Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 15 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Kunoichi. Women didn't waste their energy in direct combat but rather employed deception and assassination through impersonation and infiltration of enemy castles and settlements.
18. Many areas from taijutsu (unarmed combat),kayakujutsu (fire and explosives) right through to ten-mon (meteorology).
|I have said before that Stephen K. Hayes responsible for bringing ninjutsu to the west but who was really the first instructor to teach ninjutsu in the West?||Martial Arts - Ninjutsu
James Matayoshi Mitose. Mitose, although better known for Kempo, was a ninjustu instructor with a Koga lineage. His Kempo included Karumijutsu footwork which was derived from ninjutsu. There are reports of previous instructors in Canada but as far as I know these are unsubstantiated.
Iga and Koga. Ninjas were Japanese and not employed outside of Japan. The 2 main fuedal centres for a long time were the Iga and Koga regions.
|Ninjas come in 3 "colours": a "good" Ninja is red and an "evil" Ninja is black. A white ninja is what?||Martial Arts - Ninjutsu
A Ninja who has "lost his powers". These colours in no way refer to the colours of the Ninjas garb.
|Ukifune Jinnai was a famous Ninja assassin. He once hid in a cesspit and waited for his victim to sit on the toilet, at which point he ran a spear through the victim's rectum. Why was he able to hide easily in a cesspit for a long time?||Martial Arts - Ninjutsu
He was about 2' 11" tall. He spent much of his time sleeping in an earthenware jug or vase to prepare himself for such an ordeal.
|Often when captured, Ninjas were bound so tightly as to prevent their committing suicide. Under such constraints which method may a Ninja have employed to effect his own death?||Martial Arts - Ninjutsu
Biting his tongue off and bleeding to death. Gruesome but true; many such cases are recorded.
Shinobi. The art was once known as Shinobijutsu. As many as 80& of Ninjas were also Samurai. A 'ronin' is a masterless Samurai.
|Which Westerner is generally considered to be responsible for bringing ninjutsu to the west?||Martial Arts - Ninjutsu
Stephen K. Hayes. Stephen K. Hayes was taught by Soke Hatsumi. Frank Dux is the person portrayed by van Damme in the movie 'Bloodsport'. Jack Hoban is another student of Bujinkan Dojos. David Stirling was the major force behing the establishment of the British SAS during WWII.
British special forces. British special forces were generally thought to be the first Westerners taught the art in Japan during the Allied occupation post-WWII.
Toshitsugu Takamatsu. Toshitsugu Takamatsu was the 33rd grandmaster of the Togakure Ryu and grandmaster of a further eight distinct martial arts all taught under the umbrella of the Bujinkan Dojo. Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi is the 34th grandmaster of the Togakure Ryu. Wayne Roy is a Student of Hatsumi Sensei. Frank Dux was the subject of the movie "Bloodsport".
Togakure Ryu. Daisuke Togakure was the founder of this ryu around 800 years ago although it has a much older heritage going back through the Shugendo Yamabushi. Not to be confused with the Bujinkan Dojo which is the umbrella under which the Togakure Ryu has been gathered.