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Sword Cutting Technique: Tonbo

A common theme in training in the art of the ninja is to think and move outside of the box. Sensei Roemke has a new sword training video that teaches a technique called tonbo that is a great example of this. Video: Dai Shihan Mark Roemke teaches the sword cutting technique Tonbo. He learned this technique from … Continue reading “Sword Cutting Technique: Tonbo”

Mark Roemke, 15th Dan practitioner of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu

This is Mark Roemke. I am a 15th Dan practitioner of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu. This is our initial blog where I will be diving deep into discussions of this art. In this first blog, I explain in the video below a little bit about myself and the art of ninjutsu, and specifically, what the art of the ninja means to me. I started studying martial arts when I was seven years old. I have been studying for a long time. I’ve been punched, kicked, and thrown around quite a bit. I’d love to tell you more about what I’ve learned along the way, and what gets me stoked about martial arts. Hopefully you will … Continue reading “Mark Roemke, 15th Dan practitioner of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu”

Ten Thousand Power Chain

By The Tai Chi Ninja (a.k.a. Kyle Connally) The “Manrikiguasari” (10,000 Power Chain) or Kusari Fundo (Chain Weight) is an extremely adaptable and concealable weapon, consisting of a chain anywhere from 12” to 48” long with various sized weights attached to the ends, and comes in a variety of chain styles. Whipping and spinning around … Continue reading “Ten Thousand Power Chain”

Ancient Powerhouse: Kyoketsu Shoge

By The Tai Chi Ninja (a.k..a Kyle Connally) One of the more exotic weapons in the ninja arsenal is the “Kyoketsu Shoge”, which literally translated means “to run about in the fields and mountains.” It comes in a wide variety of designs, but generally it features some sort of stabbing and slashing implement attached to … Continue reading “Ancient Powerhouse: Kyoketsu Shoge”