Following up on my hanbo through scrotum and out of belly ninjutsu impalement story I've got another couple of macho gems from that old club. I've come close to doing a full investigation write up on them a number of times but to be honest I bottled out because of a number of reasons).
That club had a macho factor that was somewhere up in the stratosphere. Other than a couple of kata nothing we were thouht was actually from the Bujinkan, it was basically a Sho Kosugi fueled Hollywood impression of ninjutsu as demonstrated by a bunch of genuine bad asses. The crazy thing was even though they officially left the Bujinkan after a bust up with Hatsumi they insisted on calling themselves a Bujinkan dojo because they had registered the business name. A Bujinkan club that isn't even in the Bujinakan... the mind boggles!
Anyway, macho things we did included - weekends camping in forests with teams hunting each other, archery including a student being shot accidently by a real crossbow bolt, knife fighting at a demonstration which turned bad and involved a black belt having his arm slashed by the head instructor after things went from friendly to serious in about 20 seconds, countless broken bones, teeth and senseless dislocations.
Back in the 80's pre internet this was the coolest club to be in, even looking back I know it was complete bullshit but the memories are totally Enter the Ninja.