Are you serious about learning Ninjutsu – the martial art of the Ninja? If you are, then I'm sure that your reason is due to the amount and level of skills that the Ninja possess when compared to that of other martial arts.
In fact, to most people – including other martial artists – the Ninja is at the top of the proverbial "food-chain" when it comes to martial arts training. And yet, to look around the world at the way most students and teachers are practicing the art – the way most practitioners limit their training to Ninpo / Budo-taijutsu – the armed and unarmed self defense skills – it would appear that Ninjutsu is merely a martial arts choice, among martial arts choices.
And, nothing could be further from the truth.
If this were so – if ninjutsu was just another "style" of fighting and limited to the same blocks, punches, kicks, and other techniques possessed and used by others – the art would have died out long ago. And yet, here we are, over 10 centuries from the "recorded" origins of the art – and the art of the Ninja is still going strong in the 21st century! So, why is Ninjutsu more than merely another martial art? What gives it the ability to weather the winds of time to be just as strong today as it ever was?
In a word: "options."
The art of Ninjutsu is just more complete – has more skills sets, strategies, and tools – for handling the many faces of conflict that can arise.
Unlike the conventional martial systems, that seem to focus strictly on hand-to-hand combat, as though that was the only face of warfare (the word martial means "warfare"), the Ninja understands that danger, force, and harm can come from many different sources, and in many different forms. Not only is there the conflict inherent in conventional self defense against a criminal attacker, but there is also …
- Deception, manipulation, and control from family, co-workers, and adversaries
- Stress from work, school, and family obligations
- The onslaught of manipulative messages from advertising, the media, special interest groups
- Natural and man-made dangers like accidents, terrorism, and natural disasters
- And others
And, often, these are more insidious and dangerous than the attacker on the street who's trying to punch, stab, or shoot you! These are the dangers that require more than an ichimonji no kamae ('defensive posture'), or some ancient kata to survive.
To be a Ninja is to be an "enduring person" aa human being capable of adapting to and dealing with anything that might cause harm. It is the ability to "ride the storm," physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually – knowing when to act and when to conceal yourself until the time to act is appropriate and advantageous.Immobilienmakler Heidelberg Makler Heidelberg
Source by Jeffrey Miller