Hi all, I am wanting to travel to Japan and train in Banke Shinobinoden - a form of Ninjutsu as taught by Jinichi Kawakami (now retired) and his student, Yasushi Kiyomoto. I am kind of throwing it out there with this thread, as i have no idea if anyone here has any experience with Banke Shinobinoden. Regardless, this is an art of which i want to dedicate my time and life to. Something of which i will be taking very seriously. As such, i am wondering if anyone here can please help me by answering some questions. I understand that i can email Banke Shinobinoden, but i would rather gather as much external knowledge as possible, before contacting the school itself. Here are some questions: - What is the address of the school/dojo itself? - How much does it cost to train in Banke Shinobinoden? - Do they still accept foreign students? - Must one speak fluent Japanese in order to train there? I understand one must have an interview with the head instructor, but i am unsure as to how much the language could affect one's chances. - Does the dojo accept inside students? Is there any accommodation at the school? I thank all those who have taken the time to peruse this thread.