White Belt training course
have to join the HSP to get access to all the lessons).
To train in ninjutsu you must have a 'good heart' . . . in other words you
must want to train for the right reasons . . .
that is to better yourself and the world we live in, you should do this by
gaining balance in your
'Sanshin' - your 'three hearts' meaning your body, mind
and to develop perseverance, forbearance, self discipline and self
We do not train to beat anyone
else . . . we must conquer ourselves, understanding and improving on our own
weaknesses (where we can) and exploring our strengths.
Becoming the best
(balanced) you, you can be!
Train with a calm attitude . .
. don't be in a hurry, you should try to
instead of just doing!
Train with focus . . .
on what you are learning!
. . .
your brain, nervous system and muscles all play a
part in learning and remembering movements!
You will learn more about this in the HSP - Home Study Program or at one
of our Dojo.
Make time to
. . .
set aside at least 20 minutes a day to train in the technique, do some or
as much as you can.
You can even do the Junan Taiso
every morning if you want to get NINJAFIT
Remember balance . . . soft,
slow, small when you need to be, hard, fast, big when you need to be,
that is true balance. You might have heard of YIN YANG
(Chinese), well in Japan this symbol of
balance is known as IN YO, study this . . . it's not as simple as 'black'
A ninja adapts to his/her environment
becoming what is required to survive & succeed!
This can help you in every part of your life - school, friends, family,
sport & work
Watch the following videos
over and over again until you truly understand what they are
teaching, then copy the movements, over and over!
Understand that these are the
basic versions of the technique, they will get more advanced with
variations and counters
as you progress up the belt levels, so don't worry if you think anything
looks too simple or like it won't work, we give you these
basic methods to build a solid foundation of movement and feeling so your advanced technique will
be very good!
Refer to the videos often and
correct anything that you may have got wrong or misunderstood.
Ninja never stop learning, so don't ever think 'I know it all' or
that 'I don't need to learn more or update my skills'
Always remember: the one
who wins a 'fight' is the one who doesn't get hurt!
Our philosophy on 'fighting' is
to cause minimal or no harm while protecting oneself, loved ones or
A true ninja gathers skills
and knowledge over an entire lifetime!
Enjoy your training . . . even
the difficult parts, this perseverance will help build a strong 'heart'!
I thank Ashlen and Bryn, two of my
Red Dragon Dojo (North Eastern
Adelaide, South Australia) kids organisation
Shodan (1st dan)
Black Belts for their help in demonstrating these basic techniques. These
brothers have trained with us for
over 6 years
and are well on the path to warrior enlightenment. I am proud to say, "they are
part of our clan".
Note: they were probationary black belts (Shodan-ho) when we filmed these
videos hence the white tips on the belts.
LESSON 1 LINKS
Rei - 'Bow in' & 'Bow out'
Junan Taiso 'Flexibility & body conditioning'
plus technique lesson 1
Kihon Happo Gata -
'8 Fundamental forms'