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Japan's ninja arts hold key to survival, says first recipient of graduate degree

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By Akira Tomoshige and Hideto Sakai

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Adaptability and flexibilty truly are the best skills in life.

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The green belt has a Genbukan patch. It is an off shoot of the Bujinkan. Both organization are known for having suspect ninjutsu lineage.

Takamatsu took various information from the bujutsu schools he learned and was licensed in then repackaged them into a ninjutsu school and sold it to the public. None of Takamatsu's students have been able to prove an actual connection to a verifiable ninjutsu lineage.

Since then his students and offshoots schools have been trying to justify that they are ninjutsu school by seeking out other sources like Mie University then claim that it was always in their school's curriculum.

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Hello, Numan.

Genbukan isn't an off shoot as such. They are their own thing with a different philosophy to the Bujinkan; Jinenkan is another. There are very devoted, skilled and knowledgeable people in all three schools.

So it's pleasantly surprising to see Genbukan apparently involved in this course somehow rather than theme park acrobats. Hahaha.

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spinningplatesToday 02:54 pm JST

Hello, Numan.

This made me laugh. Well done.

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@spinningplates

Genbukan isn't an off shoot as such. They are their own thing with a different philosophy to the Bujinkan; Jinenkan is another. There are very devoted, skilled and knowledgeable people in all three schools.

If you mean the founder of the Genbukan and Jinenekan both being direct students of the founder of the Bujinkan are not offshoots and left because of political strife then OK.

It still does not refute my previous statements.

So it's pleasantly surprising to see Genbukan apparently involved in this course somehow rather than theme park acrobats. Hahaha.

I have seen the Bujinkan doing the same and much worse in Embus and such. One only needs to look at youtube.

LOL!

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What I meant was what I said, and at no stage was I trying to refute your other statements; you should discuss them with the Japanese gentlemen involved if you have access to them.

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This made me laugh. Well done.

Yeah, I am not sure how many in the international community gets that reference.

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But did he have to meet the following challenge to receive his qualification?

"Qualifying as a teacher of single-stick was just as tough, first the student had to fight against three skilled masters of the art (one at a time), then three bouts against three valiant unskilled men and finally three bouts against three half-drunken men. "

https://www.martialartsplanet.com/threads/taigh-suntais.77765/

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Actually Numan, all the nine schools in the Bujinkan have verifiable history.

Just people dont want to show it to you, maybe?

Togakure-ryū Ninpō Taijutsu (戸隠流忍法体術)

Gyokushin-ryū Ryū Ninpō (玉心流忍法)

Kumogakure Ryū Ninpō (雲隠流忍法)

Koto Ryū Koppō jutsu (虎倒流骨法術)

Gyokko-ryū Kosshi jutsu (玉虎流骨指術)

Kuki Shinden Happō Bikenjutsu (九鬼神伝流八法秘剣術)

Shinden Fudo Ryū Dakentai jutsu (神伝不動流打拳体術)

Takagi Yoshin Ryū Jūtai jutsu (高木揚心流柔体術)

Gikan Ryū Koppō jutsu (義鑑流骨法術).

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