THE BLACKBELT COURSE
what it takes to become a Black Belt in Ninjutsu in your
own home at your own pace!
This revolutionary Ninjutsu Home Study Course pioneered by Master
Richard Van Donk is used by high ranking Ninjutsu instructors
and beginning students alike with great success in over 110
countries worldwide. Seven years, 1000's of hours of research,
lots of blood, sweat and tears, and almost ¼ million
miles of travel in 50 trips to Japan to personally train with
Grandmaster Hatsumi and other Shihan teachers went into providing
you with this very comprehensive step by step Black Belt curriculum.
There is none like it anywhere else in the world. The elite
World Grandmaster Council (WHFSC) gave us the best top International
Videos Award in 1999. Find out why for yourself! Train at home
on your own time at your own pace!
A HOME STUDY COURSE?
Simply put, authentic Ninjutsu is hard to find in many parts of
the world. There are not qualified instructors available on every
corner. The Ninjutsu Blackbelt Home Study Course gives people
who are not fortunate enough to have a teacher near them an opportunity
to study this art in a step by step manner, offers them a way
to get feedback on their training, and if desired, obtain a certified
ranking. From the reports of our video students this is a dream
come true. The Ninjutsu Blackbelt Home Study Course even helps
those who have a Ninjutsu dojo near them to practice the lessons
at home, enhancing their training. Our students who train at the
dojo and at home with the course advance at least twice as quickly.
The Ninjutsu Blackbelt Home Study Course also creates a standard
for growth and gives a new blackbelt a method for becoming an
WILL BENEFIT BY STUDYING THE COURSE?
People who want a life change, new martial art students, families
or buddies who want a hobby together, those who train but want
more information, to learn faster, those without instructors,
instructors who want a curriculum for students, blackbelts in
other arts and schools who want to add to their system, knowledge
or credibility. Our success tells us that our Ninjutsu Blackbelt
Home Study Course will give you the edge you need to become a
better martial artist.
DO I GET STARTED THERE IS SO MUCH TO LEARN?
Simply enroll in the Ninjutsu Home Study Course by either purchasing
the complete course at a discount or getting at least the 1st
three dvd's, Shodan training manual & a membership. This allows
you to register as a Ninjutsu student by sending in your student
application. Obtain through us or your local martial arts shop
a black uniform with a white belt. You do not need to have tabi
shoes, (some do, some don't). Over time you will need to get or
make a few wooden weapons such as a knife, 3ft staff, 6 ft staff
and a wooden sword. Study each move on the tapes over and over
until you can do them easily just like it is on the dvd. Most
students take about 3 months at each level, achieving their blackbelt
in 2 1/2 years of dedicated study. If you are athletic or already
have martial arts experience you may go faster through the levels
keeping in mind that the basics are the foundations that you build
your Blackbelt and above training on. This Course was carefully
crafted over 7 years to give you a natural progression of material.
CAN I REALLY LEARN WITH THE HOME STUDY
COURSE INSTEAD OF AN INSTRUCTOR?
First, the dvd's are your instructor, teaching
you in your home or dojo in a step by step way. You can slow motion
the instructor and practice the move until you learn it. Try that
in a dojo. No intimidation of a class. Go at your own speed. And
do it when you have the time.
Second, we encourage you to find training partners
or a Bujinkan school near you when you feel you are ready to take
your training to a new level. For you we have created a unique
and very effective written feedback system that really works.
We know because it produces results! And we are growing IBDA dojo's
and training groups around the world. Perhaps you will be the
head of one in your area.
DO I TEST FOR RANK?
Testing is simple. Upon becoming a registered student we provide
you with a list of what techniques to demonstrate while being
filmed on video and burnt to a rank testing dvd. Send in your
video test on dvd and an upper level blackbelt instructor will
carefully review and grade your skills, give you great feedback
inspiring your improvements in the areas needed. We'll mail your
certification for 9th kyu to 1st kyu ranks. The blackbelt test
must be done in person at a semi-annual camp, seminar, tai kai,
dojo or private appointment. This is a real blackbelt and we want
your day to be special! ALL OF OUR RANK CERTIIFICATIONS COME FROM
SOKE HATSUMI IN JAPAN! Question training with any instructor that
claims to be in the Bujinkan if they do not present you with official
Bujinkan rank certification. Click on Rank
Testing to go to that section for more details.
I STUDY THE COURSE WITH A FRIEND? (OUR BUDDY PLAN)
Nothing is better than sharing these studies with family or a
buddy! It is so much fun to have someone you can share this art
with. Each of you will inspire each other's growth. We highly
encourage it and we designed a special training plan where you
and a friend can share your training at a reduced enrollment price.
Family is everything to
us. So immediate family members such as your wife, husband or
children living in your home can study and test with the same
Course. We recommend that everyone has their own training manual
and of course their own uniform.
