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Ninja History 101: Ninjutsu Training

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Masaaki Hatsumi, one of Japan’s few remaining ninja practitioners, describes the ninja of old as the perfect all-around athletes of their day. Learn about the intense regimen that produced such well-rounded warriors.
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Posted in General Martial Arts History, Japanese Martial Arts History, Ninjutsu.

Ninja History 101: Ninjutsu Weapons

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Like the Green Berets, the ninja operated in small bands in which each man was a specialist in some form of ninjutsu training. They had such a huge assortment of ninja weapons they were expected to master that it was only natural that some men became more adept at specific ninjutsu weapons. Nonetheless, they were
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Posted in Blunt Weapons, Edged Weapons, General Martial Arts History, Japanese Martial Arts History, Ninjutsu, Projectile Weapons.

Ninja History 101: Spies and Assassins

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

As Heichichiro Okuse says, it was cunning and deception that gave the ninja the edge over their enemies. These traits were emphasized and sharpened during ninjutsu training. The ninja raised espionage to a highly developed art centuries before such training was given to cloak-and-dagger agents in Western countries.

There were three main categories of ninjutsu training
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Posted in General Martial Arts History, Japanese Martial Arts History, Ninjutsu.