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, sometimes used interchangeably with the modern term, is the strategy and tactics of unconventional warfare, guerrilla warfare and espionage purportedly practiced by the shinobi (commonly known outside Japan as ninja). [1]

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Assassination

Assassination is the killing of a prominent person, either for political or religious reasons or for payment.

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Bajutsu

is a Japanese form of military equestrianism.

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A bō (棒: ぼう), joong bong (Korean), bang (Chinese), or kun (Okinawan), is a piece of wood of varying lengths staff weapon used in Okinawa and feudal Japan.

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Bōjutsu

, translated from Japanese as "staff technique", is the martial art of using a staff weapon called bō which simply means "staff".

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Black Belt (magazine)

Black Belt is an American magazine covering martial arts and combat sports.

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Blowgun

A blowgun (also called a blowpipe or blow tube) is a simple ranged weapon consisting of a long narrow tube for shooting light projectiles such as darts.

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Bo-hiya

is the Japanese version of the fire arrow.

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Bokken

A bokken (木剣, bok(u), "wood", and ken, "sword") (or a bokutō 木刀, as they are instead called in Japan) is a Japanese wooden sword used for training.

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Boryaku

is one of the 18 fundamental skills of the Togakure-ryū school of ninjutsu.

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Brass knuckles

Brass knuckles, also sometimes called knuckles, knucks, brass knucks, knucklebusters, knuckledusters, an English punch or a classic, are weapons used in hand-to-hand combat.

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Bugei jūhappan

The Bugei jūhappan (武芸十八般 "Eighteen Kinds Of Martial Arts") is a selection of combat techniques and corollary arts used by the samurai of Tokugawa-era Japan.

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Bujinkan

The Bujinkan (武神館) is an international martial arts organization based in Japan and headed by Masaaki Hatsumi.

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Caltrop

A caltrop (also known as caltrap, galtrop, cheval trap, galthrap, galtrap, calthrop, jackrock or crow's footBattle of Alesia (Caesar's conquest of Gaul in 52 BC)), Battlefield Detectives program, (2006), rebroadcast: 2008-09-08 on History Channel International (13;00-14:00 hrs EDST); Note: No mention of name caltrop at all, but illustrated and given as battle key to defend Roman lines of circumvaliation per recent digs evidence.

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Chakram

The chakram (cakram; chakkar; cakeram) is a throwing weapon from India.

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Daimyō

The were powerful Japanese feudal lords who, until their decline in the early Meiji period, ruled most of Japan from their vast, hereditary land holdings.

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Equestrianism

Equestrianism (from Latin equester, equestr-, equus, horseman, horse), more often known as riding, horse riding (British English) or horseback riding (American English), refers to the skill of riding, driving, steeplechasing or vaulting with horses.

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Escapology

Escapology is the practice of escaping from restraints or other traps.

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Espionage

Espionage or spying, is the act of obtaining secret or confidential information without the permission of the holder of the information.

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Fishing gaff

In fishing, a gaff is a pole with a sharp hook on the end that is used to stab a large fish and then lift the fish into the boat or onto shore.

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Freerunning

Freerunning (or free-running/FR) is a way of expression by interacting with various obstacles and environment.

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Fukiya

The fukiya (吹き矢) is the Japanese blowgun, as well as the term for the associated sport.

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Genpei War

The (1180–1185) was a conflict between the Taira and Minamoto clans during the late-Heian period of Japan.

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Geography

Geography (from Greek γεωγραφία, geographia, literally "earth description") is a field of science devoted to the study of the lands, the features, the inhabitants, and the phenomena of Earth.

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Grappling hook

A grappling hook or grapnel is a device with multiple hooks (known as claws or flukes), attached to a rope; it is thrown, dropped, sunk, projected, or fastened directly by hand to where at least one hook may catch and hold.

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Guerrilla warfare

Guerrilla warfare is a form of irregular warfare in which a small group of combatants, such as paramilitary personnel, armed civilians, or irregulars, use military tactics including ambushes, sabotage, raids, petty warfare, hit-and-run tactics, and mobility to fight a larger and less-mobile traditional military.

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Hanbō

The hanbō (半棒, "half-staff") is a staff used in martial arts.

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Hensōjutsu

was a Japanese martial art skill involving disguise, impersonation, and infiltration.

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History of Japan

The first human habitation in the Japanese archipelago has been traced to prehistoric times.

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Hojōjutsu

Hojōjutsu (捕縄術), or Torinawajutsu (捕縄術), or just Nawajutsu (縄術), is the traditional Japanese martial art of restraining a person using cord or rope (said nawa 縄 in Japanese).