Check our Buddy
Plan section for complete information
HAVE XXXX DISABILITY. CAN I STILL TRAIN AND BECOME A BLACKBELT
ABSOLUTELY! Train as you
are and do the best you can. Follow your dreams. There are many
Bujinkan BlackBelts and Shidoshi's that are even in wheel chairs
permanently or on crutches. Now you may not be able to do the
cartwheels and back flips. Rolls may not look so good BUT you
can still train your mind, increase strength in your body, learn
how to defend yourself and live the Ninja path. Do not let this
stop you. We encourage you to follow and live your dreams.
NINJUTSU IS NOT RELIGION
Spiritual Yes. Religion
NO. You can train in our art no matter what your religious path
is or is not. Please do not confuse this or let anyone else tell
you otherwise. We respect all faiths. We have issued blackbelts
to people of every faith. Soke Hatsumi emphaticallly respects
all faiths and considers his own not limited to one but includes
all religions. This art has lasted at least a thousand years and
people who trained in it had their own religious beliefs, mostly
ones that taught living a natural life. As time goes on cultures
change form as do even religious beliefs. Many Japanese families
that where once Shinto over time adopted Buddhism and now have
converted to Christian. Bujinkan Ninjutsu teachings are worldwide
and encompass every religion. Please know that respect, human
kindness and helping others are key principles of our Ninjutsu
ABOUT THE BUJINKAN
RULES STATE THAT PEOPLE WITH CRIMINAL RECORDS OR ON MEDICATION
CANNOT TRAIN. DOES THIS LEAVE ME OUT?
We do not want to leave anyone out
as we believe that these teachings can and do change peoples
lives. And we abide by the Bujinkan rules as they are meant
to be applied. These arts are are not for everyone and they
are not for people in prison (or should be), those that have
a very bad drug habit or those that are under strong mental
supervision. We evaluate yours and all other situations on an
individual basis. Someone who has recovered from the mentioned
challenges are usually welcomed into the training and as long
as they are not hurting anyone else they are welcome to train.
We allow everyone to have the opportunity to train with the
Shodan course and we reserve the right to deny rank testing
and dojo participation. Study the arts and change your life.
IBDA SOKE HATSUMI'S ORGANIZATION?
IBDA under the direction of Shihan Richard
Van Donk is an authorized representative of Soke Hatsumi's Bujinkan
teachings and ranks all IBDA students worldwide. Both Kyu and
Dan IBDA certifications through Soke Hatsumi's Japan Hombu Dojo
in Noda City. We are your source for authentic Ninjutsu teachings.
DO YOU STUDY KOGA
OR IGA SCHOOLS?
Both. The teachings of the Bujinkan
9 schools inherited by Soke Hatsumi and taught by him to Shihan
Van Donk contain information from both of these areas. People
like to think of them as clans and some times as opposing clans.
Both Koga and Iga are regions of Japan in which families trained
in these ancient time tested methods making the Ninja lore and
systems what they are today. There is more than what the movies
or even history books can teach you as far as accurate information.
By the Way, these are the secret arts of the ninja aren't they.
Do you think that the public or the families had the true knowledge
of it's history?
RECENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - ANSWERS
- DO YOU HAVE A LIVE-IN TRAINING- SEVERAL WEEKS? CAN I MOVE
THERE AND TRAIN WITH YOU?
- CAN I TRADE SERVICES OR STUFF FOR TRAINING MATERIAL?
- I TRAIN/TRAINED WITH ANOTHER BUJINKAN INSTRUCTOR AND NOW
WANT TO TRAIN WITH YOU - WILL YOU RECOGNIZE MY RANK?
- I NEVER GOT A CERTIFICATE I PAID FOR - INSTRUCTOR NOW GONE
CAN YOU GET IT FOR ME?
- I AM A CERTIFED 4TH DAN WITH 15 STUDENTS AND WANT TO TRAIN
WITH YOU. WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO?
- I HAVE HEARD GREAT THINGS ABOUT PRIVATE SESSIONS WITH SHIHAN
RICHARD VAN DONK HOW DO I BOOK ONE?
- HOW DO I BOOK A SEMIANR WITH SHIHAN VAN DONK? See the Ninja
- CAN I GO TO JAPAN AND LIVE AND TRAIN? See the Ninja vault.
- HOW DO I FIND A GOOD NINJUTSU DOJO? See the Ninja vault.
- WHAT IS A GOOD SWORD AND HOW DO I GET ONE? See the Ninja
- HOW DO I CARE FOR MY SWORD? See the Ninja vault.
- ARE YOUR RANK CERTIFICATES FROM JAPAN?
- WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOUR BLACKBELT COURSE AND
have turned out great Blackbelts all over the world.
can be next!