Training is done in a manner that entails little risk of permanent injury. The Bujinkan does not adhere to any official guideline or set of rules to limit actions or techniques used during training. The approach used in the Bujinkan includes gaining compliance through pain and utilising potentially damaging techniques in order to survive dangerous situations rather than focusing on togakure ryu ninpo taijutsu book pdf a competition or evenly matched duel. As a result, many of the staple responses of a Bujinkan student would be inappropriate in most competitions.

Bujinkan system of unarmed defence using strikes, throws, holds, chokes and joint locks. They are needed to progress into other techniques such as unarmed combat and the use of tools and weapons. This is achieved by moving the opponent into inferior positions and manipulating their body along weak lines where it is difficult for the opponent to resist. Bujinkan practitioner may develop and maintain good physical condition and wellbeing. All major joints are rotated and stretched in a proper manner while healthy breathing and concentration are practiced.

As a result, some researchers assert that there is no way to independently verify the oral lineage included in the Togakure Ryu tradition. The succession is an oral tradition from Toda Shinryūken. Toda Shinryūken Masamitsu died in 1908 at the age of 90 years. Hakuun Dōshi of Hakuun-ryū and became the Kōga and Iga schools of ninjutsu. The lineage passed through Momochi Sandayū and entered into the Natori-ryū of Kishū domain.