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The Way of the Little Ninja

At home, is there a way that a Little Ninja should act? What about at school? Does the Little Ninja show proper respect, discipline and an eagerness to become great? These answers will be discovered in the text to follow.

In ancient Japan, the working class citizens held one common characteristic; they were all fully dedicated to their trade or line of work. It was highly honorable to be considered a hard worker. If the man’s job was to make swords, then he would strive to be the best sword maker in the world. If the woman’s job was to gather rice from the field, tend to the garden and take care of the home, then she would be the best wife around. On the other hand, all citizens of this great society considered it to be dishonorable to be lazy and undisciplined.

American society today is slightly different from that of Ancient Japan. Some men tend to the home, while many women hold the high paying jobs. The focus, however, should not be any different. It doesn’t matter if a young lady wants to be a stay-at-home mom or a Big Business Owner; the way is always the same. The same holds true for men. The True Ninja strives to be the “Best” at whatever he or she chooses.

What about the Little Ninja? The Little Ninja has not yet made it into the harsh and unforgiving world we live in today. He or she is still in the learning phase; the growing phase. Does that mean that the Little Ninja has it easier than an adult Big Ninja? Is he or she allowed to take it easy and not care about the future? Of course the answer is no. The Little Ninja must work even harder than the Big Ninja do because the path to becoming a True Ninja is very long and difficult. Not everyone can become a True Ninja.

So what does it take to become a True Ninja? It takes hard work, dedication, respect for adults, discipline, honor and most importantly, persistence. Nothing is guaranteed in life. Everything a Little Ninja wants must be focused on and created. All Ninja create their own destiny. They get what they put into life.

Back to the first question, “Is there a way for a Little Ninja to act?” I think that we have proven that the answer is Yes. A Little Ninja that wants to become a True Ninja needs to always strive to become the best. Ninja are leaders. They don’t just follow and do whatever the crowd does. A Little Ninja also needs to be a great helper of everyone around. Whether this help is at home with parents, at school with teachers, or at Martial Arts class with the younger students. He or she will always do the right thing for the right reason.

Finally, a Little Ninja on the path to becoming a True Ninja will show proper respect for others (especially adults and people of authority), discipline and focus, and an eagerness to become great. A True Ninja does not do a mediocre job. He or she does not do a good job. The True Ninja does an outstanding job at whatever it is that he or she chooses to do. The Way of the Little Ninja starts and ends with the attitude that “No Matter What I Choose in Life, I Will Be the Best That I Can Be. I Will Strive to Become Great!” This laser focus is what transforms a Little Ninja into a True Ninja.

Sensei Ryan, Ninjitsu Instructor
Champion Martial Arts II
South Reno, NV

New Look to Our Website – New Website Header

Obviously if you are reading this blog post, then you are at my website cmareno.com.  With the move of our South Reno, NV location (20 feet from one building to the next), we are in the process of improving all of our systems.  One of which is this website.

The content of the website will remain mostly the same as it is now, but we are having new graphics professionally designed and added to various places on the site.  We also will be adding full picture galleries and movies for our students (password required).

There will be one major upgrade that we are going to add very soon.  We are going to film certain classes and certain techniques, and we will post those on the password protected area of our website.  This will allow our current student base the opportunity to review and practice certain required list techniques.  The hope here is that our students who only attend class very few times a week will have the opportunity to practice at home.  Thus ensuring that they do not fall behind when test time comes around.

Advanced students will also be offered access to the list techniques that are required for their next promotion.  Once again, the hope here is to provide each student with a refresher of what he or she needs to know when test time rolls around.

Also, the header at the top of the page has changed.  I had 3 of them created by professional graphic designers.  It is my hope to have 2 of them rotate each time the website is loaded.  What do you think about the current one?

Sensei Ryan, Ninjitsu Instructor
Champion Martial Arts II
South Reno, NV

Are We Moving to a New Location?

That surely is the question of the year.  The rumors have been flying around lately.  However, the answer is almost definitely YES!

I am in negotiations with 2 different landlords in the same Professional Business Center that we are in now.  It turns out that both of them are very interested in having my business.  Both of them have made me offers that I cannot refuse.

Right now I am waiting to hear back from the landlord of my preferred location.  The place is 1440 square feet and perfectly designed for a Martial Arts Studio.  The ceilings are 9 feet tall (a little low), but I can raise them up to 10.5 feet in the front part of the dojo.

There is only one bathroom, but this only matters for people who are changing their clothes.  We don’t really have that much traffic anyways.  I am going to setup the back area as 2 dressing rooms so people do not need to use the bathroom at all to change.

Right now we have about 600 square feet of total mat area.  This is plenty big enough, but the new location will sport over 900 square feet for us!  If I work it right we may even be able to get1000 square feet of mat space!  The best part is that we don’t have to put the mats down and pick them back up every day.

Basically, I have been waiting for over 4 years for the day that I can negotiate my own lease.  Finally the time has come!  Only positive things can happen from here on out.

Sensei Ryan, Ninjitsu Instructor
Champion Martial Arts II
South Reno, NV 89511

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