What is Ninpo Martial Arts?

Ninpo US teaches authentic Ninpo Bugei, including unarmed and armed defense, through its affiliated schools, along the eastern coast of the United States.

Ninpo Martial Arts has a rich history of defensive tactics and self-defense skills going back hundreds of years in Japan.

From a self-defense perspective, the primary focus of our training is protecting ourselves and others, with an emphasis on escaping dangerous situations. Ninpo is a self-defense focused system of martial arts rather than competition based.

In addition, it’s crucial for students of Ninpo to learn internal balance, humility, and focus. The helps our students to become “complete warriors”, able to apply our warrior principles in every day life.

Our martial arts training uses a holistic approach of honoring warrior tradition while having a modern combatives approach to application in reality based self-defense.

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Japanese Ju-jutsu contains diverse systems of combat going back hundreds, even thousands, of years. These systems, called ryu or ryu-ha, were generally independent of each other, serving specific functions within law enforcement, protection, and warfare. For this reason, various ryu-ha often share similarities with each other, while also practicing unique skills and strategies that set them apart from each other.

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Do I have to be in good physical shape to train with Ninpo US?

No. Martial arts is a great way to improve your physical conditioning and ability. We work with our students to help them set realistic expectations and goals for achieving their training goals, as well as, help give them accountability.

Can I join Ninpo US if I don’t live near an affiliated school?

Yes. Ninpo US offers both regular training and special events throughout the year, and has benefits available to you no matter where you live. We’re much more than just a “martial arts organization”. We’re a martial family are real, sincere martial artists.

Is Japanese Ju-jutsu(JJJ) the same as Brazilian Jiu-jitsu(BJJ)?

No, but there are similarities. Brazilian Jiu-jitsu focuses on ground fighting and techniques that are safe in a competitive environment. By comparison, Japanese Ju-jutsu has methods of ground fighting called ne-waza, however, the focus is spread of a greater variance of skill sets.