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October 25, 2017

There are many forms of stick fighting, from English quarterstaff, to Shaolin staff, to Bo staff in many Japanese styles,  to Filipino and Escrima sticks to name but a few. Within the Bujinkan there is taught the 6 foot Bo staff, the 4 foot Jo staff and the 3 foot Hanb...

September 30, 2017

At times the question of training alone and what should, or can, be done without a training partner comes up. Its difficult to know what to train in as you don't want to do this incorrectly and develop bad habits. I would normally say you need to get your first grading...

July 23, 2017

There is a general rule that if you have an injury or sickness you stop training until you've recovered. However Soke Hatsumi has said "When weak or injured always continue training as you should always be able to adapt in any condition". So how do we reconcile these t...

May 29, 2017

If any weapon can be said to be iconic for the ninja it could be argued that the shuriken is the one. So many films, books and cartoons have their characters hurling spinning stars with unerring accuracy at opponents, causing death and mayhem wherever they strike. As u...

May 18, 2017

Disappearing in a puff of smoke, the legendary skills of the ninja! Fuelled by superstition and propaganda this way of dealing with multiple attackers to create an avenue of escape had some innovative and common sense origins.

Firstly the underlying principles of ninjut...

April 30, 2017

Sometimes we want to train in a bespoke dojo, a place that invokes a connection to the art (whatever we perceive that may be). But this isn't always possible. Trying to find or create a place is never an easy or cheap venture. The majority of the time dojo will rent a...

April 11, 2017

In the world of martial arts, self defence, combat, fighting and survival there is always the discussion about what constitutes 'real' or effective training. Examples of not only how you train, but who you train with, where you train, what you have experienced in the '...

April 2, 2017

I was at a big seminar recently, and taught a session on sword work. While there, some top instructors from other martial arts were teaching and talking about intent and using this to either stop an aggressor or in a training context. They made some very good points so...

March 25, 2017

When looking at a ‘ninja’ sword (ninja-to) there are many misconceptions – the first being the whole straight blade issue. If you take the premise that the ninja or shinobi was principally an intelligence agent, saboteur and only on the rarest of occasions an assassin,...

February 11, 2017

One of the less well known but almost iconic of ninja tools are hand claws or shuko. These concealed tools were also versatile weapons and their use was only limited by the imagination of the ninja. There was two principle designs; one with claws on the inner palm side...

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