If you are interested in Ninjutsu, you should participate in a trial course. To give you an idea of the training in advance, we would like to give you an insight into the training, belt colors and necessary equipment.

Ninjutsu Gürtel & Regeln
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Outfit and equipment for training

It is unusual to wear ninja suits when training ninjutsu, but quite possible in most cases.

  • Black SV and karate suits are often worn during training. The fabric should have a thickness of at least 12 ounces. However, in the hot summer months, a lighter 8 ounce suit is often sufficient, unless throwing training is being practiced.
  • It is not uncommon for students to wear only black pants and a t-shirt during training. Usually the suit is complemented by tabis. These are special Japanese shoes that have a separate big toe. The shoes are available with long or short shaft. You can also choose between the indoor version with a smooth sole and the outdoor version with a treaded sole.
  • For the graduations there are also belts in white for beginners, in green or blue for advanced and in black for masters.

Graduations and belt colors

In ninjutsu, there is a graduation system consisting of nine so-called kyu grades, or student grades, and ten dan grades, or master grades.

At the basic level, students wear a white belt. From the ninth to the sixth kyu in the intermediate level they wear a green belt and finally in the advanced level from the fifth to the first kyu they wear a blue belt.

The master grades (Dan grades) are recognizable by the black belt. Only the grand master may wear a red and white belt.

Training & Techniques

Ninjutsu training aims to preserve and maintain the ancient traditions of martial arts. The training includes various punching and kicking techniques, but also throws, levers, rolls, traps and walking methods. In addition, you learn in training to move your body in a natural way and to abandon unnatural movements that you have acquired piece by piece.

  • An important element in Ninjutsu is the body school, also known as Taihen Jutsu. The first step is to build up the general condition. This includes a school of falling as well as exercises to improve balance. In addition, numerous exercises are taught as part of the body school, which should contribute to a better condition.
  • Close combat without weapons, called Tai Jutsu, is also part of the Ninjutsu training. It includes a whole range of different skills. For example, punches and kicks are taught, but also throws and finally even stabs with the finger or toe. The latter are aimed particularly at sensitive areas of the opponent’s body.
  • In addition, weapons techniques are on the program. Training is done in class with many weapons. In particular, skills with the sword and the stick are taught as part of the training. Furthermore, the students should learn how to use throwing weapons such as blades and stars. But Ninjutsu also teaches how to use everyday objects as weapons. This has developed, for example, the tonfa, a baton with a cross-handle, which has many applications.

It is interesting to note that ninjutsu training also teaches espionage techniques under the name “Cho Ho”. You will learn how to disguise yourself and how to disguise yourself properly. You will also be taught how to cope in the wild when you run out of food and drink. There are also many other techniques on the program, such as horseback riding, meteorology, geography and strategy. Methods of healing and spiritual measures such as working with energy and techniques of breathing can also be transmitted as part of Ninjutsu training.

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