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Masaaki Hatsumi to some of his more advanced non-Japanese students of ninpo ninjutsu. Part of the purpose of these dialogues has been to dispel some of the misconceptions that have attached themselves to this ancient practice. Ninjutsu, as technique, as an art, and as a philosophy, has a history that has lasted for almost a millennium. For a major portion of this time, what was taught was secret, and ninjutsu was known to very few.
In feudal Japan, the ninja were a source of fear to many who struggled for military and political power, for they were trained to operate in secret and had an awesome reputation as spies and assassins. Nicknamed "kage," or "shadows," they were sometimes credited with superhuman powers, such as being able to disappear before the eyes! It is true that the syllable "nin" of "ninja," "ninjutsu," and "ninpo" refers to "concealment" and "stealing in," but it also means "endurance," "fortitude," and "forebearance.
They were certainly not mere killers, as they are sometimes portrayed today. Numerous unique and cleverly designed devices, tools, and weapons that enabled the ninja to accomplish unusual feats still exist today. The ninja's ability to escape detection and survive by merging into a background and by being acutely responsive to changing circumstances is perhaps reflected in the survival of their art over ten centuries through adaptation to the times and fulfilling the needs of both its practitioners and of the society in which it lived—and still lives.
For there have always been those who have valued alertness and awareness over the following of rules and the accumulation of memorized "facts," have treasured sensitivity over form and formality, have prized living for the moment over spending a lifetime dying. And the times are indeed a changing. This once secret and shadowly art has now achieved considerable popularity, and unfortunately, through misunderstanding and exploitation, a certain amount of notoriety, in many countries of the world.
But the living knowledge of the ninja is now freely available for anyone interested enough to look beneath the surface. The principal source of this fascinating teaching is Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi, the Soke, or grandmaster, of no less than nine ancient schools.
The current world of martial arts is ailing. Modern "martial arts" have become firmly attached to considerations of strong and weak, and of competition. But in this fixation, the real spirit of budo cannot be found. Tigers and other wild animals are indeed strong fighters, at least from the viewpoint of violence, and yet these strong fighters have fallen victim to man, a comparatively weak creature.
Men, from the earliest times, realizing their own weakness against these powerful beasts, devised means of capturing and killing them. And what this meant for man was not merely a victory in some competition: it was what enabled mankind to survive. I have given these interviews in order to bring back some reality, meaning, and credibility to the martial arts, for what in general passes for martial arts today is a collection of rule-bound practices mainly intended as vehicles for competition.
The bushido would never allow for this. For this reason the Samurai were afraid of the Ninja. A fear the Ninja had earned. This history may not be entirely accurate, but it is one view on the history of the Ninja. Excerpt from "Muscle Gain" by Anthony Ellis The first step to being a Ninja is being physically fit, as the job of a Ninja is very physically demanding. You need to get into shape, and stay that way. This section will teach you how to build your strength, and fast.
If you think youre already in shape, then great - Keep it up. If not, you will need to train. To gain muscle you must shock your body into growth. Because gaining weight for some people is extremely difficult, the only way you will get bigger is to shock your bodies into growth.
You do this by: 1 Eating a lot of calories 2 Training with heavy weights 3 The first shock is by eating more calories than your body is used to. This is the most important factor in gaining mass. When you overload your system with plenty of protein and fats, your body has no other choice but to gain weight.
The goal is to eat enough calories to allow your body to build more muscle. The second way you must shock your body is with weight training. Weight training is the fastest way to get your body to build more muscle. If for some reason you cant weight train, push-ups and sit-ups are also good ways to train. Dieting and weight training both work together. The weight training overloads the muscles and stimulates growth, while the food you eat provides the necessary building blocks to repair and build new muscle tissue.
If you dont eat correctly while weight training, you WILL lose muscle tissue. It basically must become a job. This is very simple, but most people never grasp the concept of eating.
To build muscle, you must eat the right foods in the right quantities. In addition to eating more calories, you will also have to eat more often. Sometimes, eating three meals per day won't cut it! You need to provide your body with a constant flow of nutrients and energy it needs to grow. How To Weight Train For Maximum Muscle Gain Not only will you have to change your diet, you will have to learn the correct way to weight train for muscle mass as well. The best way to gain muscle mass quickly is to use free weights.
This will stimulate the largest amount of muscle fibers. Your body responds to this stimulus by increasing your muscle mass. Most machines are a waste of time.
They will limit your development, because they help support the weight. If your smaller supporting muscles are weak, your larger muscles won't grow. To build size and strength quickly, pro bodybuilders and professional athletes do no use machines - they use free weights almost exclusively!
Some people still believe that the more you train the bigger you will get. If that were true, all you would have to do is workout for 8 hours a day - and you would be huge! Unfortunately, it's not true, it doesn't work that way. Weight training is needed only to stimulate growth. After that, your body needs rest and food to build the muscle. People who have a hard time gaining weight, Hardgainers , of course, need more rest and food than others.
