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Basic Individual First Aid Kit I.F.A.K

June 13th, 2021  / Author: admin

Every person should assemble a basic first aid kit for your home and each car that they routinely drive. In addition to any item that is listed here, I would also include any medications that you or your family requires for an emergency situation.

1 First aid manual

1 Box adhesive bandages, various sizes.

1 Box  Butterfly sutures

(4) 5″ x 9″ sterile dressing.

(1) Conforming roller gauze bandage.

(2) triangular bandages.

(2) 3 x 3 sterile gauze pads.

(2) 4 x 4 sterile gauze pads.

(1) roll 3″ cohesive bandage.

1 package “Quick Clot” or similar product

germicidal hand wipes or waterless alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

antiseptic wipes.

Several large medical grade non-latex gloves.

Adhesive tape, 2″ width.

Anti-bacterial ointment.

Cold pack. (instant)

Scissors (small, personal).


CPR breathing barrier, such as a face shield.

Safety pins (for triangular bandage)

1 Space blanket (shock, hypothermia)

Non-Prescription Drugs

Aspirin or nonaspirin pain reliever

Anti-diarrhea medication

Antacid (for stomach upset)

Syrup of Ipecac (use to induce vomiting if advised by the Poison Control Center)


Activated charcoal (use if advised by the Poison Control Center)

Wisdom from Soke

May 30th, 2021  / Author: admin
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Ishizuka Tetsuji 29th Soke Gyokko Ryu

March 1st, 2021  / Author: admin

Great video of a few techniques from the Gyokko Ryu

5 Skills to Hone during the Lockdown

January 24th, 2021  / Author: admin

For many aspiring Ninjas, training at a dojo during a lockdown was non-existent! Schools were closed, and too many of us were forced to shelter in instead of being able to enjoy and learn new techniques from our teachers.

But, let’s turn the story around, and what can we do for training during these crazy times? Well then let me give you 5 skills you can work on developing during these strange days!

  1. Emergency fire starting. Find a location that you can safely start a small fire utilizing various methods. Matches, lighter, magnesium rod, bow drill, etc. Try them all! Learn the use of various fire-starting materials, ways of keeping a fire going during various weather situations, use of a Dakota hole, rocket stove etc. Always fun to have the ability to light a fire and enjoy the warmth!
  2. Orienteering! Ever been lost and have no idea on how to use that map you brought? Well proper land navigation skills is a must for a ninja. Get a map of a local area and navigate to various locations by using your compass and land navigation skills. Here is a great link to ITSTactical land navigation starter!
  3. Improvised weapon construction. So, what can you make with simple items found nearly anywhere in the world? Look to make something you can use to protect yourself in a non-permissive environment. Expand your thought process, think flexible, projectile, edged, flammable, etc. You never know when you may need this critical skill set.
  4. First aide skills. Break out your old first aid guides and review what to do when you or your loved one has an injury. Don’t forget to brush up on your CPR and triage skills. Another angle on this could also include natural and herbal remedies if you are far from or cannot get to a medical facility.
  5. Water purification. Without water you will die. Clean drinking water is a precious thing and learning multiple methods to make a remote source of water drinkable is a life saving skill. Learn how to boil, chemically treat and or filter water to make it safe for you and your loved ones, you will be glad you learn and master this skill!

Alright, so you have 5 things to be practicing and strengthening your knowledge on, so what are you waiting on get to learning!

Bufu Ikkan


6 Tips to Help you Recuperate from Intense Training!

January 17th, 2021  / Author: admin

All right we all train like demons, beat the crap out of our bodies and minds, so you have a plan in place to help you prevent burnout, right?? So, to help you formulate your recuperation plan here are 7 tips to add into your training regimen.

  1. Take Time Off: Yes, you read it correctly Take some time off! The stress you put yourself under can create a buildup of cortisol and norepinephrine hormones which can counteract all of your hard training. So take a day or two off every training cycle and relax and recharge!
  2. Get 8-9 hours sleep each night:  Sleep is the body’s way of recharging and rebuilding itself each day. If you are beating on it constantly and not getting enough rest your training will slowly begin to suffer!
  3. Start a nutrition log: Fuel your body with nutritious food and track what you are taking in to see how your nutrition plan is affecting your training and recuperation efforts.
  4. Learn myofascial release:  Foam rollers, balls, sticks, massage etc! Get the blood flowing and recover quicker.
  5. Cryotherapy: If you have strained a muscle or joint, pack the area with ice for ~15-20 mins, off and on to reduce swelling and inflamed tissue. More extreme – Ice baths!
  6. Contrasting Showers : Similar to # 5, alternate hot and cold showers will go a long way in helping you recover after that last brutal work out

Train with Intensity!


Happy New Year!

January 1st, 2021  / Author: admin
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Looking Back on 2020

December 30th, 2020  / Author: admin

Hello Ninjutsu Fans!!

