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    How do you feel about throwing stars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PizDoff
    How do you feel about throwing stars?


    Yeah i would have to agree stars are keepers ...good point..pun intended

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    How to reform ninjitsu:

    - Stop calling it ninjitsu.

    - Look into the history of ninjitsu with an eye for serious study.

    - Get rid of the tabi.

    - Get rid of the black gi.

    - Get rid of ropes, grapple hooks ect.

    - Introduce progressive resistance and sparring.

    - Work technqiues from common attacks like the jab, uppercut, cross.

    - Learn to work against combos.

    - Work the havybag for power.

    - Don't do ninjitsu.

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    Please don't give up the rope, do give up the rolling with nunchaku/tanto in your hand.

    We had a 3rd dan bujinkan member train with us for a while who did the above while we stood around trying not to laugh and thinking of the different ways we could just sit on him and choke him out mid move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virus
    How to reform ninjitsu:

    - Stop calling it ninjitsu.
    Tanamura has been pretty strong in not using the term save in its technical sense prefering Takamatsu's term Ninpo and marking that this term does not have longstanding use earlier then after 1945 or so.

    - Look into the history of ninjitsu with an eye for serious study.
    There is a reasonably good starting point for that at

    http://www.ninpo.org/

    - Get rid of the tabi.
    I don't know, given a few of the training locations I've used over the years and how common things like Athlete's Foot and Ringworm transfer around having some kind of footwear makes a fair bit of sense.

    Giving up the idea that Tabi are somehow "Magic Ninja Booties" and seeing them as simply practical footwear with a bit of cultural history seems like better advise.

    - Get rid of the black gi.
    Of all the Gi offenses perpetrated in the name of the material arts the black gi is the least offensive.

    Mind you I'm one of those people who likes simple unbleached judo gis. I wasn't happy when Blue Gis were introduced to Judo let alone when they were made manditory. I find the abundance of logos and other "pimping" on BJJ kimonos mostly offensive. But if some art feels like wearing unpimped black karate or judo gis, that's fine by me.

    - Get rid of ropes, grapple hooks ect.
    Or ditch "let's pretend" in favor of learning actual rock climbing skills and develop the needed athleticism to do it.

    - Introduce progressive resistance and sparring.

    - Work technqiues from common attacks like the jab, uppercut, cross.

    - Learn to work against combos.

    - Work the havybag for power.
    All good ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fitz
    I don't know, given a few of the training locations I've used over the years and how common things like Athlete's Foot and Ringworm transfer around having some kind of footwear makes a fair bit of sense.
    Tuff it up, train bare foot, punish those with poor foot hygiene. Problem solved.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fitz
    Giving up the idea that Tabi are somehow "Magic Ninja Booties" and seeing them as simply practical footwear with a bit of cultural history seems like better advise.
    Tabi? They're socks. The ninjer booties are the jika-tabi thingies that all the jap labourers wear. So exactly what is the culture in that?



    Quote Originally Posted by Fitz
    Of all the Gi offenses perpetrated in the name of the material arts the black gi is the least offensive.

    Mind you I'm one of those people who likes simple unbleached judo gis. I wasn't happy when Blue Gis were introduced to Judo let alone when they were made manditory. I find the abundance of logos and other "pimping" on BJJ kimonos mostly offensive. But if some art feels like wearing unpimped black karate or judo gis, that's fine by me.
    I think the black gi thing that pisses me off the most, is not so much that its black, but the historically inaccurate reasoning behind it. From a cultural perspective, it would be more appropriate for the ninjers to dress a judokas, and surprise them with their ninjer rolls etc. Then they'd truly be 'hiding in plain sight'. Hell, I reckon we could make a reality TV show based on the whole premise.

    "The Ninja" "12 Judokas in one dojo for 9 weeks. Submission grappling to establish rank, with the loser to be evicted. But there's a catch - One of these judoka is a NINJA!!!!"

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    Hmm...the Black Gi doesn't stress me too much. It's the wankers that wear them tucked into shin high tabi with knees ties, elbow ties and/or gauntlets that I find offensive.

    I have to agree with the following:

    Quote Originally Posted by Virus
    How to reform ninjitsu:

    - Get rid of the tabi.

    - Get rid of ropes, grapple hooks ect.

    - Introduce progressive resistance and sparring.

    - Work technqiues from common attacks like the jab, uppercut, cross.

    - Learn to work against combos.

    - Work the havybag for power.
    Hey Virus, You forgot to add a cardio program and core strength program.
    ~RT

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    How about doing kickboxing and Judo and also using all those weapons and stuff and hiding in shadows. So forget the bujinkan stuff just steal stuff from other arts that work and call it "reformed ninjitsu". Oh yeah and have pictures of ninjas doing stuff on the walls. Sell t-shirts, sell TMNT, sell 80's ninja flicks, sell smoke bombs, sell ninja stars, sell, sell sell!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubber Tanto
    Hmm...the Black Gi doesn't stress me too much. It's the wankers that wear them tucked into shin high tabi with knees ties, elbow ties and/or gauntlets that I find offensive.

    I have to agree with the following:



    Hey Virus, You forgot to add a cardio program and core strength program.
    ~RT
    I agree 100% with the above, and how the **** did wrist wrap thingys become gauntlets -gauntlets are armoured gloves for knightly conbat not those daft wrist thingys.

    Lily I also agree - rope is fun keep it.

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