Top 5 Ninjutsu Techniques
Ninjutsu techniques are the fighting methods implemented by the shadow warriors, originating in Japan. This art of fighting using physical, mental, and spiritual strengths in a relaxed manner to counter attack one’s opponents has become a way of fighting that is very difficult to surpass.
Once thought of to be used only by violent assassins, Ninjutsu techniques were previously used only by the most aggressive and dedicated warriors. However, recently, Ninjutsu has grown in popularity because of the spiritual and body harmonizing aspects. By implementing the following techniques into your exercise or health routine, not only will you feel the benefits physically, but spiritually, as well.
Technique #1: Evade your opponent.
The basis of Ninjutsu is counterattacking. Whenever possible, evading an opponent is always best. Fighting should always be the last option. If fighting cannot be avoided, allowing another to be the aggressor and you, in turn, providing the counter attack will give you the upper hand. Blocking, ducking, and backing up are all useful methods of evasion.
Technique #2: Strike your opponent’s weak points.
When evasion does not work, and you are forced to counter attack, it’s best to incapacitate your opponent as quickly as possible to ensure the least amount of damage will occur. Using a tight closed fist and making a powerful, well calculated strike to particular weak points can easily end the fight right then and there. The neck (throat area), solar plexus (the area between the base of the sternum bone and the navel), or the groin area are the major recommend areas to strike with as much power as you are able.
Technique #3: Control your opponent using joint locking.
Joint locking is the Ninjutsu technique that involves taking your opponent’s arm or leg joints and extending them to their maximum straightening capacity. By locking your opponent’s joints, you can control their movements by applying pressure which will in turn create a great amount of discomfort. Applying excessive pressure can cause extreme pain. And in extreme cases, when needed, a striking blow can easily break your opponent’s arm or leg.
Technique #4: Kick your opponent.
Kicking is one of many Ninjutsu techniques that not only provides for an excellent defense, but practicing can increase one’s flexibility and strength. The leg muscles when exercised properly can become very powerful weapons. A well thought out and strategically placed kick, can easily injure your opponent without putting yourself further in harm’s way. Kicking not only is affective because of contact strength, but also because it allows you to keep your distance from your attacker. Keeping your distance allows for greater allowance of implementing technique #1 and avoiding as much of a fight as possible.
Technique #5: Practice mental and spiritual health.
By learning the art of relaxation using breathing exercises, you can learn to rid yourself of stress and anxiety. Elevating your mental and spiritual strengths will give you the upper hand when a fight is in your future. Ridding your mind of stress, anxiety, and fear is half the battle. If your mind of void of those obstacles you will be able to further concentrate on using your body as a weapon.
There are many Ninjutsu techniques, but practicing and beginning with these few simple techniques can open the doorway to further learning tools. Understanding that Ninjutsu is largely about mindset, having a positive attitude, and unstoppable determination will push you further in a short amount of time. Not sure is Ninjutsu is for you? Try it. What do you have to lose? Worst case scenario, you don’t care for it. Best case scenario, you become a ninja warrior. How cool is that?