Majutsu is Japanese for "Pure Art" meaning a spiritual science. It is an ancient practice most commonly associated with the Shinobi or Ninja of feudal Japan. The actual roots of Majutsu are much older stemming from various traditions of Indian meditation and Yoga. Although these skills were not developed within the context of martial arts, warriors were keen to adopt them in order to improve their prowess on the battlefield.
Majutsu refines and directs the siddhi or psychic powers which naturally develop from spiritual practices such as meditation and concentration. Majutsu is not only an adjunct to the martial arts, it is a complete magical discipline in itself.
Majutsu utilizes several integrated spiritual practices to create and cast magical spells. These include cultivating and managing the internal life-force called Ki (Chinese Qi or Chi) and the use of various mantras and hand-mudras (Kuji In) to invoke and control spiritual forces.
The application of Kuji-ho for spell-casting is called Majutsu. In this method, the nine Kuji-in are expressed as nine "cuts" or lines drawn in a grid pattern either with a pen on paper in the air with the fingers. A distinct symbol, usually a Japanese Kanji (word) is applied to the grid in order to invoke and effect the meaning or essence of the Kanji. This symbol may also be drawn in the air with the fingers or a blade. Once the symbol has been "charged" or empowered by the grid, it will only be necessary to draw the symbol itself to invoke its power.
While it is not necessary to be a martial artist in order to master Kuji-Kiri and Majutsu, it is necessary to be active in body as well as spirit. Shinobi Majutsu Dojo provides complete training is all aspects of Majutsu including non-combat systems of body work.
Shinobi Majutsu Dojo is the only institution in the world issuing belt-ranks in Majutsu. Students can earn rank by studying along and testing with our Majutsu master.