For fucks sake man you have two threads with the same question! Get over ninjitsu. So Cal is the mecca of MA's, you have so many real options it's pathetic. Do what Poidog said. Show up for the NoHo Clan's Saturday class. It has knives, sticks, staffs, guns (sometimes), punching, kicking, grappling and sparring on a weekly basis. All you need to do is wear your black pajamas and you can call it ninjitsu. We won't say a word... promise!