Originally posted by TruthSeeker99
Hellow, I've heard that theres a secret ninja society where ninjas, seemingly superhuman beings train and complete missions. This may seem like a
complete fantasy but it still may be as possible as alliens existence. Ninjas are meant to be so secret that most of the world knows only 1% because
of some backstabber long ago. I am not assuming anything, I am just thinking it may be possible. I am not good at posting to the point so you might
think I'm am not serious and this is completely made up but this is what I heard. Anyone heard of ninjas in the modern world? They are just like
normal humans when outside.
I dont know just post your theories or any information on here and please dont start a debate on this article, this is just for the sake of theory.
Ninjas in the scope of martial arts ninjitsu - YES and its like an open secret nowadays. Youtube has ninjas buzzing about doing nifty stuff to each
Ninjas in the scope of a private army - Sort-of, depends how hard-core and professional the dojo is.
Are these ninjas 'old-school' with ninja magic, smoke and bouncing around like something off Shogun Assassin? Not that I know of.
They do exist, but are not quite superhuman or immortal. They aren't full-time warriors or dedicated to ninjitsu 24/7. Part-timers and hard-core
enthusiasts is what it is. They have jobs like everyone else. Every 6 months or so they get together for training camps though and then it becomes
I did a brief spell of ninja training (in Germany and it was ordinary martial arts ninjitsu NOT the black ops-esque stuff etc) and during one session,
instead of training our sensei put on a video.
It showed ninjas, ninjas and more ninjas doing their thing in the wilderness (in Japan). They were jumping out of trees, practising skills and
sneaking about etc. The video was quite old (1980s) but striking! I'd say about 100 at least in the vid. So this is what awoke me to the hard-core
Another, more exhibitionist video was like a recreation of old-school ninjas using modern day ones, but around old Japanese castles. That was
interesting too, and very hardcore with no punches or holds being held.
A book was written by an American. I forget the name as I just perused it briefly in the Senseis library.
According to the author they train and live in the mountainous provinces of Japan - Iga and Koga regions possibly.
The author (having searched all over Japan and speaking to the Ninja Grandmaster) got some photos on them and taken to where they hang out.
I asked my sensei (who had met the Grand Master Ninja twice during seminars in Europe) about what you just said and he said he didn't know, as he
hadn't been to Japan. He did stress that the standard of Ninjitsu is much, much higher in Japan than elsewhere.
He certainly was not against the idea of having a force for the good in Ninjitsu sorting # out and going on missions but did say that the ninjas of
old were twice as hard as the modern-day ones. Often during the video (which showed them half-running up trees) he'd comment that the old-school
ninjas could completely run up them and do some nifty sht.
I left the dojo after a month though. As I found the Sensei's regime unworkable around an army career and he openly admitted he didn't take
Ninjitsu seriously, which I disagreed with but hey. One example being that he would expect you too learn everything verbally with not one iota of a
written guide or revision to learn while you were away. His excuse was 'It was the way I learned'.
He would not give you any refunds if you'd been on duty (he relied on us army guys for business) and I learned that he wanted to operate a two tier
system for training but would be conning the 'other' side for sub-standard training while we did the 'real' training in another area.
I didn't want to be a part of his racket so left. So there was a con-man gig bubbling away too. He was the real deal with what he knew but I felt he
was using what he'd learned to scam money.
The other ninjas in my Dojo (all of 3!) were cool and good guys though, not aggressive or anyone you'd suspect of being a ninja.
That was my brief flirtation with the ninjas!