A lot of new people that come in would like to have training with us. Some of their questions are how can they improve on their self-defense training and others. Will you become a ninja by training with us? Probably not. In this post, I’ll try to explain the difference.
I was inspired by a recent post which talks about the difference between MMA fighters and ninjas. Of course, there are several differences to consider. It’s worth a read.
A Fighter or a Ninja?
Here at Frank’s, we train fighters. Will you become a ninja by working with us? The answer is no, but will you gain valuable skills which can help save your life in a street fight? The answer is yes.
A lot of people want to know how to get the best use of their martial arts training and there are a lot of opinions out there on the internet. One of the things that you want to know for sure is: will your training actually help you in your everyday life? Unless you’re planning to become a ninja, we encourage you to consider training as a fighter.
Take a recent example. Jon came in last year around this time and wanted to improve his abilities to protect himself in case of a fight. At that time, he had no prior fighting experience. Within the first couple weeks, training was brutal for Jon – but he fought through it. By the time summer came around, Jon was ready to take on anyone who challenged him. Jon became a fighter.
There are several things to keep in mind. With our training, we do have access to training equipment, but we don’t have the equipment you would need to be a ninja. If you need your ninja equipment, it’s in a whole other category by itself. We train fighters for combat. You can get your ninja stars elsewhere.
The New Year is of course a really busy time for us as people are considering getting martial arts training. If you have ideas on how we might be able to assist you in achieving your self-defense goals, feel free to contact us!