Book 3 of Tesaihiryu Ninja focuses on JuiTaijutsu and Ground Fighting. Manipulating the joints and other tactics are discussed.
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The mere word ‘Ninja’ conjures up images of ancient hidden secret powers and flawless execution of tumbling and fighting. It is true that the ninja must literally perfect every tiny movement that his body can manage in order to achieve these feats, but also one must learn to focus the mind and listen to the rhythm of the universe. The mission is what the ninja lives for. In life, the mission is perfection of life itself. In the field, the mission is the motivation that keeps the student aware of his own training needs. To KNOW that you may be called upon for a mission in the back of your mind, is the single secret that drives the engine of ninja training. Volume 3 brings to you whole new variety of Jutsu and mission tactics. Join us, as we leave our dreams of being ninja behind, and take hold of lives as ninja now.
There are two variations of this technique. One is the short distance roll, where the body is dropped straight down upon the hip of one side and then rolled over the shoulder. The other is a long distance roll, where the ninja steps out deeply to one side, eyes focused forward, and places the palm of the stepping sides hand against the instep of that foot. The body weight is then shifted to that side and rolling is executed along the channel. The key to a good side roll is all about keeping the eyes focused on the target ahead. Tape a line out on the floor and get your line of students to try and roll along it, alternating sides.
Long Distance Running
At the closing of your class, suggest a homework assignment for anyone expecting to accompany one day a mission.
A long distance run, while carrying a 20 oz. water bottle, of no less than 3 miles, 5 for confident students. Water should be held in the mouth while the student runs in a comfortable fashion, and when the mouth is empty, the student will run on the toes with his legs out in front of the body. The bottle should not be empty before the run is complete.