FAQs

Noguchi Sensei put off the event from last year and waited until he received his COVID-19 vaccine before confirming for March of 2022. Therefore, it is expected that all who attend this Taikai are taking similar precautions. We want to do everything in our power to protect everyone that attends the event and the Bujinkan community at large from COVID-19.

With this in mind, we are providing the following guidance:

If you are feeling ill or have a high temperature, please do not attend the event.

Follow the advice of your physician about whether to get the vaccine.

If you will not be vaccinated at the time of the Taikai, please consider quarantining yourself before attending the event as a precaution.

If you are high risk or are immunocompromised, we strongly suggest talking with a physician before attending the event.

Because of COVID-19 and its variants (like Delta), there will most likely be screening questions and a temperature check when you arrive to the event space before training each day.

Hand sanitizer stations will be on site throughout the event.

To give everyone, the best Taikai experience possible, we must have an accurate understanding of the number of attendees. For this reason, the registration fees include all three days of training. One-day training fees are not available due to the overhead involved.

However, pricing is tiered to benefit those who register early. ‚ÄčRegistration ends on February 22, 2022.

There are only 333 spaces available for the event and no registrations will be accepted “at the door”.

You must register online before the event, so register today!

Yes, absolutely, just go back to our registration page at any time and purchase the options you wish. They will be added to your registration.

We completely understand that things come up and some who registered may not be able to attend. But please keep in mind that we have committed registration funds to event costs. There will be no refunds available until the minimum number of attendees have registered (175 people). Once we have the minimum number of registrations, we will be offering the same “Cancellation Transfer” option as is offered by the Nagato Taikai in October of 2021. This “Cancellation Transfer” will allow you to receive a full refund if someone else registers.

When you notify us of your need to cancel via email, we will put your cancellation in a queue. When we reach the minimum number of registrations and a new event attendee pays, we will provide a full ticket refund. Refunds will be paid according to the order of the queue (first come, first serve). If you find someone on your own to take your place, that person’s new ticket purchase will transfer directly to you (regardless of your place in the cancellation queue).

Pictures and video will not be allowed during training sessions. This will be enforced by event security. A professional photographer and videographer will document the event all 3 days. These photos will be shared on social media and accessible to you for free! A time and location for a group photo and potentially individual photos with Noguchi Sensei will be announced during the event. Photos during the breaks and the dinner party are allowed.

It is recommended attendees wear a full training uniform during all training sessions. But if Noguchi Sensei chooses not to wear a uniform jacket and teaches in a t-shirt, please follow his lead.

(No vulgar or inappropriate t-shirts will be allowed during training.)

All attendees are to wear cloth-sole tabi, leather-sole tabi, indoor sneakers, or at least socks during training. Bare feet will not be permitted.

For those attending the Sunday evening Dinner Buffet, dress is “business casual party attire.” Dress or button-down shirts and slacks are recommended.

The Monday night VIP party is still TBD and more details will be released as we get closer to the event.