Why we focus on training fighters — not ninjas

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!

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