Saturday, April 30, 2016

Bokken Training Drill Video - Ninjutsu Bujinkan Katana Strikes and Blocks

Watch the new video: Bokken Training Drill Video - Practice Ninjutsu Bujinkan Katana Strikes and Blocks

Bokken Training Drill Video - Or Use a Shinai or Foam Training Sword

14th Dan Shihan Mark Roemke uses a Bokken to demonstrate training drills to practice the distance and movement of strikes and blocks related to katana sword attacks. Moving to change the angle you use to face your opponent and stepping to alter your distance from the attacker are critical. This drill shows you how to safely practice some techniques to learn effective blocking and striking that can be useful for any katana martial art students.  Use a shinai, bokken or foam practice sword to avoid injury during katana training.

Sensei Roemke is demonstrating sword techniques from the Machida Family Enbukan school in Japan where he trains, and also under Soke Hatsumi, Grandmaster of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu.

How to find training Bokken and more information

You can learn more katana ("samurai sword") training in other free videos on this channel, or go in depth with katana techniques and 15 other Ninja and Samurai weapons from the Ninjutsu black belt video course "Basics of Ninja Training" with Sensei Roemke. Get more information at or

Find bokken, shinai, katana, sword cleaning kits and other traditional self defense weapons and information at

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Ninja Weapons Training Video - Katana Distance Control

Watch this Ninja weapons training video about Katana distance control.  You'll be able to train more realistically with this safety tip.  We do NOT recommend that you use a live blade, you should only use a wooden, padded bokken or a shinai to practice.  The Bujinkan ninjutsu instructors in this video are trained professionals using slow demonstration techniques in a controlled environment.

This video is a supplement "Shodan" level training tip that supports learning with the black belt video course "Basics of Ninja Training" by Ninja Learning Network.  (See information below about ordering the instant downloads or DVD/Bluray discs of the course.)  Shodan level training is intended to offer advanced tips for first degree black belt students of Bujinkan Budo Taijutus, the ninjutsu school of Grandmaster Hatsumi.

This video uses a "live" katana sword blade that is sharp and dangerous. You should never imitate this training video with any real blades or dangerous objects.  You should train with padded wooden "bokken" or "shinai" instead of katana which are easily ordered by mail anywhere in the world.
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Notice that this training tip in the video is executed slowly for safety reasons.  Even when you practice with wooden or padded tools, you should start slowly with many repetitions.

"Ninja training weapons" used at most dojos can result in lethal consequences if not used carefully during practice. The most common set of Ninja training weapons found at dojos today are the katana (sword), bo shuriken (throwing needles or darts made from metal), senban shuriken (called "ninja" stars and they come in many shapes), the bo (staff), the tanto (knife), kunai and throwing knives, the shoto (a short sword somewhat like modern machetes), kasuri fundo (chain with hard bits on the ends), kasuri gama (a hooked blade on a handle with chain and weighted end), kyoketsu shoge (a rope ring on one end and a barbed blade at the other) shuko (hand claws) the jutte (metal bar with a hooked piece) tessen (a metal "fan") and spear-like weapons on a staff such as the yari and naginata. Ninja training weapons today also include the use of common objects like buckles and cups to fend off attacks.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Ninjutsu Katana: Shohatto Part2 Enshin Itto Ryu Battojutsu (Shodan training)

Ninjutsu Katana: Shohatto Part2 Enshin Itto Ryu Battojutsu (Shodan training) 


This is free Shodan level training from Ninja Learning Network, it is a supplement to the black belt video course at

This is advanced katana training from Enbukan and may be taught as Shodan level or advanced black belt level training in some Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu (Ninjutsu) dojos. Part One is at

Also see other katana videos on this channel. 14th Dan Sensei Roemke teaches at the Santa Cruz Bujinkan Dojo / Pathways Dojo in Santa Cruz California

This is part 2 of the "shohatto" free training tips on our channel, and there are several other videos about Katana and Enbukan, too. This video focuses on "kneeling" techniques in all four directions for performing shohatto maneuvers with a katana samurai sword.

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