The Kurai Kotori Dojo (training hall) is where Ninja students congregate to develop their skills through the theory, practice, and application of the multi-faceted art of Ninjutsu.
The Dojo is equipped with both solid and padded training surfaces, climbing ladders, hanging ropes, running walls, an elevated platform, balance beam, dozens of classical weapons and armor, sword cutting stands, and throwing blade, blowgun, and archery targets.
Ninjutsu is the ultimate martial art. Not because other martial arts are ineffective, but because the Ninja's fighting system is very unorthodox. A Ninja is taught to rely on ingenuity in the face of danger. Trickery and deception are the Ninja's most valuable tools and surprise attack is the primary objective. A Ninja expects the unexpected and is capable of evaluating a threat at a moments notice to determine the best course of action.
The art of the Ninja is based on the "Five Great Furies" of Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, and Celestial. From these universal forces, students learn stylistic combat, strategies, and meditative practices that allow them to unleash infinite possibilities in all things.
A Ninja is exposed to a vast array of weaponry to prepare them to fight with classical, modern, and improvised tools of self-protection. Training includes swordsmanship, throwing blades, staves and clubs, halberds, chains and flails, sickles and axes, spear, cords and nets, bow and crossbow, blowguns, and combination weapons.
Ninja are trained in methods of invisibility that include silent walking, concealment, reconnaissance, infiltration, and team tactics. But in it's purest form, stealth does not require a Ninja to be hidden from direct sight, it means that the Ninja's intentions are undetectable to those who oppose them. Stealth is a strategy.