You know you're practicing ninpo when...

Discussion in 'Ninjutsu Resources' started by Banpen Fugyo, Apr 29, 2006.

  1. Banpen Fugyo

    Banpen Fugyo 10000 Changes No Surprise

    -You noticed that sometimes while driving, your hands on the wheel/shifter have their forefingers extended

    -You've yoko aruki'd over your dog/cat/bird/wife

    -You always have 50 cents in your pocket..... in pennies

    -The thought of a boshiken to your underarm makes you shiver

    -At least once a week when you get stressed out you remind yourself of "banpen fugyo" or "fudoshin"

    -You have thought it would be cool to get the kanji for "blade" on your chest, above your heart

    -You've read ninpo secrets/essense of ninjutsu/path notes more times than the bible

    -The thought of a successful ganseki nage makes you smile

    -You've been know to "people watch"

    -People know you do some form of martial arts, but no idea what

    -You've tried to make bo shuriken from the 23 cent nails from Lowe's

    -You have 2 of the same videos. One in VHS, and one in DVD

    -You look forward to ____'s seminar more than xmas

    -You think a vacation is going to Japan and training as often as you can

    -You've tried to make your own weapon, and then realize just how talented people like Ed Green and the like really are...

    -Seing jujitsu instead of jujutsu irritates you

    -You've thought about how funny it would be to have a restraunt with Chicken Haramitsu as an appitizer

    haha, i dunno... Not very funny, just things I've noticed about my behavior and my friends behavior since we've started training... Feel free to add!
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2006
  2. Lord Spooky

    Lord Spooky Banned Banned

    Bloody bril Siphus!!

    Nice one :D :D
  3. 2E0WHN

    2E0WHN Valued Member

    None of that is me, so I must be stranger than ninpo.
  4. Big Will

    Big Will NinpƓ Ikkan

    Haha, most of them are spot on :D

    This one was the best though:

    "-You've thought about how funny it would be to have a restraunt with Chicken Haramitsu as an appitizer"

  5. xen

    xen insanity by design

    the gansake nage one rings v. true with me :rolleyes: :D


    off the top of my head...

    - you feel random urges to drop into a roll at really inappropriate times

    - when you're down the pub playing pool, you have to really focus on not swinging the cue about trying to find its optimum balance point/most effective range while you wait for your mate to take their shot

    - when you're down the pub playing darts you find yourself delivering them with a shuto from a deep ichimonji (and you hit the bull everytime ;) )

    - life stops being about solving problems and instead becomes about accepting challenges

    - you get really fussy about incorrect phonentic uses of the letter 'i' ;)


    siphus, you'd already said my last one above, missed that on the first read through :rolleyes:
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2006
  6. GetSomeGoAgain

    GetSomeGoAgain New Member

    Random rolling is one of my weaknesses, I've even taken the missus for a walk along the beach just to get some rolling practice in on more than one occasion :)
    It takes a will of steel not to spin the pool cues when you're down the pub too.

    Another one - You notice that the Bujinkan/school badge has made it's way onto your car, your bags, desktop on your PC, quilt covers :D
  7. Banpen Fugyo

    Banpen Fugyo 10000 Changes No Surprise


    Random rolling... forgot about that one!
  8. LongShot

    LongShot New Member

    Ever found a poster..? of the badge... preferably in whitE?
  9. George Kohler

    George Kohler Valued Member

    Ha! At least someone here read one of my posts.

    Can I have a chicken hot-mustard diet coke in a bowl?
  10. Banpen Fugyo

    Banpen Fugyo 10000 Changes No Surprise

    One of your posts???

    And here I am thinking I made it up... Guess I'm not as creative as I thought.. Although, you got me on the hot mustard coke in a bowl part, lol, nice!
  11. saru1968

    saru1968 New Member

    HI George

    Nice to see you over here.

  12. George Kohler

    George Kohler Valued Member

  13. Grimjack

    Grimjack Dangerous but not serious

    - You keep stepping on people's toes when you shake their hands.
  14. Krum

    Krum The Walking Bruise

    Fantastic! :D

    -You and the wife put your arms around each others shoulders and you find yourself applying Ganseki Nage
  15. saru1968

    saru1968 New Member


    I Lose count of the time the missus has ended up sitting back down on the sofa due to a casual lock...

  16. 2E0WHN

    2E0WHN Valued Member

    I think the learning of real ninpo is when you walk up behind someone start to talk, only for them to scream in fright.
  17. xen

    xen insanity by design

    - you shake hands with someone and realise you've covered their thumb with your own in anticipation of them getting 'tricky'

    - your kids know the correct way to form fudoken, boshi ken and shuto before they can hold a pen and write their name
  18. KSprenk

    KSprenk be

    - When you pour yourself a drink you use your whole body to do it.

    I agree with the random rolling thing lol.
  19. saru1968

    saru1968 New Member

    'your kids know the correct way to form fudoken, boshi ken and shuto before they can hold a pen and write their name'

    Yep, spot on. My two year old today can punch, swing a sword, stab and a mild shuto and can climb up and down and across a criss-cross fence,

  20. saru1968

    saru1968 New Member

    Right i have an idea..

    Once we have a comprehensive list and then pick the top ones i will convert it into an embroided T-shirt.

    Thats two projects now, mind you and I'll got to get some of Will's wit on a t-shirt.


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