How To Protect Yourself – The 4 Attack Avoidance Tactics From The Ninja’s Art of Ninpo Taijutsu

Do you want to know how to protect yourself? Are you looking for solid, reliable, and “proven” tactics, techniques, and strategies to be able to survive a street attack? If so, have you ever considered the ninja’s self-defense method known as ninpo taijutsu?

In this article, I’m going to outline the four attack avoidance, and evasive maneuver tactics contained within the basic lessons of the ninja’s hand-to-hand combat method. After reading this article, you will see that, not only is ninjutsu training on of the best self defense methods available today, but it allows you to learn more options for any given situation or attack, than practically any other martial art of self-defense system available today!

You, like many others looking to find reliable training for how to protect yourself, may have almost completely discounted the validity and value or martial arts training for real street self-defense. And, I can certainly understand how you would feel this way, considering what’s being offered in most schools.

But, if we could step back for a minute and consider that maybe – just maybe – not every school or instructor wearing a martial arts uniform is training like they’re fighting a 15th century Japanese, Chinese, or Korean warrior, then there might actually be one out there that can actually teach you how to protect yourself and save your ass in a real self defense situation. And, this is exactly the case with ninjutsu training.

The ninja’s self-defense and unarmed, hand-to-hand combat techniques are called Ninpo Taijutsu. The word taijutsu in Japanese means “body art” or “skills with the body.” And, the word Ninpo means, “the way of the Ninja,” or “the way of naturalness” – which is actually the same thing.

What I mean is that rather than having a system of fixed, stylized movements that you have to conform to, the art of ninpo taijutsu is really a set of principles and concepts that adhere to natural laws like physics, human bio-mechanics, etc., and work to conform to your body and your natural way of moving.

Instead of being a fixed “thing” that you either do “right” or “wrong,” ninpo taijutsu, and every aspect of ninjutsu training – including training with ninja weapons – relies more on strategically sound tactics, skills and self-defense techniques designed to let you learn naturally how to protect yourself. That means that you learn how to be able to handle a broad array of self-defense situations, instead of preset, step-by-step “forms,” that look nothing like a real street fight or criminal attack in Today’s world.

To give you a better idea of how to protect yourself with the ninja’s art of Ninpo taijutsu, here is a quick outline of the four basic footwork patterns that serve as attack avoidance tactics against any strike, kick, or grabbing attack. Of course, they can also be used against a knife attack, or any other weapon that an assailant might come at you with.

  • Blocking or Parrying from a Static Position – While the core idea of ninjutsu training is to avoid danger, the reality is that we may find ourselves in a situation where we lack either the time or space to move out of the way of an incoming attack. In these cases, we need to be able to rely on our positioning, and the ability to position our limbs in a way that protects our body targets from his incoming weapons.
  • Long-range, Defensive Angling – Using this tactic, we go with the overwhelming force of his attack and pull away defensively, while simultaneously blading our body against the incoming, attacking limbs. This tactic allows us to be angled to the attack, while remaining “flat” and profiled relative to the attacker’s limbs. Thereby allowing us to always be covered and shielded against his attacks, while positioning us to have full access to his best targets!
  • Close-range, Aggressive Intercepting – The reality is that, it is not always a good thing to wait for the attack to come. In others, he may leave an opening that you must act on immediately or lose it. Using this tactic, we charge in, using quick, light, direct footwork that moves into the gaps and openings of his attack – or intercepts and attacks his limbs before he has a chance to send them out at us.
  • Circular, Evasive Shifts – In the military, we called this a “flanking maneuver,” in which case we sidestep and avoid his incoming punches, grabs, or kicks in a way that simultaneously avoids and positions us perfectly to counter strike, trap him, or move in for a lock, hold, or throw.

Please note that none of the above options should be seen as a best self defense method or option. Each serves to handle different types of attacks AND different types of attackers. In the art and science of ninpo taijutsu, the ninja avoids having “favorite” techniques, and instead prefers having as many options for handling like situations as possible. This allows the prepared combatant to be better able to fit into, and deal with a wide range of problems – rather than having a “specialty” or “style” and hoping that all fights will conform to it.

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Source by Jeffrey Miller

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