Category: Ninpo Legends

The Scrolls Of Heaven, Earth and Man.

Looking further into the BUJINKAN NINPO FUNDAMENTALS and the Teachings therein. 9 Martial Ways or Traditions. Overview and Concepts explained… I hope. This is… THE SCROLLS OF HEAVEN, EARTH and MAN.

 

The TOGAKURE RYU LINEAGE CHART… photocredit/thanks:bujinkan/inner3

 

As there are several Versions/Editions of these Concepts,..

will endeavor to cover the Majority.

 

Herein;

THE SCROLLS OF

HEAVEN, EARTH and MAN.

 

Shiro’s take on the;..

BUJINKAN NINPO

FUNDAMENTALS.

 

AN INTRODUCTION.

… to the MIND… of Shiro… on the Concepts of NINPO.

 

NINPO KAMAE… FORMS THRU MOVEMENT… photocredit/thanks:pinterest

A LIL… BACK-CHAT…

 

Within the ARTS OF WAR and the combat oriented MARTIAL WAYS and TRADITIONS of Japan; there are Concepts, Philosophies and Discourses, Scrolls, Denshō and so on. These in many ways… give meaning to and help to define that ART and/or Way.

An Idea or Concept, a Guide,.. oft too… an overview.

Usually Two kinds,.. sometimes three. Physical-Mental-Divine.

 

These in turn,.. each represent an APPROACH or METHOD of doing… to apply to situations of interest.

 

These also tend to be carried through and beyond a singular generation of practitioners and indeed are oft generated by important figures of that particular Tradition and bestowed akin to a LEGACY,.. in that, they were obviously considered somewhat integral and necessary in formulation of understanding of said Tradition… at that time and place and then on.

 

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These i term… THE FUNDAMENTALs (click).

Within The Arts of Bujinkan Ninpo.

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Herein;

 

  • 天地人略の巻
  • TENCHIJIN RYAKU no MAKI.
  • Scrolls of Heaven, Earth and Man.
  • Shiro’s Library Version is the BUJINKAN HOMBU Edition… 1990-… presented at a grading session.

 

THE SCROLLS OF

HEAVEN, EARTH and MAN.

This NINPO Training Device… is rather unique (click).

The SOKE who enabled and devised this Scroll Set were the Lineage Holders of a large variety of MARTIAL WAYS and TRADITIONS.

 

(Video Link)

 

This in itself became problematical as Teaching a Combat oriented ART and Form oft leads… all over the place. Sometimes it seems… to places the Sensei addressed elsewhere, else-time and place and so on.

Thus… consolidation,.. became the choice option.

And thus… these herein Scrolls.

TEN CHI JIN…HEAVEN, EARTH, MAN.

 

The Scrolls utilise the Fundamental Movements and Techniques of EACH SCHOOL or RYU of the 9 Traditions (click) as Concepts.

These Technique Concepts are open ended… infinite variety, multi-level IDEAS.

Expressions not Endings.

Oft revisited by those who understand and appreciate… the Basics… so-called.

 

Presented in an NINPO ELEMENT Type Naming Process/Grouping.

 

TEN CHI JIN…HEAVEN, EARTH, MAN. THE SCROLLS. photocredit/thanks:kickasskombat

 

Practicing the Scroll Tech.,..

…illustrate to the Student aware and looking;

…the ways to move, to evade into safety zones, how moves and turns also generate power, leverage, positional and physical advantages and so on.

 

Other Tech.,.. highlight such as Strategic and/or useful Body Weaponry movements/counters.

There are even Tech.,.. using tech/basic Chemistry as Defense or Strategy. A wide range of wide-ranging Techniques.

Useful indeed. Lots of contrast.

 

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Free Sparring in Japan during the early 1990’s also meant dealing with… a lot of contrasts.

A Training Tip from Shiro here,.. is to get around… the Class where you be.

Adapt to the contrasts.

Mix up your Class opponents/partners whenever you can.

 

Training with opponents who are MUCH TALLER/HEAVIER is a MUST.

In the REAL… you have no say in the choice.

 

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At that time… Shiro’s choices…

were such as ANTHONY NETZLER, ED LOMAX, ROBERT BAUMGARTEN and DARREN HORVARTH.

Tough choice indeed.

 

I had nick-names for them all.

