Land of Ninjas

Welcome to the Ninja Academy

Aside from the obvious lessons one would learn from a Ninja Academy, all students receive essential knowledge, such as reading, writing, mathematics, science, geography, etc. Some girls  shown to have taken special kunoichi classes, where they were taught things about other cultures and how knowledge of things like flower arranging will help them to blend in during an infiltration mission. Students also have to study the Shinobi Rules. Special lectures read by highly experienced shinobi are sometimes held.

Taught by chūnin instructors, all ninja potentials are lectured on tactics and strategies. They are instructed on the basics of trap-setting. They are taken through the handling of ninja weapons and tools, like shuriken and kunai, learning how to throw and wield them through target practice. Academy students are also taught about chakra and how to use it, hand seals and the basic levels of:

  • taijutsu classes serve as the Ninja Academy's equivalent of Physical education class  In taijutsu class, students are engaged in physical activities to help train their bodies and develop their stamina.
  • ninjutsu classes provide the bulk of what potential ninja learn at the Academy. The subject of ninjutsu encompasses techniques that use chakra and allows the user to do something that they otherwise would be incapable of doing. Techniques such as the Transformation Technique and the Clone Technique are taught to students at the Academy that will build up to what they'll learn from their jōnin-sensei.
  • genjutsu classes are not touched much upon except for explaining what genjutsu is. When learning about genjutsu, students are advised to determine if they are trapped in a genjutsu, and then how to release themselves from it.


Iruka Umino

Iruka is a Chunin, or "Journey Man" ninja. Instead of leading small groups or doing important tasks for his village, he settled on being a teacher  at the Ninja Academy. Iruka's parents were killed on the battlefield in the presence of the Nine-Tailed Fox demon 12 years ago. With his family gone, Iruka had no one to give him attention. Iruka thereafter became a prankster like the famous,  Naruto,  trying to gain attention to stave off his loneliness. He would spend his time at the monument where his parents' names were engraved, and, in his darkest moments would be cheered up by the Third Hokage. He is easy-going and can get stirred up by his former student, Naruto.