The "Basics of Ninja Training" black belt video course contains over 8 hours of instruction. It is designed for students all over the world who are on their way to earning a first degree black belt, also known as "Shodan" rank, in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, ancient art of the Ninja (a.k.a. “Ninjutsu.”) In the Bujinkan, all instructors use different curriculum and testing practices. The "Basics of Ninja Training" course is so complete that any student who learns the material is well on their way to passing first degree black belt rank testing at any Bujinkan dojo (if combined with hands-on training, of course.) Whether or not you ever test for black belt rank, this video course is an invaluable life-long resource for pursuing martial arts wisdom...
This program was developed by 10th Dan Sensei Roemke at the Santa Cruz Bujinkan Dojo, where this course was filmed. Shihan Roemke has studied Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu for over 3 decades and is licensed to teach by Hatsumi Soke. Roemke specializes in all weapons including Enshin Itto Ryu Battojutsu. A former New York state Tae Kwon Do Champion, Roemke is also trained in Kenpo Kung Fu, DeCuerdas Eskrima, Seibukan Jujutsu and military fighting tactics of the Army 10th Mountain Infantry. Many years ago he founded the Santa Cruz Bujinkan Dojo in California USA where “Basics of Ninja Training” was filmed.
Categories Taught in The Video Course:
Junan Taiso - “Body Conditioning”
Kamae - "Postures"
Taihenjutsu - "Body Movement / Body Position Changing Techniques"
Ukemi - "Breakfalls"
Kaiten - "Rolls"
Shiho Tenchi Tobi - "The Four Ways of Heaven/Earth Leaping"
Kiten - “Flips”
Kuten - “Handsprings”
Dakentaijutsu - "Striking Techniques"
Hoken Juroppo Ken - “The Sixteen Secret Fists”
Keri - “Kicking”
Uke Nagashi - “Receiving Flow”
Shinobi Aruki - “Silent Walking”
Tai Sabaki - "Body Movement/Evasion"
Ashi Sabaki - "Leg/Foot Movement/Evasion"
Zanshin - "Awareness"
Kihon Happo - "The Eight Basic Ways"
Koshi Kihon Sanpo - "The Three Basic Ways of Striking"
Torite Goho Gata - "The Five Forms of Grappling"
San Shin No Kata - "The Three Hearts Forms"
Hajutsu Kuho - "The Eight Techniques and Nine Ways"
Tehodoki - "Wrist Escapes"
Taihodoki - "Body Escapes"
Gyaku Waza - "Reversal Techniques”
Nage Waza - "Throwing Techniques”
Jime Waza - "Choking Techniques”
Kuzushi - "Off Balancing" with Physical and Mental Techniques
Weapons - Shinken Mutodori Gata - "Sword Evasion Skills" and Other Weapons
Kyusho - Weakness Points Used to Create Pain, Confusion and Distraction
Metsubishi - Deceptive Distraction (Physical and Psychological)
"Angle/Distance/Timing" - The Three Most important Elements of All Motion
Taijutsu - "Body Technique" refers to directing the momentum of your entire body into every maneuver, not just the limb(s) that seem to be the most obvious parts of the anatomy used during any given move. When properly using taijutsu, the entire body moves to increase the power applied to any motion.
Weapons covered in the course:
Hanbo - Short Staff
Katana - Sword
Rokushaku Bo - Long staff
Shoto - Short Sword
Tanto - Knife
Kusari Fundo - Chain w/tips
Kunai, Tessen, Jute - Blades
Shuriken - Throwing Blades
Shuko - Hand claws
Naginata and Yari - Spears
Kyoketsu Shoge - Rope/Ring
Pens, cups, keys, dirt
Black belt rank is not included with the course purchase, only instructional video content is provided.