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Category Archives: Blog

5 unique ninja skills

Posted by in Blog on February 3, 2016

Ninjutsu really is different to other martial arts. Here are 5 truly unique ninja skills. Silent walking: Avoiding detection was once a core ninja skill and among the most famous ways they achieved this was by walking silently. There are different methods for walking on different surfaces. Shuriken-jutsu: Everyone loves ninja starts but there is


Reality or the Matrix?

Posted by in Blog on January 5, 2016

One of my favourite movie scenes is in The Matrix when Neo (played by Keanu Reeves) has a brain download and promptly declares “I know Kung Fu” and then shows that he does indeed now know Kung Fu. How cool would that be to be able to download a martial art into yourself the way


Why Ninjutsu is fun

Posted by in Blog on December 3, 2015

Ninjutsu is fun to learn is because it does not involve much boring repetition. If you’ve ever been put off learning a martial art because you fear you will be standing in line punching the air and counting in a foreign language then Ninjutsu is going to be a revelation. Ninjutsu is taught differently. We


A review of Rory Miller’s new book

Posted by in Blog on November 30, 2015

I have just finished reading Rory Miller’s new book titled Conflict Communication: A New Paradigm in Conflict Communication. For those who are not familiar with Rory Miller, he is a martial artist who spent almost two decades working as a prison guard. He shot to a kind of overnight fame in martial arts and self


Warrior wisdom

Posted by in Blog on September 8, 2015

Martial artists are fond of talking about how training has improved their lives and themselves but they are not very good at explaining just how that is so. All the talk about confidence, focus, discipline, commitment, persistence and the like is real enough but it actually undersells the benefits. The Bujinkan arts can be a


Get real

Posted by in Blog on August 31, 2015

“80% of fights go to the ground” “70% of armed assaults involve a knife” Did you believe these common self defence claims? If so you’ve been misled. We have no idea percentage of “fights” go to the ground or what percentage involves a knife (or any weapon) for that matter. These statements should sound like


Way of the ninja

Posted by in Blog on August 20, 2015

There is a 2-page spread in the Home section of today’s Straits Times newspaper about Singapore Ninjutsu. Here is the link to the online version and below it the story: Way of the ninja Unlike judo or taekwon-do, ninjutsu is not a sport but teaches a set of skills for survival Kevin Lim  Executive


Martial arts and aggression

Posted by in Blog on August 18, 2015

Does martial arts training make people more aggressive? It’s a question many people – and certainly many parents – ask and while many martial artists might object to the question and spout the usual stuff about martial arts being about character development and the skills purely for self defence, it is a question that deserves


What makes Ninjutsu different?

Posted by in Blog on July 28, 2015

What is unique about Ninjutsu? What makes it different from other martial arts? I have been asked questions like this a lot lately and sometimes it is good to sit back and think about this. After all, to those outside the martial arts world, a lot of arts really do look pretty similar. So here