What members say about Shinobi Science.
My main concern at first was if the scientific approach of teaching this martial-art would be as effective as current martial arts teaching methods. Not only did Shinobi Science prove me wrong, but they actually changed my whole mindset on how to approach my training and teaching.
By providing the teaching with a scientific methodology, technological tools and a touch of humour, they have broken those paradigms associated with the current teaching approach and can deliver the secrets of Taijutsu with a dangerous efficiency.
Theresa and Dennis are genuinely here to share those secrets with no filters, politics or other shady tactics. Ego-less training where everything is about YOU. They will empower you with a new way of approaching martial arts so that you can do any technique from whatever martial-art or system with a much higher efficiency.
The flexibility you have to train in person or remote over Zoom is unparalleled. In every moment, you can ask your question and are encouraged to do so!
If you are ready to put in the work needed to learn and master this highly efficient martial-art, there is no better place to learn than Shinobi Science.
Having trained in multiple martial arts for more than 10 years, I enthusiastically endorse Shinobi Martial Arts. The curriculum is safe and non-aggressive, but devastating in its power. Shinobi serves all ages and body types. The dojo has a casual, affirming atmosphere. Women train in an environment of equality and respect with no macho posturing. I earned a black belt from Shinobi, my second, and turned 60 in the same year. Shinobi is effective martial arts for the rest of us.
My biggest concern was how would I be able to learn the art/science without being physically with a partner to practice with?
Instead, I realized how much I can apply in my day to day life with the concepts and science laid out. I have been able to learn an immense amount from the recorded videos and online classes. The science and the analogies Dennis and Theresa use have been extremely helpful as well as entertaining. I enjoy the fun playful aspect they add to the learnings. Laughter is a great medicine and helps me personally hold information better.
My favorite part of Shinobi Science is the personalities of the teachers, their energy, and compassion for their students. I thrive better when being supported in the way they provide a personal touch for each student, no matter the circumstances from what I've seen.
I tell my family and friends that I have really enjoyed learning and empowering myself as a woman with this program. I love the way the information is delivered and the personal support interaction. I recommend all women should take this program. Plus, I love supporting good people, and these people are good peeps to support!
I for one am grateful that you decided to share the inner workings of Taijutsu. Having spent many many years training in this art and experiencing the frustrations of teachers not explaining WHY, possibly because they did not know themselves, your classes are an eyeopener and provide the missing link.
My biggest concern was the price. I realized that I needed to decide if I wanted my training to be a priority or not. I chose that it was. I look at the price now as small for everything that I’m actually learning. It really feels like I am getting the best training and it is worth every penny.
I have many favorite things about Shinobi Science. First off, the quality of training is the best I have come across. Secondly, Dennis and T are very approachable, they come across like students exploring the art as much as teachers. Third, Dennis and T are hilarious. It makes watching all the videos even more enjoyable.
Lastly, the arts we study are vast with many schools to play with. The genius of Shinobi Science is that it is all tied together with the Shinobi Formula. It makes diving into these arts less daunting because you're given a Rosetta Stone. Something that can help you decipher these techniques revealing their secrets.
I would say don’t hesitate. By joining Shinobi Science it is not only going to help you in your martial arts but it’s going to help you with everything else that you do. You will learn how to do less and achieve more. You also gain access to a community of people who are all dedicated to learning as much as you are.
Lastly, it’s very fun. The learning environment that Dennis and Theresa provide is designed for exploration. Mistakes are not something to fear, they are great learning tools to know what not to do next time. It truly is the best training material I have ever come across.
Shinobi Martial Arts just made sense. I brought my daughter here to learn some self-defense and ended up joining myself. The people are friendly, and their martial arts knowledge is second to none. We always have a great time here, while learning how to stay alive in the crazy world of today. I can't recommend it enough.
I was initially a bit intimidated by the sheer volume of material, and a little apprehensive that it would prove overwhelming. But once I began exploring, I realized the material is so skillfully arranged and presented, it's easy to navigate through sections, without feeling overloaded. Since then, I've enjoyed moving through the material in various ways: following lessons in chronological order, jumping around between offerings, choosing one concept and exploring it more deeply by searching for relevant videos. And yes: the volume of material is staggering..but like any traditional, authentic martial arts practice, there's no timeline for completing lessons or sharpening skills. It's a lifelong practice, and there's enough learning on this site to keep anyone busy for years to come.
