Good ninjutsu school!?!-Coumbus Ninjutsu
first off, thier website http://www.columbusninjutsuclub.com/index.asp
so i decided that this should go here instead of MABS because i am not questioning any of their credentials, its just very curious to me the structure of the school, because it seems quite well done, with certain exceptions.
the whole reason i started looking at this school is because it keeps popping up in those google ads at the top of the forum pages. I looked, saw some interesting stuff, but left it alone. A couple weeks later a bartender i work with was talking to me about how he used to do martial arts and how he thought it was better and cooler than the boring stuff he used to do; wrestling and judo. I was agast! Now i find out through a friend that an ex is also training at columbus ninjutsu. All in all i decided to look them up again.
as far as i can tell it is a combination of ninjutsu crap and very well done (at least in the demo videos) american ju jitsu. the sparring videos i saw also demostrated good standup, no leaning in/running away punches that i expected when i saw the head instructor had a BB in TKD. They incorporate sparring into class, say that you aren't going to be a ninja assasin or anything like that, and generally just seem to have a good grip on reality.
the problem? THEY STILL DO NINJUTSU!!!11!!!!ONE!!! it was so weird to go through their technique videos seeing good ju jitsu then stumbling onto this http://www.columbusninjutsuclub.com/...rted113006.wmv, which is standard ninja crap. basically my question to all bullies, is can a school that teaches really good solid fundementals but also teaches the worst of the ninjutsu/aikido crap, still be a good place to learn martial arts, if both and taught as being equal? it seems so schizophrenic
I don't know how you separate the two. Maybe it's just a cheesy marketing technique, but I need to have respect for my instructors . . .
Is dat the real ninjutsu?
But no, I mean, it looked pretty sweet, and the FAQs were down to earth.
Go try out a class...but don't call yourself a ninjutsuka :p
Well I'll be gosh-damned.
A Ninjutsu school what trains with aliveness. And from those sparring videos, their technique is pretty sharp.
I want to look into this 17th century document their school is based on. It seems that they have no affiliation with the "official" ninjutsu orgs (the x-kans), which in this case, is probably a good thing.
Ok, reading the articles on their page now, and these guys are officially awesome:
On the necessity of live training, and the logical fallacies which are usually brought to bear against it.
Which, among other things, addressing the lack of historical verifiability in Ninjutsu ryu-ha.
I guess we know what Ninjutsu looks like without bullshit now. It looks like American Ju-jitsu with black pants.
Honestly, reading this guy's articles, and looking at his site, I'd train there.
I still wouldn't say i did ninjutsu, though...
Looks like a guy who stood up, noticed he was in a BS ninjutsu school, and decided:
"**** this. I'm gonna do this right."
Yet stayed with what he knew.
As much as I love to poke fun at Ninjers, there are some good places. Okay. I only know of one. These guys:
They teach ninjitsu and MT. I cannot speak for the ninjitsu side of it, but I know their MT guys are of a very high standard. Almost every time ive seen them in the ring they have owned.
The same instructor teaches the ninjitsu and the MT side of things.
Plus Team Gladiator looks like a whole heap of fun!
Edit: The picture gallery is worth a look in as there is some prime material for some of our... other threads...
These guys are awesome, not only do they use legitimate grappling techniques...
They run up fucking walls. Thats what i call real ninjas.
What's in a name? Good MA is good MA, regardless of what the school calls it.
Actually, acrobatics aside, this looks like what you would see at a *good* JKD or Kajukenbo school. Basically MMA with some extra streetfighting stuff thrown in. I would totally train with these guys.
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