Ninjutsu and Self Defense

Ninjutsu and Self Defense

Self defense is valuable, yet unfortunately few know and teach real, tested defense techniques. It is easy to find sport martial arts, and martial arts to center oneself and gain fluidity, flexibility, and strength. Yet pragmatic, everyday self defense is often missing.

Enter Ninjutsu. A martial art designed in antiquity by the Japanese people shrugging off the oppression of the ruling Samurai. An art designed for the outnumbered, the over powered. An art designed for simple everyday people to protect themselves and each other. It has never been dulled into a sport, a dance, or a practice. It is clear, straightforward, and beautiful in its potency. Carrying the ability to defend yourself can change the way you view and interact with the world.


The basis of ninjutsu is body mechanics that can be applied to walking, stalking, throwing, and most tool use. It interweaves with Roots teachings in a surprising and exciting fusion. This has allowed us to fine tune survival skills techniques to be more efficient and powerful.

We are lucky to have crossed paths with Ben Goodrich, of New England Ninjutsu, and that our mutual value of each others work is as strong as our friendship. He instructs at several of our courses; Primitive Weapons, Instinctual Awareness and Self Defense, and Ancient Scout. Ninjutsu Classes are also available year round in Montpelier either weekly in a group or private lessons, Weekly Classes on Tues, Thur, Sat, contact us and we will be happy to give you the details.

"The essence of all martial arts and military strategies is self protection and the prevention of danger. Ninjutsu epitomizes the fullest concept of self protection through martial training in that the ninja art deals with the protection of not only the physical body, but the mind and spirit as well. The way of the ninja is the way of enduring, surviving, and prevailing over all that would destroy one. More than merely delivering strikes and slashes, and deeper in significance than the simple outwitting of an enemy; ninjutsu is the way of attaining that which we need while making the world a better place. The skill of the ninja is the art of winning."

Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi 34th Grandmaster of the Togakure Ryu in Ninjutsu: History and Tradition