What does a typical Ninjitsu Ryu class entail?
The first fifteen minutes is dedicated cardio, flexibility, and body conditioning. The remaining time is dedicated to the students specific Kyu.
How do Ninjitsu Ryu students advance through the ranks?
You will be required to attain a certain amount of hours of training, before you become eligible for a grading. During this time your progress will be monitored by the Sensei, and based on your performance, your name will be put forward for grading.
What is expected of me during a grading?
We expect each student to display passion and energy in each of the questions and techniques asked. You will be on the grading floor from the start of the grading, until you complete the kyu level you are grading for.
What is a Sensei?
In Ninjitsu Ryu a Sensei is a person who has achieved their black belt and Instructors qualification. At Ninjitsu Ryu, part of our training requirement to attain a black belt, is to learn how to teach. One of the best ways of mastering a technique is to teach it. 4th to 5th Dan (Yodansha) has a title of Renshi.
Can a Sensei grade me by themselves?
A Sensei may grade you between 9th and 4th Kyu on their own, based on hours and skill. Two Sensei are required to grade a student between the levels of 3rd Kyu to 1st Dan, the student will be required to attend a full day grading, and be judged by a panel of Sensei.
All dojos have traind First Aiders as well First Aid kits.
Is there a minimum age to join?
We have set the minimum age at 7 years old. However, we may be willing to make exceptions after an interview. Students between the ages of 7 – 12 will have their own syllabus.
What are the fees to join Ninjitsu Ryu?
There is a once off Joining fee of R150, included in the Joining fee is a file with your first syllabus and a belt for your first level. The monthly membership fee is R300 in advance per month. First payment would be R450, thereafter R300 per month. Grading fees are R150.
What should I wear to class?
The dojo dress code is black tracksuit and comfortable t-shirt. After your first successful grading, you should wear black pants / black gi, black t-shirt, tabi’s / tekkies and a belt, with applicable stripes.
Where do I get clothing and/or training equipment?
These may be acquired through the dojo you will be training at, either Goodwood, Observatory or Brackenfell.
Where can I train Ninjutsu Martial Arts in Cape Town?
Ninjitsu Ryu have three dojo’s in the Cape Town area: Goodwood, Observatory and Brackenfell.