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The BASIC EXERCISES prepare you for the more complex training to come. Many people seem to think that building mere strength can make one a warrior. This is not true. A warrior needs to train his or her reflexes, as well as BALANCE, FOOTWORK, striking power, and much more, for ALL of these - and more - are necessary for survival in combat, especially against multiple attackers.
The initial training of these warrior abilities is the purpose of the Basic Exercises. Do them with dedication, and they will prepare you for the next stages in your training, where you will learn to master ever-more-powerful techniques.
Ideally speaking, you should train at the Basic Exercises until you actually find them easy, or for at least a month or so. If you find it hard to learn all the Basic Exercises at once, learn them one at a time, and train at the ones you have learned, while learning the rest one by one.
The video below will give you additional tips on how to train, and below that you will find an additional text tutorial to help you with your training. There is also an interesting reading from the Scrolls to meditate upon. Train with focus, ninja, and remember that the masters are always on hand to assist you! There is a contact form under each page that makes contacting the masters easy.
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Some of the most important things to remember when you begin training are…
Do not injure yourself in ninja training. An injury means a break in training, and breaks in training can become permanent as one is distracted by the other concerns of life.
Train with dedication and focus. Train regularly, and make your training a habit. And take joy in it – enjoy the building of strength and capability. Exercise, training – these are not things you ‘have to do to be healthy’ – that is the wrong attitude. They are things that are enjoyable, as you build your capabilities towards perfection. THAT is the right attitude. Adopt it, and take joy in your training.
Do not push yourself too hard in initial sessions. Rather, bring dedication to your training, and seek to increase the intensity of your training over time, session after session. If you push too hard in your early sessions, you may find that you ‘burn out’ – that your body becomes so stressed and fatigued that you no longer enjoy the training, and that you give up on it.
Above all, your goal is to keep training – you must focus mind and body upon this goal. You must decide, with mind and heart, that you are going to keep with the training for at least a year. And that year will be your first step on the path to extended youth, enhanced combat capability, and extreme longevity.
One more thing to remember is that when you do a movement for the first time in the course of your ninja training, do it slowly, but as perfectly correctly as you can make it. Don’t make swift, hasty, and badly controlled movements. Remember that when you go through the motions of a technique for the first time, that your mind and body are learning the technique. It is impossible, at this early stage, to execute a new technique correctly if you do it quickly. So do it slowly, preferably in front of a mirror, so that you can check your form. Do it correctly, again and again, until finally you feel that you have it right. Then you can increase the speed slightly, while still maintaining perfection of form. And when you can maintain perfect form at that speed consistently, you can increase speed slightly again, and so forth. Ultimately, as time comes, you will attain both perfect form and intense speed. In time. Patience is the mark of the consummate warrior.
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And now, please read and meditate upon...
For long seasons have I been an Immortal Warrior,
Steeped in the shadowed art of the Shinobi,
Aye, for years beyond reckoning I have been called ‘Ninja’.
Intense as the flame, and most courageous,
Many have been my battles and victories, I of the steadfast heart.
Come to me, ten thousand enemies; you shall cause me no fear;
And I will bathe the battlefield upon which we meet in thy blood.
I seek a warrior who will keep alive this great inheritance
Of knowledge and power.
Where are you, O my student, sent to me by the warrior gods!
Long ages have I awaited you!
Step forward now,
Take my great Hebi, my serpent blade, in your wise hands;
Use it with a wise intellect.
May the warrior gods watch over your footsteps;
May no man call you 'enemy',
Or at least no man living.
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