Geijin Ryu and The Grandmaster's Philosophy Examples:
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Philosophy on the Ninja art and state of mind:
1) Above all a calm mind: One should never panic
2) Insight, the use of intuitive or subconscious intelligence
3) Kindness, to perpetually help those in need. Compassion, love and brotherhood
4) Aggressiveness, when necessary. To prevail over ones surroundings
5) Adaptability, versatility, split second decision making
6) Patience, endurance, persistence. Not giving up, not turning back
7) Analysis, logical problem solving.
8) Memory pneumonic and photographic memory skills cultivation
9) Respect: To respect nature and its ultimate ethics
There are no belts in NINJITSU. There are levels; each level divided into sub levels or sessions. Each session is tested as is well as the achievement of a level. Ninjutsu is made up of 18 basic arts, and there is one level to each art. Each art also branches out, thus some arts have more than one level. A level in an art, is not the perfection of an art. The Ninja has too much to train in to perfect himself, however, the standards for a level are high.
Geijin Ryu meaning:
The Meaning of Geijin
The first ideogram has multiple meanings according to the context in which it is used. It has nothing to do with “Gai” as in the derogatory word for foreigner in Japanese “Gaijin”.
GEI can mean to glare at angrily, or scowl at metaphorically meaning malice. It can also mean to look in on, peep, watch or spy on. In yet another context is refers to the setting sun, alluding to the night and the end of life.
The second ideogram translates approximately as a god or gods. Bearing in mind the animistic Japanese belief in “kami” or spirits and there being multiple gods. So it is not the monotheistic god in the Judeo-Christian sense of the word.
Together, the meaning is layered in metaphor; it is thought to mean “the all seeing gods” or the Ninja ideal of “seeing with the eyes of god”. Referring to themselves as gods, or god-like the Ninja are not being grandiose; instead they are naming the ideal to which they strive. It implies their enemies are helpless against them, and that they can see what ordinary people cannot. The second ideal implies the intimate knowledge gained from espionage and at the same time the Ninja's profound knowledge about human nature. The idea of being glared at or scowled at means that the eyes that are watching are angry and dangerous, and the setting of the sun implies dying. Dying and meeting the (possibly angry) gods, is yet another interpretation, that of “going to hell” and “welcoming or being welcomed by the gods.
1) Loyalty to ones country
2) Loyalty to ones parents
3) Trust and brotherhood among friends
4) Courage to never retreat in the face of the enemy
5) The study of the laws of the universe. The study of the five elements. The study of the mind.
6) Large egos are carried by small minds
7) If one's mind is made up to learn then there will success
8) If one does not practice regularly, then do not face the enemy
9) By making the mind void of thoughts one can gain a natural meditative state.
Philosophy on Training methods:
YOU WILL BE EXPOSED TO "COMPLETE TRAINING" .....
Although you will learn at your own pace, you will experience training without any barriers. In other words you will not need to move up in in rank in order to work on certain techniques or weapons; as many other martial arts schools hold off exotic weapons and other training until you have reached a black belt or Dan ranking. We do not, whatever is being taught that day, you will learn and practice.
"The art of Ninjutsu simply put is a skill acquired through much training. It is the art of learning not to succumb to intimidation, whether in the form of fears, threats or violence. It is the knowledge, wisdom and ability of learning how to live peacefully with ourselves"
-Grandmaster R. Law