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...BELOW ARE SCENES FROM THE LIFE AND TRAINING OF THE GYOKKU NINJA...
The Gyokku Ninja Clan is more than a millennium old in Japan. However, the knowledge of the Clan is far older than this, and has its origins in Tang Dynasty China, and in India. Indeed, the very name 'Gyokku', is actually a Chinese word meaning 'Jade Tiger'.
The Ninja are legendary as masters of stealth, combat methodology and strategy; but the Way is more than this. It is, in fact, the finest method of training the human mind and body to perfection that has ever been invented in the history of the world.
It is a way of achieving a great balance and harmony - a body that attains perfect health, combined with a mind that has attained a perfect serenity, and a cosmic point of view.
It is a way to understand... oneself, the universe, and one�s place in the universe.
To understand all things, and to flow with the universe itself...
THE QUEST FOR ENLIGHTENMENT
Beyond the warrior ways, the ninja is a seeker after enlightenment, one who dwells in harmony with all that is.
For the Way of the Ninja is more than a mere scheme for the achievement of personal power. It is, instead, a system for expanding one's consciousness to gain a vast understanding of the universe - it is a way to grow as an individual being and as a bright intelligence.
Thus, the true focus of the ninja is personal growth.
This, perhaps more than all else, is what defines the Way of the Ninja. And there is more...
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The ninja also seeks to shift his viewpoint outside himself, and so gains a true view of events, unclouded by human feelings and desires. This allows him to choose the �right action� � the right thing to do at the right time, the path which will bring about the most harmonious results for all; the greatest good, for the greatest number.
The ninja contributes, in thought and action, to the greater harmony of the cosmos, and to all about him.
For this is also part of the Way.
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Not many know that Ninjutsu, the Way of the Ninja, had its beginnings not in Japan, but in faraway India, amidst the mist-clad icy wastes and peaks of the Himalayas.
Here the ancient holders of the wisdom honed their bodies and minds to perfection, and pursued the attainment of immortality in the mortal element. Here they sought to understand the universe and all that is, and to exist in harmony with it all. This was the origin, and indeed, the great age of the Way. For the way of the Ninja is a consummate merging of logic, science and philosophy.
Over the millennia, these philosophies journeyed through many lands, and each land contributed its own thoughts and ideas to the evolution of the Way. Ninja culture contains the cultures of the lands it has travelled through.
Indeed, the Way was not a way of war at all before it entered Japan. What most people see as a crucial aspect of the ninja - their talent for stealth and their ability to encounter and defeat seemingly invincible odds - this is actually only one, relatively minor aspect of the art.
A BODY THAT IS HONED TO PERFECTION.
A MIND THAT IS ALWAYS SERENE.
A SPIRIT IN HARMONY WITH ALL THAT IS.
Thus the Ninja can face life... unafraid. He can look into the eyes of the cosmos and not waver.
The Ninja has such complete focus upon his intentions that the universe flows with his intentions, as he flows with the universe. The ninja is unafraid of events, people, destiny - and his faith in himself and his ability to move forward towards his goals is limitless.
WHAT IS THE FOUNDATION OF SUCH FAITH IN ONESELF?
One is quite simply so much in harmony with all things that one realizes that what most people call 'fear' is merely an illusion created by themselves. One who does not fear must only encounter reality. But one who fears must fight his own mind and imagination.
Today, the ninja is indeed a warrior capable of survival against overwhelming odds, a master of stealth, lethal technique and weaponry. But a ninja is also one who can look into the eyes of the stars... and understand their existence; a person in complete harmony with a cosmos.
This site represents the Gyokku Ninja Clan, most traditional of all the ninja clans. This site also represents the schools of philosophy and wisdom in the Himalayas from which the Way originally sprang.
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Here are answers to questions put to the Masters of the Gyokku Ninja Clan by ninja from around the world. Browse topics from the different categories below...
| The Ninja - an Elite Combat Unit |
| Training of a Ninja Squad |
| Combat methods of the Gyokku Ninja | | Ninja Foods and Diet |
| How long does ninja training take? |
| Predicting your Enemy's moves in Battle |
| Special Weaponry of the Ninja | | Ninja Sword Training |
| Counter an enemy's Fighting Style | | Gaining superhuman speed in Combat |
| Ninja training for Teens | | Ninja tactics to defeat many attackers |
| Ninja mobile Battle Tactics | | Should ninja train at Parkour? |
| Is the (movie) Batman like a real ninja? | | Martial arts in the movies... |
| Chain Weapon Training | | Deadlier: Naginata or Bo Staff? |
| Are blows to the head dangerous? | | Limited Training Area |
| How long should a personal sword be? | | How to fight without hurting an enemy |
| The Goals of the Gyokku Ninja Clan |
| Cosmic Significance of the Gyokku Clan Crest |
| Philosophical Weapons of the Ninja |
| How to be Happy |
| The Benefits of Ninja Meditation | | What defines the Warrior?! |
| To Win without Fighting!! | | Secrets to ninja Immortality |
| Controlling Anger | | Controlling Lust |
| How our Beliefs define our Reality |
| Are the ninja religious? | | Ninja concepts of Creation of the Cosmos |
| Bushido - Good or Bad?! | | Are most people on this planet really Free? |
| How to engage in 'Right Action' | | The Ninja's definition of Strength |
| How expendable are the lives of Clan Ninja? |
| Ninja Meditations for Stress Relief |
| Holding an empty mind during Meditation |
| Dealing with the fear of Failure |
| Culture of the Gyokku Ninja Clan |
| Benefits of becoming Ninja |
| How many Ninja Clans exist? | | Do ninja clans have specific 'specialities'? |
| How does one join the Clan? |
| How long must one train in Asia? |
| What are the ninja grandmasters like? | | How are ninja squads run? |
| What is the combat costume of a ninja? |
| What does the clan do to a ninja who betrays it? |
| Are there traditional villages of Ninja? |
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