GETTING STARTED &

GETTING STARTED &

HOW TO TRAIN WITH US

Training Schedule

Classes are held three times a week for adults, and once a week for kids. 

Adult classes:

  • Monday, 7:30pm to 9pm
  • Thursday, 7:30pm to 9pm
  • Saturday, 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Kids classes:

  • Saturday, 11:00am to 12:00pm
  • Next term starting March 2nd, 2024
Training Schedule

NEXT BEGINNERS COURSE STARTING IN 2024

Beginners Classes

If you're interested in joining our training group, we will be taking in new students at the start of Summer 2024 in a specialist course.

If you'd like to try a class with us in the meantime, that's possible Get in touch to arrange a time.  

Otherwise, if you'd like to be reminded about the start of the next dedicated course closer to the start date, leave your details in the mailing list form at the bottom of the front page of this site.

Fee Structure

All students pay fees on a monthly basis by direct debit. The amount payable by each person depends on their circumstance and means:

Waged students: €105
Unwaged students: €80

These fees cover all classes each month. In addition, we also levy a yearly membership fee of €50 which covers insurance costs and membership to the Bujinkan Dojo organisation in Japan. This is payable in January every year. New students are not expected to pay this fee until the start of the first full calendar year that they are training.

As we are one of the few martial arts clubs in Dublin to have its own full-time facility, complete with the costs that go with that, we ask that students pay by the month in advance. Once students have been training for at least six months, it's possible to take 'fees breaks' as often and for as long as is necessary.

Fee Structure

STUDENT PORTAL

This is the link to access our student portal

STUDENT PORTAL LOGIN

This portal is used to keep track of attendence, training hours, rank history and payment details.

If you need to create an account with us, you can do so using this link:

STUDENT PORTAL SIGN-UP

STUDENT PORTAL

Kid’s Classes

NEXT TERM STARTING MARCH 8th 2024

Looking for fun and engaging activities for your kids?

Kid’s Classes

We offer weekly kids classes each Saturday morning

Saturday morning at the Bujinkan Namiryu Dojo

11am to 11:45am Class for kids 7 to 14 years of age.

Our goal in these classes is for kids to have fun in an environment where they are safe and secure, and where they can learn the basics of a martial art. They’re taught how to fall safely, tumble and roll on padded surfaces, how to escape grabs and holds and how to stay safe when they’re out and about.

We play games that will improve their fitness, sharpen their reflexes and challenge their growing sense of confidence in their own physicality. We’ll teach them how to deal with bullies, how to stay safe in public spaces and how to handle conflict using their words, not their fists, when conflict arises.

We’ll build their confidence, make them resilient and, importantly, we’ll tire them out.

Class fees:

Each term costs €90, each lasting approximately two months, and parents/kids are welcome to watch a class at any time. There is a 20 per cent discount for any additional family members that would like to train.

How do I reserve a place for my child?

We have 20 places for kids in total. Each term, these places are filled by kids who took part in the previous term. Any left over spaces are filled from a waiting list. If you'd like to enquire to see if a term is full, just drop us a mail and we'll let you know.

Are there additional costs?

Yes, uniforms are required but are available through many online retailers and cost between €20 and €30. We wear plain black lightweight karate uniforms, and they usually come with a white belt.

Are there changing facilities?

Yes, but no. We train in a full time facility with ladies and gents changing areas, but we ask that all kids arrive already dressed for class, either in their uniform or in loose fitting clothing suitable for exercising in.

What is ninpo taijutsu? What will my child learn?

In our adult classes, we teach a comprehensive Japanese martial art, designed to provide practitioners with self-defence skills based on a deep historical legacy. For kids, we teach a version of this same art but focus on their unique needs and capabilities.

For example, the kids’ version focuses on escaping dangerous situations rather than confrontation, prioritises de-escalation and avoiding conflict where possible and is mostly concerned with being a fun and interesting way to get some exercise and learn some solid skills.

Everything in our kids’ classes is taught in a child-centric and age appropriate way. While we do teach self-defence skills like punching and kicking, escaping holds and avoiding dangerous situations, we don’t teach kids to be aggressive.

Teacher qualifications.

All kids’ classes are taught by licensed, experienced and fully insured black belt instructors of the Bujinkan Dojo and we actively encourage parents to stay and watch for the duration of their kids’ class.

Instructors include Alex Meehan Daishihan and Rae Perry Shidoshi, both of whom are Garda vetted. Our Dojo is a member of the Irish Martial Arts Commission, the Government recognised body for supervising martial arts in Ireland.

I have a question?

No problem. Drop us an e-mail here and we'll do our best to get back to you promptly. Facebook group: NinjaKidsDublin


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