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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Moving Like A Ninja

The martial art of To-Shin Do is an up-dating of the ancient art of Japan’s ninja. 1500s Japan had its own distinct culture, legal system, social formation, ways of moving, and codes of morality – all quite different from those of 2020s America. I took the practice forms and guiding principles of historical ninja taijutsu and adapted them to better fit the 21st century in the West. Modern attackers use a distinctive approach to causing trouble. They have a predictable verbal lead-up. They move quickly and erratically, throwing looping punches and ducking in for full body takedowns. Street scrappers are likely armed with a knife, if not a handgun. The

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An-Shu Stephen Hayes
An-Shu Stephen Hayes
has authored 20 books, worked as a body guard for the Dali Lama, supervised over 30 school locations worldwide, and was named “A legend; one of the 10 most influential living martial artists in the world” by Black Belt Magazine

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