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• The life of real ninja

A movie about ninjas grew more than one generation. Born in the criminal clans and brought ruthless Sensei Ninja dedicated to exist constant struggle with the samurai. These stories - a selection of cheap populist myths appeared only at the beginning of the XX century. Most of the stories about these Japanese soldiers are based solely on the filmmakers want to create a bright, selling the image. Today we will tell you some amazing facts about the real history of the ninja: less romantic, more truth.

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Ninja Ninja is not no

The original Japanese name, which was used in the Japanese themselves - shinobi-no mono. The word "ninja" appeared on the Chinese reading of the same kanji and became popular only in the twentieth century.

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The first appearance of

For the first time on the shinobi war narrated in the chronicles of 1375. The chronicler mentions a group of spies who managed to penetrate the fortified castle and burn it down.

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The Golden Age

For two centuries - XIV and XVI - the case of soldiers the night prospered. Japan was plunged into civil war, and the ninja were very popular. But after 1600 life on the island has become much calmer, with the decline of this shinobi-no mono.

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The Bible Ninja

About this secret organization have very few documented information. Sami shinobi began to chronicle his actions only after 1600. The most famous work from the pen of an unknown Sensei refers to 1676. The book is considered the bible of this shinobi called Bansenshukai.

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Confrontation samurai

Modern culture is uniquely displays the ninja as a bitter opponents of the samurai. In this there is not a grain of truth: ninjas were a kind of detachment of special forces and hired samurai treated him very respectfully. Moreover, many samurai tried to improve his fighting skills, studying Ninjutsu.

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Ninjutsu

It argued that ninjutsu - a kind of martial art, designed for an unarmed soldier, a kind of karate-high level. But the men-shinobi did not make sense to devote most of his time working out melee. The original techniques of Ninjutsu 75% are intended for an armed man.

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Ninja Shuriken

In fact, shuriken used just yet samurai. Art cast steel sprocket taught in special schools, the ninja is preferred to use a much more simple and easy to handle blowguns. Stereotype shuriken appeared only in the early 20th century.

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Warrior in a mask

And, of course, a ninja should never appear without the sinister black hood on his head - otherwise who scared him! Shinobi indeed used masks when necessary, but it could go on the attack and with an open face.

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Evil killer

In fact, most of the employers used the ninja as spies. They were charging and political killings - rather as an exception.

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Victory or death

This is a Hollywood myth. There are generally no evidence that the failure of the mission was worth the life of a ninja. What's the point of this? Professional mercenaries prefer the romance of rationality: it is better to step back and strike again than solemnly thrust a sword down his throat without any positive result.