The Silent Path (Komichi Shizukana) is another "variant" of basic Taijutsu. The creators of this style, the Morioka ninja clan, value stealth and movement capabilities over offensive techniques; consequently, the Silent Path contains few strikes, concentrating instead on blocks and defensive maneuvers. Silent Path ninjas are known primarily for their infiltration and escape skills, not their abilities as assassins. The Silent Path style is used by the Tsurimatsuo ninja clan, which serves the Tsukihama-gumi yakuza "family" (see Dark Champions,). Silent Path ninja, including many Westerners who have learned the style while in Japan, are fierce rivals of the Mist Viper ninja (see above).
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