Working out too often does not allow your muscles the necessary time to recuperate. Not only will you not grow, but you will also be setting yourself up for chronic injuries from over training, and possible muscle loss. Gaining physical strength is only the first step to becoming a good Ninja.
You will also need to learn some basic Martial Arts, or at least how to defend your self in combat. A good Ninja is ready for any situation. The emphasis on meditation to cultivate the mind and body is characteristic of all Far Eastern martial arts. Nowhere is this truer than in Ninjitsu, the Silent Way. Ninja place as much importance on the spiritual and mental aspects of their art as on the physical. The ability to think, to reason and remember, is highly placed among a society where the mind is the ultimate weapon.
To this end, Ninja developed exercises to sharpen their perception and psychological insight. These techniques also serve to rejuvenate the body, calm the mind, and cultivate the inner strength. It was said that the ancient Ninja could sense hidden enemies, foresee the imminent death of a sick or aged person, and predict the breakup of a marriage.
This was not because they were "psychic" but rather because they had developed their powers of observation and intuition to a high degree through these and other special exercises. It is also helpful to set a certain time of day everyday to meditate. If you can, try to set it as the same time each day.
To meditate, sit on a chair or on the floor. If you sit in a chair, put your feet flat on the floor. If you sit on the floor, cross your legs so your right calf is above you left calf. In other words, sit down and cross your legs. Most people call this "Indian Style. This is how you should sit. Now, make sure you back is straight, do not be hunched over. It helps now if you are listening to calm music, but it must be quiet. Burning some incense helps me a lot, so try that.
You can close your eyes if you want, it makes it easier. Next, try to clear your mind and relax every muscle in your body, starting with your feet. Work your way up to your head and then just relax for a few seconds. Inhale long breaths through your nose and exhale long breaths out your mouth. Count from 10 to 0 in your mind, then 9 to 0, then 8 to 0, and so on until youre at just 0.
Every time you get to 0, say, "calm and relaxed" in your mind. Now, you should be fully relaxed and thinking of nothing. You are now meditating. To awake from this meditation, simply count from 0 to 1, 0 to 2, 0 to 3, and so on until Each time you get to the highest number, such as counting 0 to 5, when you get to 5, say, "awaking more and more" in your mind. You will end up fully awake and you should feel great.
Now open your eyes if you closed them. The secret of meditation is regular practice. Perseverance, diligence, and quiet determination are required.
If performed on a daily basis, continuous improvement can be expected. Meditation is not a process to be hurried; do not expect instant result. But, slowly, softly, after a few weeks, youll notice than an old injury no longer aggravates you, or that you are sleeping better.
Then will come subtle sounds and sensations. A feeling of lightness, a tingle up the spine, the sound of your own heartbeat. These are signs of steady progress. Two periods per day are recommended. One soon after rising and one before going to bed. The exercise should be done in a quiet darkened room, neither too warm nor too cold. The clothing should be loose and comfortable, there should be adequate ventilation to provide fresh air, and noises or other distractions should be avoided.
Breath control is the key to proper meditation, which may be defined as the art of consciously altering the state of mind. To accomplish this, one physically adjusts the pH acid-alkaline balance of the blood by regulation the rate of respiration. This training is not for the purpose of gaining, exploiting, or manipulating power. It should not be practiced with those goals in mind, as this will hinder good progress.
It is about calming the mind, healing the body, and improving oneself to be in harmony with the flow of the universe and set a good example for all. Meditation, sitting quietly, listening to yourself breathe, is the first exercise of Ninja Invisibility. You should learn some form of Martial Arts, but all Ninjas need to be skilled in the art of hand-to-hand combat and self-defense.
This section will teach you how you can kill another person with your own two hands. The information presented here will be very helpful to the beginner and will also serve as a refresher for those of you already familiar with the subject.
I will start off by talking about basic things such as stance, what you should and shouldnt do when fighting and other information that the beginner will need to know. Then, I will give you a list of over 20 vulnerable points that one should always try attacking in a fight along with the way these points should be attacked.
Finally, I will give you some more fighting tips and information on how you can continue learning about hand-to-hand combat. Stance The best stance when confronting an enemy is to put your feet at shoulders length apart and your arms should be facing forward, parallel to each other and bent at the elbows. Keep your knees slightly bent and stand on the balls of your feet. Remember, you always want to maintain this stance when you are not striking at the enemy. Balance It is always important that you keep your balance.
If you use the stance I have described above, you will never have to worry about it. If by chance you do lose your balance even for a second you can kiss your ass goodbye, as the enemy will probably kill you. Aggressiveness Always be aggressive and always attack. Dont just stand back and defend yourself against the enemys strikes, as he will end up killing you eventually. If you are not aggressive, the enemy will think you are scared and he will have an advantage over you.
A great thing to do is yell at the enemy. This will scare the shit out of him if you start yelling at him and plus it also allows you to get more oxygen in your lungs so you will have more strength.
