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    Li's role in HERO was a CHI KE and yes Chinese Assasins, even in stories, took pride in their work. They didn't sneak around they often observed their target and then walk up and open state they are going to kill them or make it public, like omar said, by simply looping their heads off.
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    There's a really cool one in "The Emperor And The Assasin". It's got Gong Li in there too...:)
    Fighting evil and upholding justice in blue silk pajamas baby!
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=UGaYD_wcaIg

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=6Uepo9ahg-M

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    Sure, there's chinese ninja's- didn't you guys see "Super Ninja"- all is explained, Run run Shaw style. There's even a good old fashioned kee-Hauling in it- http://imdb.com/title/tt0084921/

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    No because in China they wouldn't be called ninjas...Although it is evident that many asian countries had forces that specialized in assasination, espionage, and sabatage. It's not like its something new although if you watch movies of ninjas than you probably don't have as clear a depiction of what a ninja actually is.

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    My understanding of ninja is that they were Japanese spies who usually only fought in self-defense (if caught), but sometimes attacked, as in assassinations. China probably produced similar jobs (every nation has spies), but those employed would have used far different tactics (IE, no hand claws, Samurai training, etc.). Moreover, they don't seem to have any particular title or tradition, as is the case with Ninja.

    But it is possible that there were such specialized spies, and I just haven't heard about them yet.

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    Chinese Ninjas

    Ninjutsu came from China just like all Japanese martial arts.
    The Wu Dang were a sect of martial fighters that employed strategies and techniques that went to Japan with the colonists and Ninjutsu has roots there.

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    trollshido in:

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    And lo, Kano looked down upon the field and saw the multitudes. Amongst them were the disciples of Uesheba who were greatly vexed at his sayings. And Kano spake: "Do not be concerned with the mote in thy neighbor's eye, when verily thou hast a massive stick in thine ass".

    --Scrolls of Bujutsu: Chapter 5 vs 10-14.

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    They were an ancient and secret cult called the Tanjian.

    Much more primitive, thus more powerful the the Ninja.
    Real magic was not above them.
    They were walkers in the moonlight.

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    I was wondering when someone was going to bring up the Tanjian.

    You must spread some more reputation around before giving it to Ronin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DerAuslander108
    I was wondering when someone was going to bring up the Tanjian.

    You must spread some more reputation around before giving it to Ronin.
    Few of us have the balls to bring up the feared and deadly...

    * Dies with shuriken in ass *

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