We are a student club at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, studying the Japanese martial art of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu. Our faculty sponsor is Dr. Jeffrey Walker, PhD. Dr. Walker is a Shihan (Master Teacher) in the Bujinkan, and is ranked at 15th Dan. He is the chief instructor for the group.
Shane Layton is a Criminal Justice major at UAB. He has been training in the Bujinkan since 1985, and is a Shidoshi (Teacher), holding the rank of 7th Dan. Shane is the assistant instructor for the group.
Classes are currently held at the mini park on Saturday mornings from 9-11 am. Classes are open to all UAB students. There is no fee for UAB students.
The Bujinkan system consists on 9 martial arts lineages:
Togakure-ryū Ninpō 戸隠流忍法
Gyokko ryū Kosshi jutsu 玉虎流骨指術
Kuki Shinden Happō Bikenjutsu 九鬼神伝流八法秘剣術
Koto Ryū Koppō jutsu 虎倒流骨法術
Shinden Fudo Ryū Dakentai jutsu 神伝不動流打拳体術
Takagi Yoshin Ryū Jūtai jutsu 高木揚心流柔体術
Gikan Ryū Koppō jutsu 義鑑流骨法術
Gyokushin-ryū Ryū Ninpō 玉心流忍法
Kumogakure Ryū Ninpō 雲隠流忍法
For more information contact Shane at firstname.lastname@example.org.