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NINJA FIGHTING TECHNIQUE 🥷🏻 How To Fight With Ninjato vs Katana

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NINJA FIGHTING TECHNIQUE 🥷🏻 How To Use The Ninjato vs Surprise Attack – Kenjutsu, Iaijutsu

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NINJA FIGHTING TECHNIQUE 🥷🏻 Ninjato: Ninjutsu Martial Arts Weapon Training

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HOW THE NINJA USED STEALTH IN A FIGHT 🥷🏻 Ninjutsu Martial Arts Training

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YOU MUST FIGHT TO MASTER NINJUTSU: The Weak Will Not Learn The Secrets!

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HOW NINJA FIGHT WITH A KUSARIGAMA | Ninjutsu Martial Arts Training Techniques: Ninpo Taijutsu

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HOW TO DEVELOP BETTER TAIJUTSU SKILLS | Ninja Martial Arts Training Techniques: Ninjutsu, Ninpo

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2021 Budo Ryu Ninjutsu Year End Review

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How To Use The Elements To Your Advantage In Self Defense | Ninja Martial Arts Training (Ninjutsu)

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Primitive FIRE SKILLS Of The NINJA (Kajutsu), I discuss Historical NINJUTSU MARTIAL ARTS Training

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How To Become Invisible Like A Ninja (Kage-no-Kamae) Historical Ninjutsu Training Techniques

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How To Be A Ninja | The Use Of Signals, Codes, Light & Evasion within Historical Ninjutsu Training

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The Importance of Climbing Skills in Ninjutsu | Ninja Martial Arts Training Techniques

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Budo Ryu Kai Update (6/1/2021) Ninjutsu Training – Online Dojo – Haters, Trolls & Fake News

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Online Ninja: ALL This Knowledge & NO SKILLS | Historical Ninjutsu Martial Arts Training Techniques

In this video, I express my concern with this growing “Online Ninja Community” that has all of this knowledge but no skills.  This is a very dangerous direction for the ninjutsu community because “the way” is in training.  The purpose of training is to be able to defend yourself, the ones you love and the ones that cannot fight for themselves.  Any REAL practitioner of ninjutsu would tell you, we find our balance through the study and practice of ancient warfare.  There needs to be a balance with study and practice… mind and body…

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In the modern era, we live in a time where if you do not have the answer readily available either online or otherwise, it is fake or not true.  This in itself is a very dangerous way of thinking because these arts were written a certain way, for only a select few to be able to have the knowledge – as long as they were willing to train to obtain the warrior skills needed to be able to use the knowledge.

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Importance of Soke: Traditional Ninjutsu and Bujutsu Training in the Modern Era | Ninja Martial Arts

In this video, I discuss the importance of Soke (Grandmaster) and its relation towards training in traditional ninjutsu and bujutsu in the modern era. The transmission of these old arts (Koden) is truly the responsibility of the Soke and has to be done very carefully and in a specific way to ensure its correct passing to the next generation.

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Ninja Fire Tools: Donohi, Uchitake & Gando | Historical Ninjutsu Martial Arts Training Techniques

In this video, I explain how to use some of the historical ninja/ninjutsu fire tools (kaki), such as the donohi (body warmer), uchitake (fire starter) and gando (search light).  I explain the differences of each of these ninja tools (ninki) as well as show the historical documents as to where we find these ninja fire tools in Japanese history. 

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Shinobi Hand Torch | Ninja Fire Training (Kajutsu, Kaki) Ninjutsu Martial Arts Training Techniques

In this video I teach how to make a small shinobi hand torch!  This is part of the ninja fire training known as kajutsu.  When studying the ninjutsu martial arts there are various kaki (fire tools) that you need to learn. One of them is called the Monomi Torch!  

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NEW Ninja Dojo! | Budo Ryu Kai – Washington Shinobi-Den | Ninjutsu Training School

In this video, I introduce a NEW NINJA DOJO!  The Budo Ryu Kai Washington Shinobi-Den!  This is a NEW Ninjutsu training school that will be opening in the state of Washington!  It will be run by one of my personal students, Mr. Ellifrits. This video is an introduction to the new shinobi school (shinobi-den)! Thank you very much for your love and support!  It is greatly appreciated! 

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Are The Ninja Warriors Really Samurai? | THE TRUTH | Real Historical Ninjutsu Martial Arts Training

Are the ninja warriors really samurai? In this video, I discuss the truth about the ninja and their relation to the samurai. Different schools take a different approach when talking about this subject, because different schools have different ryuha, which has its own unique history and tradition.

Within this organization (Budo Ryu Kai) the answer is simple.  Yes. The reason for that is because the main ninjutsu training in this organization comes from the Tomo-ryu.  The Tomo-ryu was in fact started as a samurai tradition, and in the beginning, it was a sword school that focused its techniques on the use of the short sword (kodachi). Because I am the 21st Soke of the Tomo-ryu, it is important that my students understand the history and tradition of the Tomo-ryu. From the Tomo-ryu kuden and densho perspective, yes, the ninja are samurai spies who are trained in unconventional warfare (shinobijutsu), thus the name of the tradition: Tomo-ryu Shinobijutsu.

