American Ninjitsu Warrior Concepts is a modern alma gram of different martial systems combined for strategic combat utilizing concepts from Ninjitsu. These concepts can also be applied to a way of life as well. Most systems teach you to block a punch, we here at A.N.W.C simply choose not to be there when the punch gets there. In A.N.W.C. we teach our students how not to fight, meaning if there is going to be an altercation it will not be a fight, it will be combat. Fighting is for children, combat for the most part is do or die. Keeping that in mind, students learn early on, if it isn't worth killing for or dying for, let it go. In other words we choose our battles carefully with wisdom. I guess I can quote the late Bruce Lee who said “you might call it the art of fighting without fighting.” Much of the deceptive elements of magic is applied as well in A.N.W.C. such as misdirection, distractions, surprise, and other mental aspects designed to cloud an enemies mind. After all ninjas were known as “magicians of mayhem.” We strive to train the total being, mind, body and spirit. Without complete and total training in all aspects of the combative arts, today's martial artist cannot hope to progress any further than mere proficiency in the limited set of muscular skills that make up his or her training system.
The use of total body weapons is often overlooked by those martial arts that concentrate on one particular aspect in the combat arts. Kicking systems have no need of finger ripping attacks; boxing methods have no need of knee slam attacks; and Judoka have no need of punching attacks, because all these systems have been created around set rule structures. American Ninjitsu Warrior Concepts on the other hand, operates as a ruless method with no limitation. Our greatest weapon is our mind. It’s no wonder why we do not participate in competitive fight sporting events. Simply said in most cases a disqualification would be called due to the devastating nature of our techniques. A.N.W.C. practitioners concentrate on full body motion in delivery of attack, movements that are natural to avoid injury and at the same time cause devastation elsewhere to an opponent.
In combat there are four levels to deal with before the situation becomes fatal and we are prepared to deal with these life threatening altercations aggressively, assuming it to be fatal if it cannot be avoided. With this mind set, the warrior may respond to his full potential at level 4 (deadly force) to remove the danger permanently. The stage before this is level 3 (combative) and has the possibility of becoming fatal if not dealt with immediately with greater tactics of submission and power. Sensitivity to subtle energy is required to know when aggression has escalated from level 2 (non-compliant) because it can happen very quickly, but this energy can be gauged and dealt with successfully through controlling techniques. Level 1 (compliant) is the verbal or argumentative stage and is considered to be an opportunity to practice diplomacy or the art of fighting without fighting, winning without physical action. Every martial artist should strive for the peaceful resolution before resorting to the higher levels, but once it goes there, do not hesitate.
Warriors of old knew that personal enlightenment can only come about through total immersion in the martial tradition as a way of living. By experiencing the confrontation of danger, the transcendence of fear of injury or death, and a working knowledge of individual personal powers and limitations. These practitioners of Ninjitsu could gain the strength and invincibility that permit the enjoyment of the flowers moving in the wind, appreciation of the love of others, and contentment with the presence of peace in society. Therefore in modern times we must not forget these ancient ways but at the same time conform with present day society. We must blend with and seek to exist, but not exist. Being everyone and no one, everything and no thing. Adapting to any situation in life, devoid of ego, will allow you the clarity of mind for success.
Stronger than love itself, the benevolent heart is capable of encompassing all that constitutes universal justice and all that finds expression in the unfolding of the universal scheme. Born of the insight attained from repeated exposure to the very brink between life and death, the benevolent heart of traditional Ninjitsu and American Ninjitsu holds the very key to finding harmony and understanding in the realms of the spiritual and natural material worlds. Now in these horrific times of chaos, where evil men kill innocents by the thousands, once again we must seek to find the benevolent heart and help when ever possible, those who cant help themselves. This is what American Ninjitsu Warrior Concepts is about, the art of helping people survive by any means necessary. The art of winning.
“I am not a ninja, I'm a magician of mayhem!”
David Richardson, Sensei 3rd Dan