Sheila Haddad and Bujinkan Kunoichi Female Ninja Warriors

Sheila Haddad holds intensive self defense workshops all over the world. They give the power to identify and avoid safety threats and neutralize confrontations with verbal and physical techniques. This also helps control fear and escape violent situations. Shihan Haddad is closely involved with Bujinkan Grandmaster Hatsumi and is a primary member of the women’s group that holds special TaiKai for modern Kunoichi of the Bujinkan. Centuries ago, the Kunoichi were the secret female ninja warriors of Japan trained in special techniques suitable for their unique cultural position in that time and place.


Shihan Shiela Haddad is a well-known Bujinkan Shihan and modern Kuoichi. Shihan Haddad is closely involved with photography and teachings transmitted by Hatsumi Soke, and with the Kunoichi Taikai. Kunoichi are traditional female ‘ninja’s who adapted their techniques to take advantage of their unique position. Both men and women study historic Kunoichi techniques and tools.

Bujinkan Shihan Sheila Haddad has been training and teaching martial arts internationally since 1989. She is currently a global keynote instructor. Haddad holds a 15th degree black belt (Judan Kugyo) in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu / Ninjutsu, under Grandmaster Masaaki Hatsumi. She also holds several other black belt degrees in several other arts including Ebukan Batto Jutsu.

Sheila Haddad is an Executive Board Member of the American Women’s Self Defense Association. She’s also a member of the National Women’s Martial Art Federation. She’s worked closely with Hatsumi Soke on photography in his new book “Essence of Budo.” Contact Shihan Sheila Hadded for information about Bujinkan Kunoichi Taikai and their website. To contact her, visit Shihan Sheila Haddad’s Living The Way website.

Essence of Budo by Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi

Essence of Budo Book by Grandmaster Hatsmumi

Photography by Sheila Haddad is featured in the latest of Hatsumi Soke’s booksEssence of Budo.” Shihan Haddad has studied directly with Soke at the Honbu dojo for many years and is a trusted member of the Bujinkan community. She is still serving students under the highest integrity and positive spiritual foundation.

Shihan Sheila Haddad DVD: “Power of Presence.”

Rolling and Falling are  core skills in all martial arts. Its mastery is essential to progression. In her videos, Haddad provides the foundations in intricate detail that is imperative for a novice to learn. The details and teaching methods used are an invaluable tool for instructors and master teachers to use to aid their students. Front, side, back and flow rolls and falls are covered with advanced application. Taped in beautiful Santa Cruz, California. About 1 hour.  DVD’s are produced by Zenpo Arts.  Contact Shihan Haddad for details.

Shihan Haddad Seminars and Kunoichi Taikai

Shihan Haddad offers seminars all over the world and is based in Florida, USA. If you don’t know who she is already, or to contact her, you should visit her website.

Shiela Haddad Bujinkan Kunoichi

Who are the Kunoichi Female Ninja Warriors?

Kunoichi are the ‘female ninjas’ who used special techniques adapted for the position women might encounter in social situations during post-Samurai era in Japan. Poison, weapons designed for hiding in Geisha costumes and other methods for vanquishing an opponent were part of the special martial art of the Kunoichi. Some Kunoichi were famous and very successful in martial objectives. They were as deadly as any of the male counterparts in their circles. Modern day Kunoichi in the Bujinkan school of Soke Hatsumi train in dojos around the world and at special event Kunoichi Taikais. Both men and women are welcome to train and demonstrate their learning to each other at the Kunoichi Taikai.