CHANGE LIVES. MAKE THE WORLD SAFER.
A bold statement for sure, but one that we live by. We believe that great things have small beginnings, and it starts with the individual. To achieve our purpose, we place a strong emphasis on building character and values, as well as skill and health [well-being?].
(Our traditional martial arts curriculum even includes a deeper exploration into classical virtues and related topics such as temperance, courage, and fear.)
BRINGING COMMUNITIES TOGETHER
The School of Smiling Tiger is heavily involved in the local community. We host charity events almost every year to raise funds for numerous causes (e.g. cancer awareness, impoverished countries).
Our school also holds demos at large events such as the Houston Japan Festival and the Museum of Natural Science Samurai exhibit.
We frequently host and attend seminars that feature notable teachers from various art forms. Students are encouraged to learn and gain new experiences at every opportunity.
The School of Smiling Tiger is fully dedicated to the proper study of Ninpo Budo Taijutsu. This encompasses armed and unarmed techniques contained in the 9 Schools (Ryuha) of the Bujinkan organization. Students of our traditional curriculum are also taught formal Japanese etiquette and language as it pertains to the martial arts. We maintain a strong connection with the Bujinkan headquarters in Noda City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan.