You may have trained in this art for a quite a while but who has ever taken the time to train you how to teach? Who has taken the time to explain why we do certain things the way we do them and what it means? Now you can learn this real and all too often not understood information on the "Way" and how to teach it from a respected teacher who's been on this path himself for over 30 years.
Posted by Richard Batey on 30th Jan 2015
Thank you above and beyond Master Richard J. Van Donk. Your notes on how to live and breath the enlightenment that we wish to experience in ourselves and others was an incredible boon. The audio cds are immensely helpful in regards to picking up more clearly what your lessons mean. I am so glad you were chosen to represent Ninjutsu and the Source that governs us all. Many, many, and many thanks. I am inspired to study all things repeatedly and at length and breadth and greater depth. Thank you for inspiring me through your most kind words. Thank you.
Posted by Jason Winget on 2nd May 2014
The entire time I was reading this book it was as if I were sitting directly across from Master Van Donk receiving these lessons in person. His thoughts and the emotions and energy conveyed in this work came across so strongly it can't help but move you on a spiritual level. I will forever be thankful for the time and dedication Master RVD has put into his works and the commitment to spreading his arts to the world. Get this Shidoshi course and experience it for your self. Whether your a student of the ninja arts or any martial art this will take you to the next level! Thanks again for sharing this with the rest of us.
Posted by Krzysztof on 18th Dec 2013
I am pleased to say I finished the shidoshi ho course book :) Now only presentation left and examples for teaching and I will ask you for a test for the shidoshi :)
I would like to share with you my feedback about the book.
The book is great!! This book is created in the best way I ever seen!
Shihan Richard Van Donk has focused on all aspects of teachnings, what is important why it is important. Now I think I know more about the all steps in trainings, how to handle different situations, rude people etc. I think this is also a good lesson for me as a student, not only from a teacher perspective. It explains every part of training and why it takes a place. Recently even I shared with my knowledge about history of bowing :) It was great to know, even that's simple action has a deep source and meaning.
In the course I could find the answers for a lot of my questions that I had.
Dear Shihan Richard Van Donk, I would like to say thank you for your work on this book, you did a great job, that just confirm you are the best teacher!
Posted by Chris on 18th Dec 2013
This is a great course that covers many aspects of teaching. It explains entire process of teaching ninjutsu, covers a lot of things like how to organize that, how to handle a lot of situations that could happen during the training. How to create teachings more interesting. Also This course is a good source about history, where I could find many answers for my questions. It provides a lot of information about the traditions, and also explains why it takes a place. The book is great!
This is one on my "Must have" list.
Posted by Ben on 22nd Jun 2013
I will admit, there are pitches for other products, but it is an overview course, and it will give you all the skills you need to handle a training group or Dojo and then some. This is an amazing course, the dvd's are packed with enough info to be worth the price alone, but then you get a huge, very nice binder, and he even gives you 13 hours of audio teaching. Shihan Van Donk is truly a giving man, and I would easily pay three times what they ask for this course.
Posted by Kevin G. - Shinobu Inochi Dojo, San Diego CA. on 24th Apr 2013
I ordered the Shidoshi 101 course in an effort to give my self and my future dojo everything I could. I wanted to get my hands on something that would aid me in teaching this wonderful art.
What I received was so much more.
The Shidoshi 101 showed me everything one could ever want to know about teaching. It gave me a deeper understanding into our art, and a clarity that is honestly worth its weight in gold.
Posted by John Chamberlain on 7th Sep 2012
This is a must read for anyone wanting to be a Shidoshi-ho or Shidoshi once you pick it up to read you will have a hard time putting in down. The tapes are great you can listen to them anywhere at any time even while working (please do not tell my boss). Now I can't wait to get the Dojo wealth building course !!!
Posted by CPT Shane B. Clarke on 12th Jun 2011
Shihan VanDonk has done an amazing job with this Shidoshi Course. I have been training with this course for over a year now, and I absolutely love it! My knowledge about the art and the Bujinkan itself has expanded to extreme levels by studying this course. It goes into amazing detail on the origins of the art, as well as ideas on how to run a profitable dojo. I have already made over $5k with the ideas and information in this course. I am chomping at the bit for the upcoming Dojo Wealth Building Course because of the impact I have felt from this course. I listen to the CDs every day as I drive to and from work and I read the manual atleast 4 nights a week. You've got to get this course!