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)

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

Break Their Concentration: Experimenting With ‘Shun Kan Sa Yo’

Medieval weaponry was blunt, sharp, and quite painful. The kaginawa (rope and hook) was used during the Sengoku period of Japan by samurai and shinobi alike. While the roles shinobi played in this medieval society were numerous (i.e. kinju bodyguards, intelligence agents, scouts, etc.) in some capacity shinobi functioned as bounty hunters, using the kaginawa … Continue reading Break Their Concentration: Experimenting With ‘Shun Kan Sa Yo’