Shihan Dean Rostohar, Japan

Although Ninjutsu has been trained in Croatia since 1986. (Dean Rostohar), the School of Warrior arts Bujinkan Seishin Dojo – Croatia was founded in 1993. on request and under supervision of Soke Masaaki Hatsumi (and with help of Sensei Dominik and Sasha Tešić). The school was founded by Dean Rostohar, the only practitioner of true Ninjutsu in Croatia.

The name of the school in Croatia “Bujinkan Seishin Dojo” was given by Hatumi Soke, and in translation it means “The school of the Divine Warrior of honest (true, pure) heart”!

 Soke Hatsumi with Shihans Dean & Davor, Japan Budokan Tokyo 2003

The main teachers Shihan Dean Rostohar and Shihan Davor Gašparović and other instructors of the school regulary study in Japan and all over the world on many trainings and seminars led by Hatsumi Sôke and other high level Shihans from Japan and all over the world.

Bujinkan Seishin Dojo has been founded to study, training and teach traditional, but realistic technics and tactics of Ninjutsu (Ninpo Budo taijutsu) from nine traditional schools of Warrior arts, by the teachings of Soke Masaaki Hatsumi. The teaching is based on the program made by Soke Hatsumi, TenChiJin Ryaku no Maki, Bujinkan Ryu-ha and according to the theme chosen by Soke every year.

 Shinobi no mono 1986. (Dean)

The teaching and training is done in a traditional way as it was done by the ancient Ninja warriors in their time, but also in a modern way, as it is done by many Special forces all over the world. Training in the school is based on reality and efficiency through combat technics.

The school gathers a great number of highschool students, college students and other young people who fell in love with this Warrior art, including members of Military and Police. It is the bigest Bujinkan school in the world, it has over a 100 grown up members, for which Hatsumi Soke takes great pride also.

Many seminars and demonstrations of Ninjutsu have been held in Croatia so that the public would be introduced to this art. More then 100 seminars were organized in Croatia and more then 70 demonstrations were organized in Croatia and abroad until now.

Shihans i instructors of Bujinkan Seishin Dojo 2010. (some instructors missed)

The school has also been presented in many magazines, on the radio (HRadio, Radio 101, Omladinski Radio, Radio Velika gorica, Radio Zadar, Radio Vrbovec, Radio Bjelovar, Radio Slavonski Brod, Radio Osijek) and on television (HTV1/2, OTV, Nova, Z3, RTL; Austrian TV, Hungarian TV Duna and RTL Plus, and Japanese TV Asahi), and we have cooperated also with Martial art magazines “Bleck Belt”, “Sensei”, “Samurai” i “Budo International” etc.

Today Bujinkan Seishin Dojo – Croatia takes significant place in Martial arts of Croatia and of the world. Many students come to the school, but only those who have the pure heart – Seishin and right motivation, stay. Many give up quickly because of special and very difficult trainings, where a lot of attention is given to improvement of psychological and physical abilities of students. Also many people give up because of their own ego. Bujinkan students are not only excellent fighters, but are also young people who have found the real, moral and honest path in life without bad habits and vice.

Our school has a reputation of a place where young people learn about true life, human and moral values and for that we are very proud.

Transmeet TV Video Bujinkan Seishin Dojo training

Trainings are held in the training hall, but also in nature in all weather conditions. Training is divided into two groups: beginners and advanced. Beginners group learn the basics and work through the program Ryaku Ten no Maki. Advanced group works by the plan and program for the current year, a year.

 Besides Zagreb where Shibu (the main Dojo) for Croatia is placed, Bujinkan Seishin Dojo Pakrac, Vrbovec and Rijeka are opened.