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Later he came in contact with the warrior-monk Kain Doshi who taught him a new way of viewing life and the means of  survival (ninjutsu). Ninjutsu was developed as a collection of fundamental survivalist techniques in the warring state of feudal Japan. The ninja used their art to ensure their survival in a time of violent political turmoil. Ninjutsu included methods of gathering information, and techniques of non-detection, avoidance, and misdirection. Ninjutsu can also involve training in free  running, disguise, escape, concealment, archery, and medicine. Skills relating to espionage and assassination were highly useful to warring factions in feudal Japan.  These persons were literally called "non-humans" (非人 hinin?). At some point the skills of espionage became known collectively as ninjutsu, and the people who specialized in these tasks were called shinobi no mono. The
According to Bujinkan members, Ninja Jūhakkei ("the eighteen disciplines") were first stated in the   scrolls of Togakure-ryū. They became definitive for all ninjutsu schools. Ninja jūhakkei was often studied along with Bugei Jūhappan (the "eighteen samurai fighting art skills"). Though some are used in the same way by both samurai and ninja, other techniques were used differently by the two groups. The 18 disciplines are:
Ninjutsu as depicted in a 19th century sketch
1. Seishinteki kyōyō – spiritual refinement 2. Taijutsu – unarmed combat 3. Kenjutsu – sword techniques 4. Bōjutsu – stick and staff techniques
In ninjutsu. Tenmon – meteorology 18. stick fighting) techniques. featuring a metal ring on the opposite end Kusari-fundo. typically worn by kunoichi and enabling ninja to quietly strangle enemies with the pointed ends against the neck or throat Shobo . Bajutsu – horsemanship 13. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. similar in shape to kubotan and yawara. often poison-tipped spines. The term is also used in the martial art of aikido to distinguish the unarmed fighting techniques from other (e. either by a long rope or chain Kyoketsu shoge .5.hooked rope-dart.rings resembling modern wedding bands with concealed. Sōjutsu – spear techniques 6.a folding fan with an iron frame. Naginatajutsu – naginata techniques 7.A weapon similar to the Sai . it is also used to avoid the undesired bravado of explicitly referring to ninja combat techniques. slash or they could be thrown Tekko . Shurikenjutsu – throwing weapons techniques 9. Chōhō – espionage 16. Intonjutsu – escaping and concealment 17.various small hand held weapons including "throwing stars" that could be used to stab. Composite and articulated weapons Kusarigama . Chi-mon – geography The name of the discipline of taijutsu (体術?). literally means "body skill" or "body art". Fistload weapons Kakute . Kayakujutsu – pyrotechnics 10. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources.an earlier version of brass knuckles Tessen . Sui-ren – water training 14.a chain and weight weapon. (January 2011) The following tools may not be exclusive to the ninja.a jabbing or piercing weapon. Bōryaku – tactics 15. Hensōjutsu – disguise and impersonation 11.kama linked to a weight. also known as manriki or manriki-gusari . Historically. or cut and slash the enemy Jutte . Kusarigamajutsu – kusarigama techniques 8. Weapons and equipment This section does not cite any references or sources. especially since the emergence of the ninja movie genre in the 80s. but often featuring a center grip ring Shuriken . the word taijutsu is often (in Japan) used interchangeably with jujutsu (as well as many other terms) to refer to a range of grappling skills. it could be used to club. but they are commonly associated with the practice of ninjutsu. Shinobi-iri – stealth and entering methods 12.g.
dagger Kaiken (dagger).traditional Japanese pole-arm used by women and samurai (example: women might protect their home with a naginata) Swords Katana .short sword that can be hidden on the ninja's body.various small hand held weapons including throwing stars and throwing darts that could be used to stab.multi-purpose tool Shikoro .various sized staff weapons Yari . jō.Japanese axe and hatchet See Ninja also Kunoichi Neo-ninja Ninja in popular culture References .short-bladed straight sword.Similar to the tantō Bokken .fire arrow Tekagi-shuko and Neko-te .pole arm with roughly equal length blade and handle Naginata . Ono (weapon) .used in kendo Stealth tools Kaginawa or grappling hook .the Japanese type of caltrop Shuriken . more commonly used by samurai (or ninja disguised as samurai) Wakizashi .traditional wooden sword use in Japanese martial arts Shinai . and tambo . slash or they could be thrown Yumi and Ya .the reputed ninja clothing.Modified tool weapons Kunai .used as a tool for opening doors and stabbing or slashing Projectile weapons Fukiya .climbing and Hojojutsu composite tool that also functioned as a makeshift gaff hook weapon Shinobi shōzoku . bō. also a backup weapon Ninjato .Japanese blowgun.a long curved and single-edged sword.traditional Japanese spear that's similar to the naginata Nagamaki . typically firing poison darts Makibishi/tetsubishi .hand "claw" weapons Staffs and polearms Hanbo.traditional Japanese bow and arrow Bo-hiya (Japanese fire arrow) . fictional ninja sword Tantō .
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