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The Dojo #12 : Experience v.s. Technique

Posted on March 7, 2013 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)

There is a question that martial artists have pondered for ages:

Which is more important in determining one's fighting ability, good technique or combat experience?

My answer would be that both are equally important, and neither should be ignored. Both are only useful because they help create the other. 

Consider if you will a duel that places a samurai with many years of experience in combat (A), but poor technique, against a samurai with perfect dojo techniqu...

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It's Good to Be Back!

Posted on August 8, 2011 at 2:05 AM Comments comments (2)

For all of you loyal members that have been wondering why I seem to have been absent from the site:

Google Chrome is not compatible with Webs, so until I realized his I wasunable to leave comments or edit the site's content.

I'd like to explain more, but I've got work to do!

The Dojo # 11 - Perfect Taijutsu

Posted on June 25, 2011 at 4:16 AM Comments comments (1)

Every real martial artist strives for perfection. While perfection may or may not be obtainable, it is the goal. A "perfect" martial artist would meet 2 criteria.

1. Never get hit or hurt by thier opponent.

2. Always be able to attack thier opponent.

Conveniently, the two most important principles in ninjutsu, if mastered alone would turn one into the "perfect" martial artist.


1. Ichmonji no Kata

2. Yoko Aruki


The Ichimonji no Kamae ...

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The Dojo # 10 - A Ninja Confession

Posted on May 27, 2011 at 10:44 PM Comments comments (5)

 

Just for the record, I am aware that the historical ninja did not practice one style called "Ninjutsu". Ninjutsu was the word that described methods for spying and covert warfare, not a specific martial art.


What we now call "Ninjutsu" is actually a combination of different styles of several clans who were also known to be involved with "ninja" activites. What most people don't know is that ninja were samurai who practiced covert warfare. Ninja is not th...

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NEW: Book of Five Rings Page!

Posted on May 20, 2011 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Greetings Everyone,

The full Book of Five Rings is now posted on Green Eyed Stealth. Please visit the site and check out the new Book of Five Rings Page.

Acrobatics Page

Posted on May 10, 2011 at 10:16 AM Comments comments (0)

New Acrobatics Page coming soon to GreenEyedStealth. Hope you all enjoy.

The Dojo #9

Posted on October 25, 2010 at 2:51 PM Comments comments (0)

The 5 Most important ninjutsu techniques:

 


Technique #1: Evade your opponent.

 

The basis of Ninjutsu is counterattacking. Whenever possible, evading an opponent is always best. Fighting should always be the last option. If fighting cannot be avoided, allowing another to be the aggressor and you, in turn, providing the counter attack will give you the upper hand. Blocking, ducking, and backing up are all useful methods of evasion.

 

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The Dojo # 8

Posted on August 2, 2010 at 4:37 AM Comments comments (0)

Uke Gata- Blocking


Uke Gata is blocking an attack.


When the strike is launched, do a Tai Sabaki (body evasion) by stepping 45 degrees back and to the side with one foot and following with the body. During this Tai Sabaki, you make a circling movement with the forward arm and hand, and right before hitting the arm or leg of the opponent, you make a solid fist right before impact. This is extremely impotant in ninjutsu, since most...

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The Dojo # 7

Posted on August 2, 2010 at 1:13 AM Comments comments (1)

I'm finally back, after a long time of being very busy. I'm going to work hard and do several Daily Dojos at once to (sort of) catch up.


Nagare: Flow


In ninjutsu, it is important to maintain a relaxed state of mind and always flow instead of doing things in steps. You can practice this with these exercises. 


1. Practice sanshin no kata.

Sanshin, the combination of the five elemental kata, is a good way to practice nagare. Try to...

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The Dojo #6

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 1:26 PM Comments comments (2)

This Dojo entry focuses on training.


There are some basic rules to follow when training for Ninjutsu, or in general.


1. Imagine a realistic situation.

 Your opponent will not always be moving in slow motion. Your opponent will not always fight fair. Your opponent will not want to be hit. Train accordingly.

Also, imagining a situation you might possibly encounter helps you be ready for one.


2. Train often.

Training wo...

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