Australia-Japan Society of Tasmania Inc.


Bo Shuriken-jutsu (Japanese Throwing Spike Art)

  • 22 Feb 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Bujinkan Tasmania Dojo, 159 Macquarie Street, Hobart, TAS 7000

Art of Japanese Throwing Spike Introduction Course for persons interested in commencing study at the Bujinkan Tasmania Dojo.


A shuriken (Japanese 手裏剣; literally: "sword hidden in the hand") is a traditional Japanese concealed weapon that was generally used for throwing, and sometimes stabbing or slashing. They are sharpened hand-held blades made from a variety of everyday items, such as needles, nails, and knives, as well as coins, washers, and other flat plates of metal. Shuriken is the name given to any small-bladed object, while shaken is traditionally used to indicate the well-known "throwing star".

Shuriken are commonly known in the West as throwing stars or ninja stars though they took many different shapes and designs during the time they were used. The major varieties of shuriken are the bō shuriken (棒手裏剣, stick shuriken) and the hira shuriken (平手裏剣, flat shuriken) or shaken (車剣, also read as kurumaken, wheel shuriken).

Shuriken were mainly a supplemental weapon to the more- commonly-used sword or other various weapons in a samurai warrior's arsenal, though they often played a pivotal tactical role in battle.The art of wielding the shuriken is known as Shurikenjutsu and was mainly taught as a minor part of the martial arts curriculum of many famous schools.

​Classes revolve around a strict curriculum format based on the Shuriken-jutsu taught within the Bujinkan Dojo.


The dojo is a sacred place and requires persons to adhere to basic japanese etiquette. Please bow upon entry and then remove your shoes.

You will then be met by your host ( Duncan Stewart ) and given more details prior to starting practice.


​1. All students must adhere to the rules and guidelines the Bujinkan Tasmania Dojo.

2. Martial Arts training can be dangerous. Students must demonstrate a high level of self control and be able to follow instructions for the safety of oneself and others at all times.

3. People are required to be courteous, act responsibly, hold a high level of hygiene, and follow instructions from the teacher while adhereing the code of the Bujinkan dojo.

3. Please arrive 10 minutes before class.​

4. Dojo training is non-competitive and students are encouraged to pursue their martial arts study with a balance of body,mind and spirit.

5 Persons unable to adhere to these rules and guidelines will be expelled from the dojo.


1. Loose comfortable clothing. Eg: Sweat pants, sports tights, track pants etc. You may wear a martial arts uniform if you own one.

2. Bring a clean pair of socks to change into at the dojo.

3. No zips,buttons or jewellry. Body piecings need to be removed before class commences.


1. The necessary equipment for safe practice and study will be supplied by the host.

2. Notes & Information on the topic will be supplied to all participants.

3. Tea, Coffee and some snacks will be available included in the event fee.


Please contact Duncan at or 0421 024 714 .

To register, please visit the Eventbrite registration page.

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