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24 Skills of the Omoto Ryu Black Dragon Dojo
Bujutsu: 1. Jujitsu/Taijitsu: Unarmed combat 2. Tantojitsu: Knife skills 3. Bojitsu: stick and staff skills 4. Kusarijitsu: Chain skills 5. Shurikenjitsu: Throwing weapons skills 6. Yari-jitsu: Spear skills 7. Kyujitsu: Archery skills 8. Kenjitsu: Swordsmanship 9. Kusari-Gamajutsu: Sickle & Chain Art 10. Shogejitsu: Shoge Art 11. Boryaku: Military Strategy & Tactics; Basic Maneuver Warfare Ninjutsu: 1. Angour: Signaling & cryptography 2. Intonjitsu: Escape & Concealment -Inpo: Principles of Escape & Infiltration; breaking in, lock picking, trap making, tracking & counter-tracking... -Tonpo: Principles of Concealment; disguise, camouflage & concealed shelter build/survival training... 3. Yogen: Literally: Prediction refers to Chemistry -Poisons, Herbal Medicines & Pyrotechnic Formula 4. Kayakujitsu: Use of offensive firearms, pyrotechnics & arson 5. Katonjitsu: Use of Pyrotechnics for defense 6. Genjitsu: “Art of Illusion” -Slight of Hand -Disguise & Impersonation -Stage Magic & Occultism 7. Choho: Espionage skills -Propaganda & Counter-Propaganda -Sabotage & Assassination Tactics -Interrogation & Brainwashing -Memory Training & Deductive Reasoning -Use of Guerrillas & Proxy Forces/False Flag Operations in conjunction with Boryaku 8. Saminjitsu: Way of Mindgate -Hypnosis & Psychological Manipulation Modern Additions by me: 1. Making & use of ghillie suits... 2. Construction of Zip Guns and Bench Work Firearms such as the STEN... 3. Use of material to hide Thermal Signatures & Subversion of Night Optic Devices... 4. Modern Firearms Training: M14, AR15/AR10, M25, AK47/AK74, Dragonov, Shotguns & modern Handguns... 5. Modern Poisons and Chemical Weapons...
Rank Structure of Omoto Ryu Black Dragon Ninjitsu: • White Belt (5th Kyu): Focus is on the body mechanics of stance work & ukemi, kuji-in meditation, visualization exercises & breath control. * Kamae * Ukemi & Kaiten * Kuji-In/Kuji-Kiri • Yellow Belt (4th Kyu): Focus is on vital points, striking techniques, blocking & trapping into joint-locks, breaks & sweeps. * Atemi-waza * Kansetsu-waza • Orange Belt (3rd Kyu): Focus is turning trapping in throws, takedowns, chokes and neck breaks as well as groundfighting... * Nage-waza * Shime-Waza *Na-waza • Green Belt (2nd Kyu): Focus takes a new shift away from jujitsu/taijutsu skills and more toward Intonjitsu; escape &evasion skills; bear in mind the skills of intonjutsu to escape can also be used to infiltrate. * Inpo: The principles of Stealth/Concealment * Tonpo: The principles of Escape & Evasion * Yogen-no-Jitsu: Art of Prediction; namely the making & use of poisons, pyrotechnic devices & herbal medicines... • Brown Belt (1st Kyu): Now with a basic understanding of Stealth, Evasion & Jujitsu the focus returns to more combative designs with training the four fundamental weapons with a focus stealth based ambush and open combat useage... * Tanto-Jutsu: Knife art is address as both a ambush skill & open combat (dueling system) * Kusari-Jitsu: Use of the Chain as a whip type weapon and a garrote are addressed. * Bojutsu: The use of stick & staff weapons is basic skill... * Shurikenjutsu: The use of throwing stars, knives, spikes & even rocks as weapons is covered here... Black Belt (1st Kyu): This rank is reserve for those who are about to test for their Shodan to wear during the test, it serves as motivation as well as sign of seniority. Black Belt (1st Dan): At 1st degree black belt and having survived/passed the “field test” training once again focuses on combative principles... * Battlefield Strategy: The Senior student now begins to focus heavily on the study of maneuver warfare, small teams warfare, guerrilla warfare & signaling & cryptography... * Kenjutsu: Art of the Katana... * Yarijutsu: Spear Fighting & use... * Kyujitsu: Archery, modernized to include compound bows & crossbows... • Black Belt (2nd Dan): At 2nd Degree Black Belt the focus on weaponry is complete & the final move into espionage agent is began... * Kusarigama-jutsu: The Kusari-gama (chain & cycle) is trained... *Shoge-jitsu: The use of the Shoge is trained... • Choho no jutsu: The beginning principles of espionage are taught here beginning with memory training & deductive reasoning... •
Black Belt (3rd Dan): The only licensed teachers of the Omoto-Ryu system are Sandan or higher, & here training is focus more on espionage then ever before... *Choho-no-jutsu: Espionage training follows the use of proxy forces, sabotage, assassination, interrogation (hard & soft) and waging propaganda campaigns. *Genjitsu: The art of illusion; disguise, impersonation, simple & advanced stage magic... • • Black Belt (4th Dan): The 4th Dan is training that wholly completes the system... *Katonjuton: Uses fire, smoke & pyrotechnics to confuse the enemy and completes the illusion of supernatural powers... *Kayakujitsu: Use firearms, improvised firearms, pyrotechnics, smoke & fire to attack the enemy. This applies elements of the Intonjutsu systems & Choho-no-jitsu to create an effective Ninja-Sniper as well as the appearance of a Warrior-Wizard. *Saminjutsu: The Way of the Mind Gate; reading body language, psychological manipulation & hypnosis are trained and while elements of this system are used initially in the Kuji-in training this finalizes the training in self-hypnosis and hypnosis... • Black Belt w/ Red Stripe (5th Dan): This where the Oniki test is administered and if successful the student then achieves the final rank of Godan or 5th Degree Black Belt. As a master of this system training is now directed at adding to the system to achieve a higher standard and progressive adaptation of the principles of the system.
Any Ranks beyond Godan are awarded for various reasons and while they symbolize a rise in rank they do not convey additional skills or lessons...