Ninja-Ryu Training Description
We practice an eclectic and open style of Jiu-Jitsu that combines an appreciation of the traditional martial arts while benefiting from 21st century training methods. In practice our philosophy is to use what works while employing the principles of honour, discipline, respect and friendship.
We are lucky enough to live in an era where we can easily access knowledge from a variety of media. By drawing on many sources we have had the opportunity to compliment and improve our Jiu-Jitsu base. Also, our Black Belts have traveled extensively, bringing back skills that are integrated into our training. The following arts have had an influences on our stand-up striking techniques: boxing, Muay Thai, Wing-Chun and karate. To supplement our repertoire of grappling and defense techniques we have also added skills from Hapkido and wrestling.
The Ninja-Ryu system provides a vast array of empty hand techniques and basic weapon skills for students to learn. While coming up through the belt ranks students are introduced to not only Jiu-Jitsu but also get a chance to experiment with boxing, Muay Thai, Kali and other related arts. Our blow-throw-blow style mixes well with the emphasis we place on sparring, grappling, strong self-defense orientation and learning to handle conflict and precarious situations.
The serious training in weapons begins at the Black Belt level where we have special weekly classes in advanced armed and unarmed close-quarter defense. Our close-quarter weapons system merges the Filipino and Indonesian blade, blunt and flexible weapon styles with European and military systems. We primarily train with short blades, solo baston (single stick), sinawali (double stick), sjambok (stiff whip) and knife throwing.