Ninjutsu - Japanese Martial Arts focused on Ninja Techniques

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Ninjutsu - Japanese Martial Arts focused on Ninja Techniques

Ninjutsu (or more traditionally known as Ninpō) is a Japanese martial arts style focusing on the use of stealth and deception in order to defend oneself or fulfill an objective. The martial arts of Ninjutsu is commonly associated with the Japanese Shinobi (or Ninjas).

This martial arts style utilizes a variety of martial arts skills such as takedowns, the use of ninjutsu weapons (i.e. Shuriken, Kunai, Shuko and Kyoketsu-Shoge) and stealth (for purposes of defense, information gathering, and other tasks).

Elements of Ninjutsu

Ninjutsu Techniques

Ninjutsu traditionally focuses on the following 18 different martial arts skills. However, there are different descriptions of Ninjutsu skills among different "schools" that ascribe to "Ninjutsu" techniques.

  • Seishinteki kyōyō – spiritual refinement
  • Taijutsu – unarmed combat
  • Kenjutsu – sword techniques
  • Bojutsu - stick and staff techniques
  • Sōjutsu – spear techniques
  • Naginatajutsu – naginata techniques
  • Kusarigamajutsu – kusarigama techniques
  • Shurikenjutsu – throwing weapons techniques (i.e. shuriken)
  • Kayakujutsu – pyrotechnics
  • Hensōjutsu – disguise and impersonation
  • Shinobi-iri – stealth and entering methods
  • Bajutsu – horsemanship
  • Sui-ren – water training
  • Bōryaku – tactics
  • Chōhō – espionage
  • Intonjutsu – escaping and concealment
  • Tenmon – meteorology
  • Chi-mon – geography
  • Hojojutsu Rope techniques


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