The Rugby Ninjutsu Kunoichi are the ladies only lessons run by the Rugby Ninjutsu Dojo at Impact Dance Studio in Rugby on Saturdays at 16:00.
Kunoichi is the traditional Japanese name for a female Ninja or spy and they were often far more effective than their male counterparts the Ninja at infiltrating enemy compounds and castles.
The Kunoichi would hide in plain sight of their target serving in any number of roles until they were ordered to assasinate their target or sent home on leave at which point they would pass on the intelligence gathered to their clan.
The Kunoichi would also often enable the Ninja to invade enemy compounds by opening castle gates or by smuggling a lone Ninja in amongst supplies being delivered.
The Kunoichi weren't viewed as inferior to the Ninja in any way whatsoever, quite the opposite in fact there were Daimyo (Warlords) who specifically trained groups of Kunoichi disguised as Miko (Shinto Shrine Maids) as they were viewed as more effective than the Ninja at gathering direct intelligence.
The Rugby Ninjutsu Dojo is a martial arts school based in Rugby, Warwickshire and was started by Jamie Seal (4th Dan Shidoshi Ho) in June 2016 to bring the martial art of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu (a.k.a Togakure Ryu Ninjutsu) to Rugby.
So what do we study?
- Dynamic Kicking
- Pad Work
- Kamae (Postures and Stances)
- Junan Taiso (Body Conditioning)
- Taihenjutsu (Full Body Movement)
- Ukemi (Breakfalls)
- Tobi (Leaping)
- Karuwaza (Acrobatics)
- Keri (Kicks)
- Te Hodoki (Escaping a wrist grab)
- Dakentaijutsu (Striking)
- Shime Wasa (Choking Techniques)
- Nage Kaeshi (Defence Against Throws)
- Shinken Gata Keiko (Actual Fighting Training)
All instructors are fully qualified, insured and DBS checked.