Why I Use Para-cord for my Grappling Hook Rope (Kaginawa 鈎縄)

I started braiding my own ropes from 550 and 850 para-cord a few years ago.  There has yet to be an instance where one of these ropes have snapped on me, and I have climbed many bridges, trees, buildings, and walls with them. If you intend to start climbing with a grappling hook for neo-ninjutsu … Continue reading Why I Use Para-cord for my Grappling Hook Rope (Kaginawa 鈎縄)

Thief in the Attic – Grappling Hook Technique 鈎縄

The shinobi kaginawa 鈎縄 was used historically to hoist equipment into a high place (along with myriad other applications). Stemming from this initial idea, Shadow Work experimented with his own grappling hook to see how it may be used for the same purposes of a shinobi-no-mono (i.e. lifting equipment into a high position). The result … Continue reading Thief in the Attic – Grappling Hook Technique 鈎縄

Shadow Work and the Tools of Ninjutsu: The Kaginawa 鈎縄

"You should try to learn the use of these tools on your own to decide if they are good or not. Unless you prove their worth for yourself, you should not use them." - Bansenshukai (on the use of ninjutsu tools The times of the shinobi are distant. We of the modern age can hear but faint … Continue reading Shadow Work and the Tools of Ninjutsu: The Kaginawa 鈎縄

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