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American Ninjitsu

About our classes, classes are set up for small groups and one on ones. Our classes are NOT setup in a "class room" setting, Shidoshi Hall teaches and trains as he was taught, indoors out doors all weather types. Shidoshi Hall has personally trained other martial art instructors and police agencies and the local Army and National Guard units here in the upstate New York area.

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Instruction Quality: Excellent
Other Aspects: Very Good

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American Ninjitsu location Map
297 stoodley PL, Floor 1
Schenectady, NY 12303
United States
Phone: 518-892-0628

Martial Art Styles

The following Martial Arts Styles are offered at American Ninjitsu:

  • Ninjutsu/Ninpo
  • Togakure-Ryu Ninjitsu
  • Taijitsu
  • Kenjitsu
  • Survival training
  • warm

Programs & Class Schedule

Minimum age is 16 years old
Currently only teaching small groups and one on one classes.

Will not teach weapon til a brown belt rank is reached
i'm 1 of 4 people able to teach in NYS. and 1 in 14 able to teach in the USA. i'll also the founder of the American Ninjitsu martial art system, currently selectivly teaching in Rotterdam Ny
STUDENTS WILL BE CAREFULLY SCREENED! there will be a interview process before training is considered, for more information please join our facebook page

Do Ninjutsu fighters participate in mixed martial arts (MMA) competitions?

People who don't know much about Ninjutsu tend to associate it with a sports martial arts category like Taekwondo, Karate, Kung Fu, and others ... might even associate it with mixed martial arts (MMA) as a 21st-century trend. This is a misconception because Ninjutsu is not a competitive martial art in its original purpose, it does not consist of stylish forms of physical techniques or sports. That is, it is a set of effective techniques of all martial arts with the aim of effective self-defense and, if necessary, a quick and deadly attack on the enemy. It can be compared to the Israeli Krav Maga, which also usually does not host competitions for the same reasons as mentioned above.

What is the source of the misconception about Ninjutsu?

Sometimes (MMA) fans may find Ninjutsu impractical in matters of pugilism (amateur or professional boxing). It is sometimes referred to as a "smoke and mirror" martial art. But those who hold these views do not know that they are turning to the paradigm of self-defense in a narrow and unrealistic range of circumstances, such as: fighting in the Octagon, in a bar, on the street, etc. ... where there are laws against injury or murder, and we are solely responsible for our actions. However, in Ninjutsu there is the only rule based on the warrior's survival and self-defense. That is, he will use every means at his disposal, including the art of deception, games, objects, and more ... to overcome the problem. This is a completely different view of the real struggle that only a select few are subjected to. This issue is being studied in the elite units: the army, the police, and forces associated with the security of the state and its citizens. A simple comparison for illustration is the battle between a pit bull and a wolf. Although a pit bull is a mountain of muscle, in a lawless battle with a warrior, with natural survival skills like the wolf, he (the pit bull) has almost no chance.

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please leave a message and we will get back to you in about a 24 hour period, we travel often and are not always local so bare with us.
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