Discussion in 'Ninjutsu' started by Tsukaneru, Feb 16, 2014.
i like the part where it says he tries to keeps it quiet. on the newspaper.
I liked the pictures. One with his groupies(?) and another with an old dude with thinning but purple hair.
Check out the good time girls in the photo haha someone from the local Muay Thai gym go down and leather him in front of them for a laugh.
Not sure that is an attitude we should foster.
Id like to learn more about ninjutsu. Isn't authentic ninjutsu banned in the US and Japan?
You'd think so based on the tosh you see.
There's a thread somewhere a while back about this guy's fitness videos. He's another crappy Westerner with no idea what he's doing, claiming to teach ninjutsu when he can't even do the basics correctly. His real skill level is about 2nd kyu.
Definitely good marketing to have a group of attractive women featured exclusively in your video, if your goal is to attract young impressionable men who don't have a clue about fighting.
And ppl wonder why this art is in turmoil,
Girls are hot , he's deffinently NOT !
What a joke
They look like they are about to do aerobics. Haha
How could they 'leather' him? He's one of the best fighters on the planet, higher ranked that chuck Norris those guys play at just a sport.
It's silly! Your thinking with your haggis.
I read the article. No comment. My questions is, do they really have a 15th Dan rank in ninjutsu?
God that's ridiculous.
so his idea of keeping quiet about this, is to go for an interview with the online paper? Genius!! Someone give this guy the Nobel prize!!! For his extraordinary way of keeping a secret that has been kept for most likely a good amount of time (aahhh sarcasm :3)
Not really, 10 th Dan is divided into 5 levels based on elements, possibly to differentiate the shockingly bad from the downright terrible.
It's also a great way to raise revenue, and have a great laugh at stamp collectors.
As an example of its worth, One of the extreemly good foreign practitioners, who is under the wing of a Japanese shihan, is ranked third Dan I think, 5 th at most.
Yup, because the guy not being hot is really the source of the problems within the Buj.
I know, no-one has ever been better than Chuck Norris, the man who can slam a revolving door.
Seriously though that article was just plain embarrassing.
I found a few videos of a demo he did in 2011:
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdGrfajFD8w"]Ely Aquafest July 2011 : Ninjutsu Demo - Part 4 : 2 Vs 1 Taijutsu - YouTube[/ame]
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYqaw3m0Sn8"]Ely Aquafest July 2011 : Ninjutsu Demo - Part 12 : Jake Vs Rick & Andy (Kenjutsu) - YouTube[/ame]
So this guy is 15th dan? His bio is quite interesting(http://www.bujinkan-brighton.co.uk/instructors/):
1981. Judo blackbelt at age 16.
1989. Starts training in the Bujinkan.
1993. Starts teaching.
1994. Opens his own Dojo.
2001. Passes the Sakki test (administered by Hatsumi) on his first try.
So we are not talking about a guy who has raced through the grades in a few years, he has 25 years of training in the art (apparently with regular trips to Japan). However, it's interesting to note that according to the above videos he was 11th dan in July 2011, so he has gained 4 grades in 2 and a half years which seems pretty quick.
Although he isn't someone I know particularly well I have seen him at a few seminars and seems like a decent guy - those that know him well speak highly of him. I know that norm knows him and could probably give better background on him.
His bio doesn't read as someone who has been on the rank elevator/accelerator more trying to do what he can to learn this art. He clearly doesn't measure up in Please Reality's eyes, but based on some posts I've read, there are few that would.
His DVD is not my cup of tea...... A bit too cheesy but each to their own. I suppose given the body habitus of some dan grades in the bujinkan a fitness DVD is not the worst thing someone could encourage.
BTW this DVD has been discussed on FB recently and highlighted the danger of making observations on an individual you don't know or haven't trained with.
Just my 2p's worth.............
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