Originally Posted by ANTi
Hey now, I actually study Ninjutsu and I have to tell you that you see nothing of its capabilities in those videos. The first isn't even Ninjutsu. Ninjutsu is great not only because of the techniques that are taught but because of the way of thinking that is enforced. While training in Ninjutsu we are taught to think quickly. There is a saying that goes something like 1000 changes, no difference. This implies that when going for a technique we are prepared for whatever the opponent might do to stop it. Ninjutsu has really evolved my game. The stealth aspect of it also helps greatly. Not just stealth as in sneaking around, but stealth as in concealing your true intentions. Ninjutsu is no joke my friend. The weapons portion of Ninjutsu is not really relevant to MMA, however even the concepts behind the weapons training is useful. Such as, reading an opponents movement and predicting what he or she may do.
Actually I was making fun of the idea of a ninja or the many who claim to be active practitionars of Dim Mok and possess the ability to use it. As with all legends they are usually a grain of truth to the illusion. I can not say that there is no such thing as modern practioners of Dim Mok or Ninjutsu, however I have never encountered any. However lets look at the idea of a ninja, from what I understant they where originaly assassins for hire. There survival depended on secrecy and stealth. A Ninja who actually practiced the art of assassination would not want to be seen as a public figure gen. Nor would they want someone to see the style or form used. I could see commonly perceived "Ninja Magic" actually just being simple science, disguised to confuse the truth. If everyone understood the principles they would be commonly used. Now as for the Modern descendant of Ninjutsu I honestly know little to nothing about how closely the physical aspect of grappling and striking go. It was not meant to offend anyone that studied that form, however most who make that claim do it w/out any actual experience or knowledge from an accredited source.