posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 07:38 AM
Ok, finally a thread I can actually contribute to. I studied the martial arts since the age of 12 and now after studying many different arts, I found
the one that is the perfect fit for me. I'm actually a Sensei / Instructor in NINJUTSU. Yes, it does still exist... and is being taught in the
Bujinkan, the Genbukan and the Jinenkan organizations. Although, I left the Bujinkan organization, I do my own thing now, still teaching true Budo to
my students. The Grandmaster - Soke Masaaki Hatsumi is really an incredible Martial artist!...likely the greatest on the planet....
I recently awarded my first two Sensei ranks to my top students. Why Ninjutsu? Obviously the Mystique and the dark side of the martial arts
drew me in. But when I began studying, I realized that there is so much I didn't realize to it. The martial arts were created for only one purpose
in the beggining..... To Kill the enemy in battle.. not for earning rank, compitition, self defense even, was not the origional purpose..killing was.
It's these principles that Ninjutsu teaches.. these arts go back Way before Judo, Karate, Kendo, Aikido. In fact, all of the Japanese martial arts
we know and study today came from Ninjutsu..This is a fact. They are just branches from the origional teachings. The founder of Aikido was a master
of Kukishinden Ryu (which teaches Ninjutsu) before he created Aikido..research it., one of the schools taught in the Bujinkan. Kano of Judo mastered
Tkagi Yoshin Ryu (another school taught in the Bujinkan) before he created Judo. The creator of Jiujutsu studied the Ninja arts as well. So in fact,
the root of all Japanese martial arts is Ninjutsu.
In short, Ninjutsu techniques involve ripping apart muscles, breaking bones in horrible ways, breaking necks, stopping the heart, completely
destroying and killing the enemy...but you choose how far to take it. We even train in mind manipulation tactics such as lie detection, classifying
people into groups, finding out their weaknesses and how to use them against them, or even gain favor. We train in a variety of weapons, I'm
liscensed to teach 14 different weapons styles from Ninjutsu.
However every martial art does have it's weaknesses... Ninjutsu comes down to who's better at the split second. Some of the techniques are
outdated. Which is why I combine modern self defense with it. The best modern street program I've found to date is www.splitsecondsurvival.com .
I hope I did it right with embedding. If so, here are a few clips.