Tuesday, October 9, 2018

This Is Ninjutsu

Catching the feeling of ninpo.

(Trying) to understand ninjutsu, but realizing it can only be experienced.

Struggling to put all of the pieces of training together.

A natural process of training.

Fortunately for us, and for me, the solution to training is "easy".

Just show up, train in class, work on the lessons at home each day, and trust in the bujin to guide us.

Rinse and repeat over a few years, and soon the movements themselves are powering you.

That said, when we struggle to understand outside of just experiencing the movements of budo taijutsu itself, I often find that art and pictures can convey much more vs. words.

I was asked by a friend to help explain ninjutsu to them, naturally I struggled, and due to the distance our our locations I wasn't able to share with them the physical movements of training.

But I knew a great picture that I had that captures an amazing essence of ninjutsu.

That picture is above.

Different people will see different things, all based on where they are in the moment and what they believe to be true.