It has been a long time since I have posted anything here, but as I posted on the facebook page (  ) I will be posting new content and surprises here going forward in 2021!!

Now 2020 was a roller coaster ride that no one will ever forget, so I thought I would post a bit about my reflections and a few lessons learned from this year.

  1. “Expect the unexpected!” (The Octagon) When Covid stuck and people were panicking  and stockpiling supplies, my wife and I were already in a good position, but it brought us together on ensuring our supplies to run the ninja homestead were up to snuff. Guess what? We only picked up a few things here and there but for the most part we were already in a good position here.
  2. Trust your training. If you haven’t trained hard and studied long, you will not trust your training in a bad or combative stressful situation. I saw people fighting in the store one day over toilet paper! But what if you need to fall back on your martial arts skills to survive or escape a riot? Are you ready? What gear to you have on you to get you out of an area safely? What you haven’t practiced your first aid skills and need to help a loved one? Now whose fault is that?
  3. Staying in the grey. Living in the grey is something I teach constantly. People do not need to know what I have stored, what skills I have learned, what I do for work etc. I don’t “tacticool” out on my gear as when I see someone decked out all tactical, I think hmmm nice target for more gear. Think long and hard about this one, but living in the grey is a traditional Ninja skill.
  4. Information gathering skills matter. Well now I think more people are now aware that the media is always biased and being able to collect information from multiple sources and having a process to filter that information is extremely important. Start expanding your intelligence gathering sources today!
  5. Physical fitness is a must. I am always hearing that getting and staying in shape is hard. It is, so what, shut up and do the work and watch your efforts pay off. Not only will you be able to handle physical stresses better but mental stress as well, so get your ass in gear and get to work on yourself.
  6. Learn new skills. With all the time people had when things locked down, how many of them actually decided to learn new skills? Although, I was never locked down as I work as an “Essential business”, I took my extra time and learned a few new Spanish phrases, honed my lock picking skills, improved my first aid knowledge etc. The tip here is use your time to improve yourself and skill sets.

Alright, I could go on and on, but I think this should get you thinking about what you can be doing in this new lock down situation, so take the time and do it.

Now for what is to come in 2021!

New regular public content, podcasts and videos

Reviving the members site with additional specialized content, such as modern skill development, improvised weapons, Greyman series, ninja finances, communication methods, land navigation….. and I could go on and on.

Anyway my brothers and sisters, stay tuned and enjoy the New Year’s Holiday!

Bufu Ikkan


Condition Yellow (from 2016)

April 10th, 2020  / Author: admin

Do you feel that you are prepared, not just for a physical attack, but prepared for a mass shooting, disaster, medical emergency or even a financial one? I’ll bet you dollars to donuts, you can’t say yes to all of these items.

Jeff Cooper penned the Condition Color code system that is still relevant in today’s crazy ass society. On a day to day basis, my family and I are in condition yellow, calm alertness, scanning and being aware of potential threats.

The other day another mass shooting, what would you do if you were there? How about tomorrow your business closes it’s doors, are you ready for three months to live without a paycheck? Is your ninjutsu training teaching you the skills necessary to survive during either of those two events? Well, I haven’t been in a shooting (but oh yes, I practice my firearm skills regularly so that if I need to use a weapon I can) but several years ago I was hit in a layoff. Now it did shock my world, but I was also somewhat prepared financially to live a few months without a steady check, and I was able to work some light construction to stretch out my savings until I was ready and found a job that I wanted to take. Now I don’t say this lightly, you need to be prepared to do many things, and a ninja of old had no one to rely on, other than himself and family. They knew how to do basic medical treatments and first aid, they farmed or knew what they could forage on a mission, they could be financially prepared , communication skills, etc. All skills that have fallen off our training and life as we become so much more beholden to technology. I am not trying to be a doomsayer or a technophobe, I love technology and use it for all it’s worth, but I also have a few back up plans incase my tech goes down. I teach my scouts basic orienteering skills and one of them said to me “I will just use my GPS and find my way out” well on a recent trip there was no GPS signal and yes we relied on a map and compass!

But back to condition yellow, are you aware of what is going on around you on a daily basis and are you making plans to be prepared for whatever is coming your way? If not take a moment to work on the following skills:

  1. Financial – 3 months cash put away in case you need it quick have some of it out of the bank and in your home.
  2. Medical skills – Take a CPR/First aid class. I cannot tell you how many times I have helped or administered first aid to someone.
  3. Weapon skills – Augment your training with your EDC weapons whenever possible. Take a firearms handling class so you are more prepared and trained than your opponent
  4. Basic survival skills – firebuilding, shelter building, water purification. Know these three things and you will be a lot better off than 80% of the population
  5. Become self reliant! (more posts coming on this one)

Alright, I have left you with a lot to get going on, but do not forget the primary lesson here is Condition Yellow mindset in all things. You will thank me for this reminder someday when something goes to hell in your day and you were able to deal with it effectively!

Bufu Ikkan