WHY A SCHOOL FOR NINJAS?
AT ITS CORE, CONTEMPORARY ATHLETE IS A PERFORMANCE BASED STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING FACILITY.
WITHOUT GOALS, THERE IS NO PROGRESS. WITHOUT PROGRESS, THERE ARE NO MEASURES FOR SUCCESS. WITHOUT SUCCESS, YOU STAGNATE AND BECOME STUCK.
The saying “education is power” is very true. As trainers, education and exploration keeps us on the cutting edge of our industry. This comes from taking a very intense look at our predecessor’s intellectual investments and re-engineering it in order to make humans faster, stronger, smarter, agile, and dangerous versions of themselves. Ultimately becoming the truest version of themselves.
OK, that makes sense. But why a school for Ninjas?
A brief ninja history:
Hattori Hanzo, a lesser samurai, not only became a mythical pop deity but also actually changed and shaped the future of his country by saving the future shogun Tokugawa Leyasu from warring factions, becoming the most famous ninja of all time. His degree of masterful skills in strategy and combat had his enemies believe that he and his troops could teleport and use psychokinetic ‘s to defeat them.
The ninja and its culture are heaped in mythology but its greatest strength is its secrecy. It is the quiet effectiveness of skill development, strength, intelligence, and planning. The ninja sets itself apart from its rivals and makes it not only a force to be reckoned with but also a building block for future leadership.
The ninja is counter culture. Those that choose to rise up, to lead, or disrupt the status quo. They are not necessarily “noble", they have their own rules and culture. One similar to the samurai yet designed with one intent: to create havoc, turmoil, and unrest. There is no better iconic mascot for the CA than the ninja.
Ninjas draw from common people, those that want to be better and are willing to do the work to earn that. To create their own path and destiny, not one that is predetermined by birth rite or caste (historically). They choose to define themselves and seek out those that are like them. Thus the ninjas are not defined by age or sex. The kunochi (or female ninjas) stood on par with their male counterparts. One more reason the CA is a school for ninjas.
The CA is rooted in goal seeking. This takes a masterful plan. Without a plan you cannot have skill set development. Without exceptional skill, resistance is just a means to getting hurt, ultimately leading you to fail at achieving your goal. Out of the need to be exceptional, a school for “ninjas” was born. Our clients LEAD through their hearts, minds, and bodies. They do not follow. They are CA.