The positive benefits of living close to an authentic dojo where you can learn ninjutsu under the tutelage of a real, experienced and competent master teacher are unbeatable. However, in today’s technological world, online ninja training programs have made it easier to train on your own and still get the guidance you need.
This article outlines some of the many benefits of one-on-one training as the primary route to mastering the centuries-old art of Japan’s ancient shadow warriors. However, remember that these benefits are not a substitute for the guidance, guidance, focus, and feedback that you will receive through one-on-one sessions with a living master of the art.
Apart from that there is a long tradition of individual training with only periodic training from a master teacher in this art. For my part, I was never closer than 9 hours drive to one of my teachers during ninjutsu training.
Even Masaaki Hatsumi, the head of the current generation of the Bujinkan Dojo and the headmaster of the 9 historical martial schools that make up the core teachings of this international organization, used to take weekly night train rides to visit his own teacher, the 33rd Grandmaster Toshitsugu Takamatsu – just to return home with training material to practice until his next visit.
There are many reasons why you might choose to exercise alone. But where some choose this route out of preference, others might be forced to do one-on-one training with long-distance guidance. Anyhow, below is a list of benefits that cannot be ignored:
1) Very flexible training schedule
With the exception of the online ninja training courses, which require a live call, teleseminar, or webinar—or the regular visits to your instructor—you can set your own training schedule. Self-paced training allows you to choose the times that work best for you.
2) The topics and areas of study can be chosen freely
Again, with the exception of your instructor’s set agenda at seminars and online ninja training programs, you determine the topics and the order in which you train with them when training alone.
3) The training takes place at your own pace
Solo training allows you to set your pace based on your understanding, without worrying about what other students are doing or how long your teacher devotes to group training on a particular topic.
4) Better on the budget
Solo training allows those on a tight budget or with other priorities to spread their training monies much further. You can attend a core online training program, or attend an annual or biannual live training session to get the bulk of your information—information that will keep you busy between training sessions—and then set up specific feedback mechanisms for your teacher to review can what you do on the go.
5) The freedom to focus on results and skills rather than rank
It’s far too easy to get caught up in the belt color game when you’re training in a regular dojo or group. Even if you have the right intentions from the start, it’s easy to forget what you’re there for and just train for rank – rather than what you can do against someone who wants to hit, break, or kill you.
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