Ninjutsu Training Introduction

While students will still learn the self defence skills associated with Ninjutsu, weapons training is completely voluntary. We also conduct annual weekend camps where students can learn the other skills associated with Ninjutsu such as archery, survival, throwing weapons, stealth, evasion, camouflage and other team activities.

Ninjutsu training is about self discipline, respect for others, and being responsible with the teachings we offer. We also embrace the stance that using self defence is a last resort only, and should never be used for anything else other than official competition, or situations where this no other reasonable alternative then to defend yourself; and regardless of what you see in the movies, we certainly do not teach people how to become modern day assassins. 

Basic Self Defence

Basic self defence includes the traditional techniques taught by most martial arts systems. These techniques include a various methods of punching, striking, blocking, kicking and stances. While learning basic techniques, students will also learn about pressure points, and the physical impacts of striking certain parts of the body. Using these techniques means that you  do not have to strike hard, but accurately. 

 

To improve a students chances of not being injured while defending themselves, training will also include elements of muscle strengthening, stretching, cardio exercises and meditation techniques. While not every student will be in perfect athletic shape, we only ask our students to put 100% into the training they are doing.   

 

Other Defence Techniques

 

In addition to the fundamentals of self defence mentioned above, Ninjutsu also includes the following:

 

Wespons Defence:

Defence against a variety of modern day weapons such as:

  • Guns

  • Knives

  • Chains

  • Broken Bottles

  • Bats

  • Sticks

  • Broken Glass

Ground Defence:

A method of defending one's self when taken to the ground, or has fallen over.

Grappling:

Most defence will occur in close range and may involve elements of grappling with attackers. As almost 1 in 3 people on the street have undertaken some level of martial arts training, a good portion of those will have been taught this method of attack .   

Locks, Holds and Throws:

These techniques enable a person to subdue an opponent using various means of manipulating the bodies joints in adverse ways to restrain them from attacking. These techniques may be used as an alternative on someone that you do not want to hurt.

Learning how to fall correctly in every day life situations as well as in the dojo is an important skill that may prevent serious injury. Likewise, learning how to throw an opponent using a variety of methods can  provide another alternative when restraining someone.    

Escaping:

This involves methods of getting out of the locks and holds mentioned above. A student must learn how to get out of every lock they can apply. This is part of the Yin and Yang philosophy of martial arts - the two opposing forces.    

Vital Spots:

Every persons body contains vital points that are targets when striking for maximum effect without relying solely on strength. These spots may have the ability to incapacitate a person using only one strike. There is a need to be aware of these spots and what they can do, as attackers may know them as well.      

Sensory Training:

Learning and understanding how to function when one of the senses has been removed. For example, there may come a time when you have to defend either yourself or a loved one in a dark environment with very little to no light. This training also includes improving your reflexes, hand eye coordination and your ability to discern specific sounds from other sounds in a relatively noisy environment.  

   

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Weapons

 

Ninjutsu is renowned for using a variety of weapons from the traditional to the modern. Some of the weapons we teach students to use cannot be taught in the dojo, but must wait until we have our weekend camps.

 

Dojo Weapons include but are not limited to:

  • Sword

  • Nunchukau

  • Bo Staff

  • Jo Staff

  • Sai

  • Three Sectional Staff

  • Tonfa

  • Naginata

  • Kali Sticks

  • Spear

Weekend Camps

  • Shuriken - Throwing Stars

  • Kunai - Throwing Knife

  • Kusarigama - Weighted Chain Weapon with Sickle

  • Manriki Gusari - Weighted Chain Weapon

  • Cross Bow

  • General Archery 

  • Blow Gun

Non Traditional Weaponry

The art of Ninjutsu requires students to learn how to use everyday things around them as weapons, such as:

  • Credit Cards

  • Pencils

  • Pens

  • Coins

  • Ash trays

  • Newspapers

  • Car Keys

  • Umbrellas 

   

Weekend Camp

 

Camps are a great opportunity for students to learn new skills and to test what they have already learned. As well as having the ability to learn some new weapons, students will also undertake activities on a camp that will include basic survival techniques, camouflage, using shapes and shadows to conceal movement, hiding and loads of other fun activities that students will talk about for months afterwards. 

While these camps are not compulsory for everyone, before someone can obtain their black belt, they must have attended at least one camp.