The Bujinkan Québec dojo

Resumption of classes with limited hours and distance on June 27, 2020.


Under Shihan Bernard Grégoire’s supervision, Bujinkan Québec is the direct link with Japan’s Master Masaaki Hatsumi’s teachings. As with all the Bujinkan dojos worldwide, the art of Budo taijutsu is taught here. A little over 900 years-old, this martial art is composed of 9 ryu. These 9 martial arts have gone through the eventful feudal eras of Japan and survived up to now. Being the heritage of a warrior tradition, f the martial arts taught at the Bujinkan dojos are dreadfully efficient in real-life situations. For those who know about martial arts, the name Ninjutsu is the old designation used to describe Budo Taijutsu.

What draws the most attention when you first enter the Bujinkan Quebec dojo is the general family-like ambiance that exists in this school. The students do not have to ask permission to go to the washrooms, no push-up to do if they are late, and they can always call their instructors by their first name. Despite the fact that these attitudes usually represents laziness and/or disrespect, a feeling of natural respect has grown, without anyone being forced to submit themselves to various obligatory constraints. The students seem to appreciate the trust, that their instructors have for them.. After all, if you are mature enough to practice martial arts, you should be mature enough to know if you need to go to the washrooms or not. The Bujinkan Quebec dojos are also proud to see that their more advanced students are always ready to help beginners. After all, It's completely normal for advanced students of the Bujinkan Quebec Dojo to take beginners as training partners during the basics class. As a result, the beginners can learn more effectively thus accelerating the progression rate.


Another interesting fact: a decent number of our students have quite an extensive knowledge in other martial arts. The comprehension of human body mechanics and fight tactics that Budo Taijutsu offers bring answers to personal unanswered questions during previous martial art experiences. In fact, we will always take the time to answer any question that you may have. The students are invited to ask questions as well as to question themselves. It is important to go behind the techniques if one wants to plainly evolve in the martial arts.

Training groups generally never exceed 20 person groups. This allows to know everybody by their first name. The warm and welcoming attitude of our students provides new people an easier approach to Budo Taijutsu. Open all year, the dojo allows students to pursue their training without stopping.

The belt ranking system is very basic. Between the white belt and the black belt, lies the green belt which is divided into 9 degrees (kyus). In contrast to many systems which promote their students with a different belt every three months (on the marketing side, it is proven that this system keeps students for a longer period of time), in the Bujinkan Quebec dojo, this interval can be longer. Forget the belt if you are not ready, the belt is not a gift. Curiously, our students do not race for belts or degrees. They are there for the martial art, not for the social status.

Anybody who wants to try out can take a free course. All you have to do is show up and it will be our pleasure to give you this free try-out.

Click here to know more about our history. These few pages explain our Dojo's evolution since 1984. (French only)

You will find here stories about a few interresting people that Bernard Grégoire had the chance to meet during his career. (French only)



Taijutsu is the foundation of the Bujinkan Québec dojo training program


Schedule and Location

QUEBEC DOJO (Shihan Bernard Grégoire, Shihan Francine Tremblay)

The dojo is located at :

1795, Boulevard Hamel Ouest, ext 150
Québec (Québec)

For more information: 418 523-9161 or

Class schedule

Adults classes take place on:

Monday 7h pm to 8h30 pm
Thursday 7h pm to 8h30 pm
Saturday 10h am to 11h30 am

Lessons for children currently suspended:

Friday 6 h 45 pm to 7 h 45 pm (beginers)
Friday 7 h 45 pm to 8 h 45 pm (advanced)

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Traditionnal weapons training

This class is a way to practice, understand, explore the traditional weapons of the Bujinkan.

The training is never the same and targets to develop skills that can't always be experimented in the Dojo during the regular classes. The classes are usaly given outside to learn how to adapt our mouvement to different surfaces and weathers.

- For the beginners, it's the occasion to take time and review the basics and apply them.
- For the intermediates, it's the occasion to explore the principles and apply them in situations.
- For the more advanced, it's the occasion to practice your skills on a regular basis.
- The class looks at the philosophy of the great Japanese weapon's masters.

Katana, Kunaï, Bo, Jo, Knife, Kusari fundo, Kusari gama, Yari, Naginata, Muto-Dori, Cut, Meditation, History, Maintenance, Strategy, Tactic, and many more...

1 hour of fun on Saturday mornings for the ones that are up early.

Fees, 10 weeks sessions

1 time a week : 145$
2 times a week : 155$
3 times a week : 165$
4 times a week : 175$
Saturday morning weapons course giving right to all regular courses: 185$
Tuesday saber session: 65$ for a student enrolled at the dojo and 135$ for other students.
Children's class (age 8-12) : 125$
*Note that the Tuesday class is free for any student registered twice a week.

Note: Taxes are applicable on the costs listed.


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