Thread: Ninja components to Koryu arts?
05-14-2006, 18:16 #1
Ninja components to Koryu arts?
Well, a link from another thread here by Mr. Carver brought up something interesting.
In the article, the author makes referance to two koryu-list arts that have a "ninja" component: Katori Shinto-ryu and Tatsumi-ryu Hyoho.
Do anyone on here know what this stuff is and what similarities, if any, it bears to Hatsumi's art?
05-14-2006, 21:04 #2
Originally Posted by Kevin
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05-14-2006, 22:56 #3
The real problem in that question is that things like that are only taught at an advanced level to practitioners if taught at all. By that stage one is so "inside" the school that one would certainly not post things like that online. That's not the way that Koryu operates. I am sure that people do know.. But equally sure that nothing will be said of any benefit to others here online.
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05-15-2006, 02:42 #4
Originally Posted by Jay Bell
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For example, the Katori Shinto ryu AFAIK has nothing to do with espionage or recruiting agents like the ninjutsu schools of Iga and Koga. But it does have some stuff for doing recon if needed. They call it ninjutsu, but it does not cover all the stuff you would find in a "ninjutsu" school. They have a lot of other things that they concentrate more on and do better.