They know this not…btw.

 

DARREN H. was the GREEK GOD,.. a STATUE… (click) Btw,.. he is not Greek but… Physique and approach… ARE… CLASSICAL.

ROBERT B. was the DOLPHIN… (click) Btw,.. he is not a Dolphin but… sleek, quick… and Smashed… like a TIDAL WAVE.

 

ED LOMAX,.. (click)my first intro to an INSTRUCTOR of the BUJINKAN… we trained and travelled together for a time… housed together too… (Japan and Australia…), we were the first south aussies to live and train with SOKE + CO in 1990 etc..: …and… to me;

… he was the SPIDER/SERPENT SENSEI… he’s not icky at all… but ties me in knots… … as wise as a Serpent… web weaving away my counters… like the Constellation OPHIUCUS…does for… Sagittarius.?.!. my Zodiac… (click);.. anyway… and:

 

The MACHINE = ANTHONY N.

… Cos… he is.

 

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(… Next time YOU Train with him… ask him of his first encounter with the 1990 Entertainment Media of Japan… AND what he had to do… to his Classmates… Shiro included… to please them… the Media that is.

This Tale involved a quite lengthy involved Combat Scenario… which WE ALL HAD TO REPEAT…OFTEN… TILL THE CAMERA PEEPS FINALLY SAID OK, CUT… MANY TIMES.!.

…basically he beat us all good… MANY times that day… IN THE SAME WAY.

 

Was glad THEY SUPPLIED THE FOOD + DRINK FOR FUEL THANKFULLY (click)… slept well that night too.

 

A. NETZLER.

A Machine… in action therein;)

 

(Video Link)

 

(…For those with an interest… the HERO ANTHONY’s KICKER NINJA OPPO at 3:21-7… be i, Shiro… Great day and memories. thanks A.N. + co.,.. too…)

 

Twas great… to have such great Classmates.

Though… oft sore at times… too.

 

Another TRAINING TIP methinks here;

So help… and be helped by Class-mates.

Through times… good and… sore… too.

 

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Memories. These be sweet.

 

Twas there they ALL taught me the increasing value of …

…HEAVEN, EARTH AND,.. MAN-kind.

 

NINPO IKKAN… TO Them all… and you… as well.

Take care.

 

DOES YOUR BANK ACCOUNT NOT BALANCE.?. COME SEEK AND SEARCH Shiro’s… TO SEE WHY… THERE IS NO BALANCE INDEED.

 

Coming next in this Series… soonish;..(click)

  • KIHON HAPPO.

 

(Video Link)

 

TURN...TURN...JUMP... photocredit/thanks:forum
…NINJA TRAINING…SO GLAD I PASSED THE NINJA JUMP COURSE… photocredit/thanks:forum

 

 

Till next…

 

 

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. 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…

 

 

Number 9. The Ninpo Legends.

THE LEGENDARY NO 9. NINPO Study confronts the Student to ensure SELF-DEFENSE Concepts are learnt and applied. There are many of Our World LEGENDS detailing such ideas and Survival Techniques. However… in the background oft hover… the NUMBER 9. Seek and search for special numbers reveals oft forgot links and Training Tools from an age gone by. NIN…NINe. Wordplay… and number play… from the SHINOBI Shadows indeed.

 

 

Our World LEGENDS of this number are enfolded within many other topics and peeps of interest.

 

(Video Link)

 

Numbers… are sorta like that.

 

They show up in dates, ages, names, times, family/enemy numbers and so forth.

Certain numbers… show up more.

 

Songs too, have been written,..

…here’s 1… about the…

 

HAS Our UNIVERSE GOT YOUR NUMBER…? From Start to Fini: from the birth of life to the death of life and sometimes even beyond is seems, we are all just a NUMBER. Shiro searches Our World LEGENDS of SCIENCE and the many NUMBERS therein and ‘tween… LEGENDARY NUMBERS… and his calculating… Calculator… for calculating indeed.

NUMBER 9.

THE NINPO LEGENDS

… of this number… add up indeed it seems.

 

(Music Link)

 

NUMBER 9.

In Japanese… = KU (click).

 

10 = ju

9 = ku/kyu

8 = hachi

7 = nana/shichi

6 = roku

5 = go

4 = shi/yon

3 = san

2 = ni

1 = ichi

0 = rei

 

In general Our World LEGENDS indicate… 4 is a CIRCLE…

whilst… 9 IS A CYCLE.

