Integral Dynamic Martial Art system
The training emphasizes the different complementary aspects of inner development on the way (Do) of the martial arts (Bu). The practice is based on the integration of different systems. One of them is Ninpo, a traditional Japanese martial art with roots in China and Tibet. Among the others are Bujinkan Budo Tai Jutsu, classical Japanese Sword Fighting, Judo, Capoeira, Yi Chuan and Krav Magah. Ingo Taleb Rashid studied Ninpo with Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi in Japan since the 1970s. Furthermore he was studying with Imi Lichtenfeld, the creator of the Israeli personal defense system Krav Maga. Since 1989 he trained Capoeira in Brazil.
The system builds on Tai Jutsu, the body art. An extensive training of falling techniques, the right distance and right timing within fighting situations has a core role. The training includes punching/kicking-, throwing-, and leverage techniques. Furthermore, advanced students will learn how to use different traditional weapons like sticks or the Japanese sword.
Another important component of the training is the spiritual instruction, which consists of meditation and concentration exercises. The importance of “Seishin”, the concept of a pure heart, is continuously emphasized during the training. Due to the nature of Ninpo there are no competitions and only rare full-contact-trainings.
As a method for mental/spiritual and physical growth, it is suitable for women, men, and almost every age.