Vanessa

Vanessa

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My name is Shibata Vanessa. I'm the head of a ninja-samurai clan named Musashi Ichizoku. If you study a bit of the Japanese history, you'll come across a name "Shibata Katsuie" , my ancestor who fought the Battle of Shizugatake in 1583.

Our ancestors worked for Tokugawa Shogunate Government for 265 years, and we have kept our traditions to this date.
I started a ninja tour to offer international visitors, especially families, a chance to see something authentic and interesting at the same time, in addition to introducing our legacy to the general public in Japan and to giving my young shinobi friends some chances to share their arts and thoughts.
My dojo (training place) is located near a JR station.
At our dojo in Tokyo, you'll see nimpo taijutsu based on my samurai-ninja weapon-smith family legacy of 420 years. We'll show you the very basics skills of a ninja, which are perhaps enough for the general public who want to get a glimpse of our legacy. Coming here, you will find that there are still shinobis in the world today.

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103 Reviews for Vanessa

  • Anu Anu

    Be a Ninja: Learn Five Basic Techniques

    Be a Ninja: Learn Five Basic Techniques It was a super fun experience for my 9yr old son and I

  • Vicente Vicente

    Be a Ninja: Learn Five Basic Techniques

    Be a Ninja: Learn Five Basic Techniques My Gosh this such an Unforgettable Experience!

  • Kate Kate

    Be a Ninja: Learn Three Basic Techniques

    Be a Ninja: Learn Three Basic Techniques My 7y.o. is into all things ninja, so instead of going to Disneyland we have decided to do a Ninja Course and i am so glad we made that choice! It was truly incredible to learn the history and traditions of the host's family that they try to share with the world.
    I wasn't surprised to hear that my son enjoyed it, but even my husband, who is not into martial arts or things like that was impressed and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and got really inspired by the "Ninja philosophy".
    We will definitely do it again next time we in Tokyo. Highly recommended!

  • Greg Greg

    Be a Ninja: Learn Five Basic Techniques

    Be a Ninja: Learn Five Basic Techniques My son and I visited and were blown away with the experience.

    We got an understanding of the Ninja history and culture.

    Well worth the visit, thanks

  • Vincent Vincent

    Be a Ninja: Learn Five Basic Techniques

    Be a Ninja: Learn Five Basic Techniques To sum it all up, you're learning directly from masters of the art with a long lineage and history in Ninjas and Samurais.

    This is one of the most unique and authentic experiences you can get in Japan. Unlike places elsewhere where you experience ninjas from actors, this is the real deal, as real as it can be. From the actual techniques to the reasons behind them, coupled with the history of it all. The host Vanessa had made it such an experience for my wife and I from the moment we stepped into the dojo. And we needn't worry about any language barrier as Vanessa's command of English is very good.

    I won't reveal too much, you've got to experience it yourself :)

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