About

Welcome to the Bujinkan Kouryuu Dojo, dedicated to the teachings of Hatsumi Sensei, Soke of the Bujinkan.
The Kouryuu Dojo has been in existence since 1988 and its instructor Norman Smithers Shihan has been involved in martial arts for
over 30 years starting with Feng Sau Kung Fu in 1982-1985, plus starting training in Bujinkan in 1982. The warrior name 'Kouryuu' was given to him
by Soke Hatsumi and means 'Ferocious Dragon', Nagato Sensei also gave him an affectionate name of "Oni Jiji" which means
"Demon Grandad".
His experience includes 5 years in the French Foreign Legion and 9 years British Army, he was in the shooting teams of both armies
and regularly teaches Bujinkan seminars all over Europe and in the UK..

Like Hatsumi Sensei's training, our dojo is relaxed and friendly but with one stipulation, "if you can't laugh, you can't come !"

Anyone wishing to begin training should read and agree to the Bujinkan Guidelines.