (Divine Warrior House) transmits the
teachings of nine ancient warrior arts. These traditions
include Samurai and Ninja. Budo-Taijitsu is purely a
self-defense combat art with no competitive aspects.
The International Bujinkan Dojo is based in Noda City,
Japan, and is directed by the 34th Grandmaster Masaaki
Shidoshi John Owsiak leads classes at the Columbus Georgia
Bujinkan Dojo. He began his training in Ninjitsu under
Shihan Jeff Davis in January 2000. He received his Shodan
in the Hombu Dojo 2004 and passed the Godan test July
2008. He has been co-teaching at the Dojo with Carlito
Flores since March 2009. Now, as the lead instructor,
he continues his teaching of the art with IBDA and Bujinkan
Life Dojo’s. Shidoshi Owsiak has made numerous
trips to Japan to study under Masaaki Hatsumi and continues
to grow in his teachings.
Shidoshi Owsiak has 22 years experience in Tae Kwon
Do and holds various black belts. Seventeen of those
years he was an Instructor.