A Practical and Common-Sense Approach to Women's Self-Defense Using the Martial Art of Ninjutsu

By Sensei Jeffrey M. Miller

Founder & Director of Warrior Concepts


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Sexual crimes and other attacks against women are on the rise everywhere. Regardless of the type of acts committed, most of these crimes will never be reported (only 1-in-5 rapes are ever reported to the police). And, you and I both know that...

This needs to stop!

Sounds obvious, right? Apparently not.

What do I mean?

I mean that there's a very common belief with many that crime will never touch them because they are someone special or invincible.  Obviously this is a very dangerous myth. Because, when they realize that they're wrong, it's too late.

And, as long as we human beings have free will, the reality is that some people will choose to be criminals, just like others might choose to be a mechanic, waitress, or doctor.  It should be apparent to you by this point in your life that, regardless of laws, punishment, or other deterrents, those who choose to be criminals, or those who never learned to control their anger and impulse to lash out against others, something else needs to be in place to stop them.

The other thing that needs to stop, or at least be minimized, is the feeling of helplessness that most victims feel - after they've been attacked.  And, the way to do that is completely opposite from what most people fight and lobby for.  More on that in a bit.

But, what happens now?  What contributes to the feeling of helplessness and victimhood that many feel before, and after an attack?

To understand this, we need to contrast the common approach we've been taught works, but that doesn't, with something I discovered very early on in my own life.  You see, the common approach looks like this:

A woman is raped, beaten, or abused. She becomes a victim of a horrible crime. And then, often times, as she's trying to get justice...

She is victimize all over again, but not by the same attacker this time... but by the same legal system that's supposed to catch and punish the attacker.  Instead, she's made to feel like she caused, or was somehow the reason the attack happened.

The problem is that, her awareness and concern over being attacked - over being victimized - over having her life trampled through by another human being who chooses to act like a savage animal... is made ten times worse by the very people who we were taught are supposed to help her.  The problem is...

This approach is just backwards.

It's like the proverbial saying that "puts the cart before the horse!"

It puts catching and punishing the attacker first, with little to no attention on our own responsibility to protect ourselves in the moment the attack is occurring or, better yet, before the attacker ever thinks of choosing us as his target!

Knowing how to defend yourself can not only save your life; it can empower you to be able to survive the aftermath should something happen. And the martial art of ninjutsu can do that for you on many different levels.


above I answer this question, and discuss many more topics related to effective self-defense for women in my book, "For Women Only!"  If you want to learn more, and make sure you have a greater advantage in protecting yourself, you can get it free at: http://www.warrior-concepts-online.com/womens-self-defense-book.html.


Ninpo-taijutsu (pronounced "nin-poe tie-joo-tsoo"), the armed and unarmed self-protection method within a martial art known as Ninjutsu, the self-defense system that forms the foundation of the programs at Warrior Concepts, can be the perfect tool for you, if you're really looking for a guaranteed, effective method of women's self-defense. Ninpo-taijutsu is .

Ninjutsu is the "umbrella" name given to the self-defense and life mastery sciences passed down by the Ninja warrior men and women of ancient Japan. What that means is that the lessons, both for men and women's self-defense, as well as success n all areas of your life, have been tried, tested, and proven for over 900 years - through some of the worst periods of human history.

That means that they have worked, time and again - they are time-tested under the worst conditions - and the lessons of ninjutsu have survived through to today. But, what does that mean for you - especially if you are a woman living in the 21st century - someone who is afraid of what might happen if you're not prepared - someone looking for a self-defense program for women that is proven to work?

Excellent question!

And in a short answer...

You learn how to "not" be a victim!


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You learn how to defend against one are more attackers, not in a sport karate ring, but on the street - in a real women's self-defense situation - against an a real attacker who is bigger, stronger, and heavier than you are!

Seriously. How cool would that be, you knowing how to defend yourself and maybe even your kids?

Look... An assault happens once every 17 seconds, most of which are committed against women.

Some of these assaults are serious like rape, beatings, even murder. Some happen on the street, some at home, and many - like in the social and medical fields - happen every day as a part of your job, in cases of workplace violence.

As a recent example, the Daily News of New York had this story on page 21 of Wednesday's paper:

"Elusive groper strikes 2 times"

The story goes on to detail the story of a pervert who follow one woman home. Then, even after she had yelled at him and tired to push him away, he grabbed her crotch and then ran off. Before that incident he had tried looking up another woman's skirt, as she stood in a subway station.

How could ninjutsu have helped those women? After all, isn't this the question that you should be asking when you think about buying into any book, video course, or self-defense program?

If it isn't... it should be!

So, how can the Ninja' self-defense art of Ninpo-Taijutsu help in these instances of women's self-defense? First by recognizing that they were still attacks, even though o punches, chokes, or rapes occurred. And, even if the attacker didn't brandish a weapon like a gun or knife.

They were still attacks on women - unwanted attacks on the individual that effected her, even if that effect was not physical!

What could these women have done, using the martial art of ninjutsu as their method of women's self-defense?

Let's start with the one who's assailant followed her home. Okay?

