Category: Memories

Ways With Words. A Career. Crashed Out.

Writing, spinning with Word-Play, telling Tales Tall, True. Is. What i, Shiro so, herein do. Try. Do try, to tell and pass on these of Our World. Legends from Our Ancient Ancestors. To You. Pt.1 For You now. Now for All. To read. My NDE Tales. Begins. At Careers END. I Dream of Ninja. That is in deed. This Tale. The Legend of Kunoichi Kawasaki, Shiro, Ninpo mix in. Within. Herein. Now. From i, Shiro. To You. There. Crashed Out. Begins.

 

 

Career. A vocation, calling and/or choice.

Work n Play. Both mixed in combo.

 

A Hope or Fancy, a Love, a Natural Talent, a Dream.

One or many. Choices therein, thereof as well. Well as

more than just a Job.

A Career.

 

With a Birthday fast approaching (…Nov. 25th…);

a Triple Treat of Posts will now. Ensue.

As an Intro, Background and Explanation of

 

the i, Shiro Persona. Within. For You.

 

 

(Music Link)

 

Ways to Share a lil’ more. Of this and that. That

which leads me to so writ.

Leads me to so thus and use.

A

Ways With Words.

A Career. 

Crashed Out

revealed. Herein. Now. As well. Well as only

 

Once.

Once i, Shiro, have ended so a Career.

Just Once. Only.

 

Once. When 39.

Once in 2002.

 

Just Once. Then.

Back then

 

 

as i, Shiro bounced, tumbled, rolled, many more than once

across this and that Roadways. Still and till, i hit that end. The Gutter.

The end

of the Road- still so called. -Ways. Hard. There. Laying still.

 

A minute or so. Later.

Having spent quite enough Times and Places. There. I

 

then stood up. To move on then and there. Back to

The Kunoichi.

 

Then

sat back down. Again. Still. In

the Gutter. There. Though upon there now. Now too. To The Kunoichi

i drew. My Eyes. Just Eyes. All

 

 

else was starrily unfocused, lightly unreal,

a dark, patchy and smoky blur of kaleidoscope images

in this so scattered shifting recall

and my Memory. There. Still.

 

I sat. In the Gutter. Still there. Though slightly angled to

get that now so really important long View. Before me. Still. Now. Of

The Kunoichi Kawasaki.

Of the Real. What was Real

 

and before me. Then.

That was and is. An

 

end. Then. Also. To Life Dreams. A Career. Just now.

In the Gutter. There. Lay stilled. Then. In 2002. To

 

 

describe it so. Waxing and Writ sentimentally now. Now. Not

then. Then

as i sat. Still. I raved. Raved in side so raged, seethed,

tore strips out of me,

Them.

 

Everyone.

 

 

Even those Grand-Mothers. Who with Age so experienced of Life as a

Widow. Who

with only Memories. That remain. Who

have left in their Lives. Only a now empty Home. A now stalled stilled

Car. From and of

their Dream Lover. Now. Long Gone. Those. Those who still. Still

 

drive those stately and white Mercs. Unbending, so stalled. Then. Still. Till

that decision was and is made. That choice which so agreed in conflict.

With Mine.

 

That choice to show too. To realise the impossible. Impossibility of Two

objects. Sharing both Same Spaces and Times. That choice of

 

that and those unexpected movements. Back. Straight and too Fast. So

In Reverse,.. then too. To and though. Afore stalled. To,.. now,

 

over and so through. All over. In speed in deed. To

and through.

 

The Kunoichi.

The Kunoichi Kawasaki.

 

Over and through.

There.

Now too. Still. To and fro on

 

Everything.

 

Even

The Kunoichi. Even She. I

 

 

so not spared.

The Rage.

This so red rant of Hows and Whys. Into that White She so Flew.

Into the White. Turning Red into that. Of Mind. Mine

 

of tragedy, anguish, despair.

Hopelessness. Without. Hope. A wrench in the Works. Of

Life.

 

That Hell. Within. Without clarity nor reason within,

afixing rage to Mind and Body. Within so. Without care of fine thought as

well. Well

 

as i, Shiro. So

 

 

raged, so in meandering mental madness of the how come, what

ifs and why nots. Coulds

and woulds. Not or be so. All so

bared and laid out. There. Hows and Whys. In that

and those Real. Ways.

 

With shattered and mis-shapen Helmet buckled, twisting so. In

my buckled, broken Hands. As Mind

twisted so too. To buckling in, giving in. Broken. Approaching

to that lack of Light. Real

 

and close to. To so approach that Dark Light,

those and these dark Ways of

bending and shaping Emotions mixed into Words so blackened,

strengthened into

deep and might that curse and rebound, resound within to reach. That

and those far reaching Inner depths, so far. Far gone. The

madness. Within. That Rage.

 

Of Being.

I was One. Then.

 

That raved.

At what i saw. In

the Real. Just.

 

There.

Laying there.

 

The Kunoichi.

The Kunoichi Kawasaki.

 

Lay Bared.

 

 

With every bone… that i had so not bared nor broken. Joining in. Enjoying

that so futility. Of. Trying

to resist. To thus and so. Deny. Deny that. What i saw. Saw

 

before me. In

that and this, The Real. World of Highways and byways. That Road of Lost

Dreams. Dreams of that Boulevard. That Lay.

 

There.

