Ninjutsu Martial Arts

Ninpo Martial Arts School offers a realistic approach to self defense. It utilizes the techniques that are effective in real life situations. Unlike other martial arts, Ninjutsu has no competitive or sport aspect. It is a pure self defense system, simple enough to be utilized by anyone, young or old, male or female with effective results.

What is Ninjutsu?

Togakure Ryu Ninpo Taijutsu is the complete name of the style of Ninjutsu practiced at Ninpo Martial Arts School. Presently in the 34th generation, this school of Ninjutsu is the only authentic tradition which has survived more than 900 hundred years since its beginnings in feudal Japan through an unbroken chain of Grand Masters. Its Martial roots, however, extend through history to the cradle of modern civilization.

Let us for a moment examine the term Ninjutsu. What does it mean? Let us begin with the Japanese word NIN (the first syllable of the word Ninjutsu). The closest translation which might portray the meaning of this symbol is the English word patience. The term JUTSU refers to true technique. When we combine these two words together to form Ninjutsu, we have the studies and techniques of patience. JUTSU, as defined by the Dictionary of Martial Arts, is the true technique, the term applies to all "violent" martial arts, just as the term "DO" refers to martial arts that are not meant for real fighting. By understanding this philosophy it is possible to understand Ninjutsu, as well as the nature of Bujutsu (Martial Combat).

Taijutsu

This field of study forms the core of the curriculum. Translated as "Body Movement", Taijutsu is the foundation upon which all of the techniques are applied from.

Out of this field of study come three more specific fields: Dakentaijutsu - kicking, punching and other striking skills; Jutaijutsu - grappling, wrestling, throwing, locking and other close contact fighting skills; Taihenjutsu - body movement skills, such as rolling, jumping and other evasive maneuvers.

Curriculum

Due to the highly dynamic nature of combat and conflict in general, no individual fixed form will be sufficient to resolve any form of conflict. Therefore, Ninjutsu does not segment the art into a structured learning program. It is through constant exposure to variation that a student develops the ability to synthesize his or her own technique as needed.

In preliminary stages, this begins with the student learning various skills. They are also exposed to countless variations of these skills, including the integration of many different traditional and contemporary weapons.

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