“Being natural is the ultimate secret of our art.” – Takamatsu Toshitsugu

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Ninja Philosophy of Ichigu Wo Terasu 隅を照らす

Ninjutsu, like many martial arts, is one branch from a deeply rooted tree in ancient Buddhist [...]

The Crow, Ninja Mascot

If Ninjutsu had a mascot, it would definitely be the crow. In Ninja culture one [...]

9 Schools of Bujinkan: Gikan Ryū Koppōjutsu

Gikan Ryū is a Japanese martial art and one of the 9 Schools of the [...]

What Makes Hemp Amazing

Hemp has probably been around since the beginning of time. It’s more than sustainable and [...]

Japan’s Super Secret Cannabis History

Most Japanese people see cannabis as a subculture of Japan but they’re wrong. For thousands [...]

Ichikawa Somegoro – Koi-Tsukami: Fight with a Carp

There are two stories which explain the tale of Koi Tsukami in Japanese kabuki theater. [...]

The Ninja Stomach Vacuum

The complex movement of armed and unarmed budō taijutsu require both hypermobility and hyperflexion. In the [...]

Vital Knowledge of Japanese Kyūsho in Martial Arts

Japanese kyūsho are specific areas or pressure points on the human body that send pain [...]