Martial Art Training Weapons

Start here to find Ninja and Samurai Martial Art Training Weapons and related books by Hatsumi Soke about stick fighting, unarmed defense, sword and blade training (katana, shoto, tanto, more…)


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Basics of Ninja Training Bujinkan Ninjutsu Black Belt Course

The black belt Ninjutsu weapons videos covered in Basics Of Ninja Training® on DVD or Streaming/Download includes over 16 weapons, providing introductory explanations and very basic demonstrations of a few main weapons used in modern Bujinkan training all over the world.  You can get some of the training tools you see in these videos at our martial arts supplies page. Hatsumi Soke has written about the history and techniques of many ninja and samurai weapons and we recommend that you read Hatsumi books.

Click on a weapons topic to watch FREE training videos:

Katana    Shuriken   Tanto and Throwing Knives   Kusari Fundo
Rokushakubo    Hanbo    Kyoketsu Shoge   Gun

Ninjutsu weapons are descended from  both “samurai” and “ninja” experiences. Some techniques, like many for the katana, are very sophisticated with a lineage from ancient samurai schools. Others may have been invented from impromptu objects at hand such as boat hooks, garden hoes and nail removers (the possible origin of shuriken.)  This tradition of adapting any object for use as self-defense tools continues today in the modern training of ninjutsu students and it is common to see sensei doing ninja weapon training drills using backpacks, water bottles, luggage, keys and keychains, cellphones and other common objects as weapons.

 For more detailed Ninjutsu weapons training refer to the “Basics of Ninja Training®” blackbelt video course. Weapons training is covered in much more detail in that video course, and more weapons are covered than on this video blog: the katana (sword), bo shuriken (metal throwing darts), senban shuriken (throwing stars), the hanbo (3 foot staff), the rokushaku bo (6 foot staff), the tanto (knife), kunai and throwing knives, the shoto (a short sword similar to machetes), the kasuri fundo (a rope or metal chain with hard bits on the ends), kasuri gama (a hooked blade on a handle with chain and weighted end), kyoketsu shoge (a rope or chain with a metal ring on one end and a special flat, barbed blade at the other end) shuko (hand claws) the jutte (a short metal bar with a hooked piece at one end) the tessen (a metal “fan”) and spear-like weapons such as the yari and naginata.

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