San Shin Gokui – 5th Kyu “Basics of Ninja Training” Black Belt Course

San Shin Gokui is the “inner essence” of the San Shin which can be practiced with or without weapons. The study and training of San Shin (The Three Hearts Form) helps you understand different types of gokui, or “energy”, for your body motion such as earth, wind, fire, water and void.

San Shin Gokui (“Inner Essence”) with Hatsumi

Learn San Shin Gokui from Bujinkan Black Belt Courses. Bujinkan is the school of Hatsumi Soke, based on 9 ancient learnings from Samurai and Ninja history. Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi is the Grandmaster of the Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu school, a.k.a. “The Bujinkan” and started opening his school to include western martial artists since the 1980’s. He’s authored numerous books that help enlighten the world about the Ninja and Samurai martial art tradition. While many secrets are still not revealed to the public, his school presents techniques and philosophies of the ancient Japanese Samurai and Ninja. Modern Day martial art students have the opportunity to train for Ninja Black Belt courses through his school, Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu.

The ‘san shin’ are movement exercises that correlate to the five earthly elements: Chi, Sui, Ka, Fu, Ku. San Shin means “three hearts” forms and practicing them is a foundation of Ninpo training, giving the martial artist a connection between the body and the way it can move with different types of energy.

Essence Of Ninjutsu by Hatsumi

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The clips below are from the discontinued Basics of Ninja Training black belt course. The Basics of Ninja Training black belt course is no longer available. For information about Mark Roemke, please contact his dojo

You can learn more san shin training techniques in other free videos on our Youtube channel.

You might enjoy watching these other San Shin Videos by Ninja Learning Network show the basic forms and other training techniques:

Ninja Training: San Shin Demonstration

SAN SHIN NO KATA: Beyond Basic Forms

Ninjutsu – Video Drill: Falling To Move, and with San Shin

San Shin Beginner Mistakes