La Ronge Ninja Kids Martial Arts® - Who are we?
La Ronge Ninja Kids Martial Arts® is all about encouragement and training self-esteem, self-worth, focus & attention, and physical and mental development. Children with Special Needs are welcome to join, especially children with orthopaedic conditions that make other team sports too challenging to do. The Sky is the limit, but where does it end…?
Our mission is to have as many kids enjoy learning Japanese Martial Arts
Our goal is to help kids BOOST their development with a healthy mind and body
La Ronge Ninja Kids is an initiative by Taka Budo Dokokai Martial Arts Inc.in Northern Saskatchewan. Taka Budo Dokokai is a non-profit organization, headed by Dr. Chris de Feijter. Taka Budo Dokokai Martial Arts Inc. is overseen by a Board of Directors, with Chris de Feijter (President), Darren Thomas (Vice President), and Lance Fleming (Officer). We rely on volunteers to help us with many activities and training sessions. Thank you for the volunteers who have been helping us grow into a viable martial school with only one focus: our students!
La Ronge Ninja Kids Martial Arts® was started in 2014 after Chris had received several requests from parents about teaching martial arts to younger children. Many of these children did not want to participate in more group orientated sports such as hockey. This resulted in the creation of La Ronge Ninja Kids in 2014, and has evolved into Ninja Kids Martial Arts® in 2016.
Our Team - Dedicated People
Dr. Chris de FeijterHead Instructor
Dr. Chris de Feijter is a private student of several Japanese masters of Martial Arts, all living in Japan. This lineage is important for the authenticity and purity of what we teach during our lessons. Chris started with karate in the 1980-ies, and is currently studying Yagyu Shinkage Ryu, Meifu Shinkage Ryu, Nihon Jujutsu, and Masaki Ryu.
Ms. Mayriel MadronoAssistant
May started learning various budo in our school in 2016. She has mainly been studying Jujutsu and Meifu Shinkage Ryu. Her learning progress is remarkable and quite rapid. May is a dedicated assistant in the Ninja Kids Martial Arts classes, and the ninja kids enjoy learning with and from her and having fun!
Mr. Idan LeviAssistant Volunteer
Idan started learning with our school in 2015. He has been a dedicated member ever since. Idan is a physiotherapist, and helps the kids in our programs with proper posture and balance. He also helps kids who struggle with everyday common movements.
Belts & Ranks
Some have asked about the belts and ranks of our instructors. We do not openly advertise such out of humbleness. Please ask us about belts and ranks during a training and we will be glad to explain to you the modern and traditional methods of how skills are rated. However, it is more important to understand that we are authorized as Keikokai (study group), dojo (school), as well as country representative (branch) for some of the martial arts that we study and teach. That in itself comes with a tremendous responsibility towards our members.