My favorite part of Shinobi Science is Dennis and Theresa's teaching style. I love the way they present complex material and subtle concepts, bringing a playful ease and humor while demonstrating and explaining with laser-sharp focus and clarity. Their lighthearted approach isn't frivolous; it doesn't negate the power of the teachings or diminish their importance. Rather, their style promotes a relaxed, open environment that encourages freedom to experiment and, for me, significantly enhances my understanding and retention of the materials.
This will change your life. Everyone should know about Shinobi Science, not just martial arts students. The timeless lessons and concepts embedded in these practices are profound, and nurture a deeper understanding of and connection with life, nature, science, other people, the universe. Dennis and Theresa's approach will shift the way you listen, see, understand and move through the world.
I currently do not have a training partner, but there has been plenty for me to practice with and do by myself. I appreciate that you offer suggestions on how to modify what you're teaching for solo training. Many of the fundamental skills like finding gravity, balancing, and focus are skills that I can practice while moving around in everyday life.
I was excited by the opportunity to remotely learn from you on a regular basis versus sporadically throughout the year at seminars or visits. I appreciate the opportunity to train alongside your dojo students in real-time as well as having the option to view recorded classes and library content. I have gone back quite a few times to revisit material previously covered. So much to continue to explore!
I appreciate having the option of videoing and posting on the Shinobi Science website what I'm doing. You're always quick to respond with relevant and actionable feedback.
I love that how you teach Shinobi Science with unique wording, metaphors, drills, and exercises, continues to evolve, while at the same time the essential principles captured in the Shinobi Formula remain the same for everything we do. For me, Shinobi Science helps translate an Eastern practice into something we can understand with our Western minds and bodies.
What I love about training with Shinobi Science, Dennis and Theresa, is that they have figured out how to teach some really cool and advanced stuff from ninjutsu in a way that is accessible, engaging, and fun to students like me. We might spend an entire class dissecting a single, simple kata, yet I will leave the class wondering how the time flew by so quickly and amazed at how many principles we discovered hidden in the simple kata.
The movement and awareness skills that I am learning and practicing translate beyond simple self-defense to living more safely and effectively in my everyday life. With the training comes more self-confidence and being able to better respond appropriately, deliberately, to what is happening versus impulsively and blindly reacting from habitual patterns. I have no doubt that this training is effective and useful.
Derek Lintoshi Thompson
My biggest concern was leaving the dojo and my teachers all those years ago. Would I be able to make progress? Would I be able to grow and continue to learn? The answer is yes.
As technology improved, the miles seemed to disappear. We started by phone and used sentences to propose an experiment. I would then try this with my group and see what we got. From there I would report back what we found from the results. This would lead Dennis to know if I was on the right track by the responses I gave. With an occasional, in person, download and course correction, I did continue to grow and see more and expand my capacities.
Now with the Shinobi Science online classes I have a visual and an auditory understanding of the experiment I have to try and now I can record my own attempts for review. It always helps when we get to get together and I can really feel what the concepts are but even through the pandemic I was making progress.
My favorite part of Shinobi Science is that NOTHING is taken on faith. Of course I trust my teachers and my art but that was built through ME taking the concepts and having them really work for me through trial and error. It's not about getting it right and copying what the teacher did. It's about the results and what that teaches me. I love that through this approach I get visceral real feedback that tells me this is working.
It's a science experiment where we do a series of actions with a goal in mind and we look for the most efficient way to do that with gravity rather than following a recipe and blindly replicating what the teacher showed. It's the results that are emphasized. Did we get the same effect on the attacker that the teacher showed? Did we do it without muscle? And did we use gravity to achieve the same result as the example? The results we get makes us smile and shake our heads at what is possible with this art.
First off. I absolutely would recommend this to my best friends and I have. And I have said that there is no better way to learn how to protect yourself and your family than learning these concepts. The concepts taught in Shinobi Science go far beyond just self defense. They help us live a more connected and safe life to its fullest.
It keeps us strong but also keeps us mindful of not doing habitual actions that could hurt us over time. WE move through the world with a way to observe what's happening around us in real time and being able to choose the most powerful way to interact with the world around us to get the most out of each moment. It's Science that feels like Magic.
As the poster child for long distance training this program has been everything to my continued enthusiasm. I don't stick with it out of some obligation. I truly love the revelations that are around every corner as we see first hand what we are really capable of when we connect to the world around us. We don't hide in fear and we don't fight back against the world. We go WITH the pressure and away from the dangers and find a path through without resistance. Thank you for the years of discovery. I look forward to what we see next.
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