Japan’s official ninja organization holds “Ninja Preparatory School” with a series of lectures

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The Japan Ninja Council, located in the Taito district of Tokyo, is the only official ninja organization in the world used by local governments and tourism associations to spread the ancient Japanese culture often misunderstood by ninjas (or shinobi).

Established in Tokyo in July 2021, the first official ninja experience center “NINJA Tokyo Information Center”Opened next to the Asakusa Kaminarimon, where they promote understanding of the culture through ninja experiences and seminars provided.

Starting this month, the institution is offering more in-depth classes as part of their new venture – Ninja Preparatory School. These courses will be divided into 7 different sessions and are perfect for those who have a curiosity about ninjutsu, those who study the ninja path at home but can’t figure out some things and for those who believe they are exploiting the ninjutsu. fighting spirit of a ninja warrior.

Classes are also recommended as an additional refresher course for “Ninjas” who are officially recognized by the Japan Ninja Council – meaning that the classes can be shared with qualified professional ninjas.

The Ninja Prep School is guided by ninja instructors who are experts in both practical ninja skills and theories of the ninja world.

Teaching practical skills is Ninja Seiryukutsu (4th grade).

Seiryukutsu has mastered various martial arts from a young age and studied Oriental Body Theory (philosophical relationships between body and self) at university.

He has participated in numerous experience tours, shows and inbound seminars, through which he has even appeared in the media in Japan and abroad.

As a ninjutsu / martial arts researcher, Seiryukutsu practices mountain training, martial arts, and participates in the International Ninja Society. His expertise in mind and body allows him to teach students at ninjutsu classes and events how to fully control their bodies to achieve their goals.

Behind the theoretical part of the class is Takamaru, a member of the Japan Ninja Council who acts as editor-in-chief of the specialized ninja media platform. Ninjack, and also disseminates ninja information and his knowledge on the subject through his YouTube channel NinTube.

A graduate of Ninja and Ninjutsu Studies from Mie University and having completed a thesis based on the study of ninjutsu, Takamaru is a valued member of the International Ninja Society.

Each class will last 1 hour and 30 minutes and will follow a specific theme relating to ninjas and ninjutsu, chosen from a collection of three major ninjutsu study books. During the first 45 minutes, students will receive in-depth lectures and practical advice from the instructor on the specific topic of the class. The next 45 minutes allow students to express their own questions about the topic of the class, which the lecturers will explain through further lectures and practices.

Classes are limited to 10 people per group, with places available for booking on the home page of the Tokyo NINJA Information Center.

Below is a list of all the courses, their themes and the dates they will take place:

Date: Thursday, December 23, 2021

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Speaker: Seiryukutsu / Takamaru

Content: Opening Ceremony (Explanation of the Preparatory Ninja School and Presentation of Ninja / Ninjutsu)

Date: Thursday, January 20, 2022

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Speaker: Takamaru

Content: Study of the ninja book “Bansenshukai” – Theoretical lesson

Date: Thursday, January 27, 2022

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Speaker: Seiryukutsu

Content: Study of the ninja book “Bansenshukai” – Practical lesson

Date: Thursday, February 17, 2022

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Speaker: Takamaru

Content: Study of the ninja book “Shinobiden” – Theoretical lesson

Date: Thursday February 27, 2022

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Speaker: Seiryukutsu

Content: Study of the Ninja book “Shinobiden” – Practical lesson

Date: Thursday, March 17, 2022

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Speaker: Takamaru

Content: Study of the ninja book “Shoninki” – Theoretical lesson

Date: Thursday March 24, 2022

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Speaker: Seiryukutsu

Content: Study of the Ninja book “Shoninki” – Practical lesson

Entrance fee: 3,500 yen per person, per session

* 500 yen discount on each participation for those who attend the 7 times, in the form of the last session being free

NINJA Tokyo Information Center

Location: 6th Floor Yamano Asakusa Building, 2-17-8 Kaminarimon, Taito-ku, Tokyo

Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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