Ninjutsu

#1
Evening all :)

Ive been toying with the idea since around the start of the year about taking up Ninjutsu. I was wondering if anyone has anyknowledge of Ninjutsu within the RN, and if not, how easy/ difficult would it be to take up whilst serving.

Obviously Im not going to practice it for a year or two then scrap it completely, As I realise there is a big commitment needed to the art itself.

Thanks in advance for any info anyone may have,

Trigger.
 
#2
Trigger_92 said:
Evening all :)

Ive been toying with the idea since around the start of the year about taking up Ninjutsu. I was wondering if anyone has anyknowledge of Ninjutsu within the RN, and if not, how easy/ difficult would it be to take up whilst serving.

Obviously Im not going to practice it for a year or two then scrap it completely, As I realise there is a big commitment needed to the art itself.

Thanks in advance for any info anyone may have,

Trigger.
I did Bujinkan Ninpo Taijutsu (a ninjutsu style) for 10 years. On reflection it's shite. Try Boxing, Speer technique (if you can find an instructor) or Krav Maga.

You may enjoy a good MMA club aswell
 
#3
Cheers for the pointer JJ, I do really have my heart set on trying it out though. Theres something about the history of it all etc that makes it really appealing.

Krav Maga has also been mentioned to me before, Ill have a look into it. But I really do have my heart set on Ninjutsu :p
 
#5
Trigger_92 said:
Cheers for the pointer JJ, I do really have my heart set on trying it out though. Theres something about the history of it all etc that makes it really appealing.

Krav Maga has also been mentioned to me before, Ill have a look into it. But I really do have my heart set on Ninjutsu :p
Fair enough mate. Do please bare in mind that much of the 'history' of the thing is a modern invention from the early 1900s. Blood-lines and master-master scroll inheritance is largely bunkum. If you get a good instructor (there's a guy called Peter King in London who is superb) then I am sure you will enjoy it. It won't make you that much better at defending yourself for many many years.

For Japanese historical interest I would be tempted toward Kendo/Iaijutsu (drawing a sword) or JuJitsu (which is basically what Ninjutsu is all about).

Krav Maga, Systema and Speer are methods of quickly teaching someone to effectively protect themselves, and has no mythology surrounding it. They do have a genuine and proveable reputation for effectiveness.

Also, and to add to Sol's advice, perhaps pick something that you be able to continue officially from within the Forces.
 
#6
Thanks for the soleil, It actually hadn't occured to search for clubs in and around portsmouth and plymouth :lol: Ill have a google and see whats about. I used to TaeKwonDo, But gave it up as I moved away from the club I was at.

JJ, Again thanks for that wealth of info. The club Im looking at joining has a very good instructor, so im led to believe, and its located in the city centre, So its just a train journey for me. They only train two nights a week and the seniors train three nights a week. I have Emailed to find out more info about it before I do anything about it :)

Believe it or not, It was actually when I was reading the book of a certain bootnecks life, That I first discovered Ninjutsu :D Had a quick look about when I did, and didnt really look into it properly.
 
#7
Hi Trigger_92, just been trawling through the old posts and found this. I don't know if you are aware but the RN has recently recognised Muay Thai aka Thai Boxing as an official sport. The main club is in HMNB Portsmouth with Gary Gregory as the main instructor. Muay Thai if you don't know (sorry if you do, not trying to teach you to suck eggs) is one of the main stand up arts used in MMA and is known as the art of 8 limbs (this being you use kicks, punches, knees and elbows). It is also the national sport of Thailand. If you haven't started training yet I would really recommend you give it a look as this is still a fledgling sport in the RN and needs all the support it can get, oh and training is free :). Any questions PM me and I will give you any advice I can.
 
#9
Hi Trigger_92, just been trawling through the old posts and found this. I don't know if you are aware but the RN has recently recognised Muay Thai aka Thai Boxing as an official sport. The main club is in HMNB Portsmouth with Gary Gregory as the main instructor. Muay Thai if you don't know (sorry if you do, not trying to teach you to suck eggs) is one of the main stand up arts used in MMA and is known as the art of 8 limbs (this being you use kicks, punches, knees and elbows). It is also the national sport of Thailand. If you haven't started training yet I would really recommend you give it a look as this is still a fledgling sport in the RN and needs all the support it can get, oh and training is free :). Any questions PM me and I will give you any advice I can.
Ermmm Brin,

Trigger rarely visits us at RR these days so do not expect his PM - Amongst his last couple of posts was this one:

Evening all,

Not posted in a while and thought id pop on to give those of you who may be interested, (guaranteed not many ;) ) an update.

I today, after a very tough few months, made the decision to withdraw my application with the RN. I rung my careers advisor and he was absolutely fantastic about it all, taking the time to talk to to me about why I came to this decision and what my plans now where.

It possibly was one of the toughest decisions of my life so far, But I think its for the best. So I just thought I should thank a few members on here who have given me some excellent info, you all know who you are :)

Ill try come on and catch up on whats happening from time to time, but towards the latter stage of this year I will be a very busy boy.......
Bob
 

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