 

Traditions that use such as the 4 Cardinal Points or the 4 Quarters or N/S/W/E etc… are describing… a Circle or such.

E.g. NOT a CYCLE.

 

For a CYCLE to occur… there MUST BE AT LEAST… TWO CIRCLES (..made…).

Thus… 4 + 4 (…+ THE LINK=) +1 = 9,.. so…

…9 = A CYCLE OF CIRCLE(s).

 

Thus… The Number 9 in Ninpo.

A CYCLE NUMBER.

 

Some refer to this as being Unlucky (click)…

… as with shi… number 4.!.

 

… 4 … and … 9 …

Circles and Cycles.

 

Unlucky to some it seems.

 

ANGELS…CUPIDS…TENGU.?.

(Video Link)

FINDING NUMBER 9

…EVERY…WHERE.

In LEGENDS… and in Training, a number search is fruitful.

 

Part of the Survival Concepts inherent NINPO include the facility or mode of OMINDIRECTIONAL.

That is…

 

NINPO CAN BE APPLIED FROM/TO ANY/ALL DIRECTIONS.

ANY.. EVERY… WHERE.

 

This factor btw is oft responsible for the inherent huge and great diversity within what has become known as the KIHON KATA… though atypical KATA tis not indeed. The displays of KIHON oft bemuse the non-NINPO due to the flowing, somewhat dance-like… yet obviously vigorous techniques that can be applied here.

 

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The Martial Arts that show and delineate their KATA techniques ONLY in one particular direction/style… have one technique to show.

Using KIHON and OMNIDIRECTIONAL… the NINPO Student for example… has 9… and with each of these… able to link… another 9… and so on.

These number values… make THE NO.9…

A LEGEND in deed,.. indeed and in fact too… also.

NINPO CONCEPT OF OMINDIRECTIONAL…THE CYCLE’s 8 POINTS ( THE CIRCLE CARDINALS and DIAGONALS)… + the Centre POINTs UP/DOWN = 1. A CYCLE ABLE TO CIRCLE IN ANY/ALL DIRECTIONS = 4+4+1 =9. photocredit/thanks:etcusfedu

 

The training Tool/Aid oft used is a CIRCLE.

Divided up into eight pizza wedge shapes/lines,..

…e.g. N/NE/E/SE/S/SW/W/NW = The 4 Cardinals AND 4 Diagonals.

8 such = 4 + 4… 2 CIRCLEs/CYCLEs per se.

 

The LINK… THE NUMBER 9 HERE… or the EXTRA 1,..

…IS THE EXTRA DIRECTION = UP/DOWN…= +1 + (4+4)

…fulfilling… OMNI/ALL…

 

…= A CYCLE… = 2 CIRCLES + LINK… = NUMBER 9.

 

THE LEGENDS OF THE NINE.

…are also found elsewhere:

(Using the NUMEROLOGY, TAROT, Music and SCIENCE REFS LISTED AT END OF ARTICLE):

 

number= title = +ve / neutral / -ve  (aspect or characteristic etc).

 

  1. = UNITY  =      creative / SELF / destructive
  2. = DUALITY =  cooperation / OTHERS / conspiracy
  3. = TRINITY =    birth / CREATION / death
  4. = QUAD  =      loyalty / ORGANISE / resistance
  5. = PENTAD =  freedom / PROGRESS / indulgence
  6. = HEXAD =    idealism / HARMONY / tyranny
  7. = HEPTAD =  trust / WISDOM / malice
  8. = OGDOAD =  ambition / JUDGEMENT / addiction
  9. = ENNEAD =  empathy / UNDERSTANDING / immorality
  10. = 1+0=1= UNITY etc

 

9 =  The Sacred ENNEAD , the TRIPLE TRIAD , the synthesis of corporeal , intellectual and spiritual , a LIFE number (…9mths pregnancy…) , the triple ternary of the 3planes of human potentialities = body/soul/spirit which combines with the energy trio of active/neutral/passive , the complete image of the 3 worlds = above/mid/below , the last limitless number before return to unity(…=10=1+0=1…) , the last (step)…before UNITY.

