This is a 2005 Australian ninja story that the boys at the club though deserved a repost. Just in case anyone new has had any experiences with these mighty warriors...?
We have had an interesting week here in Townsville with some serious ninja stuff happening, I thought these stories were all made up but this happened to us for
Colin(Head Coach) wanted to put on a comp in March with maybe full contact Karate for our Karate students, some C class shooto/mma type matches and perhaps some kickboxing.. He must have called about 20 clubs and they were just about all either answering machines (you know, leave your number we'll call you back) or they don't compete or do full contact.
Especially one guy, he told Col in a fairly gruff sort of manner that they DO NOT compete, Their art is NOT A SPORT, they only train to MAIM AND KILL.
OMFG ,is this guy for real?...................... Ninjas...
Next day I was told about this I had to call him myself. Pretended I knew nothing really and was interested in joining and wanted to ask a few questions (sneaky me ) and was told very seriously about the maiming and killing as well as secret weapon training ,pressure points and their grappling skills which is a lot like bjj apparently. I then told him a few mates had gotten out tapes of ufc etc and I had watched them and did he think it was fair dinkum as I wasn't sure ..He told me it is like pro wrestling....
I next asked him if he was perhaps in the army and if he had killed anyone with this stuff. Overseas maybe .(,because really if you can claim it works then surely you have maimed and killed.) His reply was
' No ,I wasn't in the army but my father was, but I could kill someone quite easily as I have that kind of mentality'
You have got to be friggin joking! Who is this evil man? This is a grown man telling me this shit on the phone to someone he has never met, Next he told me to check out their international website http://www.winjutsu.com/ and go to the yellow pages section and check out how huge they were ...
They are a fairly large organisation but surely they are not all like this ninja?
I looked him up and he registered as a10th degree black belt. Now that is scary. Apparently for their 5th degree they have to kneel down ,with their eyes shut, whilst behind them a guy with a wooden practice sword chops down at their head which they have to evade. This guy must be good.
You can also get a black belt online here http://www.ninjutsu.com/store.shtml
Now this was all good fun on the phone but I had to go and see this stuff in action so I asked him when and where they they trained so I could come and see him.
They trained on sat 5pm at a park (outdoors) not 5 min from our club..Perfect ..We finish sat training at 5pm..We are going for a look.. I will post the outcome...If I survive.
If you are thinking of visiting one of these clubs yourselves then go here first http://www.entertheninja.com/ninja_fun/shirt_ninja.shtml to learn how to make a ninja hood out of a tshirt.