Closed again for the lockdown until further notice
Our obstacles were designed to prepare you to navigate a real-life environment and develop practical movement and martial arts skills. It's more than just various sizes of boxes stacked on top of each other or impractical hanging balls and warped walls!
The Shinobi Village Origin Story
The Shinobi, or Ninja as they are known today, were feudal Japan’s special forces, undertaking specialized military tasks for their lords when no other warriors were capable. Their advanced understanding of the sciences, unique fighting skills, and mastery of the environment produced legends of their supernatural abilities that have endured for centuries….
It is said that the Shinobi gained their training methods from the Tengu (mythical creatures renowned for their physical and fighting prowess), and it is these methods that gave them their inhuman abilities. These same Tengu and their famous shinobi techniques for climbing, leaping, and fighting, are the mysterious architects of this sacred training ground. We here at The Shinobi Village are the custodians of their hallowed training facility.
The Shinobi Village has emerged from the shadows to become the only shinobi (ninja) training centre in the GTA, offering martial arts, parkour, and movement training for practical use in both urban and natural environments. Our secret facility, inconspicuously located amongst normal human businesses in Scarborough, was specifically designed and built to practice the skills and techniques that would be useful to a modern-day shinobi…. skills that once made the shinobi seem superhuman.
Our facility was built by hand out of our passion and love for martial arts, parkour, and movement training. The confidence and freedom gained from learning how to navigate your environment, and turn obstacles into opportunities to improve yourself is something we feel very strongly about sharing with everyone who wants to experience it for themselves.
Become a member or drop in anytime to practice your skills at our open-gym and open-mats. Parkour and martial arts classes are available for adults and kids. We also have a workout area to provide all your training needs in one spot.
The Shinobi Village offers the following membership options for open gym:
*Please note that classes are not included in the memberships. Class prices vary and can be found under classes.
Monthly Family Membership
(3 people - at least 1 child)
Monthly Family Membership (4 people - at least 2 children)
Memberships can be purchased in person at The Shinobi Village!
Parkour is Self-Defence
The ability to escape dangerous situations is the most effective form of self-defence. The shinobi knew this better than anyone. Being able to put obstacles between you and your attacker (or your child and your child’s attacker) is the most reliable way to stay safe in almost any confrontation.
Click on a class for more information!
Instructor: Alex Schenker
MovNat Certified Natural Movement Master Trainer
Tuesdays and Thursdays 7pm-8pm
This class is all about obstacle traversal for developing real-world physical competence. We focus on the skills of locomotion, including balancing, jumping, vaulting, ground movement, climbing, as well as other skills, to develop the practical freedom of movement innate to all human beings. Developing these latent abilities can be approached from the perspective of play, functional fitness, and/or with the mindset of evasion for self-protection.
Parkour and MovNat have a common ancestor; the French Naval officer, Georges Hebert's Methode Naturelle, which shaped what we know now as the modern day military obstacle course. Everything in the Parkour skillset is part of MovNat, but MovNat also includes lifting, carrying, swimming, and other skills that complete the full spectrum of human movement aptitudes. We approach these Parkour classes through the MovNat lens, which is adaptive and approachable for everyone.
Kids Drop-in Parkour Class
Instructors: Alex Schenker, Shane Hersco
If your child loves climbing and jumping, they will fit right into our Parkour kids class! This class helps kids build movement skills and develop their physical fitness in a fun and safe environment. They will explore parkour skills like running, jumping, climbing, vaulting, and more with other kids in a cooperative rather than competitive setting.
Kids Intro to Parkour Program
Instructor: Shane Hersco
Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30pm-6:15pm
Cost: $297 for 6 weeks
Kids Parkour class is a program meant to help kids develop their motor skills by challenging their minds and body to run, jump, climb, scale, and flip through their environment. The goal is to get from one point to the other efficiently and creatively.
By nature kids already run, jump, and climb. What we do is teach them to do it more skillfully and safely. These skills will give them the coordination and awareness that will translate into all other activities and sports that they will do in the future.
Classes start with a warm up where we practice mobility, stretching and calisthenic work. We then move on to skill development and technique drilling where we learn to apply parkour techniques to our environment. Once class is over we like to usually finish with free play and games that require them to use their learned techniques from class.
Parent & Tot Parkour Class
Instructor: Shane Hersco
This parkour program was designed to help kids ages 3-5 build coordination and safely explore their environment by learning how to jump, land, roll, and climb surfaces and structures. Parent’s will join class and participate which will not only create a fun bonding experience, but will give their child the confidence and feeling of safety to complete challenges and overcome obstacles.
Flexibility & Joint Strengthening
Instructor: Alex Schenker
Natural Movement Trainer
Licensed Shiatsu Therapist
FRC Mobility Specialist
Mobility is all about restoring the natural functionality of our bodies and unwinding the unnatural conditions we subject ourselves to in modern society. Each class involves joint mobilization exercises, Natural Movement re-calibration, self-Shiatsu, active stretching, structural realignment exercise, and a basic no-fluff breathing meditation practice. We look at balancing the body, relieving abnormal tension, preventing injury, improving functional flexibility, and structural alignment / integrity. The goal is that with regular classes you will learn how to develop and maintain your own independent practice tailored to your specific needs.