 

…NUMBERS, NUMEROLOGY, NUMBERS IN SCIENCE AND TECH… Herein. Our World Legends.

 

0 = THE FOOL.

1 = THE MAGE.

2 = THE HIGH PRIESTESS/FEM. POPE.

3 = THE EMPRESS.

4 = THE EMPEROR.

5 = THE HIGH PRIEST/MALE POPE.

6 = THE LOVERS.

7 = THE CHARIOT.

8 = FORTITUDE/STRENGTH/JUSTICE.

9 = THE HERMIT/GREAT MAGI.

10 = THE WHEEL OF CREATION/FORTUNE/KARMA.

 

27 = The Triple Ternary MASTER NUMBER; 2+7=9.

…the first odd Cube,

…the Triple Triad (…3 x 3 x 3…note 1 is not considered odd…1 just is…1…),

…the Pythagorean Lunar Circle , the power of 3 multiplied by its Triple aspect,

…vision , power , truism , compassionate humanitarianism , (tarot n/a).

 

 

THE LEGENDARY POWER OF THE 9.

 

  • The 9 RYU of the BUJINKAN (click).

 

TOGAKURE RYU

  • Togakure Ryū Ninpō Taijutsu ( 戸隠流忍法体術 )

KOTO RYU

  • Koto Ryū Koppō Jutsu ( 虎倒流骨法術 )

GIKAN RYU

  • Gikan Ryū Koppō Jutsu ( 義鑑流骨法術 )

GYOKKO RYU

  • Gyokko Ryū Kosshi Jutsu ( 玉虎流骨指術 )

KUKISHINDEN RYU

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

SHINDENFUDO RYU

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

GYOKUSHIN RYU

  • Gyokushin Ryū Ninpō ( 玉心流忍法 )

KUMOGAKURE RYU (click)

  • Kumogakure Ryū Ninpō ( 雲隠流忍法 )

TAKAGIYOSHIN RYU (click)

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

 

(Video Link)

 

 

  • Many of the priestly type STAFF WEAPONRY FORMS (JO) that utilise Metal Rings,..

…use combos of 3, 6 and 9.

 

photocredit/thanks:oldphotosjapan

 

photocredit/thanks:japanache

 

  • The LEGENDS of KISO YOSHINAKA (1154-84) include mention of the Family Crest use : The NINE LUMINARIES.

 

KISO YOSHINAKA (1154-84) photocredit/thanks:pinterest

 

(…As the following predominantly requires Kuden (= oral teachings),

…only nomen and numerology basics will be discussed herein.)

 

TRAINING…KUNOICHI STYLE. Photo Credit/Thanks:youtube/kunoichigr

 

  • KU…NO…ICHI.

 

Of NINPO;

…NINJA = MALE.

…KUNOICHI = FEMALE.

 

A number mystery within this Name and Title.

Of the 9… and then… this balance… eventually.

 

KU…(  )…ICHI.

KU = 9.

ICHI = 1.

 

KUNOICHI = 9 + 1 = 10 = 1 + 0 = 1 = Unity…

 

PhotoCredit/Thanks:youtube/hoshoryuninpo

 

PhotoCredit/Thanks:youtube

 

In and within the NINPO LEGENDS and co., this Name/Title does not appear overly ancient (click). The usage appears concurrent and consistent (click) with the realisation of the female equality within the NINJA clans over the last several centuries (click).

 

(…For those with an interest,

…such and further number play can also be found in the Densho and Writings provided by Takamatsu Toshitsugu and contained in such as M.Hatsumi’s excellent series of books (click).

 

An example taken from Shiro’s Library copy of…

”  THE COMPLETE NINJA…” Pg 183.

 

SHICHIHO SANPO GATA:

There is In-Yo yin-yang in Shichiho Sanpo,..

… Seven Ways, Three Methods.

 

If woman’s strength is 3… man’s is seven.

If man’s wisdom is 3… woman’s is seven…)

 

So these LEGENDS say indeed.

 

photocredit/thanks:renderosity

 

 

NINPO MUDRA- HAND SIGN OF KUJI-KIRI. photocredit/thanks:wikimedia

 

Back to the… first 9 herein it seems… (click)

 

  • KUJI-KIRI… of KUKISHINDEN ryu.

 

KU = 9…

KU…JI-KIRI = 9 x/of 9 = 81 HAND-SIGNS (MUDRA- KETSUIN).

E.g. A 9 Set of such as : rin, pyo, toh, sha, kai, jin, retsu, sai, zen.

 

 

九鬼神流

KU… KUKISHINDEN ryu.

 

  • 九  = KU = 9.
  • 鬼  = KI…(kami).
  • 神  = SHINDEN = Spirit Tradition.
  • 流  = ryu = school/clan/family etc.

 

THE TEACHING AND PRACTICE OF KETSUIN. photocredit/thanks:hiramekidojo

 

A SET OF 9 KETSUIN. photocredit/thanks:borilacke

(vis Wiki🙂 )

The KUKISHIN ryu is still contained within several olden and modern MARTIAL ART WAYS.

  • Kukishin-ryū Bojutsu. Soke Fumon Tanaka.
  • Hontai Yōshin-ryū. Soke Kyoichi Inoue.
  • Motoha Yoshin ryū. Soke Yasumoto Akiyoshi.
  • Takagi ryū. Soke Kusuhara Juhei.
  • BUJINKAN teaches a branch called Kuki Shinden-Ryū Happō Biken under Soke M.Hatsumi.
  • and Soke Unsui Manaka of the JINENKAN and Soke Shoto Tanemura of the GENBUKAN have their own respective branches also.

The KUKI family which contains the family line, is called “Kukishinden Tenshin Hyoho”, led by Eichoku Takatsuka under the supervision of the current 28th Soke, Ietaka Kuki. The Kukishinden Tenshin Hyoho is a different Line. Kogenshakai teaches a branch called “Kukushin-ryu Tenshin Hyoho” under Fumio Hirokawa and David Alonso.

These branches maintain their own lineages, techniques and histories, usually stemming from the main family line.

 

A SET OF 9 AS BEFORE… photocredit/thanks:ninjutsumextl

 

 

  • KUMOGAKURE ryu.

 

雲隠れ流

 

This Tradition is oft referred to as a Hidden School of the nine (click).

The transmission is mainly oral (kuden) to Students of.

 

Our World LEGENDS indicate such as the relatives of the renowned HATTORI HANZO

( click pic below to view HIS SPEAR… though it be broken now…),..

were active in their participation of this venerable school of thought and action.

 

Simply more hints and peeks into the LEGEND OF THE 9.

 

 

ADDING UP NO 9

There is lil’ doubt in the LEGENDS… that the number 9 has a place.

A LEGENDARY NUMBER… just adds up indeed.

TILL NEXT…

 

 

John Lennon later said of the track and its production:

“…Revolution 9 was an unconscious picture of what I actually think will happen when it happens; just like a drawing of a revolution. All the thing was made with loops. I had about 30 loops going, fed them onto one basic track. I was getting classical tapes, going upstairs and chopping them up, making it backwards and things like that, to get the sound effects. One thing was an engineer’s testing voice saying, “This is EMI test series number nine.” I just cut up whatever he said and I’d number nine it. Nine turned out to be my birthday and my lucky number and everything. I didn’t realise it: it was just so funny the voice saying, “number nine”; it was like a joke, bringing number nine into it all the time, that’s all it was…”

 

(Music Link)

 

 

POSTS ON NUMBERS REFERENCE LISTING:

…includes,..

The Great International Math on Keys-UNIV.DENVER & TEXAS INSTRUMENTS:ISBN 0-89512-002-X

Your Child’s Numerology-ROBIN STEIN:ISBN 0-909104-82-4

Your Days Are Numbered-FLORENCE CAMPBELL:ISBN 0-87516-422-6

Tarot of the Sephiroth guide booklet-U.S. GAMES SYSTEMS INC.

The Pictorial Key to the Tarot-ARTHUR E. WAITE:ISBN 0-09-109370-8

Dictionary of the Tarot-BILL BUTLER: BF1879.T2B87  74-9230

The Tarot-ALFRED DOUGLAS:3579108642

The Secret Teachings of All Ages-MANLY P. HALL:ISBN 1-58542-250-9

CHAMBERS Science and Technology Dictionary:ISBN 0-85296-151-1

The World Treasury of Physics , Astronomy and Mathematics-ed.TIMOTHY FERRIS:QC71.W67   90-45693

 

( REFERENCE SITES THAT MAY AID NUMBER ANALYSIS…)

 

NINPO IKKAN.

