Ninjutsu is a traditional martial art with roots stretching back several thousand years. It was used by peasant clans to protect against incursions by samurai and others. Today the emphasis is on practical street defence, using balance and body movement with good knowledge of the human body and how it works. Strength is not a prime requirement, so this is an ideal form of self defence for both men and women. It helps to build the body, mind and spirit. Instruction is provided on weapons and traditional techniques, swords, staffs etc.