Singapore Ninjutsu is proudly part of the legendary Bujinkan Ryuko Dojo in the United Kingdom. Nachum Kaplan, an Australian, opened Singapore Ninjutsu upon moving to Singapore in 2007.
Nachum has been training for almost 25 years and holds a 7th degree black belt and has a full Shidoshi licence (teaching licence) from the Bujinkan Hombu Dojo in Japan, where our art is headquartered.
He remains a loyal student of Bujinkan Ryuko Dojo founder Shihan Keith Porter and trains in Japan with Grandmaster Masaaki Hatsumi and other Japanese masters at every opportunity.
Tong Hui Wen, who holds a third degree black belt, also knows what it takes, being one of the first two women to earn a black belt at Singapore Ninjutsu (she also holds a second degree black belt in Taekwondo!). She has been training for more than 10 years and has a Shidoshi-ho licence (teaching license) from the Bujinkan Hombu Dojo in Japan.
Felicia Ang, who holds a third degree black belt, has been co-teaching children’s children’s programs since they began three years ago. She has been training for over 10 years and has a Shidoshi-ho licence (teaching license) from the Bujinkan Hombu Dojo in Japan.
Our training involves using natural body movement to learn to strike, to apply locks and to throw and then to use a variety of weapons.
Ninjutsu is taught today as part of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu. The Bujinkan schools are among the few remaining today that have not been transformed into sports so there are no competitions or competitive influences in our training.
Our training involves:
- Evasive footwork
- Joint locks
- Ground defense
- Weapons (blades, sticks, flexible and projectile weapons
- Personal development
What we do is train in a fun, supportive environment in which we help each other learn and enjoy each other’s success.
Nine martial arts schools, which are from ninja and samurai traditions, form the basis of our training. The nine schools of the Bujinkan are:
Togakure Ryu Ninjutsu
Gokkyo Ryu Kosshijutsu
Koto Ryu Koppojutsu
Shinden Fudo Ryu Dakentaijutsu
Kukishin Ryu Taijutsu
Takagiyoshin Ryu Jutaijutsu
Kumogakure Ryu Ninjutsu
Gyokushin Ryu Ninpo
Gikan Ryu Koppojutsu