Stealth 101: Quiet Landing (a Modern Look at Hicho no Tsutae)

"If you jump from a height to a lower place, you should have the feeling as if you were going to jump up again. Do this at a short height above the ground. This makes you land without much noise or any blunders." - Lower Ninjutsu Tradition of Hicho no Tsutae (Iga and Koka Ninja … Continue reading Stealth 101: Quiet Landing (a Modern Look at Hicho no Tsutae)

Amidst the Darkness – Stealth Training (Joei-nin 如影忍 Exercise)

Hiding yourself from others can be complicated by exterior and interior lighting. Shadows will offer concealment, but if one has to move, the next position of concealment needs to be thought out in advance and be of sufficient shape and size to envelope the body. Therefore the stealth training practice of moving from shadow to … Continue reading Amidst the Darkness – Stealth Training (Joei-nin 如影忍 Exercise)

Shinobi Prepping (Ninjutsu 忍術 & Preparedness): Climbing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoUphV1WZO8 (Transcript) The first skillset of Shinobi Preparedness that will be introduced is that of Climbing. We will first take a historical look at shinobi climbing tools and techniques, and thereafter look at the utility that ninjutsu climbing principles and methodologies may represent for modern preparedness. To begin, it is useful to note that the … Continue reading Shinobi Prepping (Ninjutsu 忍術 & Preparedness): Climbing

Shinobi Prepping (Ninjutsu 忍術 & Preparedness): Introduction

Ninjutsu and preparedness have much more in common than most would consider. As a Japanese system of feudal warfare, ninjutsu was performed during an historical period that predates electricity and the wide assortment of technological pleasantries we enjoy today. Throughout my years studying ninjutsu, I have been impressed with this idea that the life of … Continue reading Shinobi Prepping (Ninjutsu 忍術 & Preparedness): Introduction

Shadow Walking with ‘Stealth Technique’: Joei-nin 如影忍 and Stealth Movement

If you are planning on adhering to the shadows, be it for the sake of hiding from roving gangs in an SHTF situation, or simply to conceal your movements, then practicing some of the drills presented in the following pieces is a must (we are not responsible for your misdeeds). These exercises, it may be … Continue reading Shadow Walking with ‘Stealth Technique’: Joei-nin 如影忍 and Stealth Movement

Hiding in Trees: Mokuton-Jutsu 木遁之術 and Surveillance

This composition of exercises is not to be construed as representative of historical ninjutsu, but rather is informed by ninjutsu principles and concepts considered to be of use in cultivating preparedness skills and 'neo-ninjutsu' practices. Materials that influenced these exercises include: The Bansenshukai (1676) The Gunpo Joyoshu (1560?) The Shoninki (1681) For a better explanation … Continue reading Hiding in Trees: Mokuton-Jutsu 木遁之術 and Surveillance

Shinobi Leg Day II : Crouched Movement Conditioning

Expanding on concepts evinced in Shinobi Leg Day I and Stealth 101: Enter the Crouch, Stealth Technique takes opportunity of another rooftop stealth session to condition the legs for crouched movement. Note that there are a number of techniques used in conjunction with crouching that will allow for a low-profile whilst clambering over obstacles, many … Continue reading Shinobi Leg Day II : Crouched Movement Conditioning

Infiltrating a “Ninjutsu” Dojo – Using a Shinobi-Kumade

There is a wealth of irony to this next exhibition of Stealth Technique. For a while now, it has been well-established within the academic community that the ways of ninjutsu are not often represented by the culture of "ninjutsu" dojos - for within the domain of such martial arts schools the elements of stealth infiltration … Continue reading Infiltrating a “Ninjutsu” Dojo – Using a Shinobi-Kumade