New R9D Classes

-Rolling Nine Deep: Guiding the next generation of martial artists.™

Rolling- a modern western term for 乱取り randori or getting on the mat and "fighting" or "competing." The term randori is frequently used by Judo (Olympic Martial Sport) practitioners and the term Rolling is used by modern JJ and BJJ practitioners.

Nine- 九 honor to the "Nine Schools," the source of the R9D flow.

Deep- an homage to the master, 師匠 - Shishō, to always go deeper in one's practice.

-Found on the class schedule in red if the main instructor is teaching it and in green if one of the sempai (with 10+years of martial arts experience) is teaching.

New Calisthenics(Rings), Tanren and Climbing as part of the R9D curriculum

Fun and challenging conditioning training, "Tanren" which is optimized for reinforcing and going deeper into your martial arts practice.

Bouldering is frequently held on Wednesday nights at DUMBO Cliffs in Brooklyn. $10 fee to be paid to the location. Usually there is a martial arts class held outdoors right after.

Calisthenics & Tanren must be scheduled with the instructors.

Upcoming Events & Seminars

Topic: KACEM ZOUGHARI: Kodachi, Tanto + Mystery ryū Dakentaijutsu (not ShindenFudō-ryū Dakentaijutsu (神伝不動流打拳体術)
Date: March 21-22 2020
Times: SATURDAY - 11:00am - 5:00pm
SUNDAY - 9:30am - 3:30pm
(We scheduled the 9:30 AM start time to accomodate out of towners. Please, if you need to leave earlier to catch a flight etc, no worries.)
Location: BHD Private Dojo in Bedstuy Brooklyn
Located near the Gates J/Z subway stop in Brookyn
Brooklyn, NY 11221
Comfortable and Affordable Lodgings at the Seminar

*In order to streamline the registration process and to keep seminar day check-in time to a minimum, please fill out the attendance sheets below. Thank you for helping us make the check-in, registration and administration of the seminar as efficient as possible.

Friday Night Training with Kacem, not included in the seminar. (March 20 from 6:30PM-8:30PM)
(Please fill out the MANDATORY attendance sheet below as we may have to set a size limit for the class. Thank you.)

Kacem Zoughari

Kacem Trailer Videos:

For an assortment of past Seminar Videos, as well as Dr. Kacem Zoughari's Biography please visit his Biography Page

Examples of past Kacem Zoughari on the East Coast USA

Kacem Zoughari

Kacem Zoughari
When: August 17 & 18, 2013 NYC
Topic: Tsurugi, Ken, Jo, Hanbo, Koppou-Jutsu, Kosshi-Jutsu

When: March 16 & 17, 2013 Syracuse N.Y.
Topic: Sappo, and Hanbo

When: January 28-29, 2012 NYC
Topic: Takagiyoshinryu Iaijutsu and Secret Taijutsu

When: October 8-9, 2011, Poughkeepsie NY
Topic: Naginata, Ken, Kodachi, Hekito Gata and Koppojutsu

When: July 16-17, 2011, Poughkeepsie NY
Topic: Takagi Yoshin Ryu Chuden Level + Spear

When: April 16-17, 2011, Poughkeepsie NY
Topic: Ken, Jo and Jutte

When: February 5-6, 2011 NYC
Topic: Iaijutsu and Kusari-Fundo

When: October 9-10, 2010, 2010 Poughkeepsie NY
Topic: Koppou-Jutsu and Yari-Jutsu

When: July 10th - 11th, 2010 Poughkeepsie NY
Topic: TakagiyoshinRyu Ura Gata and Tojutsu

When:January 17 - 18, 2009 DC
Topic:Kacem Zoughari Togakure Ryu - Bojutsu Seminar

When: Oct 18 - 19, 2008 NYC
Topic: Takagiyoshinryu Jutaijutsu and Takagiyoshinryu Nawa Jutsu - High Tree, Raised Heart School and "Takagiyoshinryu" Rope Technique

When: September 6-7, 2008 Poughkeepsie NY

When: March 8 - 9, 2008 NYC
Topic: Togakure Ryu (Part II), Gyokko Ryu Chuden Waza, Ken (Sword)

When: July 7 - 8, 2007 DC
Topic: Kukishinden Ryu Chuden

When: March 10 - 11, 2007 NYC
10am - 6pm Both Days
Topics: Kukishinden Ryu DakenTaijutsu Shoden, Chuden gata and Hanbo Jutsu

When: May 27 - 28, 2006 NYC
Topics: "Shinken Kihon" and "Bukiwaza" - real fighting fundamentals and weapon techniques

When: January 7 - 8, 2006 Poughkeepsie NY
Topics: Jissen Kihon Happo

Letter to the Dojo

Soke and BHD Instructors

Justin, Ignacio and I just returned from training in Japan. This trip was spur of the moment as we decided to take advantage of the lull in gaijin practitioners in Noda. We experienced classes with Hatsumi Soke which only had around 25 people per class. I haven't experienced Soke's classes with so few people since my trip to Japan in 1992. We trained with Ishizuka sensei and his top disciples morning and night (when we were not attending Hatsumi Soke's classes). It was an intense and personal experience.

I view the members of our dojo as very fortunate; because of Kacem's generosity quite a few of you have been to Japan for training and have experienced what it is like training and living in Ishizuka sensei's dojo. For me the experience of training in Ishizuka's dojo has evolved over time. While always exceedingly generous, during this latest trip Ishizuka Sensei and his disciples were extraordinarily generous in their patience and what they revealed to us.

Personally speaking this trip represented an opportunity for me to dive deeper into my practice and to aim for higher goals and standards for myself. I urged Justin and Ignacio to do the same and spoke to both of them in some length about the opportunity. The real purpose of this email is to extend this invitation to all of you.

Over the last few years we have all experienced heart-wrenching difficulties and challenges (including Kacem). Many of you have told me of the pain and difficulties in your life and I have in turn told you of mine. Many of you feel you are in some of the deepest, darkest and melancholy times of your life. I can tell you, we are all in the same boat, almost all of us have or will experience the same or similar hardships in life. However we all have a kinship in Ninjutsu and Ninpo. This art was created in hardship and its practitioners persevered through the pain. This is the only reason why to this day we are blessed to be able to experience the art of Ninjutsu.

Let us all help each other pull through the hard times. I strongly encourage all of you to join me Justin and Ignacio and reinvigorate your commitment to yourself, the dojo, and The Art. Begin shedding all the excuses in your mind, begin to strengthen your body and continue to dive deeper into your heart to find the benevolence within. We all have the opportunity to make a new beginning, not by changing our immediate situation but by changing our interpretation of our current existence. In my opinion, the internal interpretation and manipulation of one's own self and view of one's own life and the world around us is the highest level of "kyojitsu tenkan ho" that one can practice. I invite all of you to begin practice anew, with a beginner's mind, with enthusiasm and openness to change and to look forward to the future ahead. Let us practice together and renew our commitment to ourselves, the dojo, and The Art.


Joshua Noro Polier
LMT, Shidôshi