The path to black belt

“How long will it take me to earn a black belt?” Prospective students ask me this surprisingly often and it always stuns me. Why would someone who has never done a lesson, who has no idea about the art or whether they would even enjoy learning it, be thinking about Read more…

Is your training on target?

Here is something that I get asked a couple of times a month. How does Ninjutsu’s intensity compare to Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)? Answer: Who cares? I am not trying to be rude with my answer but comparing Ninjutsu and MMA is like comparing apples and oranges. Both may be Read more…

Survive

“Survive” is our dojo’s motto. Ninjutsu is not a sport. There are no competitions or competitive influences in our training. Our aim is to survive and we must develop the intent required to survive and a willingness to do whatever is necessary to survive. Most well-adjusted people find it difficult Read more…

Singapore martial arts classes

More classes coming soon

Good news!  We’re growing fast. So to accommodate our many new students and to ensure classes do not get too big, we’ll be adding more classes, starting in March. While we’re still finalizing our schedule, there will new Beginners Classes on Tuesday evenings and another Open Class (all ranks) on Read more…

Freedom from fear

Someone asked me the other day whether it was different teaching Ninjutsu to Singaporeans than to others. It was an interesting question because, apart from being foreign myself, I have Singaporeans, Malaysians, French, English, American and Filipinos among my students. The person who asked me – a Singaporean father – Read more…