"The first priority to the Ninja is to win without fighting"
- Masaaki Hatsumi
A WORD FROM YOUR SENSEI (TEACHER)
Hello student, and welcome,
We will have plenty of time to get to know each other once you begin your training, but you probably want to know a bit about your teacher before that.
I am Arnout Griepsma, a 50 years-young Dutch guy, living in a beautiful region of northern Tuscany called Lunigiana.
Over the years, I have been asked so many times if I would teach the martial art that I have been practicing for half my life. Finally, I took this as a sign it was meant to be.
So, I opened my own dojo...
With care and respect, I took everything that I learned from my teachers, colleagues and others I have met so far along the way. This knowledge, wisdom and training is all blended into my own style of Ninjutsu. I physically built an indoor Dojo and an outdoor training area on my land, incorporating the natural elements.
Whether you are a curious novice seeking defence skills and better well-being, or a practiced martial artist looking to advance your toolbox, you are warmly welcome here.
I teach all levels and all abilities, including those with physical limitations.
My vision and my teachings combine both mental and physical skills in the
Iguru Ninjutsu style.
Now my dojo friends and I invite you on a journey to get the best out of each other and become better than we were before.
Come join the family and let's grow together... Who says serious training can't also be fun?!