Bujinkan Dojo Code of Conduct
- Only those able to exercise true patience, self-control, and dedication shall be allowed to participate in the dojo training.
- A physician’s examination report shall be required. Specifically, individuals with mental illness, drug addiction, or mental instability shall be barred from joining. The necessity of such a report concerns individuals who may present a danger to others, for example, those with infectious diseases or illnesses, individuals with clinically abnormal personalities or physiology, and individuals lacking self-control.
- Individuals with criminal records, troublemakers, those who commit crimes, and those living in Japan who violate domestic laws shall be turned away.
- Those not upholding the guidelines of the Bujinkan, either as practitioners or as members of society, by committing disgraceful or reproachable acts shall be expelled.
- Until now, the Bujinkan was open to large numbers of people who came to Japan. Among them, unfortunately, were those committing violent, drunken acts, the mentally ill, and trouble makers who thought only of themselves and failed to see how their actions might adversely affect others. Through their actions, sick people were discarding the traditional righteous heart of the Bujinkan. From this day forward, all such people shall be expelled.
- One should not cause trouble to the Bujinkan regarding accidents occurring during training (both inside and outside the dojo). This is an extremely important point. Those unwilling to take personal responsibility for accidents occurring during Bujinkan training shall not be admitted. Reiterating for clarity, the Bujinkan shall not take responsibility for accidents happening in the course of training, regardless of the location.
- All persons joining the Bujinkan must get an annual member’s card. This card not only preserves the honor of the Bujinkan members, it indicates you are part of a larger whole – one whose members come together with warrior hearts to better themselves through training and friendship. It evinces the glory of warrior virtue, and embodies both loyalty and brotherly love.
- The tradition of the Bujinkan recognizes nature and universality of all human life and is aware of, that which flows naturally between the two parts.