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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86 Reviews for Vanessa

  • Quyen Quyen

    Be a Ninja: Learn Five Basic Techniques

    Be a Ninja: Learn Five Basic Techniques My husband and I LOVED this experience and the sensei master and her grandson even more. The sensei has a rich history. Her family's pride and hundreds of years of Japanese history are layered throughout the lesson. I highly recommend the experience for an authentic look into Samarai and Japanese life.

  • Muath Muath

    Be a Ninja: Learn Five Basic Techniques

    Be a Ninja: Learn Five Basic Techniques You can achieve your Ninja dream here


    they are very good people, they will teach you the basics skills to be Ninja,
    I really recommend this place to learn about Ninja life and history

    Thank you so much masters

  • Zainul Zainul

    Be a Ninja: Learn Five Basic Techniques

    Be a Ninja: Learn Five Basic Techniques This is a 5 star experience for those who are looking to learn the history about Ninja. I was also given a basic training on ninja moves that I've been practicing everyday. The master and Vanessa were very helpful and friendly. A must do activity in Tokyo no doubt!

  • Clare Clare

    Be a Ninja: Learn Five Basic Techniques

    Be a Ninja: Learn Five Basic Techniques This was definitely the highlight of our trip to Japan for my 6 year old son, "better then Disneyland and Skiing" he keeps saying.
    The instructors were awesome and easy to understand in English.
    Rinshu met us at the station in his Ninja attire and was full of wonderful information he also made us Origami Ninja stars which now go under my sons pillow every night!
    I highly recommend going

  • Colleen Colleen

    Be a Ninja: Learn Five Basic Techniques

    Be a Ninja: Learn Five Basic Techniques Vanessa met us at the Tabata Station, which was easy to get to using the JR Yamanote Line and she brought us to her Dojo (training studio). She explained the history of her ancestors on our short walk to the Dojo. Upon arriving, it was a bit intimidating at first as the Dojo was dark and we were greeted by our instructor as we arrived. We began with meditation, followed by a demonstration from our teacher. As the instructor spoke Vanessa translated everything in English. After the demonstration we put on our ninja gear and began our lessons. Our children, ages 5 and 9, and my husband and I have never had any karate training and had a blast learning to use ninja starts and a blow gun. There was plenty of laughter and cheering during the class portion, that made everyone feel safe and the initial intimidation was over and we all had a wonderful time. This is truly a once in a lifetime experience and we are so glad we did it! Not to be missed! (Family from Chicago, IL)