Bujinkan Santa Monica

Smart Bujinkan training

Los Angeles has so many martial arts schools. When I first moved here it felt like they were convenience stores with one on every corner. In the martial arts world there is even a name for these generic commercial schools: McDojo.

Lucky for you the Bujinkan is the opposite of that. It is not a sport. There are no rules. No tournaments. It isn’t any kind of watered down combat system. What we do is scary. And fun. Even life changing.

I don’t teach to get rich (just ask my wife). I teach for the heart and spirit of this art that is shared with me by my teachers in Japan. So, are you looking for real Bujinkan in Los Angeles?

Hatsumi Sensei and Michael Glenn

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What People are Saying


“I feel that training now is more important than ever. for me there is no one I’d want to learn this art from other than you and the people in our group.”


“I learned a lot about improvements I need to make and the benefits of persevering when times seem bleak!”


“Michael, Thank you so much for everything you have done. I feel very honored to not only belong to such a great martial art, but a great lineage within the art. There are many impostors out there and I am so glad i found a group of people that genuinely care about budo.”


“Thanks Michael. You are an amazing teacher! , and all you are awesome.. I feel very honored .. and I look forward to training with you gentlemen for a long time.”