Frequently Asked Questions

1. Where are you located and what is your class schedule?

2. How can I make an appointment to view a class?

3. I've never studied any other martial arts, is this a problem?

4. What do I need to bring with me to class?

5. Is your school an official Bujinkan training group?

Frequently Given Answers

1. Where are you located and what is your class schedule? We are located in Randolph, New Jersey. Classes are held at Skylands Aikikai. The address is:

Location

3 Aspen Drive
Suite #3
Randolph, NJ 07869
at Skylands Aikikai
Telephone: (512) 942-7769
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Schedule:

Thursday: 7 PM - 9 PM
Sunday: 10 AM - 11:30 AM

2. How can I make an appointment to view a class? You can contact us by email or by stopping by the dojo during our regularly scheduled class (see the Class Schedule). (return to top)

3. I've never studied any other martial arts, is this a problem? You do not need to have studied any other martial arts in order to train with us. In fact, our training is probably unlike any other martial arts that you may have studied in the past, so it's best to throw away any preconceived ideas of what the martial arts are about! Unfortunately, many less-than-reputable martial arts schools claim to offer "ninjutsu" as part of their training - but only to those who have earned a black belt in some other art. This is not the way things are done in Japan and it's not what we do in our training group. (return to top)

4. What do I need to bring with me to class? When first visiting a class, you need not bring anything besides an open mind. If you choose to participate in the first class, then you should wear loose comfortable clothing (sweatpants and a sweatshirt are fine) and a pair of warm socks. If you own a martial arts uniform, feel free to bring that as well. After a time, it's recommended that students purchase a black training uniform (gi) and tabi (traditional split toe footwear). (return to top)

5. Is your school an official Bujinkan training group? The Bujinkan Happo Dojo is an official Bujinkan training group. Instructor Don Houle has been licensed by Sôke Hatsumi to pass along the traditions as taught in Japan. There are many fraudulent organizations that claim to teach ninjutsu and the Bujinkan arts, so prospective students are encouraged to ask about these things. (return to top)