Our Training

Ninjutsu
Ninjutsu is a unique Japanese artform that is based on the principles of : balance ; distance ; and timing.
The movements are natural, and express a self defence strategy that is effective against one or more opponents.

Strategy

  • be brief ( only one, two, or three movements )
  • be effective ( strike only the body’s weak points )
  • move on ( to escape, or to confront other opponents)

 

Meditation
To calm and focus the mind, each class begins with a brief meditation.

Warm-up Basics
To prepare the body for training, practitioners exercise a series of basic techniques using the weapon of the month.

Stretching
Practitioners are then guided through a full-body stretching routine.

Breakfalling & Rolling
The warm-up period is finished by exercising basic breakfalling and rolling techniques.

The rolling is sometimes performed with a training weapon.

Unarmed Defence
Ninjutsu’s unarmed defence includes responses to :

  • grabbing attacks
  • weapon attacks
  • striking attacks
  • and ground attacks

Weapons
Ninjutsu training involves a broad range of weaponry. Each weapon is studied for one month at a time.

The two basic weapons are :

  • boken ( wooden sword )
  • hanbo ( half-staff )

For more information on the weapons studied, please see our section on weapons.

Study Period
During the study period, the practitioners can practice their grading requirements, or strengthen their strikes and kicks on focus mitts.

Sensory Training
Sensory exercises stimulate the development of a person’s ability to react to an unseen attack.

Philosophy
After the intuition training, practitioners sit in ranks, and are invited to share some insight they’ve had about their experiences in the class. The instructor will often add some philosophical point that relates Ninjutsu to everyday life.

Street Defence Classes
Throughout the year, a series of special classes is held familiarise practitioners with defending themselves in a street confrontation. Street clothes are worn for these classes, and the training includes everyday objects that can be used for self defence.

Workshops
To complement regular classes, a series of workshops is held throughout the year on traditional ninjutsu subjects.

Where possible, we also offer social workshops that can involve activities such as : indoor climbing, paint-ball, archery, or firearm safety and awareness.

Gradings and Rank
Promotions in rank are assessed on an individual basis ..... generally every three months. It takes approximately three years to attain the rank of black belt.

A practitioner’s rank is determined by the colour of their belt, and the number of stars above their badge.

Black belt practitioners who become instructors wear the character "Nin" on their jacket.

What do you need to start ?
To start your ninjutsu training all you need to do is pay your enrolment fee, and the fee for your first class.

You can buy your uniform any time within the first month.

And your training weapons can be purchased as you need them.

How qualified are the Instructors ?
Our organisation has both male and female Instructors who have all completed courses in Coaching, or Training and Development.

 
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