Discussion in 'Ninjutsu' started by Enson, Apr 5, 2006.
I saw his video on Budo International Mag. Anyone seen it or know anything?
Actually, according to this month's Budo International (known as Black Belt UK over here), he has three videos.
First, there is "Koga Ryu Ninjutsu". Secondly, there is "Koga Ryu Ninjutsu Weapons". Thirdly, there is "Commando Combat" which shows the knife techniques taught to the Spanish Parachute Brigade (apparently).
I'm actually tempted to buy one of the Koga Ryu DVDs at SENI in a few weeks. I just know I'll regret it but the curiosity might get the better of me. I can always flog it on eBay afterwards.
Juan Hombre is a cowboy Ninja from the wild west.
Kids today, so ignorant
And don't forget his upcoming new video, the Koga Kommando.
Um, ok, nevermind. You can forget it.
What a great name, the spanish equivalent of John Man.
this guy has been exposed many ties as a fraud.
he claims to be a student of a Koga Ninja grandmaster when in fact the man he claims to be his teacher is nothing more than soem one who works in a Ninja theme park.
I think he also once tried to claim he was a member of the genbukan
Are we sure Fujita wasn't driving a bus around? What with the amount of people purportadly following him around right up until the last moments of his life.
For a guy that never taught his ninjutsu to the public, he seems to have had enough student to teach them from a cherry picker in the middle of a football stadium!
Does the MAP member "Hombre" have any relation to this guy?
Coming from S.California - a name like Juan Hombre would be the biggest **** take ever!!!
He could easily pull off a career as a Lucha Libre wrestler!!!
Absolutely classic name.
Actually, he's associated with Jinichi Kawakami, though he did claim a different individual from the Koga Ninja Village as a "teacher." Kawakami and the researcher are not the same person. Of course, Hatsumi is *also* associated with the ninja village in Togakushi but not many people in the West know about that. He did have some degree of association with Shoto Tanemura, cutting both ways, as he's shown letters from Tanemura about things like seminar sponsorship.
Jinichi Kawakami claims to have inherited part of the Koga (Koka, nowadays) ninjutsu tradition (and in fact one the Iga-Ueno ninja museums recognizes him as the 21st head of it, just as the park in Togakushi recognizes Hatsumi). Kawakami's not associated with anyone claiming Koga-ryu in the West. Hombre did train with him -- he put up the pics on his site.
Kawakami's site is here:
The site Hombre out up in relation to Kawakami (no idea if Kawakami knows about it) is here:
I have no idea what their actual relationship is.
Commentary on e-budo:
Pay attention to Wayne Muromoto's post in particular.
Videos of Kawakami are here:
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