Learn fundamental ninja skills from the only surviving clan to serve the last shogun. In this online class, meet a rare kunoichi (female ninja), learn the Musashi clan history, and train the physical and mental skills that are the basis of their art.
For the first time ever, the 450-year-old Musashi ninja clan offers an online experience introducing their fascinating history and traditional ninjutsu (ninja skills). In this 1-hour seminar, you’ll meet one of the clan's kunoichi — rare female ninjas. She'll introduce the history of the Musashi ninjas, and teach you the basics of three essential techniques. After initial greetings, you’ll start the session with a video presentation on the Musashi clan. Then your instructor will delve deeper, explaining the weapons and skills particular to their clan. Following the informational section of the seminar comes the practical part: three fundamental ninjutsu techniques. First is the “stealth rabbit walk,” a difficult but very quiet kind of ninjutsu step — you can choose to simply watch, or to try it for yourself. Then, you’ll learn to make a projectile weapon from simple materials: just paper and a pin. Practice throwing the “Musashi flying needle,” and then move on to the mental skill of the day: “kujikiri” (nine-symbol cutting) meditation. After the ninjutsu practice, we’ll have some time for questions and answers, so you can ask your ninja host anything you want to know!
- Ages 0–4 are free of charge - Please be punctual: the experience may be shortened with no refund if you are not connected at the scheduled time - Please ensure your internet connection is fast enough for video calls; we cannot offer refunds in case of connectivity issues - Recording the experience or sharing the Zoom link with unregistered guests is strictly prohibited