The ninjas – or ‘shinobi’ – came to prominence in medieval Japan and are significant characters in Japanese history. Spies and assassins, they operated covertly in a world which is still shrouded in secrecy and legend to this day. One thing is crystal clear, however: they were controlled and expert fighters; and this 90-minute workshop is designed to give you a grounding in all things ninja.
You’ll begin with a meditation to calm, sharpen and strengthen the mind, before an introduction to weaponry - including shiruken or ‘ninja stars’ – and some basic cornerstones such as self-defence, hand gestures, grappling, rope and chain techniques, and swordsmanship. We can’t promise you’ll leave able to fight like a ninja, but we can guarantee a thoroughly illuminating and fun experience.