You will need
- - schedule and plan training;
- knives, sharpening, and other handy tools for the development of skills.
Having decided to learn this art, pre-plan your time to workout regular. It is important that nothing prevented to conduct training at the appointed hour – this is one of the characteristics of the Eastern worldview. Make a schedule of classes. It would also be useful to have a journal in which you track your progress in training – development of a new technique, increasing the number of push-UPS, etc.
Start to study Japanese culture. It is an integral part of mastering any martial art. Check the path passed Japanese ninja from birth to full mastery of the technique. Of course you yourself to go all the way can not. After all this art in Japan starts to train since infancy, accustoming the baby to pain by training his agility and reaction speed.
For training agility, coordination, endurance and other important qualities take care of physical preparation of your body. Prepare to have to run a lot and often, and at performance of exercises on development of skills a ninja must learn to endure the pain. Need to run fast, jump high. And yet – learn to move quietly. No wonder that the word "ninja" translates to an "invisible warrior."
Much of what is taught the ninja in Japan, will be useless for the modern urban man, so make a list of what will be included in the training plan. Must be throwing knives, shanks, etc., exercises for the development of acrobatics, agility. The Japanese worldview is something that will not be able to fully understand European people, so it is pointless to spend a lot of time. Secret coded messages and correspondence without the need for learning the art.
Keep in mind the fact that any European can not know all the subtleties of martial arts. The Japanese believe that having control over themselves, they will be able at its discretion to alter life, to be free and happy.
If you want to get closer to the perfect technique of the ninja, you should go to the homeland of this martial art to find a mentor and begin enhanced training.
Advice 2 : How to become a ninja
Ninja are fighters that emerged in Japan in the fourteenth century. They were doing the work (e.g., assassination, murder, espionage), which could not meet the samurai, they were not allowed to do the samurai code. Over time, some skills of the ninja have become obsolete, but for those interested in, for example, techniques of deception and espionage, the principles on which acted the ninja can be interesting.
The philosophy of the ninja
Before becoming a ninja, you need to understand what principles they followed and what goals pursued. There is plenty of literature on this topic, for example, books by Japanese writer Masaaki Hatsumi. From these books you will learn that some served their masters, completely subordinated to their will, others have used their skills to protect their own families, others were engaged in wage work. Examine the lifestyle of the ninja and prepare for such a life themselves.
Ninja is a way of life, it cannot be overcome in the course of a week or month. In ancient Japan, the process of mastering the ninja skills took several decades.
If you decide to become a ninja, this one does not need to know. Learn to keep their activities secret from all. The life of a ninja like spyware, therefore you should be able to hide your goals and intentions. You should also not give out your appearance. Do not wear black ninja suits, this outfit is an attribute of the theatrical performances of Kabuki, it was used as a good way of masking the actor on the stage. Your clothing should be casual, not distinguish you among the other people.
Ninja did not always work alone, so if you have a friend that is also interested in this, can do together.
A real ninja must have full control over yourself. Learn to discard emotions during decision-making, rational and logical thinking is impossible if you are simultaneously experiencing on any occasion. The situation and atmosphere in which you are not supposed to dominate over you, think about your actions and draw conclusions as if giving advice to another person. Follow these principles every day, the only way you can come to true self-mastery.
Physical and mental development
Constantly engaged in the development of his own body. Improve your endurance, flexibility and agility. Sports, the swimming pool, participate in races, work on stretching. Practice strength training without having to visit the gym, the goal is to pump up big muscles is not worth it.
Be aware of just what you do, never forget about self-education. A ninja must always be well informed. Good knowledge of the subject of its activity, will help you to merge with others and even gain complete control over the events.
The ninja is a master of sabotage and combat. One of the essential attributes of any ninja is the possession of one or another martial art, as well as the ability to use fighting facilities. Many of those ninja skills to use, probably, is not necessary, however, to know about them is necessary. Learn the techniques of unarmed combat, learn to use a sword, blades and other knives.