Till next…

 

 

The 3000. A Ninpo Legend Reloaded.

Our World LEGENDS of yore are oft instructive, carrying a message from Ancestors. This is one… of SURVIVAL… Shiro steps back in time to join the 3000 who became LEGENDs… of a LEGEND. Ninja LEGENDS. The 3000.  Shinobi of the Iga Wars. Those who Lived, Died, Survived. The 3000. The TENGU trained. The Sinobi, Kunoichi and Ninja. LEGENDS ALL. A Dedication and Memoriam. NINPO IKKAN in deed indeed.

 

 

Our World LEGENDS of yore are oft instructive,

carrying a message from Ancestors.

 

This is one… of SURVIVAL.

 

 

Long ago,.. on a morning fresh, clear and bright…

 

where, not long before,..

the cool, moist, dew and fog.

Had just melted and washed away, into the soils,..

 

of Ancient Japan… by the new morn, Sun’s warm rays (click).

 

 

In the o so rolling, green Mount regions,..

…of IGA,..

Japan of yore… 1581.

 

IGA REGION, MIE PREFECTURE 伊賀上野 JAPAN. photocredit/thanks:maphill

 

CLICK TO SEEK AND SEARCH… INSIDE A MOUNT… FOR A BASE SECRET INDEED.

 

 

photocredit/thanks:hunterpig

 

 

…some SHINOBI gathered.

THE 3000.

…that gathered this cool morn, did so,

knowing clearly and brightly too,..

the Enemy, (click)

they today,.. countenanced and counterfaced…

 

was out for revenge.

 

Added up and,..

ALL faced… as well.

 

the SOLDIERS OF SAMURAI.

The 40,000.

SAMURAI of…

DAIMYO/COMMANDER ODA NONUBAGA.

 

40000+ SOLDIERS,.. SAMURAI COMMANDED BY DAIMYO ODA NOBUNAGA… GATHERED AND MET… IN 1581,.. IN Battle around THE MOUNT FIELDS OF ANCIENT JAPAN,.. MARTIAL MAYHEM… FOR and TO THE SHINOBI. THE 3000. Such a  BATTLE BECAME KNOWN IN JAP. HISTORY AS THE SECOND TENSHO IGA WAR. photocredit/thanks:fxguide

 

40000,.. HEADED THE WAYS OF THE SHINOBI… THE 3000. photocredit/thanks:psychogamers

 

Herein,.. is the second of the NINPO LEGENDS that Shiro,

oft reloads and retells;

A NINPO LEGEND

RELOADED.

… is Shiro’s pleasure to Share herein indeed.

 

Therein btw,.. is the first of these (click).

 

The above first (+link) that Shiro retells; are,

the TENGU ORIGINS OF SHINOBI,.. THE LEGEND.

 

photocredit/thanks:artsfon

 

The herein second retells,..

the Dawning Foundations of that LEGEND,.. carried on.

Shiro style it seems.

 

(For those with an interest…

this Battle is referred to in Japanese History as the…

Second Tenshō Iga War of 1581… (click).)

 

Herein and retold by NINPO Student Shiro;

this LEGEND brings along, both emptiness and elation,..

 

eventually.

 

 

 

 

On that day, in and on the Japan mounts of IGA long ago,..

…1581 actually,

some… (click)

3000+ SHINOBI Heroes gathered to live, breathe and die.

 

Nearby,..

in the rolling green fields of Japan of yore, near this same mount…

some… (click)

40,000+ SOLDIERS OF SAMURAI were also summoned to meet…

and… live, breathe and die… too.

 

SUMMONER OF 40000+ SAMURAI SOLDIERY… JAPANESE WARLORD AND DAIMYO ODA NOBUNAGA.

 

…WHAT IS YOUR NEXT MOVE.?. CLICK CHESS SET FOR A COUPLE OF COMPLEX CIRCULAR OBJECTS… CHUCKED CLEARLY INDEED.

