- Review the instructor’s credentials such as; who is their instructor, years of experience, passion, and rank in conjunction with years of consistent training.
- Agree to a month trial period before making a long term commitment.
A skilled martial artist may not be a skilled instructor. Evaluate integrity, effectiveness of the style, can you become proficient in the techniques, and will it improve or worsen the quality of your life.
- Flashy does not translate into quality. Are you confident that with practice you can defend yourself and family against an attack on the street where there are no rules? Standing hand to hand fighting, ground fighting, weapons defense against pipes or knives, and what about multiple attackers. Does the style match your natural abilities?
- Rank given too quickly makes you fat on ego and perception and empty on technique and skills. Fifth degree Black Belt with 5 years of training is a good sign of emphasis on rank versus quality. A rule of thumb is that a technique must be performed 1,000 to 3,000 times before it is natural. This requires commitment, perseverance, practice, and good old fashion time.
- You must like what you’re doing, your instructor, and your training partners. This requires an environment consisting of integrity, etiquette, characterized by serious, safe training without ego.
Niji No Hashi Dojo Ninpo Bugei training will provide you a facility where mental and physical training is important. Emphasis is placed on safety, integrity, etiquette, and physical well being along with techniques. Each individual will progress at there own pace and when you become a black belt, it will have been earned, and you will have the skills of a black belt.
We would appreciate the opportunity to assist you in meeting your training goals. Our location and contact information is: