Trevis Chandler has been training in the Bujinkan for 20 years. He became a licensed Shidoshi in 2009, passing the Godan test at the Hombu in Japan. Trevis regularly travels to Japan, California and other Bujinkan Dojos for training and seminars. He has experience in many other martial arts, certified in first-aid and is a certified fitness instructor.


  • Ukemi, rolling and breakfalls
  • Evasion / escaping from unarmed, armed or multiple attackers
  • Use of historical, modern and improvised weapons
  • Striking, joint locks, throws and grappling
  • Armoured combat and Randori
  • Scenario based and spontaneous self-defense
  • Awareness and perception skills
  • Strategy and tactics with emphasis on unconventional methods
  • Ethical warrior mindset

We teach principle based body movements that are universal to unarmed and armed combat. This allows you to be effective and many different scenarios with many different weapons. Training is very informal and intuitive. We do not follow a step by step, or repetitive type of practice. Training is fluid, experience based and often improvisational.

Bujinkan Organization

Bujinkan means “Divine Warrior House.” It is an international organization with its Hombu dojo in Chiba Prefecture in Japan. Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu has its roots in feudal martial arts and warriorship and its branches and leaves in modern combat and de-escalation. It is comprised of nine Ryu–ha as taught to Hatsumi Masaaki Soke by Toshitsugu Takamatsu.

The nine Ryu–ha are:

  • Togakure Ryu Ninjutsu
  • Gyokko Ryu Kosshijutsu
  • Koto Ryu Koppojutsu
  • Takagi Yoshin Ryu Jutaijutsu
  • Kukishinden Ryu Happo Hinkenjutsu
  • Shinden Fudo Ryu Dakentaijutsu
  • Gikan Ryu Koppojutsu
  • Kumogakure Ryu Ninpo
  • Gyokushin Ryu Ninpo

Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu incorporates both physical and philosophical aspects, training both with and without weapons to teach a complete life-protection system. It does not “specialize” in any particular kind of applications or techniques. Everything is used freely, including unconventional tactics. Principles of movement and strategy are used to constantly find areas of safety and freedom in the midst of conflict.


Canadian Japanese Cultural Centre of Hamilton
 45 Hempstead Dr, Hamilton, ON L8W 2Y6


Mondays and Thursdays 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Please contact the instructor directly with any questions you may have.
Trevis Chandler:  hamiltonbujinkan@gmail.com
PDF of Bujinkan flyer: bujinkan_flyer_trifold