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Iga Province

was a province of Japan located in what is today part of western Mie Prefecture.

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Intonjutsu

Intonjutsu (隠遁術 lit. Kanji for "disappearing technique") is the ninja art of "disappearing" and has many walking and stealth techniques.

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Japan

Japan (日本; Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国 or Nihon-koku, lit. "State of Japan") is a sovereign island country in East Asia.

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Japanese martial arts

Japanese martial arts refer to the variety of martial arts native to the country of Japan.

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Japanese war fan

A Japanese war fan is a fan designed for use in warfare.

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A is an approximately wooden staff, used in some Japanese martial arts.

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Jitte

A is a specialized weapon that was used by police in Edo period Japan.

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Judo

was created as a physical, mental and moral pedagogy in Japan, in 1882, by Jigoro Kano (嘉納治五郎).

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Kaginawa

is the combination of the words kagi meaning hook and nawa meaning rope.

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Kaiken (dagger)

A is a long, single or double-edged dagger without ornamental fittings housed in a plain mount.

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Kakute

Kakute are rings made of iron or steel that were sometimes worn by the ninja, and favored by the kunoichi, having one to four metal spikes protruding from it.

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Kanji

Kanji (漢字) are the adopted logographic Chinese characters that are used in the Japanese writing system.

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Karate

(Okinawan pronunciation) is a martial art developed in the Ryukyu Kingdom.

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Katana

Historically, were one of the traditionally made that were used by the samurai of ancient and feudal Japan.

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Kayakujutsu

is the use of firearms, gunpowder and explosives especially by ninja.

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Kōka, Shiga

is a city located in southern Shiga Prefecture, Japan.

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Kendo

is a traditional Japanese martial art, which descended from swordsmanship (kenjutsu) and uses bamboo swords (shinai) and protective armour (bōgu).

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Kenjutsu

is the umbrella term for all (koryū) schools of Japanese swordsmanship, in particular those that predate the Meiji Restoration.

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Kubotan

Kubotan (sometimes erroneously spelled as kubaton or kobutan) is a genericized trademark for a self-defense keychain weapon developed by Sōke Takayuki Kubota in the late 1960s.

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Kunai

A is a Japanese tool originally meant for farming in the Tensho Era of Japan (1573–1592).

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Kunoichi

A is a female ninja or practitioner of ninjutsu (ninpo).

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Kusari-fundo

Kusari-fundo (鎖分銅) is a hand held weapon used in feudal Japan, consisting of a length of chain (kusari) with a weight (fundo) attached to each end of the chain.

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Kusarigama

The is a traditional Japanese weapon that consists of a kama (the Japanese equivalent of a sickle) on a kusari-fundo – a type of metal chain (kusari) with a heavy iron weight (fundo) at the end.

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Kusarigamajutsu

is the art of using the Japanese weapon kusarigama.

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Kusunoki Masashige

was a 14th-century samurai who fought for Emperor Go-Daigo in the Genkō War, the attempt to wrest rulership of Japan away from the Kamakura shogunate and is remembered as the ideal of samurai loyalty.

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Kyoketsu-shoge

The kyoketsu-shoge (距跋渉毛), which means "to run about in the fields and mountains", is a double edged blade, with another curved blade attached near the hilt at a 45–60 degree angle.

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Makibishi

The term makibishi (撒き菱 or 撒菱) refers to the Japanese version of the caltrop.

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Martial arts

Martial arts are codified systems and traditions of combat practices, which are practiced for a number of reasons: as self-defense, military and law enforcement applications, mental and spiritual development; as well as entertainment and the preservation of a nation's intangible cultural heritage.

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Masaaki Hatsumi

, formerly Yoshiaki Hatsumi, is the founder of the Bujinkan Organization and is the current Togakure-ryū Soke (Grandmaster).

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Meteorology

Meteorology is a branch of the atmospheric sciences which includes atmospheric chemistry and atmospheric physics, with a major focus on weather forecasting.

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Military tactics

Military tactics encompasses the art of organising and employing fighting forces on or near the battlefield.

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Minamoto no Yoshitsune

was a military commander of the Minamoto clan of Japan in the late Heian and early Kamakura periods.

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Modern schools of ninjutsu

Modern schools of ninjutsu are schools which offer instruction in martial arts.

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Nagamaki

The is a type of traditionally made Japanese sword (nihontō) with an extra long handle, used by the samurai class of feudal Japan.

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Naginata

The naginata (なぎなた, 薙刀) is one of several varieties of traditionally made Japanese blades (''nihonto'') in the form of a pole weapon.

