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The basic tunnel crawl is a part of the BASIC EXERCISES because its applications in basic stealth are obvious, in allowing you to approach an enemy while staying close to the ground, and thus invisible. It is also useful when crawling through tunnels and other narrow passages. Another basic exercise that enhances stealth capabilities is CLAWS OF THE TIGER.
Look at the tutorial below and then go on below that, to a reading of philosophy from the scrolls.
...VIEW THIS VIDEO TO ENSURE THAT YOU DO THE TUNNEL CRAWL CORRECTLY - IT IS ADMITTEDLY A VERY BASIC EXERCISE, YET IT HAS MANY APPLICATIONS IN STEALTH...
USES OF THE TUNNEL CRAWL
The tunnel crawl is a basic stealth and agility exercise. It is used to ‘go to ground’ when you want to move forward without offering a silhouette that an opponent could recognize. It is also used when you have to pass through a narrow gap or tunnel.
HOW TO DO THE TUNNEL CRAWL
It is very easy to do the Tunnel Crawl. Look at the video to learn the exercise, and consult the text below to add to your knowledge.
Just flatten yourself to the ground and drag yourself forward using your elbows and knees, keeping your body low to the ground. You should practice this for about thirty feet or nine meters, both forwards and backwards.
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And now, please read and meditate upon...
The Night and Silence are the ninja's treasured friends;
Many mortals are threatened by these things;
Not so a ninja...
A ninja holds them within his mind and heart.
The ninja walks in Night's darkness,
and is immersed within his element.
The stars watch over his movements;
The cicadas tell him of the approach of a foe;
And his own highly attuned senses make the night his own.
To many mortals, the Darkness is a cause for fear;
To a ninja, the darkness is a cloak.
Should his foes outnumber him, it shields him from harm.
It allows him to strike them down when he chooses;
And should they seek to strike back,
the Darkness intervenes, removing the ninja
from the grasp of his enemies.
The Night, and its sister, Silence...
These make the ninja invincible.
And there is more...
When the ninja is among them,
he knows peace.
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