Natural Weapons Your natural weapons are as follows: knife edge of either hand, the heel of your hands, your fingers folded at the second knuckle, your boot, your elbow, your knees, your teeth, your fore finger and second finger forming a V" shape, and your fist.
These body parts alone are some of the most powerful weapons you can use. Since you now know the basics of fighting, let me list for you the best places where you should strike your enemy.
Temple - A sharp blow to the temple ensures instant death since there is a large artery and nerve located close to the skin surface. If you give a medium blow to the temple it will cause severe pain and concussion but a hard blow will kill the enemy instantly.
The best way to strike the temple is with the knife-edge of your hand or if he is on the ground you can kick him with the toe of your boot. Eyes - The eyes are a great place to strike if you can since a good strike in the eyes will cause temporary or permanent blindness. To blind the enemy, make a V" shape with your fore finger and second finger and stick them into his eyes while keeping your fingers stiff.
Also, you can gouge the eyes with your thumb. Nose - The nose is another excellent place to attack.
Hit the bridge with the knife-edge of your hand and you will cause breakage, severe pain, temporary blindness and even death. Or you can use the palm of your hand to strike upwards and push the nose up into his brain. If done hard enough the nose bone will puncture his brain and he will die.
Upper Lip - The upper lip contains a lot of nerves close to the skin surface so if you strike it with the knife-edge of your hand it will cause great pain and if delivered hard enough he will become unconscious. Mouth - If the enemy is on the ground, use the heel of your boot and strike him on the mouth. Since there are a lot of veins and arteries in the teeth there will be a lot of blood, which will frighten the enemy, and he will lose concentration on defending other parts of his body.
Chin - The chin should only be struck with the palm of your hand as you can break your fingers on the enemys chin.
Use the palm of your hand and strike the enemy with a very strong upward blow. This will cause extreme discomfort. Adam's Apple - Usually the enemy will defend this part of his body well but if you do get the chance give it a sharp hit with the knife-edge of your hand.
If you hit it hard enough you will bust his windpipe and he will die. You can also squeeze the Adams Apple between your fingers. Esophagus - If you have a chance to get a hold of his neck, press your thumbs into his esophagus located below the Adams Apple.
Pushing hard will be very painful and it will block the oxygen flow to his lungs and he will die quickly. Neck - If you give a very strong blow to the base of the neck with the knife-edge of your hand you will usually break it. However, if it is not hard enough, the enemy might just be knocked unconscious so be sure to hit him in the temple or twist his neck around to be sure he is dead.
The neck is the best place to hit someone if you want to be quiet as it is quick and the enemy goes down without a word. Collar Bone - The collarbone is an extremely sensitive part of the body.
A sharp blow to it with the knife-edge of your hand or your elbow gives the enemy excruciating pain.
Also, digging your finger into the collarbone can bring your enemy to his knees. Shoulder - The shoulder is easy dislocated and it takes little strength to do. However, it should be done quickly. Grab the enemys arm and pull it behind his back and then jerk it upwards quickly. You should here a popping sound, which means you have dislocated the enemys shoulder. There are other methods of doing this but this is the easiest. Arm Pit - Although it is hard to get at, the armpit has a large network of nerves.
If the enemy is on the ground, hold up his arm and then kick him in his pit. This will cause severe pain. However, it is not a very common place that will be struck in a fight but is good to keep in mind anyways.
Rib Cage - A strike to the rib cage with your fingers folded at the second knuckle is rather painful and if done hard enough causes severe pain and breakage. Only use your fingers folded at the second knuckle since that hurts the most. Solar Plexus - The solar plexus is located on the chest at the little V" shaped point where the rib cage ends.
There are a large amount of nerves so a blow with the knuckle of your second finger can cause severe pain and even unconsciousness. Floating Ribs - The floating ribs are the lower ribs located at the front and sides of the enemys body. Use the knife-edge of your hand or the heel or toe of your boot. The blow will cause pain and will stun the enemy. Spine - A blow to the spine with the heel of your boot can paralyze or kill your enemy. The lower spine between the enemys kidneys is the best place to hit, as that is the least protected part of the spine.
You will only be able to attack the spine when your enemy is on the ground or if his back is turned to you. Kidneys - The kidneys have two large nerves that are close to the skin surface. If you strike the kidneys hard it will cause death.
You can use a fist or the knife-edge of your hand to hit the kidneys. Or a kick with the heel of your boot will work too.
Groin - The groin is a good place to strike if you get the chance. Generally, the enemy will protect this area the most but if you have a chance, strike it with your knee in an upward motion or with your fist. Im sure you can imagine the pain the enemy will get from it. Tailbone - The tailbone, which is located above the anus, is a very sensitive part of the body as a lot of spinal nerves are located there. Use the toe of your boot to strike the tailbone. The pain from that is unbelievably severe.
Elbow - The elbow is easy to break or dislocate. Pull the enemys arm behind him and with the palm of your hand push his elbow inwards until it either cracks or pops.