What I Find Rewarding About Ninjutsu

I love Ninjutsu.  It's no secret.  I fell in love with it when I was a wee little lad of 10 years old.  I wanted Ninjutsu, nothing but Ninjutsu, and only Ninjutsu.  I had no interest in Karate, Tae Kwon Do, or anything else.

I love that it takes me around the world.  I love travel and this is a great excuse to get out to those places, and if you get some training in, it's a tax write-off too.  I love the people I have met overseas and in Japan.  I love that it contributes to my health, while my old age does not.  Haha.  But I would be in terrible shape if I didn't at least force myself to march on.

I love that it has made me keenly aware of my surroundings and the world in general.  Life is hard.  But with some things that are going on in the world today, I might be caught completely off guard.

I love that Ninjutsu forces me to learn a wide variety of skills.  And that I have interesting things to pass onto my kids.  Gardening is cool, prepping, communication skills other than mouth to mouth, scouting, tracking, plant identification, winter survival, how to start a fire literally from scratch, with no firestarter of any kind, and so on.  This is an amazing "hobby".

I love the friends I have made in the form of students.  Sure, some of them have turned out to be fools and have disappointed me, but many have become good friends I would die for.

I love that I have learned so much about history.

I love that I have moderately learned a new language (Japanese, in case you were wondering).  I'm not great, but I can get around in Japan with it and carry on a decent conversation with the Japanese Shihans.

I love that it has made me a (sort of) public figure, and made me to become a leader, in the sense that I am not afraid to speak in front of a group.  When I was younger, I swore I wouldn't never do public speaking.  Who'd a thunk it?  It has helped me to find my place as a productive contributor to the world.

It has helped me to share my faith and not be afraid to do so.  Not everyone cares about what I have to say, but I don't say too much, and I don't care if they don't want to listen.  At least I have obeyed my moral conscience and given them a chance to hear it.

Lastly, while I am not invincible, I am comfortable and at peace with my family's safety and I have done my best to provide a loving and educational environment for them to grow while being protected from those that wish to do them harm.