About


UQ Kenjutsu and UQ Ninjutsu are martial arts club at the University of Queensland that specialises in the practice of Japanese martial arts and is affiliated with the Bujinkan [Divine Warrior Temple] organisation. Both clubs are managed by Ikari Dojo, based in Brisbane. Bujinkan Budou Taijutsu [Way of War Classical Martial Arts] is based in Noda, Japan, and headed by grandmaster Hatsumi Masaaki. The Bujinkan teaches nine traditional Japanese martial arts schools including:
  • Togakure-ryū Ninpō Taijutsu (戸隠流忍法体術) [Hidden Door School]
  • Gyokko-ryū Kosshijutsu (玉虎流骨指術) [Jade Tiger School]
  • Kuki Shinden Happō Bikenjutsu (九鬼神伝流八法秘剣術) [Nine Fierce Gods School]
  • Koto Ryū Koppōjutsu (虎倒流骨法術) [Tiger Felling School]
  • Shinden Fudo Ryū Dakentaijutsu (神伝不動流打拳体術) [Immovable Heart School]
  • Takagi Yoshin Ryū Jūtaijutsu (高木揚心流柔体術) [Willow Heart School]
  • Gikan Ryū Koppōjutsu (義鑑流骨法術) [Virtues Paragon School]
  • Gyokushin-ryū Ryū Ninpō (玉心流忍法) [Jade Heart School]
  • Kumogakure Ryū Ninpō (雲隠流忍法) [Hidden Clouds School]
The UQ Kenjutsu curriculum includes:
  • Daitoujutsu (大刀術) [Longsword Methods]
  • Shoutoujutsu (小刀術) [Shortsword Methods]
  • Tantoujutsu (短刀術) [Dagger Methods]
  • Ryoutoujutsu (両刀術) [Duel Blade Methods]
  • Battoujutsu (抜刀術) [Blade Drawing Methods]
  • Nodachijutsu (野太刀術) [Greatsword Methods]
  • Soujutsu (槍術) [Spear Methods]
  • Naginatajutsu (長刀術) [Glaive Methods]
  • Nagamakijutsu (長巻術) [Short Glaive Methods]
  • Bisentojutsu (眉尖刀) [Poleaxe Methods]
  • Boujutsu (棒術) [Staff Methods]
  • Hanboujutsu (半棒術) [Half-staff Methods]
  • Joujutsu (杖術) [Quarter-staff Methods]
  • Tachijutsu (太刀術) [Sabre Methods]
  • Kodachijutsu (小太刀) [Short Sabre Methods]
The UQ Ninjutsu curriculum includes:
  • Taihenjutsu (体変術) [Body Development Methods]
  • Shinhenjutsu (心変術) [Mind Development Methods]
  • Kihenjutsu (気変術) [Spirit Development Methods]
  • Kosshijutsu (骨指術) [Vital Point Striking Methods]
  • Koppoujutsu (骨法術) [Structure Breaking Methods]
  • Nintaijutsu (忍体術) [Secret Fighting Methods]
Richard Roth has been practicing Bujinkan Budou Taijutsu for over 15 years and is Ikari Dojo's lead instructor and the president of both UQ Kenjutsu and UQ Ninjutsu. He regularly travels to Japan to train at the Bujinkan headquarters under grandmaster Hatsumi Masaaki and senior master Nagato Toshiro. Richard provides a safe, encouraging and positive learning environment for students to hone their martial arts skills.