 

( Please note: the chronicles, excerpts and journals recording this LEGENDARY BATTLE series… vary in detail concerning overall Troop numbers etc… esp. over it’s course and day and various martial battle actions etc… For example; Both THE 40000 SAMURAI and THE 3000 NINJA had another approx. 5k spread out over the Landscape, Castles and Camps close-by, supply personnel and support troops etc. DAIMYO Oda Nobunaga also had his personal contingent of guards… + associated Weaponry… possibly another 2k there etc… Whichever is used… the SHINOBI OF IGA +co… THE 3000… were vastly outnumbered… at times,.. over 10:1…)

 

.?.?.?. HEY… ARE YOU A MEMBER OF THE 40,000 BLACK-BODIED SWANURAI SOLDIERY WANNABE CLUB.?. YOUR… CHOICE OF COLOR… IS IGARLY AND EAGERLY… TOO,… IGNORED HEREIN INDEED… !!!…HEY.!?. ARE THOSE… THE 3000… WITH YOU.!?… TIME TO MOUNT UP IT SEEMS… 1581…INDEED IT IS.

 

Such Wars oft about Revenge… Power and Control. photocredit/thanks:sfco

 

A MODERN REPRODUCTION OF DAIMYO ODA NOBUNAGA… COMMANDER OF THE SAMURAI 40,000. photocredit/thanks:tsuyoshinagano

 

The pair of Samurai Guardsmen at the entrance-way shifted uneasily as the Daimyo walked their way… the previous meeting obviously…

over and done.

 

Unsure whether a grimace or smile was attached…

they waited… uneasily still it seems.

The Commander’s persistent foul moods had become almost Legendary over the years.

 

Even more so of late,..

especially since that disaster with his son last year too.

Though there had been no official WAR CALL…

they all knew why the quarry here.

 

Revenge, pure and simple.

THE 3000 IGA SHINOBI.

As Oda crossed the entrance threshold without even a glance

… the Guards… reset their stance and relaxed, somewhat still uneasy.

 

The WAR Council had been early and busy, though practice assured familiarity.

The Guards…

knew what was next.

 

 

Oda quickly gathered his thoughts on the plans made and the tactics to be applied. As he began to talk to,.. and up the troops morale and so forth… he couldn’t help but think to himself,… that though he;

commanded one of the biggest Armies seen at the time and period…

had conquered many provinces, Castles and peoples… yet still…

 

not a single one of THE 3000 NINJA would even…

listen to him it seems indeed.

 

THE CHRONICLES AND SUCH SAY,.. THIS IS A MUCH CLOSER REPRESENTATION OF… DAIMYO ODA NOBUNAGA. COMMANDER OF THE 40,000 SOLDIERS OF SAMURAI… WHO BATTLED AT IGA… THE SHINOBI. THE 3000. photocredit/thanks:samuraiarchives

 

Oda had pressured and cajoled his Army Leaders and many diplomatic corps too.

His march here and a victory, would help him claw back, possibly gain some power. Tracking and chasing these shadows of men had become all too personal. If he could just rid his newly conquered Lands of their persistent individualism,..

and collective associated contrary ways.

 

His power-base required consolidation, he demanded revenge…

and now… his ARMY…

 

could achieve both, whilst he then,..

could concentrate on the non-niceties of Diplomatic activity and promotion.

 

 

Oda turned towards the rising SUN grinning inanely, wildly,

with the release of a year’s tensions, emotions and…

power-lust.

 

This,.. as his shadow swept back and cast long.

Over the o so green and rolling plains,..

 

of the IGA MOUNTS…in that year of…

SHINOBI…

… living dangerously (click)

… 1581.

 

He gave the Signal.

 

WAR.

 

Army… Tis War. photocredit/thanks:fxguide

 

HIS TIME FOR WAR.

THE 40,000 SAMURAI WENT TO WAR.

 

THE 3000… SHINOBI OF IGA,..

TRIED TO … SURVIVE.

 

Shinobi… Modern Reproduction. photocredit/thanks:hiveminer

 

THE 3000 too, watched OUR SUN Rising,

the IGA mounts of Japan alight…

 

and the o so rolling greens…

darken.

 

The rolling dark of the SAMURAI SOLDIERS shadows that is.

 

 

 

Though rushed,.. the SHINOBI contingent Plans were somewhat underway.

Decided and agreed earlier,.. by ALL CLAN LEADERS.

 

 

 

At least 1/4of each CLAN/RYU were already being evacuated,

even as THE 3000 gathered,..

under this 1581,..IGA Mount… Rising Sun.