The Natural Movement element involves ground movement, balancing practice, safe-falling instruction, and a few key considerations to how we use our bodies in daily life situations. This class integrates elements of MovNat, Self-Shiatsu, Sotai (neuromuscular reeducation exercise) Ryutai Undo & Ukemi (martial conditioning), and Meridian Stretching.
Luke Robinson a.k.a Bushido Robinson
Wednesdays 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Beginners kickboxing class working on the fundamentals of various strikes and kicks.
Cost: $30.00/class ($25.00 for members of The Shinobi Village)
Kids classes, Adult classes
Tuesdays and Thursdays - Kids 6:00pm - 7:00pm, Adults 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Capoeira Malês Toronto is dedicated to promoting the art of Capoeira in the GTA. Under the dedicated guidance of Instructor Tropa, the capoeira practitioner will learn the fundamental movements of capoeira, as well as understand its history of origins and its culture and development.
Capoeira encompasses aspects of dance, martial arts, acrobatics, music and Brazilian culture in a single art form.
Cost: Please inquire for the cost.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Classical Japanese Martial Arts. Taijutsu (literally "body skills/techniques") is a general term used to refer to 9 schools of martial arts that were learned and taught by the shinobi (ninja) of ancient Japan.
Cost: $20/class or
$150/month for open gym membership plus unlimited Taijutsu classes.
Unable to make regular classes or concerned about groups? Try private classes! One-on-one instruction on your schedule! Email for info.
Private Classes: $80/hour
Yin Yang movement flow
Aisha Lesley Bentham
This mixed movement class is based in a yin yoga practice and designed to deepen and elongate the body and breath with longer held postures.
Classes will be held on:
This class requires: yoga mat, light blanket (flat sheet)
Luke Robinson to book your spot in class.
Instructor Tropa to book your spot in class.
Taijutsu Fundamentals Course
Instructor: Alex Schenker
Taijutsu Instructor, Natural Movement Trainer
In this course we will introduce, and deepen our ability in the basic principles and movements of Taijutsu. The program for this course includes combative skills such as striking and grappling, locomotive skills such as rolling and leaping, and physical conditioning such as stretching and strengthening.
Striking & kicking technique - basic foot & fist formations & application
Grappling - fundamental wrist joint controls
Kamae - basic combative postures
Rolling - forward & backward rolling for quick recovery from a fall
Leaping - forward, backward, sideways, upward, and downward leaping
Break-falls - safe falling techniques for falling prone, supine, or laterally to the side
Ryutai Undo (dragon-body method) - stretches & mobilizations for strengthening and limbering the body
Kokyuho (breathing exercise) - breathing & moving meditation
This course is meant to introduce new students to the foundational techniques of our practice; and for experienced practitioners to refine the underlying movements behind all of our techniques. There are a great number of advanced techniques in our art, and studying them all certainly increases the breadth of our knowledge, but honing in on the fundamentals is an opportunity to further develop the underpinning depth in our Taijutsu. This depth carries over to all techniques & related movements, and we can benefit at all skill levels from showing some attention to it's refinement. By the end of this course, you will have have learned some movements to practice on your own, a clear idea of what you need to work on to improve, and resources to review what we covered in the course.
Through not a requirement, it is recommended that people take this course before joining regular Taijutsu classes.
Cost: $100.00 ($80.00 for members of The Shinobi Village)
Open Mats Sparring *Temporarily suspended*
Looking to practice with people from other dojos, clubs, or styles? Or just looking to get some extra sparring and training? Then join us every Monday and Saturday for an open sparring session in our large dojo! Come spar with your friends or meet new friends to spar with here!
Free for all members and drop-ins!
No need to sign up or register, just drop in!
Kenjutsu/Battojutsu Workshop (Japanese Swordsmanship)
Learn fundamentals and techniques of kenjutsu (sword- fighting techniques) and battojutsu (sword-drawing and cutting techniques) in this 4 hour workshop!
No experience or equipment required, just wear comfortable clothing. Wooden training sword will be provided!
Shuriken (Ninja Star) Battle!!!
Join us for our 2nd Shuriken Battle!!! Learn the basics of shurikenjutsu then test out your ninja skills in an all-out SHURIKEN BATTLE!
Rubber shuriken and safety glasses will be provided!
Cost: Free with drop-in ($20) or membership!
Looking for somewhere to teach classes or host an event?
Our beautiful 900sq.ft. dojo is available for rent!
Martial arts classes
Training groups and more!
Also available for seminars and workshops!
The Shinobi Village has a dedicated party room with access to the open parkour gym for birthday parties and corporate events.
Parties and events include one hour of parkour instruction and two and a half hours of free play in the parkour gym.
*There is a maximum of ten people per party at this time due to Covid.
Our 900 sqft dojo is available to rent for classes, seminars and workshops. Perfect for martial arts, yoga, fitness, meditation, etc...
Regular Class Rates
Prime (5:00pm - 10:00pm Mon to Fri)
$60.00/hr paid monthly
Sub-Prime (12:00pm - 5:00pm Mon to Fri)
$40.00/hr paid monthly
$300/half day $500.00/day
Legend has it that the mystical Shinobi Village only appears to those worthy of the Tengu’s secret arts….
A: 465 Milner Avenue - Unit 6, Scarborough, ON
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Sunday: 10:00pm - 8:00pm
There is parking available at the front and back of units 6 and 7.
*Apple maps will bring you to the back of the building.