Chigiriki – a part of ninjas’ arsenal

Chigiriki is a Japanese type of mace used by the ninjas. It consists of about 60 cm wooden handle and 60 – 70 cm metal chain to it, with a ball with a spike at the end of the chain. There are chains that are simply fixed to the top of the rod, and those that …

The Kusarigama

Kusarigama is a traditional Japanese weapon that consists of a Kama – a type of Japanese sickle attached to a metal chain (Manriki) with a weight at the end. It is one of the weapons used by the Ninja. The length of the chain is from about 2.5 to 3 meters. The chain can be …

Kunai – the Ninja’s main tool

Kunai is a Japanese weapon originally meant for agriculture in the Tensho Era of Japan. Two well-known varieties of kunai are the short kunai and the large kunai. Although the kunai is the main tool in the hands of a martial arts expert, it can be used as a multi-purpose weapon, popular until the introduction …

Sai – a weapon from the Ninja’s arsenal

Sai is the name of one of the traditional weapons in Eastern martial arts. Due to the specifics of the time, Chinese peasants were forbidden to carry weapons and they were forced to learn to defend themselves with the permitted agricultural implements. Sai, originally used as an agricultural tool for collecting and moving rice straw …

Shuriken – blade hidden in the hand

Shuriken is the common name for Japanese concealed weapons designed for throwing. The word shuriken, consisting of the signs “Shu”, “Ri” and “Ken”, literally translates as “blade hidden in the hand”. There are two main types of shurikens, which are: bo shuriken – long, thin cylindrical rods of various shapes and thicknesses, and shaken – …

Manriki-gusari – weapon used by the Ninjas

Manriki-gusari is a traditional Japanese and Chinese weapon with a chain, at the end of which are two weights designed to hit or capture the enemy. Another tactic is to grab the weights with one hand and throw them in the other person’s face, which leads to unconsciousness or death. Another possibility is to throw …

The Ninja – One who is feared by all

Ninjutsu originated in China in the first centuries of the new era. Called by various names: Yin Sen Shu (a method of disappearing the body), Fa Shu (black arts) and others, it served espionage since ancient times, practiced by secret societies – closed organizations, similar in nature to sects. After being transferred to Japan in …

Kunoichi – The Female Ninja

Kunoichi were trained differently from male ninja. Their training was more focused on secrecy, knowledge of poisons, and the use of their feminine charm. Although they were trained in close combat, they used these skills only as a last resort, when there was a threat of their exposure and capture. They, as a rule, pretended …