Muhai-Ninpo is a traditional, non-competitive Japanese Martial Arts school, founded in 1996 by David Gagnon, originally from Victoria B.C. Canada. We are a small yet mighty school located in Nevada City. Run by a husband and wife team, we bring our authentic talents and abilities to each and every class, workshop and individual student.
We take a lot of pride in our school. We are like a family! We feel are special in many ways, including:
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“I have had the honor of working with David in the martial arts field for the past 16 years. I am the owner and chief instructor of a chain of children’s martial arts schools in Northern California. I have employed David in my school on numerous occasions to lead and instruct young martial arts students. I continue to invite him back to my school as he is a very professional, honorable, trustworthy and gifted martial artist and human being.
One program in particular that is extremely popular with the students (and their parents alike) is the Ninja Night. Over 30 students at a time spend the evening and overnight at the school and are treated to demonstrations, instruction, games, drills, and overall entertainment—all delivered solely and effortlessly by Sensei David Gagnon. David’s expertise in his art, coupled with his talents as an instructor and his approachable personality make him very effective with the students. They respond very well to him and they learn a tremendous amount.
David has such a strong passion not only for his art but for the good of others. He goes out of his way to make sure each student is not only learning and excelling, but also having fun. I have seen him work with challenging/difficult students and he always maintains both his professionalism and his friendly demeanor. Both children and adult students love being taught by David. It is therefore without hesitation that I recommend David Gagnon to put on a seminar or workshop in your school or company.
“David Gagnon is a savant to martial arts. Michelangelo was born to paint, Chopin born to play, and David born to move. I see and feel the depth of his talent in everything he teaches, grounded in the decades of study and training he’s experienced. There’s something very special in what he does. It’s not magic, or fluff, but–I believe–is the result of a talented expert who maintains the practicality of self-defense while teaching from a perspective that raises you beyond a fighter and into an artist.”