Stealth Gear Showcase: Stealth Technique

Responding to subscriber requests, this next exhibit of Stealth Technique is an overview of the gear he most frequently uses for covert excursions onto rooftops and beneath urban terrain. A few of the items exhibited may very well be a standard for stealth practice for a number of reasons: Gloves: First of all, the hands … Continue reading Stealth Gear Showcase: Stealth Technique

Shochu Kokorozuke no Koto – The Art of Giving Attention to Insects

This tradition, known as the 'art of giving attention to insects', is found within the Hoi no Maki transmitted to Chikamatsu Shigenori. Being that the Hoi no Maki is a 'Volume of Principles', one should be mindful of the principle inherent within Shochu Kokorozuke no Koto - that of Situational Awareness. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9rPnqHkCEk&feature=youtu.be It could be … Continue reading Shochu Kokorozuke no Koto – The Art of Giving Attention to Insects

Hands of Stealth: Use the Fingertips – Stealth Movement

Specific techniques and disciplines originate in light of a specific context. This principle is demonstrated in 'Hands of Stealth' where Stealth Technique, in his customary style, performs fingertip maneuvers on an undisclosed rooftop after rainfall. The context: Wet surfaces The technique: Keep the hands dry The exhibited 'fingertip technique' of stealth movement is meant to … Continue reading Hands of Stealth: Use the Fingertips – Stealth Movement

Stealth: 5 Fundamental Ground Techniques in Continuous Movement

Like any other skillset that blooms out of a core set of physical movements, training for stealth requires drill and conditioning. It is one thing to master a single stealth technique, such as a low-crawl or hand-assist crouch, but it is quite another to pull a combination of movements together into a seamless tapestry of … Continue reading Stealth: 5 Fundamental Ground Techniques in Continuous Movement

The Sock Method: Stealth Movement and a Critique of Modern Footwear

Let's face it, infiltration can be hard. Especially without the proper footwear. If you are infiltrating a target area, or simply needing to sneak up on someone, chances are you will be relying on a calculated placement of each step in combination with awareness of the potentials for noise of a given terrain. Ideally, no … Continue reading The Sock Method: Stealth Movement and a Critique of Modern Footwear

Stealth 101: ‘Wall Movement’

For the stealth trainee, movement along walls and their uses for concealment should be familiar concepts. This next one from Stealth Technique pans out a cursory look at 'Wall Movement', putting an emphasis on adhering to a wall to decrease the anatomical profile of the trainee. Because walls are among the most common infrastructure elements … Continue reading Stealth 101: ‘Wall Movement’

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)

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

Crawling the Roof of a Busy Tavern: In-Nin Infiltration

"To infiltrate temporary forts, approach from the back as they are usually guarded from the front." - Fujibayashi Yasutake The Bansenshukai speaks of infiltrating a target area by exploiting "carelessness". This means to take advantage of the weaknesses in perimeter and structural security that have been overlooked or downplayed by the occupants of a target … Continue reading Crawling the Roof of a Busy Tavern: In-Nin Infiltration