Ninjutsu DVD – Ninja Training – Bujinkan Black Belt

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Ninjutsu DVD’s and Streaming Videos: Ninjutsu Bujinkan Black Belt Video Course

Ninjutsu DVD – Bujinkan Black Belt Video Course

This complete Ninjutsu DVD set  is many hours long and demonstrates all the required skills for earning a Shodan level (1st dan, first-degree black belt) with the Internationally acclaimed Bushindo University. This rigorous course is designed and performed by Doshi Richard Van Donk, who is officially authorized by Hatsumi Soke. This black belt video course features many hours of  instruction including weapons training and a a comprehensive course guide. You also get one year free membership to the IBDA (International Bujinkan Dojos Association) and access to streaming videos and the International IBDA training community. Purchase does not include any official black belt or kyu testing or ranking, but you CAN order testing when you are ready.

Learn Ninjutsu techniques on DVD! Whether or not you ever test for a Ninja black belt, this is a comprehensive collection of basic Ninjutsu training on DVD that will improve your quest for martial arts knowledge. It is the essence of Ninja self defense training and is perfect reference material for martial art students of any school or skill level. It is ideal for students studying for Shodan level blackbelt in authentic Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu (aka “Ninjutsu” the ancient art of the Ninja.)  Read course details below.

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Ninjutsu TOPICS in the Shodan Level Ninjutsu DVDs

Junan Taiso “Body Conditioning”
Kamae “Postures”
Taihenjutsu “Body Movement”
Ukemi “Breakfalls”
Kaiten “Rolls”
Shiho Tenchi Tobi “Leaping”
Kiten “Flips”
Kuten “Handsprings”
Dakentaijutsu “Striking Techniques”
Hoken Juroppo Ken “16 Secret Fists”
Keri “Kicking”
Uke Nagashi “Receiving Flow”
Shinobi Aruki “Silent Walking”
Tai Sabaki “Body Movement/Evasion”
Ashi Sabaki “Leg/Foot Movement”
Zanshin “Awareness”
Kihon Happo “The Eight Basic Ways”
San Shin No Kata “The 3 Hearts Forms”
Hajutsu Kuho “Wrist/Body Escapes
Gyaku Waza “Reversal Techniques”
Nage Waza “Throwing Techniques”
Jime Waza “Choking Techniques”
Kuzushi “Off Balancing”
Shinken Mutodori Gata “Sword Evasion”
Kyusho “Weakness Points”
Metsubishi “Deceptive Distraction”
Taijutsu – Motion for Maximum Power

Ninjutsu WEAPONS TAUGHT in the Ninjutsu DVDs

The Mind

Hanbo – Short Staff
Katana – Sword
Rokushaku Bo – Long staff
Shoto – Short Sword
Tanto – Knife
Kusari Fundo – Chain w/tips
Kunai, Tessen, Jute – Blades
Shuriken – Throwing Blades
Shuko – Hand claws
Naginata and Yari – Spears
Kyoketsu Shoge – Rope/Ring
Hand Guns & Airsoft Training
…..much more

This is just the FIRST DEGREE level of study in this martial art. There are 15 degrees of black belt study in Hatsumi Soke’s Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu martial, the most famous modern school of “Ninjutsu.”  We recommend you start your journey with instruction from courses and member forums provided by Bushindo University, one of the most comprehensive and credible resources on the planet for learning the ancient art of the ninja and samurai in modern times.

Black Belt Course Description

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The complete Black Belt Course Description for all 15 degrees of Ninjutsu Black Belt instruction is available from Bushindo University. The first level, first degree shodan training, is available on DVD and streaming video and the course description is outlined below.

Many hours of instruction including ninja and samurai weapons, and modern self-defense applications! See below to learn about the first degree black belt course for the Bujinkan Ninjutsu black belt video courses offered at Bushindo University. The skills listed below are from the  “Shodan” (first-degree black belt) program developed by Doshi Van Donk under Grandmaster Hatsumi Soke. Richard Van Donk is a long-time student of Bujinkan Grandmaster Masaaki Hatsumi in Japan. All students who purchase the black belt Ninjutsu Bujinkan DVD video course get immediate access to the streaming videos, membership with the International Bujinkan Dojo Association online community, and optional rank testing. After you complete the first degree black belt level, you can easily transition to the next level of instruction with the same community support, up to 15th degree black belt or even become a Ninja instructor.

The purpose of Ninjutsu Bujinkan study is to learn awareness and techniques conducive to self-defense, both physical and psychological. The first rule is to attempt to avoid physical contact and conflict in all cases. Ideally, an effective Bujinkan practitioner would never need to use damaging force to control any threatening situation.  The associates of this web site and its partners do not advocate aggressive behavior against people or property.  Read the Bujinkan Guidelines from the Honbu Dojo in Japan at

Black Belt Video Course Description

This course is just the videos that you purchase and watch forever. Rank testing and student assessment is provided as an additional and optional service from the most established Bujinkan training resource in the world, Bushindo University. Videos don’t replace real person-to-person training, but using video tools is like having a comprehensive video encyclopedia that you simply buy to own, and you just watch them whenever you want.  No membership or other commitments are required, but you do receive membership to IBDA for a year when you buy the course.  Your positive and intelligent interaction with all social networking sites associated with Ninja Learning Network and Bushindo University is welcomed and encouraged – a great way to get free training advice from many advanced practicioners. Belt or kyu rank is not guaranteed or included with purchase of the Video Course, but you can work with advanced Shihan to accomplish your ranking goals.


