Bujinkan. 1990. Japan. Rare Photos. Archive Footage… Chp. 1.

There have been many who promote NINPO… in whatever WAYs they can. ANTHONY NETZLER is indeed one such legend. When the Japanese Media of 1990 discovered Foreigners studying one of their LEGENDARY Martial Arts… on TV this had to go. So, Go,.. Sayeth too HATSUMI SOKE… then… BASICALLY THREW ANTHONY AND Several other Students who had agreed to act as opponent/victims… into the hands… camera and studio of the said eager Film Crew. Screened only once in Japan as far can tell… then Archived. Fortunately… twas still in the Archives and Anthony has shared a copy and the memory thereof… whilst Shiro… shares his memory… as a fall-guy that fateful day on Japanese TV.

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There have been many who promote NINPO… in whatever WAYs they can. ANTHONY NETZLER is indeed one such legend. When the Japanese Media of 1990 discovered Foreigners studying one of their LEGENDARY Martial Arts… on TV this had to go. So, Go,.. Sayeth too HATSUMI SOKE… then… BASICALLY THREW ANTHONY AND Several other Students who had agreed to act as opponent/victims… into the hands… camera and studio of the said eager Film Crew. Screened only once in Japan as far can tell… then Archived. Fortunately… twas still in the Archives and Anthony has shared a copy and the memory thereof… whilst Shiro… shares his memory… as a fall-guy that fateful day on Japanese TV. photocredit/thanks:shiro

 

 

…SOME STUNT WORK… Shiro IS USED TO… too.

 

 

…A BLAST from the THE PAST.

 

BILLBOARD’S Single of the Year… 1990… (click).

 

(Music Link)

 

… as well as… the

BUJINKAN. 1990. JAPAN.

RARE PHOTOS.

…and…

ARCHIVE FOOTAGE

…Chp. 1.

The Footage:

 

(click)… in case above… fails.

 

29/9/1990.

The day had come.

Soke had agreed… several class-mates… too.

 

ANTHONY C. NETZLER… Was to STAR… on Japanese Variety TV.

To promote NINPO and so forth.

 

Tall, young, handsome, fit and keen… what could go wrong.?.

LIGHTS… CAMERA… AND… ACTION… … … … …AND…CUT… … AND AGAIN… …

 

The above final/action edit lasts only some 5 mins.

Took a good half a day to film.

 

Food and Drink covered thankfully…

(…we drank lots… non-alco of course… mostly water actually…).

 

Half a day to film…

…Personally,.. i, Shiro… blame… the media.

 

They wanted our faces in the shots.

Yep, imagine that.

 

 

Our faces… unobstructed.

 

… UNOBSTRUCTED…

WTFrick.?.

 

We,..?.. = THE FOREIGN CONTINGENT = ANTHONY NETZLER, ED LOMAX, ANDREW MacDONALD, ANDREW JARVIS, CRAIG TURBETT and R.Roma( =…i, Shiro…)…

(…and the several local NINPO Students…too… including YOSHIDA san and NAKADAI san…) (click)

…had just spent MANY years… learning to do such as… GUARD… ourselves…

 

…WT… Frick… imagine that.

 

Probably would have been quicker to get a group of peeps…

…from the local Sushi joint perhaps.?.(click) who knew not NINPO.?.

We had to undo ALL that anyway.!.

 

photocredit/thanks:quotesgram/lolsotrue

 

Instructions like-…JUMP HERE… over…that man fall… thru doorway…Kick big at HERO and stop… let catch… Turn this way… then fall here… crash down,.. arms spread and away, fall large and big… spread out… here… so camera gets HERO… ok ok… and look … natural… but you… you die… here this spot.

 

WTFrick.?. NATURAL.?. FALL… Splayed out like i was star-jumping.?. and THEN act dead…

…after only a leg wrench.?. YEP,.. sounds Natural to me.!?.

 

…WHAT NINJA STUDENT FALLS LIKE THAT ANYWAY.?. (click)

…NATURALLY… OR NOT.?.

…we just drop, roll fluidly and roll back up etc… arms and such protecting as per req.,..

…UGH.

 

 

Directors.!.

… for less than 10 seconds of action.!.

(… refer 3.21-3.27… video above…)

 

The things ANTHONY +Co.,.. NINPO promote do.

NINPO IKKAN indeed,.. in deed… and in fact… too.

 

 

The KOMA House/Hostel Japan.
…THE INFAMOUS KOMA HOUSE HOSTEL ROOMS… THE PLACE TO BE IN THE 1990’s… FOR THE FOREIGN CONTINGENT OF BUJINKAN STUDENTS HEREIN THAT IS… photocredit/thanks:shiro

 

(…The following related Slide-show photos were taken on the day by CRAIG TURBETT and R.Roma (…=i, Shiro…). As far as is known they have NEVER been publicly displayed prior nor online…

…and were uploaded recently by Shiro via his Personal Files and Library Archives.