 

For,.. what in their day, lay only a lil’ way ahead.

 

The very young, sickly and infirm, upcoming parents, recent couples, elders too and sundry personnel for the routes in the back-trails of the mounts that would lead them on to safety…and away from-

…from D. ODA and THE 40,000.

 

 

The rest,.. were already with them

…or on their way.

 

Each and All of the CLANS…

would survive some it seems in deed,..

 

…indeed… and in fact too.

 

 

 

 

The 3000… SHINOBI ALL, now turned in the morning light;

to face,.. not the Sun… but those

40,000 SAMURAI SOLDIERS.

 

To face,..

Survival,.. against… such odds.

 

 

Records of the period (click) indicate Battles were brutal with little of glory inherent.

Solid bloodthirsty affairs… that achieved little also (click).

 

Oda and son’s SAMURAI Campaign death toll,

in ATTEMPTING to clear IGA of SHINOBI NINJA, THE 3000 and etc…

is not officially acknowledged though one authoritative source:

…of 1879… THE IRANKI (records of the IGA WARS), notes:

… losses numbered in the thousands…

 

Combat was desperate and deadly.

Many, on both sides,… felt and fell under the impact of WAR.

 

The SAMURAI were efficient Soldiers;

well skilled with a range of Weaponry Forms.

Spear, Sword, Bow+Arrow, Staff and others.

So too… THE 3000.

 

The Arts of War Styles.

Such… and still now… mainly indulged in by men.

Herein… THE 40,000 of D.Oda.

 

Rarely were such battles… decisive as such,

…usually only aiding the Politics of things…

…and/or personal ambitions of the Commander.

Herein… is no exception.

 

THE 3000,.. did what they did, and could… to survive.

 

photocredit/thanks:pinterest

 

As day’s end began,.. some 2000 NINPO LEGENDS of these…

had all… given their all,..

 

every breath.

 

This is THEIR LEGEND.

The 3000.

 

Those who lived and died,.. and those that survived.

On the mounts of IGA…1581.

 

THE TENGU TRAINED.

THE SHINOBI.

THE NINJA.

THE KUNOICHI.

 

photocredit/thanks:pinterest

 

LEGENDS ALL.

Our World Legends.

In deed,.. indeed and in fact too.

 

Now Shiro’s to reload and retell…

next… tis;

…YOURS.

 

Njoy.

A LEGEND… OF LEGENDS.

 

photocredit/thanks:fanpop

 

WITHIN OUR HISTORY = THE SECOND TENSHO IGA WAR.

IN LEGEND,.. Shiro Style= THE 3000.

NINPO IKKAN.

 

THE 3000.

A LEGEND RELOADED.

NINJA today are oft considered as THE Experts in the MARTIAL WAYS.

Adepts in both Unarmed and Weaponry Combat.

 

Having trained with some of those still surviving;

since the age of 22… Shiro… agrees too.

 

 

Somewhat LEGENDARY figures of Our World Legends of yore, they are both mystery and magnificence.

So anyway,.. did Shiro think… at age 6.

 

Now too, still,..

do i think that… at age 54.

I have a Dream.?. since age 6.

 

I Dream of Ninja… ever since,.. it seems indeed.

 

At Battle’s day end… DAIMYO ODA NOBUNAGA and

THE 40,000 SOLDIERS OF SAMURAI,..

may well have thought their job was done.

 

After all and eventually,

they probably;

after taking huge losses,

 

by their sheer numbers had reduced THE SHINOBI 3000

by some 2/3rds.

 

…2 out of 3 enemy ain’t bad…

some Samurai Commanders and Soldiers may say.

 

 

The SHINOBI of THE 3000…simply;

Nods,

smiles in brief grief,..

and says, as with Shiro,..

 

1 out of 3… simply,.. SURVIVED.

 

 

TRAINING TIPS,..CONCEPTS, EVASION AND SURVIVAL TIPS. YOUR TURN NEXT INDEED. CLICK QUICK Our World LEGENDs OF SAFETY with Shiro. gifcredit/thanks:eyeless

 

 

1 out of 3… simply SURVIVED.

LEGENDS ALL.

 

In deed,.. indeed and in fact too.

THE NINJA.

 

 

Our World Legends.

STILL… SURVIVING.

LEGEND OF LEGENDS.

 

 

Till next…