Top 10 Misconceptions about Ninja

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A lot of us are fascinated by the legends and incredible stories about ninjas. These are the things that haven’t failed to amaze us especially during our younger days. However, it is important that we separate the facts from the myths about the ninja. In this article, we are going to consider the top 10 falsehoods about ninja.

1. Pirates are more skilled than Ninjas

This is one of the more common myths about the ninjas. Not only does it sound incredible, it is also utterly false; and there is not an iota of proof to support this claim about the ninjas and the pirates.

2. Ninjas must have to be fast and swift

This is another myth that was perpetrated by the plethora of movies with ninja theme. In reality, the art of ninjutsu is all about the effective use of the body and it works on the ability to predict the moves of the opponent and not on speed. In fact, speed can be your major undoing when it comes to ninjutsu.

3. Ninjas use ancient weapons

This may be valid but it is not absolute as ninja warriors also train using modern weapons and most of the ancient weapons that we normally refer to are not in the strictest sense “ancient.” Most of these are upgraded ancient weapons.

4. The shuriken is used to attack and kill from a distance

This is not true. In fact, the shuriken is used to stab or slash an opponent at close quarter combat, and when these are thrown, it is primarily to distract the opponent and not really to directly attack and to kill.

5. Ninjutsu has direct reference to the fighting method

The literal meaning of ninjutsu is perseverance and stealth. It is actually about tactics and strategy in fighting. The actual moves by the ninjas generally come from different disciplines of martial arts.

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