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The Art of the Ninja
by Jack Hoban

This video series offers a unique and comprehensive approach to learning the art of the ninja. In these videos, Jack Hoban--a former active duty Marine Corps Captain and one of the acknowledged "founding fathers" of Ninjutsu in America--reveals the core physical techniques of this mysterious and often misunderstood art. Hoban, who received Ninjutsu training from Grandmaster Masaaki Hatsumi in Japan, is a long-time practitioner of the martial arts. Now a Shidoshi (senior instructor), Hoban is an ideal instructor to teach Ninjutsu to new and experienced Ninjutsu practitioners, alike. Similarly, serious students who want to move beyond the Ninja myths to practical application of the art will also benefit from watching these videos.
Volume 1

Covers junan taiso (stretching and conditioning exercises), sanshin no kata (fundamental "body spirit" exercises), and kihon happo (fundamental techniques). Also included is exciting weapons footage. This video is for new and experienced Ninjutsu practitioners, as well as serious students who want to move beyond the myths to practical application.

 

Volume 2 Volume II covers taisabaki (basic body movement), ukemi (injury prevention) taihenjutsu (movement to avoid danger), rolling, breakfalls, cartwheels and leaping techniques. Also includes advice on how to avoid sword cuts and instruction for ninja walking.
Volume 3 Covers a variety of Ninjutsu stances, striking and kicking techniques. The kamae (body attitudes, stances) which Hoban covers include: shizen no kamae, ichimonji no kamae, jumonji no kamae, hira no kamae, hoko no kamae, kosei no kamae, doko no kamae, bobi no kamae and hicho no kamae. The wide variety of strikes (uchi waza) that are available to a ninjutsu's repertoire are also demonstrated here, including fudo ken, omote shuto, uro shuto, shako ken, boshi ken and shikan ken. Finally, Hoban covers keri waza (kicking) techniques such as the front foot stomp kick (zenpo geri), the front-toe kick (sokugyaku geri), the side kick (yoko geri), the back kick (ushiro geri) and the heel kick (sokuyaku geri).
Volume 4 Covers introductions for basic weapons training and philosophy of the warrior. Also includes stick techniques (hanbo 3 feet; jo 4 feet; rokushaku, 6 feet), review of hand strikes, kamae with and without weapons, combinations and ways of immobilizing an armed assailant.

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