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Naginatajutsu

is the Japanese martial art of wielding the.

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Ninja

A or was a covert agent or mercenary in feudal Japan.

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Ninja in popular culture

Ninjas are stock characters in Japanese and world popular culture.

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Ninjatō

The,, or, are allegedly the preferred weapon that the Shinobi of feudal Japan carried.

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Ono (weapon)

The (historically wono, をの) or masakari is the Japanese word for an "axe" or a "hatchet", and is used to describe various tools of similar structure.

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Prince Shōtoku

, also known as or, was a semi-legendary regent and a politician of the Asuka period in Japan who served under Empress Suiko.

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Pyrotechnics

Pyrotechnics is the science of using materials capable of undergoing self-contained and self-sustained exothermic chemical reactions for the production of heat, light, gas, smoke and/or sound.

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Ryū (school)

is a Japanese kanji referring to a school in any discipline.

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Sai (weapon)

The sai (釵) is a traditional piercing melee weapon used in Okinawa.

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Samurai

were the military nobility and officer caste of medieval and early-modern Japan.

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Sōjutsu

, meaning "art of the spear", is the Japanese martial art of fighting with a.

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Shōninki

The 'Shōninki (Japanese 正 忍 記) is a medieval ninja document from Kishū province.

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Shinai

is a weapon used for practice and competition in kendo representing a Japanese sword.

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Shobo

A shobo is a weapon, similar to the Emeici of China, which was used by the ninja of Japan for striking pressure points on an opponent.

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Shuriken

A shuriken (Japanese 手裏剣; literally: "hidden hand blade") is a Japanese concealed weapon that was used as a hidden dagger or metsubushi to distract or misdirect.

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Shurikenjutsu

is a general term describing the traditional Japanese martial arts of throwing shuriken, which are small, hand-held weapons used primarily by the Samurai in feudal Japan, such as metal spikes bō shuriken, circular plates of metal known as hira shuriken, and knives (tantō).

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Spear

A spear is a pole weapon consisting of a shaft, usually of wood, with a pointed head.

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Stick-fighting

Stick-fighting, stickfighting, or stick fighting is a variety of martial arts which use simple long slender, blunt, hand-held, generally wooden 'sticks' for fighting; such as a staff, cane, walking stick, baton or similar.

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Strategy

Strategy (from Greek στρατηγία stratēgia, "art of troop leader; office of general, command, generalship") is a high-level plan to achieve one or more goals under conditions of uncertainty.

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Suiren

Suiren (Chinese: 燧人, pinyin: suì rén) was included on some ancient lists of the legendary Three August Ones who lived long before Emperor Yao, Emperor Shun, and the emperors of the earliest historical Chinese dynasty (Xia), and even before the Yellow Emperor & Yandi.

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Taijutsu

is a Japanese blanket term for any combat skill, technique or system of martial art using body movements that are described as an empty-hand combat skill or system.

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Tanbō

The, is a short staff weapon used in Okinawa and feudal Japan.

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Tantō

A is one of the traditionally made Japanese swords (''nihonto'') that were worn by the samurai class of feudal Japan.

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Tekko

The, which originated in Okinawa, Japan, falls into the category of a "fist-load weapon".

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Tenmon

is the ninja art of understanding and using meteorology as a strategic weapon.

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Togakure-ryū

is a historical tradition of Ninjutsu known as the "School of the Hidden Door", purportedly founded during the Oho period (1161–1162) by (also known as), who learned his original fighting techniques from a Chinese monk named Kain Dōshi.

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Unconventional warfare

Unconventional warfare (abbreviated UW) is the support of a foreign insurgency or resistance movement against its government or an occupying power.

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Wakizashi

The is one of the traditionally made Japanese swords (nihontō) worn by the samurai in feudal Japan.

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Warrior monk

A warrior monk is a concept found in various cultures of a person who combines aspects of being a monk, such as deep religious devotion and an ascetic lifestyle, with being a warrior, trained to engage in violent conflict.

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Wedding ring

A wedding ring or wedding band is a finger ring that indicates that its wearer is married.

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Ya (arrow)

is the Japanese word for arrow, and commonly refers to the arrows used in.

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Yari

is the term for one of the traditionally made Japanese blades (''nihonto'') in the form of a spear, or more specifically, the straight-headed spear.

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Yawara

The yawara (also called pasak or dulodulo in Filipino martial arts) is a Japanese weapon used in various martial arts.

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Yumi

is the Japanese term for a bow.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ninjutsu

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