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NINPO, we hold as the living art that brings forth the traditional teachings of many generations (one or many schools) of warriorship into alignment with individual’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the times. Ninpo is the most complete and highest level of combat-oriented defense meant for preserving the body, mind and the heart. Patterns are based on natural and relaxed body methods flowing from the unconscious mind without much intellectual intervention.
Ninpo Taijutsu is perhaps the most complete and scientifically correct practice of the mystical, and still most marvelous, warriors in human history – the ninja. This becomes quite clear when we actually see the various martial arts patterns in motion. Some martial arts imitate animals while others have a more direct approach, as if moving in sequence. Some are focused on overcoming the opponent’s strength while Ninpo aligns with it, making it its own.
Our martial way of Ninpo Taijutsu follows natural movements in accordance to human dynamics. Ninpo Taijutsu focuses its training on avoidance, prevention and aligning applications. It explores the dynamic of the human body to a great extent; from a scientific perspective.
Ninpo Taijutsu, focuses a great deal on correct posture of the mind, correct posture of the spirit, proper manners and classical etiquettes, since all techniques are ultimately fashioned to take a life – when practiced in this manner, one must keep balance between the apparent and the spirit world.
An integral part of the student’s training is the application of the Kyojitsu tenkan ho philosophy. In the state of combat survival, the superior warrior makes use of all advantageous strategies at hand, including the influences of the mind. As a means of increasing the difficulty for a foe, the classical Ninja developed the strategy of Kyojitsu tenkan ho, or the interchange of the concepts of falsehood and actuality. A strategy for winning that relies on of truth and falsehood in ways that permit the antagonist to be deceived and exposed himself, Kyojitsu tenkan ho forms the basic approach for all Ninjutsu activities and thinking.
18 LEVELS OF TRAINING IN KUKI NINPO (APPLICABLE NINJUTSU)
1. Seishin Teki Kyoyo (Spiritual Refinement)
The practitioner worked at developing a deep and accurate knowledge of himself, his personal power, his strengths and weaknesses, and his influence on the playing out of life. His engagements in combat were then motivated by love or reverence and not the mere thrill of violent danger or need for money and fame.
2. Taijutsu (Unarmed Combat)
Taijutsu is unarmed fighting techniques which are divided into Kosshijutsu – vital points, Koppojutsu – bone breaking, Dakentaijutsu – Atemi or striking, Jutaijutsu – grappling, and Taihen-Jutsu – moving/running/leaping/rolling silently and using Sutemi, the committing to an action regardless of life and safety.
3. Bikenjutsu (Sword drawing, cutting, defense and fencing skills)
4. Bojutsu (Stick and staff fighting)
5. Shuriken-Jutsu (Throwing blades)
6. Yari-Jutsu (Spear fighting)
7. Naginata-Jutsu (Halberd fighting)
8. Kusari-gama Jutsu (Chain and Sickle weapons)
9. Kayaku-Jutsu (Fire and Explosives/Firearms)
10. Henso-Jutsu (Disguise and Impersonation)
11. Shinobi Iri (Stealth and Entering Methods)
12. Bajutsu (Horsemanship)
13. Suiren (Water Training)
14. Bo-ryaku (Strategy)
15. Choho (Espionage)
16. Inton-Jutsu (Escape and Concealment)
17. Ten Mon (Meteorology)
18. Chi Mon (Geography)