Why we focus on training fighters — not ninjas

A lot of new people that come in are wanting o learn about training with us. Some of the questions they have are regarding how they might grow in their self-defense training.  Will you become a ninja by working 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.

Here at Frank’s, we train fighters.  Will you become a ninja by working with us?  The answer, of course, is no– but will you gain valuable skills which can help save your life in a street fight?  Of course, the answer is yes.

A lot of people want to know how to get the best use for their martial arts training and there are a lot of opinions out there on the internet.  One of the things, for sure, you want to know 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 the case of a fight.  At the 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 history and equipment fix, 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.  We would be glad to speak with you if you have ideas for how we might be able to assist you in achieving your self-defense goals this new year!

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