Our Programs

Schools of Study

Below is a summary of our martial arts programs. Each program has a dedicated website as well in order for you to read more detailed information about each of the programs.

Nihon Jujutsu

Classical Japanese Martial Art

Japanese Jujutsu (Nihon Jujutsu) is thought to be battlefield combat and self-defence system that was used by the ancient Samurai. It consists of throws, joint locks, striking, as well as the use of small handheld weapons such as sticks and rope. Japanese Jujutsu is also the predecessor to modern-day Judo, a competition version of Japanese Jujutsu with many of the more dangerous techniques left out. Instead, the focus is on practicing techniques in a predefined sequence known as “Kata”. Japanese Jujutsu is what we teach at our school, and it is also known as Yawara in Japan. In Japan, many schools of classical Japanese Jujutsu (Nihon Jujutsu) exist, sometimes only studied within one family from generation to generation.

La Ronge Ninja Kids Martial Arts® blends Junan Taiso (Japanese Yoga), Karate, and Jujutsu into a program full of Play & Exploration, movement, problem solving, fun, and self defence. Our training targets the stages of development of kids ages 3 to 14 years old, and focus on enhancing your child’s physical, emotional, social, and intellectual abilities. Teens 14+ can join our adult program.

La Ronge Ninja Kids Martial Arts® is all about encouragement and training self-esteem, self-worth, focus & attention, and physical and mental development. Children with Special Needs are welcome to join, especially children with orthopaedic conditions that make other team sports too challenging to do. The Sky is the limit, but where does it end…?

La Ronge Ninja Kids Martial Arts® was started in 2014 after Chris had received several requests from parents about teaching martial arts to younger children. This resulted in the creation of La Ronge Ninja Kids in 2014, and has evolved into Ninja Kids Martial Arts® in 2016. Registration is currently available for the 2020-2021 school year.

Ninja Kids Martial Arts®

Dynamic Martial Arts for Kids

Meifu Shinkage Ryu Canada Branch™

Study Handheld Small Weapons of the Samurai

Meifu Shinkage-ryū (MSR) is a modern Japanese Martial Art. The techniques taught are part of an almost forgotten skill-set,  going back to some of the warrior arts of the samurai and ninja of ancient Japan. If you always wanted to learn how to throw the Japanese throwing nail, you have come to the right address.

Bo-shuriken as used in Meifu Shinkage Ryu are designed based off the Katori Shinto Ryu Bo-shuriken (sometimes also referred to as Uchi-bari). The MSR Bo-Shuriken (Shuriken) are standardized in shape, measurement, weight, as well as the material.

Meifu Shinkage Ryu shuriken are made of straight square steel, and are between 14 to 15 centimetres. The diameter is between 6 and 7 millimetres. Each shuriken weighs about 38 grams. The tip is about 25 millimetres, sometimes with one or two tapers depending on the kind of shuriken. All official MSR shuriken are made of hard steel.

Masaki Ryu Nakajima-ha draws its lineage back to Masaki Tarodayu Toshimitsu, martial arts instructor to the Toda clan in the Mino province, Ogaki domain during the Edo period.

The school preserves and trains in martial arts including Manrikigusari (short chain), Kusarigama (chain and sickle), and Jutte Torinawa (arresting truncheon and cord). In addition, various other small weapons are studied, including the tenouchi.

Since the majority of the weapons used in Masaki-ryu are prohibited in Canada, we learn with safe practice versions of the original weapons. This prevents the accidental (over)hurting of our training partners while allowing us to study each of the weapons in quite some detail.

We are the only school in Canada licensed to teach Masaki-ryu, and we received this authorization in July of 2019 after quite a few years of intense learning with Nakajima-sensei in Japan.

Masaki-ryu Nakajima-Ha

Classical Martial Arts studying old Police Techniques

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