My name is Oliver Martin. I've been training in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu for about 17 years. I'm a licensed Shidoshi, training here at Martin Dojo here in New York City.
I traveled to Japan about 10 years ago and lived there for about three and a half years where I studied on a weekly basis with Soke Hatsumi and Toshiro Nagato Shihan.
My passion has really been always to just take part in training and learn as much as I could about Japanese culture. It's been a great experience just training in the arts. Then coming back here to New York City after I lived in Tokyo, and starting a small dojo here in New York City has also been quite a journey.
I now have several dedicated students and a place that I like to explore all the different facets of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu.
People who are interested in Ninjutsu training really need to make a long-term commitment to the training to really see its true benefits. It is something that takes a lot of patient, courage, and determination in order to experience its nuances and to get the body conditioned correctly. And to get the proper amount of training and experience that's necessary in order to reach a level where you're actively influenced by the culture of training that's accessible in the Bujinkan and from Soke Hatsumi.
Now I'm going to show you some basic moves to help you get started in Ninjutsu training.