In the Bujinkan (Ninjutsu) all dojos and instructors follow different curriculum and testing practices. There is no standard for instruction as you see in other martial arts. At Bushindo University, and most other schools, Shodan rank can only be awarded through genuine testing procedures, eventually in person. Generally, a student who can learn the material presented in the Ninjutsu Black Belt Course videos are well on their way to knowing how to pass rank testing at any Bujinkan dojo (but ONLY if combined with serious hands-on training with other experienced students and instructors.)

What is Taught in the Blackbelt Video Course:

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Junan Taiso – “Body Conditioning”
Kamae  – “Postures”
Basic Dojo Terminology and Etiquette with pronunciation recordings
Ukemi – “Breakfalls”
Kaiten – “Rolls”
Dakentaijutsu – “Striking Techniques”
Tai Sabaki and Zanshin – “Body Movement/Evasion” and “Awareness”
Hoken Juroppo Ken – “The 16 Hidden/Secret Fists”
Keri – “Kicks”
Uke Nagashi – “Receiving Flow”
Kihon Happo – “The Eight Basic Ways”
San Shin – “The Three Hearts Form”
Hanbo – “The Half Staff” Traditional Weapon Study
Hajutsu Kuho – “The Eight Techniques and Nine Ways”
Katana Kamae- “Sword Postures”
Katana Giri – “Cutting with the Sword”
Katana Nuki – “Draws with the Sword”
Shinken Muto Dori Gata – “Sword Evasion Techniques”
Katana Parts and Etiquette
Finishing Pins
Taihenjutsu No Hands – Advanced Ukemi and Kaiten
Ashi Sabaki –  “Leg/Foot Movement/Evasion”
Gyaku Waza – “Reversal Techniques”
Nage Waza – “Throwing Techniques” (part one)
Rokushakubo Kamae – “Long Staff Postures”
Rokushakubo Spins
Rokushakubo Strikes
Taihenjutsu – Advanced Ukemi and Kaiten
San Shin Gokui – “Inner Essence” of San Shin
Knife, Tanto and Shoto
Kyusho Points – “Weakness Points”
Ukemi as Attack
Kihon Happo Variations
San Shin Variations
Kasuri Fundo –  Chain with Metal Tips
Multiple Attackers
San Shin Variations
Jime Waza – “Choking Techniques”
Jute – Metal Rod Traditional Weapon Study
Shuriken, Knife and Ax – Metal Throwing Weapons
Walking and Advanced Zanshin
Kuzushi – “Off Balancing”
Naginata – Spearlike Traditional Weapon Study
Yari – Spearlike Traditinal Weapon Study
Kyoketsu Shoge – Rope with Ring and Special Blade on the ends
Advanced Traditional Weapon Studies
Countering Counters

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Ninjutsu Black Belt Course Description

Final Shodan Level Training: 

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This is the period of training after a student has passed all 9 kuys but has not been permitted to test for the final black belt rank. The sensei will guide the student in variations of all the 9 kyu techniques and encourage the ability to improvise and train against multiple attacker situations, adding tools and weapons with the techniques and any other variables that will increase student skill and awareness. Students may also be required to teach beginners and assume dojo responsibilities. At most dojos the sensei will inform the student when they are ready to test for the Shodan rank, first degree black belt.  Ninjutsu students should be prepared to train with high degrees of flexibility and follow the lead of the sensei. Although many basic form techniques are used in Ninjutsu training as a basis for learning about the physics of the human body in motion, this martial art is actually far less structured than other arts and does not engage in competition sport because it is more focused on individual learning and actual survival effectiveness.

About Training and Your Purpose:

You are hereby warned and informed that any attempt to train yourself in this martial art is a vigorous physical activity and is extremely dangerous to yourself and others. You are solely responsible for injury or damage to people or property that occurs by attempting any of the information demonstrated in this document or associated videos. We provide this information as mental reference. It is information and demonstration material only. Train only under the direct supervision of professionals only. Videos are only good for supplemental reference and review.

The purpose of Ninjutsu Bujinkan study is to learn awareness and techniques conducive to self-defense, both physical and psychological. The first rule is to attempt to avoid physical contact and conflict in all cases. Ideally, an effective Bujinkan practitioner would never need to use damaging force to control any threatening situation. He/she would be able to diffuse trouble or get away from it before trouble even begins. Bujinkan is not intended to be an aggressive art and your mental capacity to control a situation is always the first line of defense – not violent control maneuvers. However, if unbalanced individuals in the environment are determined to create safety problems for you or people around you, it may become necessary to implement your physical training to diffuse their attack. The non-violent methods taught in Bujinkan are always the first type of response you would attempt to use in threatening situations. But, if attackers do escalate a situation to the level that people are in imminent and unavoidable danger, then you may be compelled to counter them with forceful methods, even using weapons. Only if necessary. Students who are not prepared to train under this philosophy may be considered unsuitable for training and their opportunities to study with authentic sensei can be revoked. The associates of this web site and its partners do not advocate aggressive behavior against people or property.

Bushindo University instructs students all over the world who are on their way to earning a first degree black belt, also known as “Shodan” rank, in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, ancient art of the Ninja (aka “Ninjutsu”.) Purchase of the videos does not guarantee any rank testing or black belt rank, it’s just the videos which show the techniques. But read below about getting additional and optional home-made video skill assessment and rank test services.



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