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Sunday, August 25, 2019  
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"Ninjutsu, when just martial arts is not enough" © IBHD 2011 

30th Year anniversary of the Illinois Bujinkan Hiken Dojo.

NEXT CLASS August 13th!!! (Summer schedule)

Due to unforeseen circumstances, classes in August have been pushed back 1 week. The new class dates are August 13th and August 27th.

Three Classes (all on the same Tuesday Night)

1)Ninja Kids (6:00pm-7pm) age 3-10yrs: Fun training, drills, and safety skills for kids.

2)Basic Ninjutsu (6-8pm) ages 11 & older: Taijutsu (correct body dynamics for Self Defense).

3)Advanced Class (7-10pm) age 14 & older: Traditional/Modern training with scenarios & drills. Weapons ranging from traditional Japanese to modern firearms.

About Shihan Spangler




 Dojo Pic


"We don't just study fighting history, it's tested, tried, & applied." ©IBHD 2012

Rick Shihan: almost 40 years of Martial Arts training experience.

26 Years of being a fully licensed Ninjutsu teacher (Shidoshi*)

                            *Passed Godan/Shidoshi test Aug 14th, 1993.


MWW pics in gallery


CQB Firearm Training


Sui Ren - Water Training


Hand to hand water CQB

Modern Warrior Weekend


If you are interested: attend the next scheduled class. 

      (please arrive 5-10min. early for you class)

Continue to scroll down page for more info & pictures.



*Ninja Kids (ages 3-10yrs): 6:00-7pm Training

Self Defense (ages 11-13) 6:00-8pm Training

Traditional Ninjutsu (ages 14 on up) 7-10pm

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NBC News Story WANDTV, Decatur, IL







*** Now accepting new students

of all ages, just attend the next

Tuesday night class.

  Snow Pics in Gallery or Facebook



Modern Warrior Weekend


Traditional Warrior Weekend pics are in gallery





View All Ages Class Schedule

attend the next scheduled

training session.



Learn a skill that lasts a life time@







                               TWW: July 2019            MWW: October




Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi Soke & Rick Spangler (Training in Japan) 

 New Tshirts ON MICRO FIBER are here



THE GT CAMPUS 500 s. 27th st. Decatur, 62521

(Former Ameren IP Headquarters building)


-For more information, i.e. Ninja Kids or more 

 general information check the menu to your left.



Illinois Bujinkan Hiken Dojo Black Belt Council(as of 2010 - some members not available for photo)




Train hard, live well, & see you at the dojo.

 Tuesday Adult Traditional Training in snow (more pics in Photo Gallery)



(adult class) Warrior Weekend

(yearly outdoor camping, overnight seminar, rain or shine).  Open to current Bujinkan members only.  email ricknin9@hotmail.com to sign up.  This is an "traditional, style retreat, as if you were in old Japan".  Check Photo Gallery for more pics.                         

Hatsumi Soke on CBS, (2 minute video clip)


 WAND-TV (NBC) story on this dojo & Rick Spangler Minimize

WAND TV (NBC), Decatur, ran a story,  Wednesday July 23rd, 6pm.  Thursday July24th,  6:45am & 12:00noon. 

The news clip is called "N is for Ninjutsu, Master/Pastor"...

Cut & past:



 Kyoketsu shoge & Kusari gama seminar... Volume 5 & 6 is done. Minimize


Kusarigama vol. 6 is done & ready

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