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Ninjitsu / Spelled as Ninjutsu in Wikipedia

Typo: “started by a defeat samurai warrior Daisuke Togakure.”

It is tricky here because I don’t know how much my sensei was traditional or not.

My thoughts:

I looked to wikipedia again, and below is a paragraph that captures the essence of what Stephen has missed.

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 disguise , escape , concealment ,archery , medicine , explosives , and poisons . [5] <#cite_note-4>

    The key ideas he has missed are:
  • non-detection - avoiding the attention of opponents
  • misdirection - directing opponents to concentrate where it advantages the Ninja.
  • explosives and poison - Adopt anything that works, i.e. Gun, lockpick, car, suit or opportunity.
Very similar to Jujitsu but with nerve attacks and feints.

Weapons should include the Ninjato (straighter shorter Katana with alternate uses such as a climbing step). Thrown weapons should include throwing knives, shiriken and bola (note mostly thrown for misdirection).

    I would change the moves to something like the following:
  • Disable limb sweep kick
  • Nerve Fist Strike
  • Feint Hand attack (no appreciable damage, forces opponent to block, useful against swords)
  • Blinding head attack (usually with blinding/obscuring powder)
  • Defensive Limb/appendage Lock/break
  • Defensive Throw

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