The Snake Choker: Spook Pain Compliance Tool

Somewhat similar by way of effecting technical applications of the Kusari Fundo 鎖分銅 of Ninjutsu, the Snake Choker is a Shadow Work invention that can be used to incapacitate or gain compliance with a target through inducing moderate to extreme pain (as well as strangulation). The device is constructed from 850 paracord using chains of snake-knots … Continue reading The Snake Choker: Spook Pain Compliance Tool

Be Like Water and Fill Your Own Cup: Dojo Syndrome, Disability, and the Martial Arts

During my stint of dojo training I was quick to become aware of the disparity between the physical force of a truly violent offender and that of a dojo uke 受け. In the dojo, training in violence was accented with the friendly understanding that a technique not be carried out with the utmost force achievable, so … Continue reading Be Like Water and Fill Your Own Cup: Dojo Syndrome, Disability, and the Martial Arts

Stealth 101: Crouching Cont. (Peaking, Low Crouch, and Body Drag)

The exhibit of basic stealth movement concepts continues with Stealth Technique in Stealth 101:Crouching Continued. In this lesson of sorts, ST offers up practical points on peering around corners from a crouched position as well as a modified prone position that can be used to glance at one's surroundings without exposing the head to the … Continue reading Stealth 101: Crouching Cont. (Peaking, Low Crouch, and Body Drag)

Infiltration by Flaw of Structural Design: Security Concepts Informed by Ninjutsu

A colloquialism of the security industry, ' prevention of crime by environmental/structural design' involves building a structure in such a way that the commission of crime is pre-empted... High-walls, concrete barriers, and fencing are typical security related additions to buildings that are meant to facilitate a deterrence of crime through structural design, but these measures … Continue reading Infiltration by Flaw of Structural Design: Security Concepts Informed by Ninjutsu

In-nin Infiltration: Shipping Dock

"Even if a shinobi does not have impressive physical abilities, remember the most vital thing is to have acute observation." - Bansenshukai 'Ninjutsu training must include In-nin infiltration concepts along with how to reason the selection of appropriate equipment. It is not wise to stick to the old methods.'    Because we do not dwell … Continue reading In-nin Infiltration: Shipping Dock

The 48 Ninjutsu Schools of Dojun Ryu: Beneath the Sands of Time

So you want to learn ninjutsu? It is not as easy or systematic as you might think. Ninjutsu dojos of the 21st century advertise a system of self-protection predicated on ostensibly "authentic" practices of 16th century shinobi which gives the public an incorrect idea of ninjutsu - that it is readily dispensed and adequately defined … Continue reading The 48 Ninjutsu Schools of Dojun Ryu: Beneath the Sands of Time