The curriculum is simple. It comprises of training drills using basic skills. As a beginner that portion of class will be the greater portion. The second half or smaller portion of class will be the study of techniques (Historical kata). Later as you obtain rank it will be equal in proportion to the training section of class.

Areas of Study

  1. Taiso (Stretching & Conditioning)
  2. Taijutsu (Unarmed Combat Arts)
  3. Bojutsu (Stick Fighting Arts)
  4. Tantojutsu (Knife Fighting Arts)
  5. Shurikenjutsu (Blade Throwing Arts)
  6. Kenjutsu (Sword Fighting Arts)
  7. Hojutsu (Firearms)
  8. Yarijutsu (Spear Fighting Arts)
  9. Hojojutsu (Rope Tying Arts)
  10. Meiso (Meditation Techniques)
  11. Ninki (Specialized Ninja Tools)
  12. Naginatajutsu (Halberd Fighting Arts)
  13. Juttejutsu (Iron Truncheon Fighting Arts)
  14. Bisento (Battlefield Halberd Fighting Arts)
  15. Gotonpo (Use of Natural Elements for Escape & Evasion)
  16. Kusarifundojutsu (Weighted Chain Fighting Arts)
  17. Kyoketsu Shoge (Dagger, Rope, & Iron Ring Fighting Arts)

Philosophy By Shihan Kyle Hayes
The training philosophy and the curriculum is embraced in the warrior ideal. It is something that the potential student dedicates and disciplines themselves to doing on a consistent basis. The training gets more demanding technically and physically as the student progresses. This is not only meant to physically challenge the student but to push the individual to higher levels of performance. As a result, mental toughness is cultivated as well as physical toughness. This gives the individual the ability to endure even when there is nothing left.  The methods of our training are designed to teach you your limitations and how to push past them to new levels. This is easier said than done. But with the right mind set and attitude can be rewarding if achieved.

“All martial arts have a certain amount of danger associated with their study and there is always a certain amount of pain involved, but there is such a thing as smart training. It doesn’t make any sense if we come to the dojo to learn to protect ourselves, if all we do is end up getting injured in the process…a few bruises, aches and pains are one thing, an injury is another.”
– Sensei Hayes