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Hojojutsu; knot and rope skills of the ninja – Foundations

6 part series covering safety, technique, application and dynamic drills for flexible tools of the ninja
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9 students
Created by Spencer Bolejack


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Platform: Udemy
Price: $11.99
Video: 1h 6m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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This is a look at our annual Valentine’s Day course material at LOTSWild and Riverside MA in western NC.  We cover level one of our curriculum for Hojojutsu, or tactical ties knots restraints and flexible tools of the ninja!  This fun to learn material helps us be flexible, learn to adapt, improvise with things around us, and have self defense items everywhere we go – our clothing!  Other than martial artists others who will find this information useful are hikers and backpackers, adventurers, historians, or folks stuck at home during the pandemic.  Safety is paramount and students must begin with an understanding of boundaries, consent, and learn about types of materials appropriate for training.  At no time in ANY of this study are there recommendations for ties or holds left on a person’s neck.  Hojojutsu must be studied in clear mind, clean body, and without the influence of any drugs or alcohol.

Hojojutsu was the original handcuffing method of police in ancient Japan long before steel tools were used.  Restraining is a thing practiced by people around the world which highlights the other side of this coin – escape.  By practicing and learning safely with a partner you will build an understanding of how to get away from anyone seeking to hold you against your will.  As a practitioner you will have non-violent ways of keeping someone still until help or law enforcement arrives, or be able to get away without causing someone serious harm while you get to safety. 

In the modern day this is a fun practice that also expands any martial arts curriculum.  It is part of any authentic Ninjutsu school, however, and personal instruction should always be sought when possible. 

This class is one of many offered on site at Land of the Sky Wilderness School; we have a campground for in person stays throughout the year.  Regular weekly classes are held in town at Riverside Martial Arts. 

Your instructor Spencer has a 5th Dan in Taijutsu / Ninjutsu in addition to a life long pursuit of practical, hard earned skill sets related to the outdoors and martial arts.  He’s an author, co-hosted 59 episodes of a worldwide TV show for Discovery, and directs Land of the Sky Wilderness School in western NC.  He has traveled the world from the far East to Europe teaching flexible tools, ties, survival, self defense and music.  Find him and say hi on his social media outlets.

Visit LOTSWild for more information – especially our ongoing classes and updates available online covering survival, gardening, tech and gadgets, martial arts, health and fitness and more at Patreon. 


• Students must have a rope or soft cord at least 12 feet in length, students should have a few short pieces of cord, and a belt

You will learn

✓ knots, rope skills, ties, restraints, self defense

This course is for

• martial artists, historians, survival students, primitive skills practitioners, people isolated due to COVID looking to expand skill sets

How much does the Hojojutsu; knot and rope skills of the ninja - Foundations course cost? Is it worth it?

The course costs $11.99. And currently there is a 40% discount on the original price of the course, which was $19.99. So you save $8 if you enroll the course now.

Does the Hojojutsu; knot and rope skills of the ninja - Foundations course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

YES, Hojojutsu; knot and rope skills of the ninja – Foundations has a 30-day money back guarantee. The 30-day refund policy is designed to allow students to study without risk.

Are there any SCHOLARSHIPS for this course?

Currently we could not find a scholarship for the Hojojutsu; knot and rope skills of the ninja – Foundations course, but there is a $8 discount from the original price ($19.99). So the current price is just $11.99.

Who is the instructor? Is Spencer Bolejack a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Spencer Bolejack has created 5 courses that got 5 reviews which are generally positive. Spencer Bolejack has taught 30 students and received a 5.0 average review out of 5 reviews. Depending on the information available, Spencer Bolejack is a TRUSTED instructor.

More info about the instructor, Spencer Bolejack

Wilderness and Martial Arts Schools Director
Spencer 2 Dogs Bolejack operates Land of the Sky Wilderness School in Western North Carolina where he lives with his wife and three kids. An apprentice of mountain man Eustace Conway in the 1990s and director of many Turtle Island programs, Bolejack holds dan rank in multiple styles of martial arts including Tang Soo Do, Kenpo, IMA, and a 5th degree black belt in ninjutsu. After a rough start at Appalachian State, he gave everything away and moved into the woods for a total of three years, surviving on little and accumulating many of the skills discussed in camp. Eventually graduating from UNC-A, he has taught public school, won state level awards from the Veterans of Foreign Wars, has been published in Best Practices for Middle School Teachers and has taught internationally. The 11th generation Carolinian also co-hosted 59 episodes of Discovery’s Hillbilly Blood.Recently Spencer has been freelancing as a curriculum designer for Mastery Systems, adapting Conscious Language training materials for Parents and Kids.  He has run sound and recording tech for live tours and continues to pursue a variety of endeavors from his humble paradise on North Carolina’s largest Wilderness Area.  His hand forged knives and turned bowls are sold locally.  Spencer hosts guests for clinics, therapy, intervention, and one on one advanced training in woods lore and survival at the LOTSWild Base Camp.  Air b n b available.


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Platform: Udemy
Price: $11.99
Video: 1h 6m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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