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

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

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’

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

Stealth is a State of Mind – The Path of Stealth

'Stealth Technique' first came to my attention back when I was actively studying the In-Nin aspects of historical ninjutsu. At the time, I was interested in knowing how the concepts and principles of stealth infiltration that were hallmarks of shinobi operations might be applied to the modern world. One day, perusing through content suggestions in … Continue reading Stealth is a State of Mind – The Path of Stealth

Basic Squat Routine – Mobility and Endurance w/ Stealth Technique

"MY BASIC LEG ROUTINE: -Squats -Split Squats -Ninja Squats This is the leg routine I do most often. Beginning with 30 - 50 basic squats (or until my legs are burning pretty good) depending on the day. Then I immediately follow up with 10 - 20 split squats (per leg) to intensify the the build … Continue reading Basic Squat Routine – Mobility and Endurance w/ Stealth Technique