Saturdays - 2:00 PM & 3:00 PM
*Pending instructor availability
- Your instructor was awarded the title of Shidoshi, "teacher of the warrior ways" in 1991
- Learn the history and philosophy of this 900-year-old martial art
- Practice their self-defense, heightened awareness and combat strategy methods
Learn the secrets of ancient martial arts and the mysterious ninja warriors with one of New York's oldest Bujinkan schools, affiliated with Bujinkan Hombu Dojo in Japan since the early 1980's.
These legendary combat methods teach effective methods of self-protection using elusive timing, control of distance and subtle angling, i.e. like how to avoid the assault of a sword.
Learn from an actual Shidoshi (teacher of the warrior ways) about the history, tradition and philosophy of these night tigers before practicing their self-defense, heightened awareness and combat strategy methods.
This lesson is a great compliment to existing martial art experience. The opportunity to use weapons in this class is on a case to case scenario and under the sole discretion of the instructor.
After this session with our experienced ninja instructor you will better understand the mystery and power that surrounds this 900-year-old martial art.
What martial arts are taught?
Your Ninja Lesson is based on the martial art of ninjutsu also, called budo taijutsu. Budo taijutsu uses relaxed, natural movement, timing and control of distance to overcome an opponent's speed and strength.
Movement is refined for grace and naturalness in all action until power results from mere movement, and evasion from a simple adjustment of position. Weaponry, striking, grappling, choking and throwing as well as methods of leaping and rolling are all disciplines that are incorporated into our curriculum.
This training is one of the rare martial arts undiluted by emphasis on sport competition or artificial rules. Our training emphasizes shiken gata - combat survival techniques.
- The minimum age requirement is 16 years
- Participants under the age of 18 must have a parent present
- No experience is necessary
This lesson will last 1 hour.
This is a private ninja lesson for up to 3 participants per group.
This experience is only for those taking the lesson.
This experience is not weather dependent.
What to Wear:
Wear comfortable clothing, a long sleeve shirt and relaxed pants are recommended to freely allow you to kick.
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 30 days in advance.
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9 Living's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given but rescheduling is allowed up to 14 days prior to the experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule at least 14 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.
What martial arts are taught? What is it like, karate, aikido, etc.?
This ninja lesson is all about the martial art of ninjutsu (also, called budo taijutsu). It's the art your instructor studies and can best offer. The training offers grappling, kicking, striking, evasion techniques and lessons in a variety of weapons.
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"It was an awesome experience. Swords, stars, kicks, punches! What more could you want out of a ninja lesson?!?"
"In the short time we were at Bujinkan Dojo, we learned how to roll, grapple, throw stars, punch, kick, and dodge sword blows. Overall, it was an amazing day. The instructor was incredible and took extra time to make sure we were nailing the concepts. In the end, all of us were properly Ninjafied and those around us became just a little more scared, as they should be!"
"The ninja experience was SO fun. Joe, the shidoshi, was extremely knowledgeable and experienced; it was obvious he has made a lifetime commitment to his art and loved sharing it with people. We learned a lot of practical techniques for evading threats that could occur in real life too, which I was not necessarily expecting. He spent a lot of time with both of us and answered every question we had in detail, and even lingered after our experience to chat about the history of ninjutsu and budo taijutsu. He was a really great teacher - instructing, demonstrating, and individually guiding us through the various positions and moves, and his assisting student was great support for us as well. I can't imagine that we would have had as much fun or learned as much if the teacher were someone other than Joe. I have recommended the site and class to several friends since our experience."