What's Missing for Most
Ninpo-Taijutsu Students, and
Those Trying to Master
the Ninja's Hand-to-Hand Combat and Self Defense System?
Let me ask you a question that doesn’t sound like it’s related to your training? Even though, at first glance, it looks like it has nothing to do with real budo -- true martial arts and real-world self-defense --but I assure you that it does.
Here it is:
Can you imagine building a house without a blueprint - without a plan? What would that look like? More importantly though...would it stand up and be able to weather the storms. Will it remain standing?
What does this have to do with martial arts and self-defense training?
And the answer is... Everything.
The Missing Piece of Your Training 'Puzzle'
The sad and unfortunate truth -- the reason many are not where they should be, despite yeas of training -- is that a lot of students are training to learn how to defend themselves without a plan. The belief is simply that all they need to do is learn a couple of things from “a friend,” throw in a couple dozen (or hundred) YouTube videos, and maybe a book or two...and that’s it - they’re all set. Worse yet is the fact that many teachers in this art aren't working from a structured curriculum for their students either. They confuse the dojo training in Japan -- training designed for 5th to 15th degree black belts -- as the right way to teach lower level students...
And that, my young Padoin... is just plain WRONG!
Training this way is like setting out to build a house, while knowing nothing more than how many bedrooms, and the fact that a kitchen and bathroom would be nice. It would be like touring the insides and outsides of different houses and then trying to build yours by only what you can see.
But, what goes into the planning and building of a house, especially one that will retain its value and stand the test of time -- the most important parts -- is often invisible -- you just can’t see it if you don't know where and what to look for.
What should come first? How do you know it’s right?
Who is it being built for? In the case of a house, this is asking the question: “What kind of family will live here (quiet, passive, no pets - or holy terrors for kids and a dog that will chew the bannister down to splinters and toothpicks by the end of the week!)?
In the case of martial arts and self-defense, are we talking about just being prepared, training for an "end-of-days" survival scenario, or something more liability-conscious for law enforcement, security, or a corporate workplace violence training program? Or, as is the case with many programs...
...is it just to preserve an ancient form of combat, or to win trophies and a name for yourself in a full-contact sport contest...and not really about dealing with the problems, tactics, weapons and “no-rules” mentality the attacker-types use in your area of the world? (No...they’re not the same thing!)
And what if, after your house was built and you started moving in, you realize that you forgot to include certain really important things -- things like sufficient closet space, suffcient space for the stove, refrigerator, and other appliances you can’t live without, and others?
You can bet that it would be worse finding out that you didn't have a skill set or a level of proficiency after months or years of training... in the middle of an attack!
Do you get my point?
A Big Part of the Problem
All too often, especially in today’s internet world and YouTube - where it seems you can just surf to your heart’s content, downloading all the lessons you want -- that you should be able to get everything you need without too much trouble. But then again...
...which ones are being taught correctly...
...which are liability-conscious and conform to self-defense laws, and...
...in which order should they be learned so you can not only develop skills but “skill proficiency?"
I can certainly relate and, having been on both sides of this equation for a long, long time...have thought about this quit a bit. That’s why I designed and built the curriculum for my personal students the way that I did. That’s why it looks the way it does and not just the way (I’ve been told) it was passed down over the years.
Just like with my house-building example, what’s needed to succeed in building your self-defense “house” of skills is structure - a plan. So, you either need to create one for yourself or borrow one from someone who possesses both the knowledge and experience in real-world situations who knows what you need.
I personally have been where you are. I have trusted programs built by others, only to find out that most of them had no experience using what they were teaching. I’ve also trained with and borrowed curriculum outlines from great martial artists who, unfortunately, had no concept of teaching in an incrimental way so that students who weren’t “naturals” or who didn’t know what took them years to learn, could understand and use beginning Day #1.
Can you relate to any of this? Have you been trying to learn and simply keep running into road blocks? Do you know you need a structured outline, a step-by-step plan to get where you want to be and to have the level of skill that you’ve always dreamed of having, but no one seems to be offering one without your committing to a full training program with them?
Not for Everyone!
Now, obviously what I’m talking about here isn’t for everyone. And it’s certainly not for you if you are already working from a structured curriculum, and not just showing up for class and doing who-knows-what today.
It’s not for you if that’s what you want, what you believe in, and what you think produces Mastery...or at the very least, the kind of skill proficiency that will let you whip a technique on a real-world, brutal attacker, easily, effectively, and effortlessly.
If structure isn’t what you’re looking for, then I apologize for wasting your time. But...if it is...
If this is something you know you need, or at the very least you can see the logic and believe it might be the piece you've been missing that would help you to progress from where you are right now to a new, more advanced level of proficiency, then I have something I think will help you a lot.
Why Should You Listen to Me?
You see, I’ve been training in the martial arts and self-defense realms since 1975 (yes, I’m old! Lol). That means that I’ve been around the block a few times (more like around the world). I’ve trained with instructors who knew what they were doing, but who made lousy teachers. And, I’ve trained with lousy martial artists who were great communicators and knew at least how to set up a good curriculum designed around their students’ needs and learning curves - rather than around the teacher’s need for admiration and ego-based gratification.
I’ve borrowed from the best, and spent over two decades tweaking and making adjustments to create the curriculum that my dojo and long-distance students now use to develop the kind of skill-proficiency they’ve been looking for, want, and need to be able to be safe and to survive the kinds of attacks most prevelant in today’s often dangerous world.
