Hmmmm a FAQ. on an art that may or may not exist. Interesting.
I say go for it. It will be interesting to see what you come up with and what established members say.
I personally was considering disproving the usual BS people say:
"Ninjutsu was all about assassination, they were bad dudes."
"Ninja and the samurai fought all the time.", etc.
As well as some of the same stuff already talked about. And no, BudoBuyuu, I'm not that well qualified at all. The best qualified would be shinbushi, I was considering sending him the final version to get his approval before we posted it. We should all just probably do what we think our own Ninjutsu FAQ would be, combine them all together, add/delete/mix what we see fit, then post it as an article.
We would need at least one perspective from each kan though. I'm Booj myself, anybody else Genbukan or Jinenkan?
I honestly don't think he knows what you and Koto are trying to do.
Those two quoted sentences up there are things people on here always seem to bring up, and with good reason. There are alot of hacks and "Ninjers" that seem to think Ninjutsu (Taijutsu) is too deadly to spar. And in all honesty, you hear that excuse from a lot of arts, but more from the practitioner who doesn't want his ass whipped by a superior fighter. By saying this he gets out of the conflict and saves face at the same time.
The FAQ would prove that Ninjutsu is in fact no deadlier than any other art out there. It is completely possible to spar, and many of us do on a regular basis.
And, a lot of people who say they take Taijutsu are probably trying to distance themselves from the BS many people associate with the word "Ninjutsu". By saying you take Taijutsu also implies that you are more into the combat, sparring and mixed art side of it. More martial and less art so to speak.
I think it's a good idea to have a FAQ, but I don't think this thread will make it for long mainly because a lot of the things people rag on Ninjutsu about are true. There are alot of fakers and weaklings out there and the art is plagued with a wide gamut of ability and no standard for training. :dontknow:
And Koto, I'm Booj as well. I don't know many other people out there that train in the other Kans. I do know that the Genbukan is more kata and forms and more artsy fartsy.
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That's why I say we combine our efforts, get a good article, let some people proof-read it, fix it up as needed, then post it as an article. This way it'll be around to read and not spammed to death and then eventually abandoned.
TekkaMaki's Genbukan, don't know how often he goes on here anymore though.
Agreed. An article would be nice.
Originally Posted by Koto_Ryu
Well, I'm in. I'll talk to TekkaMaki and see if he still wants to help out. He's really knowledgeable so I'm sure he'd be a huge help.
I was in the Genbukan for 3 years.
I point I see in the FAQ is to
A. Bring Ninjutsu out of the Dark, and explain where is comes from.
B. Seperate Ninjutsu from Taijutsu
C. What do Ninjutsu-ka actually learn
Too many myths running around.
I have to go back to studying the lymphatic system for this test tomorrow, but probably sometime this week I'll have the time at work to work on some of it.