Disguises and Roles

September 16, 2008 Logen Lanka

The ninja knew how to use society’s assumptions to their advantage. These assumptions greatly influenced their disguises and combat tactics. As modern ninja, you too have to know the assumptions of modern society. And in knowing how society thinks, you […]

How Have The Ninja Evolved?

September 16, 2008 Anonymous Writers

Many of you out there were introduced to ninjas when watching popular TV shows like “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”. They often represent the ninjas as the brave warriors who are strictly against the evil and wrongful affairs. They are […]

Documentary About Ninja Warriors

September 9, 2008 Logen Lanka

Enjoy this 25 minute documentary about the history of ninja. Despite certain inaccuracies, this is a good video to watch. Part One: Ancient Warriors – The Ninja Part Two: Ancient Warriors – The Ninja Part Three: Ancient Warriors – […]

The Ninja Hierachy and Roles

September 7, 2008 Logen Lanka

Ninjas were sometimes the opposing force of the samurai. And while some samurai were also ninja, the code that governed ninjas was ninjutsu, not bushido. Yet, this didn’t mean that a ninja organisation lacked order. Hierachy of a Ninja […]

Tengu, The Ancestors of Ninja

September 7, 2008 Logen Lanka

Based on Japanese folklore, the ninja were descendants of the tengu (a being that was half man, half crow). It was also rumoured that the ninja took orders from this being. There are several types of Tengu, of which, here […]

Kuji-in, Ninja Magic

September 7, 2008 Logen Lanka

Commonly referred to as ninja magic, kuji-in was thought to be the source of a ninja’s powers of spiritual and mental strength. Kuji-in translate to mean Nine Syllable Seals, and are nine different seals performed by ninja in the form […]

Do Ninjas Wear Black Costumes?

September 6, 2008 Logen Lanka

While there are people who strongly believe that ninjas wore all-black costumes with masks, which revealed only the eyes, historical facts and common sense does not support this myth. The idea that ninja wore all-black costumes came from prop-handlers […]

Yamato Takeru The First ‘Ninja’

September 3, 2008 Logen Lanka

Prince Yamato was the brave prince who set out to win over the evil rebellions of Southern Island of Kiushiu at the age of sixteen. He was very intelligent and courageous that his father had complete faith on him. It […]

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