A New "BluePrint" & "Roadmap" to Greater Mastery in Ninjutsu Self-Defense
Up to now though, this curriculum, which runs from white belt beginner level 1 all the way to 5th degree black belt, was only available to my personal students. But, after thinking about this for some time now, and knowing that many just need a well-built outline around which to organize all of the techniques and skills they’ve learned to have a literal “road-map” or master plan, I’ve decided to make my curriculum books and black belt curriculum packets available for the first time to those who know their value and want the kind of structured, step-by-step plan that they can give them.
Two important things that I must tell you about this curriculum package though:
1) This does not include the “how to” part of the training for each skill. This is for those who already have lots of techniques, whether from teachers, seminars, videos or YouTube clips. It’s the structure...the “blueprint” that you need to put things in some kind of logical order for success. And...
2) It’s designed for skill proficiency and survival on the street. It is designed from the standpoint of modern self-protection and survival against modern attackers -- not from the standpoint of :doing it the way it’s always been done.” (Which is an illusion because ALL programs were developed by someone, relatively recently, including the Bujinkan Budo-Taijutsu system that most students think has been done the same way for over a century).
Here’s what you get:
My program from white belt to first degree blck belt is divided into 5 modules. Each module focuses on a group of very specific concepts and principles, as well as on the background and time-in-training of the students at that level.
Module 1 focuses on the needs of the beginning student, and makes certain assumptions about how that person moves, thinks about self-defense and the kinds of dangers they might face, and their ability (or lack thereof) to handle a surprise attack scenario.
Then, each subsequent module adds to the students knowledge by focusing on a very specific set of principles and concepts for controlling a fight or attack scenario. Each module also focuses on a specific type of atacker and attacker-logic, so you will not only know what to do, but against who and when.
As I said, there are 5 modules leading to shodan, first degree black belt. And, I can assure you that there is no “fluff,” or techniques and skills that are limited to the battlefields of 13th, 14th, or 16th century Japan, China or Korea - they’re based on what you need today!
I know this because I have personally used most of what is found in this program, on the street, against real attackers who were nowhere as close to “nice” as your training partners will be in the dojo. That’s what I mean by having knowledge AND experience. Not just dojo training and practice!
So... This means that you get all 5 Module workbooks, each averaging 15 or more pages.
Each is laid out with 4 sections:
1) Module outline of training focus and goals
2) Listing of the skill sets for that Module
3) Workbook-style area with technique/kata listings, designed so you can make notes about each
4) Testing and academic knowledge requirements
A few of the module workbooks also include an appendix area with bonus materials like articles, worksheets, and other resources to help you track your progress.
Each of these workbooks is a part of a full module of training that my regular local and long distance students pay as much as $1,200 to get. But, as I said, this does not include the physical skills part of the training...just your roadmap.
That being said, each workbook is easily valued at $35. That makes the total value for all five $175.
And that doesn’t include the four Advanced, Phase 1 Black Belt curriculum packets.
These black belt training guides cover the ranks from first to 5th degree Black Belt. Each outlines the skill areas and abilities needed to advance in proficiency from just knowing the techniques (1st degree) through being able to handle a serious street thug throwing anything he wants (2nd degree), to being able to push your attacker’s buttons so that he throws exactly what you need to do the technique you want to do (3rd degree), and more.
The phase 1 black belt levels also cover topics such as:
1) Defending against multiple attackers
2) Escaping locks, holds and throws
3) Reversing locks and throws so your attacker damages himself
4) Modern and advanced weapons skills (sword, knife, shuriken, staff, firearms, etc.)
5) Avoiding attacks from behind
6) Unarmed defense against an attacker with a weapon
7) Joint lock and throw conbination skills (aka “throw flow”)
8) Randori - Free response application
9) Advanced Ninja skills (stealth movement, use of ‘sight-removing” techniques, etc.)
10) Lineage specific strategies, techniques, and combat principles from many of the 9 traditional schools included in the training of the Bujinkan Dojo of Soke Masaaki Hatsumi
Real Training for Real People in a Real World
Each black belt level packet is broken down into 10 study areas, ranging from scroll-specific techniques and principles, to weapons, to Japanese terminology and historical understanding so you’ll be able to translate the ancient lessons for use in today’s world.
If we add on the value of these high-level Mastery curriculum packets, we’re now at a total value of $306. And, I know that’s a fair price for a done-for-you blueprint for taking and organizing what you already have for regular, consistent, and reliable progress towards your goal.
But I really want to make sure that I can help as many students as possible. That’s always been my goal. Especially if you are training on your own, or a long distance from your teacher and only get to see him or her every so often.
So, what I decided to do was to seriously discount the cost of these workbooks and training guides for a short time, and for those who want to get them and start working on things right now. So... That means that you’re not going to pay $306, or even half that at $147.
In fact, if you want this done-for-you currucilum roadmap in authentic Ninpo-Taijutsu, the unarmed combat and personal defense methods of Japan’s ancient Ninja families, I will let you have it for a single payment of $47. That’s less than the cost of just two of the Module level workbooks, and I’m throwing in the other 3, and the 4 advance level curriculum packets at no additional charge.
But I won’t be holding the price this low for long. After this special is over, the price for the full set will be going up to at least $97, if not higher.
So, if you want to grab your set of these do-it-yourself training workbooks, simply click on the "Buy Now" button below, and you can have them all for a single payment of just $47 today.
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