Women and Ninjutsu; good idea?

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  1. Sarah

    Sarah Senior Master

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    absolutely :)
     
  2. Bigshadow

    Bigshadow Senior Master

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    I checked out the above website. I don't know the guy, but I get a good feel from the way he presents himself. I would say definitely worth going and checking out.
     
  3. Kreth

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    I'm with David. I like the way the website reads. Check out a class, and feel free to ask for the instructor's credentials.
     
  4. Brian R. VanCise

    Brian R. VanCise MT Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks like a good Dojo. You should definately check
    it out. I may have met him at a Tai Kai and if that
    was him he was very good! Good luck.

    Brian R. VanCise
    www.instinctiveresponsetraining.com
     
  5. Sarah

    Sarah Senior Master

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    I truly appreciate all your input, it help considering I really have no idea what to look for.

    I emailed the school as they are having a seminar in March, would be interesting to go along. I have just started Wushu, but Im still open to most new arts at this point.

    How are you doing with your search Tarot?? If we follow this through and like the art MT could have a couple new lady Ninjas to deal with :)
     
  6. Tarot

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    Oh I wish! :) But from the responses it doesn't sound like these schools in my area are on the up and up. Bummer for me. :( I hope yours works out! :D
     
  7. rutherford

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    Hmm. I wouldn't go that far, and I'd hate to think I turned you off from trying out Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu.

    Personally, I would stay away from the Columbus Ninjutsu Club, although I hate to say it just looking at a website. Testing for Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu is "optional" at their school. And whatever rank that red belt is in their system, he certainly has garbage for taijutsu.

    It's the movement that counts, individually. And how well you learn from a particular teaching style that matters most in picking an instructor.

    Since you don't have a lot of experience, you should probably visit many schools before you make a choice you plan to stick with. Get a wide range of experiences, and then pick the place that just feels like home.

    Good luck with your search.
     
  8. Kizaru

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    Interesting. If you take a look at the original Ten Chi Jin ryaku no Maki written by Soke, there's a section on striking makiwara, as opposed to a "real" target, before practicing striking kyusho on a live target. I hear some people complain about how difficult training in the Bujinkan is. I found my past five years here in Japan to be pretty easy; you just let go of what you "prefer" to do, and do what the teacher says...but I guess some people find difficulty with that.
     
  9. Don Roley

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    Kizaru,
    I think Rutherford was talking about the punching pads they had on their hands like in boxing drills. Not something like a makiwara that is solid.

    I tend to agree with him on the real target thing. Putting a pad on your body and the other guy hitting that is something we both have done. Flashing a punching pad like the do in boxing is not.
     
  10. beauty_in_the_sai

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    I think it is as I'm a women and take it. :) My shurriken throwing ability and accuracy are getting better all the time. I was already pretty good about sneaking around and hiding before ninjutsu, so that's a strength.

    Becky
     
  11. rutherford

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    I often have trouble doing what my teacher says, but I always attempt to do it to the best of my ability.

    However, if my teacher said, "Hit this pad on my hand while I walk straight backwards." I'd look at him funny for a second and wonder why. And then I'd HIT THE PAD. I wouldn't flare my elbo, I'd punch with my whole body, and if I had a guard up it wouldn't be in a position where a return shot would send my fist straight into my face.

    And, to be honest, I don't particularly enjoy makiwara training. Or hitting a bag.
     
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    I also train in ninjutsu/taijutsu, and I like it a lot. Probably about ten percent of the people in my dojo that train regularly are women, and most of us are pretty serious. I used to study karate, and I prefer what I'm doing now. I think some aspects of taijutsu play to women's strengths; it's not an art that relies a lot on being able to knock somebody down with a punch or a kick, and it relies on having a good foundation in body mechanics which I think a lot of women have- less stiff, more fluid. I hope you have good luck finding a good instructor and that you enjoy the training!

    -Lisa Coray
     
  13. MrFunnieman

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    Tarot, I know the guys that started the CNC and I agree with the comments of rutherford and Bigshadow.

    If you are interested in ninjutsu and it's elements you might look up the Columbus Quest Center. It's owned my Michael Francis. He may have changed the name to Jizaikan Kage Dojo (or something to that effect). He's a great guy and I know there are several women training there. It's not affiliated with the Bujinkan, but all the material taught is derived from there. The school is located in the Silver Lane Center on N. Hamilton Rd. in Gahanna. If anything it's worth a visit and they train four or five days a week. If not... pursue Aikido :)
     
  14. Tarot

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    MrFunnieman, Thank you so much! I will definitly contact them. :D
     
  15. Cryozombie

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    Tarot, read THIS thread about the Jizaikan before you make your decision...

    Just so you know it appears to be a hybrid of toshindo and aikido.

     
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    Columbus Quest Center is now Jazaikan Kage Dojo which is the subject in another thread on this forum entitled "New X-Kan?" An off-shoot of the Bujinkan to To-Shin Do to Jazaikan Aiki Ninjutsu.
     
  17. Shogun

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    so true. even if there isn't a problem. we have had 3 girls sign up for class in Jiu-jitsu, and after a couple months they still pay, but almost never show up, then leave.
     
  18. Cryozombie

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    Well, quit scaring them off, Shogun!

    :D :D
     
  19. seansnyder

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    My wife has been taking it for quite a while-I guess to answer your question you could take a look at Natasha Morgan-that is one young lady I would not want to mess with-I could put my wife in the same category-So to answer your question yes it's a great art for women to take-nothing better than "beautiful and deadly".


    Sean Snyder
     
  20. Bigshadow

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    Are you sure they never show up? Or is it that you cannot see them, now? :rofl:
     

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