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18 level of training in Ninjutsu

There are 9 major schools of Ninjutsu and an associated 18 levels of training.
These are outlined below:

*     Togakure Ryu Ninpo Happo Hiken.

*     Gyokko Ryu Kosshijutsu Happo Hiken.

*     Koto Ryu Koppojutsu Happo Hiken.

*     Shinden Fudo Ryu Daken Taijutsu Happo Hiken.

*     Kukishin Ryu Taijutsu Happo Hiken.

*     Takagiyoshin Ryu Jutaijutsu Happo Hiken.

*     Kumogakure Ryu Ninpo Happo Hiken.

*     Gyokushin Ryu Ninpo Happo Hiken.

*     Gikan Ryu Koppojutsu Happo Hiken.
 

The 18 levels according to Soke Hatsumi are then:

1. Seishin Teki Kyoko - Spiritual Refinement
2. Tai Jutsu - Unarmed Combat
3. Ninja Ken - Ninja Sword
4. Bo-Jutsu - Stick and Staff Fighting
5. Shuriken-Jutsu - Throwing Blades
6. Yari-Jutsu - Spear Fighting
6. Yari-Jutsu - Spear Fighting
7. Naginata-Jutsu - Halberd Fighting
8. Kusari-Gama - Chain and Sickle Weapon
9. Kayaku-Jutsu - Fire and Explosives
10. Henso-Jutsu - Disguise and Impersonation
11. Shinobi-Iri - Stealth and Entering Methods
12. Ba-Jutsu - Horsemanship
13. Sui-Ren - Water training
14. Bo-Ryaku - Strategy
15. Cho Ho - Espionage
16. Inton-Jutsu - Escape and Concealment
17. Ten Mon - Meteorology
18. Chi-Mon - Geography


Also mentioned by Soke Hatsumi is the principle of kyojitsu tenkan ho where the Ninja presented and interchanged both truth and falsehood so that the opponent would remain deceived. This forming the basic approach for all Ninjutsu activites and thinking.




Julius McGee

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