Ninja Training Weapons And Gear

Find NINJA TRAINING WEAPONS and gear for practicing your martial arts skills. There are dozens of traditional and modern objects that can be used for self defense.

Hatsumi Soke’s Words About Violence:

“The violence a man commits is self-destructive. It is the same as cannibalism in the world of animals or the slash-and-burn style of farming used by ancient man, which ends up ruining the soil and thus destroying man’s source of nourishment. A ninja must be aware of the fact that violence is self-destructive, and realize the finality of the gates of Heaven and gates of Earth. The base of the ninja beliefs lies in an obedience to the laws of nature. Abiding by Nature’s laws, one can climb the road to Kamurozan, the sacred mountain of universal justice. This climb makes no noise, has no scent, and leaves no shadow. These are the profound steps that we must take toward heaven.”
(Hatsumi, Essence of Ninjutsu, p135)

Traditional Ninjutsu weapons are descended from many centuries of both “samurai” and “ninja” experiences.  Some ninjutsu weapons were developed in the samurai context of fighting battles with heavy armor and horses while others may have been adapted from farm tools hidden in peasant-type clothing for “ninja” style espionage missions and general self defense. Some of our modern-day ninja training weapons, like the katana, are very sophisticated with a lineage from ancient ninjutsu or samurai schools whereas others may have been invented from simple necessity using camouflage-able objects at hand such as boat hooks, garden hoes and nail removers (the possible origin of shuriken.)  This tradition of adapting any object for use as self-defense tools continues today in the modern ninja training weapons practices of ninjutsu students. It is common to see sensei doing ninja training weapons drills using backpacks, water bottles, luggage, keys, cellphones and other common objects as weapons. Techniques for working with modern Ninja training weapons vary widely.

Hatsumi Soke has written about the history and techniques of many ninjutsu weapons in his books.

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There are a few commonly seen training tools at most modern day dojos, all of which 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 (metal throwing darts), senban shuriken (throwing stars), the hanbo (3 foot staff), the rokushaku bo (6 foot staff), the tanto (knife), kunai and throwing knives, the shoto (a short sword similar to machetes), the kasuri fundo (a rope or metal chain with hard bits on the ends), kasuri gama (a hooked blade on a handle with chain and weighted end), kyoketsu shoge (a rope or chain with a metal ring on one end and a special flat, barbed blade at the other end) shuko (hand claws) the jutte (a short metal bar with a hooked piece at one end) the tessen (a metal “fan”) and spear-like weapons such as the yari and naginata. Ninja training weapons today also include the use of common objects as throwing crackers, coins or business cards into someone’s face or by using coffee cups, belts, chairs, umbrellas, baseball bats and lit lighters to fend off attacks.


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Important note about these Ninja training weapons:
We do not produce or directly sell any of the Ninja training weapons listed on this website.