Actual questions, not just blind criticism.
I have a few questions for you, and would like to discuss a couple of things with you, since you're here.
I am from the Dallas/Ft. Worth area originally; TX is still my home of record. So, I do show up from time to time when I get to go home on leave. A friend of mine likes the idea of being involved in martial arts, but makes excuses as to why he won't participate at the school his son (and my family) attend. They teach judo, jukoryu jujitsu, and the hanbo. He wanted something more "hardcore", and asked me to look up any "ninjitsu" schools in the area.
A Google search led me to your website. Aside from the silly poses and silly web design, the site does provide a good overview of what you do. But I have issues with what you do. Frankly, the links I saw to your sparring videos alarmed me. I saw a lot of sweaty men trying very hard to do something martial-esque. I did not see much in the way of technique, control, or an instructor looking out for their safety. Unfortunately, I cannot find that series of video clips.
I also saw really bad weapons technique demonstrations, including at 1:00 of this video: YouTube- youtube clip #20 Ralph Severe Dallas Ninjutsu Kukishin ryu Bojutsu Urban Combative Training. Really? You smacked the ground near his feet with your staff one-handed, while you went to your knees? You gave up control of your weapon, and presented an open head for retaliation. Am I missing a subtlety that would make this technique not a suicide move?
Sand in the face? That's your go-to move? YouTube- youtube Clip #4 Ralph Severe Dallas Ninjutsu Academy Togakure ryu
I would rather see a video purporting to give a fun look at woodland training that involved hiding, camouflage, perhaps even decent weapon-handling skills in a cluttered environment. Instead, I saw powder in the eyes, and a cut-n-run.
I don't care how big you are. It's obvious you can move. I understand that you probably really love what you do. I do have issues with your substandard quality and the sheer cheesiness your operations projects. Help me to understand why I shouldn't feel this way. Help me to feel bad about telling my friend to avoid you school like a plague. Aside from the fact that he has ready access to a perfectly adequate facility and group of instructors already- make me see why you offer so much more than bad weapons, ninja showmanship, and horribly expensive ways to learn basic marksmanship.
There was a rumor somewhere on this site about possibly doing a big Dallas area throwdown. I liked the Houston one I went to- my only complaint was it took me so long to get there, that I missed the first half. You would do well to show up at the throwdown to let people like me roll around with you and your students to get an idea of what you teach. I can't promise I'll make it if it happens- I go back out to sea in June. But I'd like to see what I can wrangle.