Chances are he had been following her for awhile - waiting for an opportunity to strike. Which means that being more aware of her surroundings, coupled with many of the art's methods for increasing our intuition and ability and sensitivity to the presence of danger before it strikes, could have saved her from the disgrace and humiliation of this perverted, deranged, and filthy animal, putting his hands on her body.

Even if he had evaded her awareness enough to attack anyway - had she been trained in the art of ninjutsu, when he attacked her, she could have defended herself by using any number of Kyusho ('Pressure Points') techniques in combination with knee kicks or a kick to his groin.

I'm pretty sure that this would have made her attacker think twice about his next victim and whether or not she was trained in effective women's self-defense techniques. And her confidence and sense of accomplishment would have easily carried her through the aftermath, knowing that she taught her attacker a much-needed lesson!

Don't you think so?

The same goes for the woman in the subway who could have used the subtle, body-shifting techniques for close quarter combat taught in the Ninja's self-defense system, coupled with sensitivity and awareness, to easily slip her attacker's would be grab at her skirt and keeping her dignity intact. And, using the sensitivity and awareness skills that I talked about earlier, she would have been more aware of his movements.

Knowing how to take care of yourself is necessary in these dangerous times, whether you're a man or woman. And, learning ninjutsu as an effective means of women's self-defense will not only teach you to defend yourself, but it will give you the peace of mind, feelings of confident self-sufficiency, and the control over your safety and security that you're looking for.


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Effective women's self defense requires more than just a few "karate moves." It involves the ability to think strategically, and understand how to defend yourself with as little wear-and-tear on you as possible - against an attacker who will be bigger, stronger, and determined to succeed!

How? Start by following the steps above and decide to be responsible for your own safety and survival. You might also want to read this book on, women's self-defense"For Women Only!" It's available free at: http://www.warrior-concepts-online.com/womens-self-defense-book.html.

When you're ready to take the next step towards developing the real-world skills needed to protect yourself from an actual attack, or you have a group that would benefit from this kind of training, give us a call at the Academy about our special women's self-defense seminars, as-well-as regular, ongoing classes.  You can call the Academy at: 570-884-1118.

In the spirit and tradition of the Warrior, regardless of the culture or era, there has always been a common thread - a common ideology - which has guided the men and women who have chosen this path. Through all of the philosophical expressions and explanations about "engaging the world," "overcoming limitations," or "protecting self and loved ones," the path of the warrior has always involved one very special quality: the giving of self for the benefit of others.

Of course, there are those who call themselves warriors, and certainly live up to common perception and simplified definition of the term which implies "engaging in war, or conflict." But, the true warrior sees beyond their own ego-centric sense of self to the greater good and always uses the skills of violence and destruction as a last resort. Only after all other options have been exhausted, or the situation dictates that it is the only course of action, does the enlightened warrior fight.

Let us always be reminded of a long history passed to us by those who have given the ultimate gift, the gift of life, so that others may live in peace and comfort. Use the life stories of those who sacrificed the easy road of lackadaisical living for one of service. For, as the Japanese warrior teacher and 33rd Grandmaster of Togakure Ninjutsu, Toshitsugu Takamatsu once said, "No one would willingly choose to be a warrior - to choose to get up early in the morning and train for hours in cold, chafing armor, while others lie warm and sleeping next to a lover..." It is a heart-felt drive to do what must be done. To do what others can not or will not do.

This gift, or sacrifice, is rarely given with an expectation of a return or reward for the warrior. No, he or she gives of themselves, not for reward but, because they can. It's what they do. It's who they are.

At my own dojo ("training hall"; lit. "place where enlightenment takes place"), as with many other traditional martial arts academies that focus on this warrior ideal, we have an established set of beliefs and values that, together, express the heart of a warrior. It defines "us" and is a reminder for our staff, students, family members, and others. It is who 'we' are and what 'we' hold to be important in our world. Here are our Belief's and Values:

Without loyal clients, friends & family, nothing else matters

Our most valuable assets are our staff and our vision

There is great strength in numbers & what the world needs is more individuals who are powerful, confident and in-control of themselves and their lives

We are experts in the field of self-protection and personal development. That's it. That's what we do

We will strive to constantly improve our products, facilities, programs and services

We provide a support group and central meeting place for like-minded individuals seeking to unlock their untapped potential

There is enough lying, illusion and self-serving manipulation. We will always be honest with ourselves, our clients and our world

There is no purpose for warrior skills aside from the protection and security of life

Warriorship is much more than fighting for trophies or the job
of a soldier - it is a mindset and a way of life

Our corner of the world will be a better place because we arehere
Not only will our client's lives, homes & families be safer and happier, but our community as well because we enable our staff to serve with compensation

Life is Short

Dream Big - Play Hard - Laugh Often - Live Free - & Be Happy!

A moral code of action - a set of beliefs and values, when driven by and expressing the warrior's heart, is not only a set of beliefs or rules to follow, it is a promise. A promise to not only achieve one's goals, but, to help others and to leave the world a better place than we found it.

So, what are your belief's and values? What guides your Warrior's Heart?