posted on Dec, 13 2005 @ 06:15 AM
During my former time in a intelligence service for a country I wont tell, I have been teached in nin-jitsu.
A Ninja is the first known version of a spy and assasin.. Ninja is the japan word for (literally, "enduring person"). The counterpart of the Samurai
who protect their leader and owner.
Here some facts:
The word ninja started 800 years ago in the mountains of Japan that meant someone who practiced ninjutsu (which is sometimes referred to in the west
as Ninjitsu), a kind of martial art often called "the art of stealth" or "the art of invisibility". It derives from the Japanese phrase shinobi no
mono. This phrase is written with two Kanji (Chinese characters), pronounced rěnzhě (忍者) in Mandarin. The first character, the same one used for
ninjutsu, means endurance or persevere, however the meaning was later extended to mean conceal and move stealthily. The second character means person.
The ninja are sometimes referred to by another Chinese term 林鬼 lín gǔi, "forest devils". They were Chinese counterparts of the Japanese ninja
or shinobi, and were believed to be one of the many aspects that helped influence the art of ninjutsu in Japan.
Ninja (忍者) (literally, "enduring person") were said to be agents of espionage and assassination in feudal Japan. Some modern practitioners of
budo ninjutsu argue that ninja were used primarily as spies, not assassins. It is popularly believed that the ancient ninja were peasants, forbidden
under law from studying the samurai swordplay techniques because of feudal Japan's caste structure. The more historically accurate version is that
many ninja were also samurai, operating as spies in the service of their daimyo.
Ninja are said to have made use of weapons that could be easily concealed or disguised as common tools. Weapons commonly attributed to them included
shuriken and bo. In popular folklore, ninja also used special short swords called ninja-ken (or ninja-to see below for explanation). Ninja-ken are
smaller than katana but larger than wakizashi, and were supposedly created by grinding down broken samurai katana found on battlefields.
There are still Ninjas operation worldwide. Mostly doing jobs for mobsters and gangsters. A few SFOD units worldwide using nin-jitsu techniques. But
they not running around with swords and shuriken. But the mental strength, they believing and their codex is the same like the old ninjas.
Same you can see by RONIN and SAMURAI.