 

Kunoichi. Lay

bare. Bared

 

 

too. To and then. Now. To Ask. Of You.

???

 

To so and feel more than free. To Share.

That which You so do.

 

A Career,… A Job… just Work.?.

A Dream… or less than. That.

 

What is it… That You,.. besides WordPressing,

do so too.?. To

 

 

then. Now. What is so Writ. Herein as well. Well as this. The

 

Next…

Which is… then. Now. Therein. To be… as below. Soon. Pt.2

of the Birthday Triple. Treating

 

56 Questions. In Our World. Legends Let Loose.

Lay bared. In deed. Then.

 

 

Our World Legends.

Be One.

 

Live Your Dreams.

Dare to bare. Thems

in deed.

 

 

Till next…

 

Please Feel Free and If So Inclined To Contact/Comment:..

i, Shiro that is.

With Any Thoughts, Hints, Tips and Dreams.

If A Particular Legendary Theme or Our World Legends. Is A Desire.

 

To Be So Writ. Herein.

 

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…

 

 

I Feel. pt.2: Anoushka.

Shiro… after Training one night… was asked by a fellow Student… Have you ever been in Love in Japan.?. Shiro… for once perhaps,.. was pause for thought. Later… after several warmed Japanese Sake rice-wine cups… and a cup of green tea with chili prior,.. and… TWO Cigars.!?… the retelling began. JAPAN… is a Love of mine,.. he sayeth… so this LEGEND too… is always part and parcel of who i be. This can and will be told of those times. The answer you seek is herein indeed it seems.

 

photocredit/thanks:goodreads

 

JOIN THE KUNOICHI OF THE STUCK JUMPER ON NOSE… TO SEE THE REAL PHILOSOPHY… AND FIND THOSE STONES INDEED. THE LEGENDS. Shiro STYLE IT SEEMS.

 

(Music Link)

 

OK… news just in… site updated… video replay…enabled.

WARNING…WARNING…site video replay…enabled.

 

YOU…may,

…consider yourself…

 

able to watch vids,.. got it.!? ok.

…This Site… is all about… well… mostly about…

THE LEGENDS.

 

So… first vid… some LEGENDARY Stuff indeed.

 

Njoy.

 

(Video Link)

 

…on with the intel Shiro…

 

I FEEL…

… ” i feel…”  is the name of that LEGEND.

Tis… ” i feel…”  replied-

Shiro… after Training one night.

 

Was asked by a fellow Student…

Have you ever been in Love in Japan.?.

 

Shiro… for once perhaps,.. was pause a lil ‘ long for thought.

 

An oft forgot Training Tip. Herein.

 

 

 

(Music Link)

 

Later… after several warmed Japanese Sake rice-wine cups…

and a cup of green tea with chili prior,.. and… TWO Cigars.!?…
(cos it’s also a birthday… his btw)

 

This retelling began.

FUJIYAMA…MOUNT FUJI,…JAPAN.

 

JAPAN… is a Love of mine,.. he, I,.. Shiro sayeth…

…so this LEGEND too… is always part and parcel of who i be.

 

This can and will be told of those times.

 

The answer you seek is herein indeed it seems.

 

 

Happy Birthday to me… i,Shiro that is. gifcredit/thanks:youtube

 

An Ode. Early Version. Herein.

 

The above is iDreamofNinja #18.

An ode.

 

 

To a young lady, who,

…through time and the memory of Shiro, is now his Muse.

 

I know very very lil’ about her…

 

…not even if i am spelling her name right etc.

Tis… all i know… is herein… above and below.

 

The above poem is how we spent our time together.

We had… one afternoon.

We sat and stared.

 

 

Tis only in the past few years that i realise.

 

THE EYES OF THE BELOVED (click)

…was what was accomplished.

 

…was then… so unaware.

 

Tbh… i have yet to check whether this is the right wording here but tis of a MEDITATION type that yields unfathomable results. Stare into the other’s eyes… and a Universe is revealed (click).

I still struggle for Words of rightness herein ok.

I have no idea how to describe what i came to see.

 

The eyes of the Beloved…

…and through these to see…???

 

…A Beloved Universe.?.

…yet a girl… yet a universe.

Through her eyes… into… her eyes.?.

 

PICTURE THIS…

JAPAN 1990’s…

 

 

German/Russian? female working Tourist… +

Australian/english/italian male working p.t. touring martial artist.

 

Anoushka… + Shiro.

We had one afternoon.

 

Did not touch, barely spoke… till peeps got in way etc.

Just stared.

Stared into eyes so deep…

…still now am melancholy mumbly when i try to convert emotions and experience into Words.

 

Still.

In KOMA HOUSE, KOMAGOME JAPAN (click).

A Tourist Hostel.

 

She was headed on to…??? i know not where.

 

I, Shiro was headed to NINPO TAIJUTSU TRAINING… (click)

…northern Japan, somewhere, some DOJO.

 

One afternoon of staring into eyes of the Beloved.

And now.?.

 

…now.?.

 

I Feel…

 

…and i miss her so… too.

 

Today is my birthday… i celebrate hers then also…

thus… TWO CIGARS.

To Anoushka… to Shiro.

 

An ode, a dedication… to THEE, the Beloved.

Live your dreams… for,..

…if not YOU.?….

 

…who.?.

 

 

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Till next…