The experts at Black Belt Magazine - the most popular martial arts magazine in the world - are proud to introduce a comprehensive and unique 4-volume DVD series on the art of the ninja. In these videos, Jack Hoban - a former Marine Corps captain and one of the acknowledged "founding fathers" of Ninjutsu in America - reveals the core physical techniques of this mysterious and often misunderstood art. Volume 1 presents a down-to-earth approach for learning the basics of Budo Taijutsu (Japanese martial arts) and the core physical techniques of this mysterious art. Topics include Junan Taiso (stretching and conditioning exercises), Kihon Happo (fundamental techniques) and exciting weapons footage. Hoban, who received Ninjutsu training from Grandmaster Masaaki Hatsumi in Japan, is a long-time practitioner of the martial arts. Now a Shidoshi (senior instructor), Hoban is an ideal instructor to teach Ninjutsu to both new and experienced practitioners, as well as serious students who want to move beyond the ninja myths to practical application.