Knee Strike

If you are holding the enemy's head, lift the left knee and drive it against the skull to crush the face and finish him off. If the thumbs miss or you have only partial control of the enemy, drive the knee into the groin to break the pubic arch and effectively cripple him. This is an excellent close-in fighting technique, requiring little actual strength and having a profound effect. This move is sometimes known as Parting the Veil. Facing north with the hands palm up, describe two small...

Hypnosis

The ability to hypnotize others is largely dependent upon their belief that you possess some type of supernatural power. In fact, the Ninja does he possesses the power to control himself. Stage hypnotism is a performance in which both the performer and the volunteer subconsciously agree to participate. In this way, the member of the audience becomes a part of the show, fulfilling his hidden desire to share the stage. Only those who are natural leaders and have a good self-image come forward....

One Must Keep Silent

The concept of silence in Ninjitsu is not meant to imply secrecy, or reticence to share information on any level. Rather, it conveys the lack of necessity for comment. Those who know do not need to be told and those who do not know seldom listen. Prolonged study of esoteric forces along with practicing the exercises that develop conscious control of the energy centers of the body bring concurrently a subconscious knowledge and intuitive understanding of the forces of Nature. This enables the...

Mind Reading

Everyone has the power to intuit the thoughts of others. Some have developed mind reading to a fine art, while others continue to deny its existence. It is not that we hear voices, although this is possible nor that we can transmit and receive symbols visually, the most common ESP test. It means that when we find a beloved family member deeply saddened by a loss, and we seek to comfort that person by touching him or her, at that point we feel a physical sensation of change we have established a...

Summary Of The Steps In Learning Kujikiri

Sensory withdrawal-sitting alone in a comfortable position in a quiet place. 2. Relaxation response-elicited by fixing attention on breathing. 3. Sensitivity to psychic impressions-from cultivating and collecting chi within the body. 4. Circulation of energy-having awareness of the ebb and flow of energy in Nature and the ability to move with it. 5. Balance-internal rapport physical and mental equilibrium that brings with it understanding of self and others. 6. Harmony-external rapport the...

Imaginary Enemy

When practicing kata it is important to visualize an opponent. We will discuss later how everyone possesses, in one form or another, certain guides and spirit helpers to aid him or her in the quest for understanding and enlightenment (see Chapter 9). This is true for all. So it is that each also has a secret enemy. It is this individual with whom one dances in kata practice. The fact that many people turn to, or are led to, the martial arts for the purposes of revenge is a sad commentary on...

One Must Know

To develop the talents associated with the mystic side of Ninja training, in addition to possessing strength, one must know. To know means to have intelligence. This does not refer to the I.Q. so often quoted as a measure of intellect, but rather to an understanding or ability to learn. Many people limit themselves to leading boring, dull lives by accepting the judgment of others that they are of low intelligence. This is not so. Just because one does not process sensory information and replay...

Sand In The Eyes Throw

Black Sand The Eyes

Then, pushing off with a rear leg, the Ninja throws both hands upward toward the enemy's face as he stands, launching the sand into his eyes. This technique is so effective that even if no powder or sand is thrown, the enemy will still flinch in an instinctive reaction to protect the eyes. This technique permits the agent either to strike while the enemy is blinded and at a disadvantage, or to disappear. Editor's Note This is the first of several techniques practiced and used by the Ninja to...

Kata

Kata, pronounced gata, is a Japanese word meaning dance. In Ninjitsu this term is applied to a formal set of exercises, performed in proper sequence, demonstrating a specific series of techniques in logical combination. Some kata are historical in nature. That is, they tell a story of some past adventure or some legendary hero. An example of this might be the Hawaiian fire and sword dancers. Some kata are purely for health and self-defense. Still others are technical, and illustrate a specific...

The Nine Levels

In Chinese medicine, the body is divided into three regions the upper, middle, and lower. The upper refers to the region above the diaphragm the middle refers to the area between the upper and the navel and the lower refers to everything below the navel, including the legs. This trio is traditionally used to designate the internal organs of the body. The topmost section includes the heart and lungs the middle includes the liver, spleen, and stomach while the lower includes the bladder, kidneys,...

Enlightenment

The Hidden-Hand gesture Figure 9 indicates that the initiate has attained Satori, nirvana, or ultimate bliss. Whichever name is used, the meaning is clear final understanding of oneself and others. Having passed through the pillars of self-doubt, and looked long and deeply into the mirror of self-knowledge, one comes to know oneself. One ceases regretting and blaming the past for current misfortunes one stops awaiting the coming of a better tomorrow one is able to be here now, to enjoy each...

Hidden Masters Spirit Helpers

The way is known to all, but not all know it. When you obtained this book, it was because you were in search of occult power. It has been said, however, that no one may find such power without personal instruction from one skilled in the dark arts, and that is so. So how may we contact these secret teachers-if, indeed, we wish to pursue this quest The answer is simple we must follow their example. True knowledge endures without regard for the sands of time, and the immutable laws of the...

The Principles Of Magic

Magic-sleight of hand, prestidigitation, and all manner of conjuring-is based on five basic principles that are encompassed and historically taught as the Lost Track form, or Mi Lu Kata of Ninjitsu. In Japanese, mi is hidden, secret, unfathomable lu is track, path, guidance. This kata is divided into elemental sections relating to the cosmology of the ancients, each of which is further broken down into subdivisions. 1. Angle Method. If one regards invisibility as maintaining a lack of presence...

Dragontail Kick

Koto Ryu Stances

The spinning-back leg sweep is one of the simplest and most effective of any in the martial arts. it illustrates the angle method, since the Ninja drops out of sight before taking down the enemy. From the double-palm push, drop to all fours and extend the left leg. Pivot on the right knee, using the hands for balance, and swing the left leg 180 degrees to the rear. Used properly, this leg sweep knocks the enemy's legs out from under him. Following the Dragon-Tail kick, you are now facing in the...

Mastery Of Time And Space

This finger-knitting mudra is formed by curling the fingers of the right hand around the extended index finger of the clenched left hand, and pressing against the outside edge of the fingernail with the right thumb Figure 7 . In acupuncture, this point is known as Sho Yo, the Young Merchant point. Used in the treatment of fever and diarrhea, the method is to press inward strongly with a sharp object, while inhaling for nine heartbeats seven to ten seconds , and to do this three times. In...

Control Of The Elements Of Nature

This kanji represents control of the elements of Nature. In this case, it would be more accurate to say that it is a state in which one perceives the way of Nature and elects to act in harmony with it, rather than to imply that one bends the elements to one's will, which, of course, is quite impossible. The gesture itself Figure 8 is symbolic of the Thousand Petaled Lotus, the actual cortical surface of the brain. It symbolizes the physiological aspects that arise when hormone-enriched blood,...

Collecting The

Having achieved the first level of skill in the development of psychic abilities, i.e., the cultivation of and recognition of the energy source we refer to as chi, it next becomes necessary to practice the collection and transmission of this force. Filling the Hara with chi is the first step. The Chinese classics refer to inhaling, drawing the air deep into the Hara, then holding the breath for extended periods while imagining the circulation of energy within the body. Take care in practicing...