In the video, I used Eishin-ryu Iaijutsu (1 of the 7 warrior traditions of the Budo Ryu Kai) as an example. Eishin-ryu is one of the most popular forms of swordsmanship in the world. I wanted to prove my point about the reality of what people “think” ninjutsu and bujutsu is, and how blurred those lines really are, without being political or bias with a particular answer or position.

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Ninjutsu Technique: Yari-Yose (Spear Catcher) | Historical Koryu Ninja Martial Arts Training (Ninpo)

In this video, I teach a technique from the Tomo-ryu called: “Yari-Yose” (Spear Catcher).  This is a technique that is passed down in the Tomo-ryu school of Shinobijutsu (戸猛流忍術) to teach how to utilize the sageo (下げ緒) on the scabbard, as a means to disarm a spearman, finish him, then evade.

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The Bansenshukai (萬川集海) written in 1676, also has a technique called “yari-yose”.  Even though this technique has the same name, same objective and purpose; there are slight differences between the technique “yari-yose” in the Bansenshukai, and the “yari-yose” that is taught in the Tom-ryu.  

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In the Bansenshukai it says:

“The yariyose or the ‘spear catcher’ – tie the end of the sageo cord onto your short sword. Draw the sword out fully and hold it in your right hand and the scabbard in your left hand, with the rope hanging between. When a spear is stabbed at you, catch it and wrap the sageo cord around the spear and take the enemy’s weapon.”

– Fujubayashi Yasutake – Bansenshukai (1676)

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  • (1)  The Bansenshukai says to tie the rope to your sword while the other end is tied to the saya (scabbard). In the Tomo-ryu, it says to hold one end of the saego in your hand, with the other end tied to the scabbard.
  • (2) The Bansenshukai says that the sword should be drawn, with the sageo hanging between the sword and the saya. In the Tomo-ryu the sword is not drawn, it stays in the scabbard, till after you disarm the spear from the enemy.
  • (3) The Bansenshukai does not mention using the saya (scabbard) as a means to deflect or block the oncoming spear.  In the Tomo-ryu this part of the transmission is a crucial aspect towards the technique.
  • (4) The Bansenshukai has no mention at all with how to stab or position the sword when going in to finish the enemy.  This aspect is covered in depth as to why the sword needs to be drawn the way that it is, and used the way that it is, when learning the technique. 

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In the end, different ninja ryuha do similar techniques differently. As the 21st Soke of the Tomo-ryu it is my responsibility to teach these ancient ways and preserve those techniques that have been passed down to me.  However, because we teach various ryuha within the Budo Ryu Kai and because I encourage my students to research and learn as much as they can – it is also my responsibility to explain how a technique from one ryuha is different from another ryuha.  It is also my responsibility to explain and teach techniques from public historical sources such as the Bansenshukai, Ninpiden and Shoninki, explain the similarities and differences from them towards the 7 warrior traditions that we have within the Budo Ryu Kai.  This gives the students a much deeper understanding and greater perception of the ancient ninja and samurai martial arts, what they truly did, and how the truly did it.

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Understanding the Historical Use of the Ninjato (忍刀) Ninja Sword History | Ninjutsu Martial Arts

In this video, I explain what the ninjato is, as taught from the Tomo-ryu tradition.  There are many koryu in Japan, and all of them will have a different explanation as to what things were and how they were used in ancient Japan.  On the scrolls of the Tomo-ryu, it is very clear, that the “ninjato” are the “blades of the ninja” that were specifically modified to help them on their mission.
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Many times people see the kanji “nin” (忍) and following it would be the kaji for blade, sword, spear, bow and arrow, etc – and they automatically assume it is “ninja”.  Many times it is NOT “ninja” at all. In fact, the majority of the time they are talking about concealed or hidden weapons. Remember the kanji “nin” (忍) is associated with ninja, but it all means hidden, concealed, stealth, endurance and perseverance.  So you have to understand the context of the scroll and why the scroll was written to understand the use of the weapon.
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This is why the kuden and transmission is so important. As Soke of this tradition, it is my responsibility to make sure that the true history and tradition is passed on correctly to the next generation.
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Live Life Outside The Box – Connecting To Natural Energy | Ninjutsu Martial Arts Training (Ninpo)

In this video, I teach an old Confucius lesson and explain why everyone needs to express individually, live life outside the box, connect to natural energy and find out who they truly are.
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In studying the old ways of the samurai, we learn the samurai kokoro.  The first philosophy that is taught is: “Know Thyself”.  One cannot truly understand what this is, unless they truly live their own life freely, from all outside influence.
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Flexibility of the Mind: DO NOT GIVE TOO MUCH | Martial Arts / Self-Defense Training Techniques

In this video, I discuss the importance of understanding the flexibility of the mind.  Too many times people give more energy towards one realm than the other. As martial artist we need to find balance in all realms. It does not matter if it is the physical, mental, emotional or spiritual realm; we need to give it – its proper place and proper energy to be able to see the whole picture clearly, find balance in life, as well as properly defend ourselves and the ones that we love.
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