Ninjutsu as depicted in a 19th-century sketch

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Seishinteki kyōyō – spiritual refinement Taijutsu – unarmed combat Kenjutsu – sword techniques Bōjutsu – stick and staff techniques Sōjutsu – spear techniques Naginatajutsu – naginata techniques Kusarigamajutsu – kusarigama techniques Shurikenjutsu – throwing weapons techniques Kayakujutsu – pyrotechnics

10. Hensōjutsu – disguise and impersonation 11. Shinobi-iri – stealth and entering methods 12. Bajutsu – horsemanship 13. Sui-ren – water training 14. Bōryaku – tactics 15. Chōhō – espionage 16. Intonjutsu – escaping and concealment 17. Tenmon – meteorology 18. Chi-mon – geography The name of the discipline of taijutsu (体術?), literally means "body skill" or "body art". Historically, 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. The term is also used in the martial art of aikido to distinguish the unarmed fighting techniques from other (e.g. stick fighting) techniques. In ninjutsu, especially since the emergence of the ninja movie genre in the 80s, it is also used to avoid the undesiredbravado of explicitly referring to ninja combat techniques.

Weapons and equipment[edit]
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The following tools may not be exclusive to the ninja, but they are commonly associated with the practice of ninjutsu. Composite and articulated weapons

Kusarigama - kama linked to a weight, either by a long rope or chain

A weapon similar to the Sai   Projectile weapons Kunai . slash or they could be thrown   Tekko . typically worn by kunoichi and enabling ninja to quietly strangle enemies with the pointed ends against the neck or throat  Shobo . also known as manriki or manriki-gusari . or cut and slash the enemy  Modified tool weapons Jutte .multi-purpose tool Shikoro .pole arm with roughly equal length blade and handle . it could be used to club.various sized staff weapons Yari .hand "claw" weapons    Hanbo. similar in shape to kubotan and yawara. featuring a metal ring on the opposite end  Kusari-fundo. jō.Japanese blowgun. Kyoketsu shoge .the Japanese type of caltrop Shuriken . but often featuring a center grip ring  Shuriken .various small hand held weapons including throwing stars and throwing darts that could be used to stab.a folding fan with an iron frame.rings resembling modern wedding bands with concealed.used as a tool for opening doors and stabbing or slashing    Fukiya .a chain and weight weapon.a jabbing or piercing weapon. bō.traditional Japanese bow and arrow Bo-hiya (Japanese fire arrow) . typically firing poison darts Makibishi/tetsubishi . and tambo .an earlier version of brass knuckles Tessen .traditional Japanese spear that's similar to the naginata Nagamaki . often poison-tipped spines.hooked rope-dart.various small hand held weapons including "throwing stars" that could be used to arrow Tekagi-shuko and Neko-te . slash or they could be thrown    Staffs and polearms Yumi and Ya . Fistload weapons  Kakute .

but its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. Naginata . fictional ninja sword Tantō .dagger Kaiken (dagger). (March 2012) 1.traditional Japanese pole-arm used by women and samurai (example: women might protect their home with a naginata) Swords  Katana . ^ Hayes. ISBN 08048-1656-5. “The Ninja and Their Secret Fighting Art.traditional wooden sword use in Japanese martial arts Shinai .com.short-bladed straight sword.a long curved and single-edged sword.short sword that can be hidden on the ninja's body. ^ Hayes. Tuttle Publishing. ^ Shinobi-kai. 4.Japanese axe and hatchet See also[edit]     Ninja Kunoichi Neo-ninja Ninja in popular culture References[edit] This article includes a list of references. 2011. Stephen. more commonly used by samurai (or ninja disguised as samurai)  Wakizashi .the reputed ninja ^ Szczepanski. also a backup weapon      Stealth tools Ninjato . Kallie. About.” 1981: 18-21 . Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations.climbing and Hojojutsu composite tool that also functioned as a makeshift gaff hook weapon   Shinobi shōzoku .bamboo sword used in kendo  Kaginawa or grappling hook . Stephen.Similar to the tantō Bokken . 1990 2. "History of the Ninja". Ono (weapon) . accessed June 2. 3. The Ninja and Their Secret Fighting Art.

Historical group image editorial staff compilation. Massachusetts: Weatherhill. pp. Classical Bujutsu: The Martial Arts and Ways of Japani. The Ninja and their Secret Fighting Art. 6. Tuttle Publishing. Military History 23(1). "Techniques that made ninjas feared in 15th-century Japan still set the standard for covert ops". No. and Finding the Lost Art of Koka Ninjutsu in Japan. John. Masaaki. 2007. Masaaki. Masaaki. September 2007. ISBN 978-99942-913-1-1  Further reading[edit]   Hatsumi. pp. 1981. ISBN 0-9727738-0-0  Hayes. "Notable American Martial Artists". and Masaaki Hatsumi. Black Belt Magazine.” June 1981 ^ Draeger. 1988. Essence of Ninjutsu. Kuroi. Fate. ^ Hatsumi. Daniel. Wingspan: Culture-Society-People in Japan. Thomas. “Ninjutsu: History and Tradition. ISBN 1-58776-2064. ISBN 0-8048-1656-5  Dillon. Ninpo: Wisdom for Life. Stephen K. ISBN 978-4-05-604814-8  Toshitora. March 2006. ISBN 978-0-8348-0233-9. Kacem. The Ninja: Ancient Shadow Warriors of Japan. A Story of Life. ISBN 978-1-4357-1208-9  Bertrand. Yamashiro.  Zoughari. Ninjutsu: History and Tradition.). Ed. ISBN 0-8048-3927-1  Naruto is a Japanese Ninja anime External links[edit]  Ninjutsu techniques Ninjutsu kata and techniques in the AKBAN wiki Ninjutsu techniques Ninjutsu kata and techniques in the AKBAN wiki . (1973.5. 84– 85. Secrets from the Ninja Grandmaster (Rev. 72–73. Tom. 1998. pp. Butokukai Press. 1986. Retrieved on July 11. ISBN 086568-027-2  Hatsumi. May 2007. 2003. 2008 from Academic Search Premier database. Boulder. Stephen K. Paladin Press.  Hatsumi. Secret Guide to Making Ninja Weapons.  Hayes. Donn F. 2007). Colorado.  Hiroshi. Boston. 2010. ^ Books. Masaaki. 7. ISBN 0-8092-4724-0 Callos. 1990. 12–19.459. Where Have All the Ninja Gone?.

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