is some much fun to practice when you have a buddy to study it with!
It has been over
10 years since we established or Ninjutsu BlackBelt Home Study Course
Buddy Program into our Bushindo UniversityTM curriculum.
Almost everything we do in life is better
when we can share it with a friend.
Ninjutsu is a fabulous path to share with a buddy.
Since we started offering a special Buddy Plan in 1999, it has been
an incredible hit worldwide.
Having a friend to train with inspires you to
keep on going and you get inspired by watching your friend’s life
changes as they study this art with you through the Ninjutsu Black Belt
Home Study Course.
Acting as a team you can learn the techniques more effectively
and encourage each other to try new things that you might not attempt
on your own.
We have consistently found that our students who team
up with a partner(s) have progressed much faster than those without
one - many at over double the normal rate of learning!
Students with training partners also stay in the training
longer and rank higher that those who do not get a buddy to train with.
If you and your friend plan to test with us either in person or by video
(video dvd testing is available up to 1st kyu, the rank just before
black belt but the Black Belt test itself must be done in person) then
this will be a great deal for you.
If you are studying the Ninjutsu Black Belt Home Study Course together and decide
to be tested by another Bujinkan instructor not affiliated with the
IBDA Dojo this buddy system program does not apply to you.
Education is first with us. We want our students to
get a first class education and to encourage their friends and family
to do the same.
Two Buddy Plans to choose from:
PLAN 1: Family Members Buddy Plan
Your spouse and/or children living in the same house with you can also train with your Ninjutsu Home Study Course listed as your buddy (buddies) and do rank advancement testing with us at IBDA without any additional expense, except for them becoming an IBDA member (so that they can enjoy their own Ninja Vault access and have their own membership certificate) and their ranking certification fees.
How to sign up your family member:
- Register your family members as a buddy of yours by having them fill out the IBDA membership application and send that along with a passport style photo and the appropriate annual membership fee to the Bushindo Office. The membership application can be copied from inside your course binder or you can do this online from inside the membership area of the Ninja Vault. Once this is submitted properly to Bushindo your buddy will then be officially coded to your course and they will receive a membership certificate and a Ninja Vault access code so they can enjoy posting in the forum.
- Before the rank test - Make sure that each person is registered as a buddy with you and that their IBDA membership current. This can be done by either going to www.NinjutsuStore.com or by calling the Bushindo office at 707-987-9322. Each person testing will be required to pay a separate testing & certification fee, as upon rank advancement they will be issued a personal rank certificate.
The Bushindo UniversityTM Buddy Plan system works up to Shodan black belt level and then after that each person will be on their own separate program (though we recommend that you still study and train together).
PLAN 2: Non-Family Members Buddy Plan
We want to jump start your learning so much that we will offer you an incentive to get a training partner. Find a friend or two to train with you! You both will benefit from this.
If in the first 60 days of your purchase of this IBDA Ninjutsu Shodan Course you get a buddy to sign up we will do for you one of the following:
- We give you the Ninja Weapons Beginners Course FREE! You only pay standard shipping costs ($130 value).
- Or we will give your training Buddy the same Complete Ninjutsu Shodan Home Study Course for $100 off the current suggested retail course price. ($100 savings)
You may be asking yourself "Why 2 options?". Well frankly, some friends have adequate money to purchase a course and for other friends saving $100 is a big deal to them. We appreciate your getting someone else started in the art and want to reward you for it or we both help someone train that may not yet be able too. Everyone wins and we like it when that happens.
The Bushindo UniversityTM Buddy Plan system works
up to black belt level and then after that each person will be on their
own separate program (though we recommend that you still study and train
To sign up your Buddy
Contact Bushindo office at 707-987-9322
Remember to also fill out a membership form and e-mail
it to us at email@example.com or fax it in to us @ 707-987-2365
Buddy Plan Summary
To sum it up, ALL students who wish to learn and RANK TEST with us must
either be enrolled for Ninjutsu study at one of our IBDA Bujinkan Dojos
or in our Ninjutsu Blackbelt Home Study Course program either as a purchaser
of the Course or on a Buddy System.
Testing fees will need to be submitted
individually by each person testing. We pay qualified instructors to
review each person individually on your submitted ranking review dvd.
They prepare a written feedback sheet instructing you on how well you
did and what exactly you need to improve to get the best progress in
You can train on the Buddy Plan system
up to receiving your Blackbelt from us, after which time each person
will be on their own separate program (though we recommend that you
still study together). Small training groups should consult the IBDA
hombu office for details.
We are happy
to extend this new program to you and look forward to the day that you
are awarded your BlackBelt. Let us know how we can help you achieve