Mississauga Bujinkan Dojo

FAQ

Q: How do I join?
A: Our group is small and mostly private but we do accept new students. Just send us an email or give us a call. You can find us using the details on our contact page.

Q: What if I just want to try it out?
A: No problem. See “How do I join?” above.

Q: How much does the training cost?
A:
It’s not considered “proper” to put prices on the web, so please contact us for pricing if you’re considering training with us. You will not be subjected to a sales pitch of any kind.

Q: Are you a commercial school?
A: No. The instructor does not make his living or a significant part of his income from teaching or from anything else related to martial arts. We don’t have testing fees, hidden fees, premium “clubs” or extra/artificial rank levels, we don’t charge you for a new belt when your belt colour changes, we don’t use contracts and we don’t treat students as revenue streams.

If you like the training you’ll stick around, and if you don’t then we’re more interested in helping you find somewhere else that’s a better fit for you than we are in taking more money from you.

We have no business model other than our belief in “the fair and immediate exchange of value”. Students have to pay for classes because value is being delivered, but at the same time we believe quite firmly that martial arts should never be about money. We are not a McDojo by any measure.

Q: Will I get hurt?
A: No. You’ll be eased into the training slowly. Gently stretching your boundaries is a good thing but you’ll never be asked to do anything you’re not comfortable with. While injury is always a risk with any type of physical activity, we strive to create a safe environment within which you will develop the skills you need to practice safely at higher and higher levels. Safety always comes first.

Q: What equipment do I need?
A: In the beginning all you’ll need is a pair of sweat pants and a t-shirt or sweat shirt. If you decide you like it and you plan to train regularly, you should get a training uniform and eventually some training tools (hanbo, wooden sword, etc.).

Q: Is the instructor a current, hombu-licensed shidoshi?
A: Yes.

Q: Do you teach Ninjutsu?
A:
Yes and no. We teach Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu. Please see the Ninjutsu page for details.

Q: So Will I learn to be a ninja?
A: No. We are not ninja so we can’t teach you to be one. Studying something does not automatically make one its namesake or confer status. For example, studying medicine makes one a student of medicine, not a doctor. Studying religion makes one a student of religion, not a Priest, Rabbi, Imam, etc. Similarly, studying “ninjutsu”, or more properly, Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, simply makes one a student of that art, not a ninja.

Q: But what if I really want to be a movie-style “ninja”?
A: In that case, your best bet is probably to watch The Octagon for tips on how to find what you’re looking for. Man, Chuck Norris knows how to do everything!

Q: Will you teach me to turn invisible?
A: Yes, we will. It’s actually very easy: just hide behind your Unicorn. Guaranteed to work every time.

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