THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JAPAN’S GREATEST SWORDSMAN   The legendary MIYAMOTO MUSHASHI “The Sword Saint” In the Nara period (640 to 794) the name Kondei was given to brave Warriors, the sons of the noble families who were skilled in the military art. During the Heian period 794 to 1185, Japan was divided into…

“THE MONGOLIAN TIGER” TOSHITSUGU TAKAMATSU {33rd SOKE OF THE TOGAKURE –RYU NINJUTSU} (1889 – 1972)   According to Soke Toshitsu Takamatsu, the essence & strategies of Ninjutsu – Military Art is self-protection and the prevention of Danger. Ninjutsu epitomizes the fullest concept of self-protection through Martial art training. The Art deals with the protection of…

 THE THIRTY SIX LEVELS OF THE NINJA FIGHTING ARTS “NINPO SANJUROKKEI” The study of Ninjutsu is made up of several skills. Initially the ninja studies the eighteen categories of Martial arts expertise, advancing from basic weapon skills to a more advance realm of mental and psychic abilities known as “BUGEI JUHAPPAN”, they in fact consists…

 NINJUTSU is a pragmatic art, evolved from the needs for pragmatic self-protection under difficult odd times of continuous civil Warfare in Japan. It is not an art for competition, or scoring points, or winning medals, however it is geared for Self-protection and Survival on the streets today, as well as it has been utilized by…

Majority of the Japanese Martial Arts & Traditional Sword Arts have documented founders and births which can be traceable to the 1500’s. However the art of Ninjutsu reaches back over the Millennium dates prior to history of the famous elite Samurai Warriors. The roots and origin of the art of Ninjutsu and the legendary Ninjas…

People are aware of the Arts – Karate, Judo, Tae Kwon Do, Tai Chi, Aikido, Eskrima, etc; but very few are aware of the Art called Ninjutsu. Basically, it’s an Art for Survival learnt and practiced by one & all viz. teenagers …….. Senior citizens. The word “Ninjutsu” has several meanings, viz. “The Art of…

Various martial Arts of Japan are either named after Weapons or type of methods used or used the name of the founder who invented the art, however one such martial art “Jujitsu” was an exception, which took its name from its principles inherent in its techniques. The word “JU” stressed on the principle of good…

The history of the Ninja is hard to trace. This is because there were few, if any records kept of its existence. Most of what is known about the ninja is taken from stories that have been passed down from generation to generation. Non use (“the art of stealth”) was first introduced to Japan in…

The shuriken is placed in the palm of the hand with all four fingers extended and held in place with the thumb. It should be held high in the palm with the ends touching the fingertips for short distances and lower down the palm for long distances. The proper method of releasing the blade is…

A ninja could adapt in any situation. If the occasion demanded stealth and cunningness, he would be ready. If close combat was in order, he would always be required to have his weapons at hand. For long or short range attacks, he would be armed with an array of deadly projectile weapons and utilize a…

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