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Ninja Answered

How cool are Ninja?

A lot of people think just the word is cool, that Ninja are the ultimate (everything).
A lot of people spend much time bickering over who are "real Ninja" or not.

People also find Ninja films amusing (or even hilarious, myself included)
And of course the "Official Ninja Website"

Beyond people who think Ninja are totally awesome, I'd like to know what they've really done?

WW2 - any involvement in the Pacific?
Assassinations - anyone famous?
Kicked-organised-crime-ass?
Overthrown any governments?
Killed anyone?

Are the real Ninja subject to some conspiracy-outlook where "if you've heard about them they aren't real Ninja"?

Anyone?

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ANDY!

7 years ago

i have ninja skills, but im not a ninja

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nvxcmz

7 years ago

The ninja did exist and they were pretty awesome, but the thing is ninjas were trained to basically stab some one from behind and then run away. but nowadays ninjas are overly romanticized and many myths and legends have arisen about them, kind of like chuck Norris jokes. All in all i respect Bruce lee and the samurai with the ninjas coming in third.

What I really wanted to know as if Ninja have done anything other than "basically stab some one from behind and then run away". I'd agree with the rest of what you said (old topic though)

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Emsaid

9 years ago

Yes, i agree this dude is not a ninja... (there is only one true ninja, Ask A Ninja!)

You mean Masaaki Hatsumi? Do you have his phone number, and does he speak English? L

Ask A Ninja is not Soke Hatsumi. Just some comedian pretending to be a ninja. Funny, but not authentic.

Oh yes, I've come across that (not really my sense of humour), thanks I'd missed what the Captain was pointing at. L

OK. Just stressing things out, cuz saying that Soke Hatsumi is some internet comedian pretending to be a ninja is really insulting his good name.

I don't think either of us were, but it's best that no one is in any doubt, thanks. L

That guy in the pic, not a ninja. Ninjas don't do Kung-Fu, Hapkido, etc. That dude is obviously just a Kung-Fu practitioner. No offense, but that pic and this thread itself is actually kinda insulting to people who actually seriously admire and study ninjas like me.

Sorry, the thread is fine, but the pic is not.

This is exactly what I mean. Most images of Ninja are not the real thing (at all), but I don't really know what is (which is why I ask). Some of the films and other contemporary images are very stupid (but funny in that) - what's the real deal? You've mentioned a couple of people, what happened to the rest?

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Well, besides Hatsumi and Seiko, all the others have unfortunately died out a long time ago.

Well, According to Izangi Telos, there is only 1 true ninja still existing now, the other one died in 1969 or 1966. Its on his about me.

Thanks. On a different matter, did you ever fix the shower? L

He died in '66 and his name is Fujita Seiko. The only one currently living is Masaaki Hatsumi.

Well, rantings aside, here are some info on ninja swords (Ninjato/Shinobigatana)

Type one: Wakizashi blade on Katana koshirae (fittings). Generic Shinobigatana.
Type two: Shikorogatana (saw-sword). Katana with jagged edge.
Type three: Gyaku ni Wakizashi (reverse mounted Wakizashi)

There are actually two more types, but I only know three authentic types so far.

The only true ninja still existing now is Soke (Master) Masaaki Hatsumi of Togakure Ryu Bujinkan. The one who died in 1966 is Fujita Seiko of Koka Ryu. They are not involved in WW2, famous (as in currently famous, not ancient famous) people assassinations, etc.