Unfortunately… several were very faded and edge worn… due to a later unfortunate and unforeseen unhappy incident with undry moisture and unfed termites… which soon enough… fed themselves… which occurred under a box during storage under ground… a basement…

…in Adelaide whilst Shiro + co.,.. were in Japan training under the Bujinkan.

Unhaps mishaps indeed… cept’ for the Termites… who got fed.

 

…AN EXAMPLE OF BOOK DAMAGE BY TERMITES/WHITE ANTS ETC… THIS ONE IS A JOURNAL AT THE UNI. OF HAWAII. photocredit/thanks:librarymanoahawaiiedu

 

Till a whilst later… then got dosed.

 

Damage included over a dozen Books… mainly Martial Arts related and/or Asia/Japan centred, several Personal NINPO Journals, a small number of Callig. Prints and Artwork by Soke and others… and the Photo Albums of the 1984-1996 Bujinkan Training period of i, Shiro + co.,.. Damaged… ALL to varying degrees…

…INTERESTINGLY PERHAPS.?.

 

The worst affected… or best eaten…

…was ROSS HEAVEN’s ” The Spiritual Practices of the… ” (click).

 

…THE UNFED TERMITES SEEMED TO ENJOY Shiro’s COPY OF THIS TREASURE… TILL DOSED METHINKS INDEED. photocredit/thanks:bookdepository

 

NOT HAPS INDEED THEREIN.!.

 

The Dell Laptop Shiro used to transfer had a Windows Photo Editor… which i put the pics through the CLARITY FILTER… AND those that were a lil’dark… i added some light (…laptop crashed couple of times too.?. UGH indeed… trying to maintain Internet connection for long periods… a lil’ tricky in my area..)

At the time our Cameras were cheap n nasty- great only for snappy tourist type pics. We later did swaps on several. Craig’s Camera has the date. Others undated are by Shiro’s. Neither of us are/were Photographers and the intention was for our personal memories and so forth. When we were not actively rehearsing or needed… we just circulated and snapped away…

Njoy… blasts from the past… Japan,.. 1990…BUJINKAN Students.)

 

THE SLIDESHOW PHOTOS:

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SELECT HIGHLIGHTS:

 

CHANNEL 6 JAPAN TV SET THE SCENE… FOR THIS SCENE. THE NINPO HERO ANTHONY PROVIDES THE ACTION HEREIN. THROWING CAUTION TO THE WIND… UNARMED vs SWORDS TO START… photocredit/thanks:shiro

 

…CONTROLLING WEAPONS AND USING CIRCULAR MOVEMENTS AND SUBTLE WEAPON CONTROL AND PLACEMENTS… THE HERO… CONTROLS THE ACTION INDEED. LEGEND. photocredit/thanks:shiro

 

…AND NOW… I LAY THEM DOWN… TO SLEEP… PERCHANCE TO… DREAM. NINPO… PROMOTED INDEED. photocredit/thanks:cturbett

 

…A DIRECTOR… DIRECTING. THEY TEND TO DO THIS… OFT. photocredit/thanks:shiro

 

ANDREW MacDONALD ON THE RIGHT… GETS RIGHTLY DISTRACTED BY THE HAM ACTING ACTIONS OF OTHERS… WHAT DID HE SEE.?. photocredit/thanks:shiro

 

CLOSE UP OF ABOVE ACTION… A FLICKED UP WOOD TIP ON THE RIGHT MAKES ONE… FLICK UP AND… HEAVENWARD LOOK FOR INSPIRATION… AND PAIN FREE… A DREAM INDEED. THE THINGS NINPO STUDENTS… SOMETIMES DO. photocredit/thanks:cturbett

 

ED LOMAX… KEPT US ALL FOCUSED… BY FOCUSING NINPO ONTO US… EVEN WHEN WE WERE PIC SNAPPING INDEED. ED… AND A SIX FOOT STICK THAT IS. LEGEND. photocredit/thanks:shiro

 

IN A NOD TO TO THE OBLIGATORY HAND SIGN THE JAPANESE TEND TO USE IN PICS… Shiro POSES A… POSE. BEING FROM AUSTRALIA… Shiro + co WERE OFT BEMUSED BY THIS… AS A SIMILAR SIGN IN OZ… FOCUSES… ON OTHER THINGS IT SEEMS. photocredit/thanks:cturbett

 

CRAIG TURBETT… WITH HIS POSE… THE LIGHT GLOW NEAR EAR… PHOTO-BOMBED INDEED. LEGEND. P.S… HI CRAIG…BTW… I, Shiro… STILL OWE YOU 10000 YEN… INDEED. NO POSING THERE. TIS SO. photocredit/thanks:shiro

 

ANTHONY NETZLER… NINPO PROMOTING WITH SOME PROMOTIONAL NINPO. ANDREW MacD.,.. ON THE LEFT and ANDREW JARVIS,.. RIGHT… THE FALL GUYS HEREIN. LEGENDS. 1990. JAPAN. photocredit/thanks:shiro

 

 

BONUS:.. no need to talk… time for…

 

(Video Link)

 

 

Till next…

 

 

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