Archive for May, 2012

CHOHO – Modern application to Internet search skills

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

An untapped wealth of information lies at your fingertips, yes that is the Internet. Now being able to successfully search and filter the information you need is a modern application of the Ninja’s Choho skill. By understanding how to focus your search on particular items, you can quickly weed out many superfluous bits of useless information, thereby speeding up your search. What follows are two examples to you improve your utilization of the Google Search engine.

1)      Exact Words and Phrases

One of the most basic and widely known search tricks is to utilize “quotation” marks to search for an exact phrase or term. For example, perform the following search and you’ll only get pages that contain the word “Ninjutsu” followed by the word “Training”

2)      Excluding a Word

Now if you are looking to exclude a word in your search the minus sign will allow you to specify words that shouldn’t appear in your results.

For example, if you’re looking for pages about Ninjutsu that don’t mention Online, use the following search: Ninjutsu -Online

Ok, very simple techniques that you can use to improve your Modern application of Choho, which reminds me, I am now up to 75 pages in the new upcoming Choho E-Book coming out soon. This book will cover a wealth of information gathering skills, network establishment, and of course modern application of ancient strategies and tactics of the ancient ninja. So stay tuned.


Bufu Ikkan



Put Aside Five Things

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

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Words by Hatsumi Sensei

“There are five things that you have to leave to the side for practicing the martial arts and also in life in general. This is what Takamatsu Sensei told me as well.

First, put aside anger and fury.

Secondly, guard against your heart becoming to soft and allowing laziness to enter into your heart.

Third, put aside ambition and avarice. If you allow yourself to get to fixed on one particular thing you loose sight of reality in general.

Fourth, another thing you must leave to the side is thinking that you are better then you are and that there is nothing more for you to learn.

Fifth, also leave to the side suspicions and doubts and recognize where these suspicions and doubts come from so you can be able to not be influenced from them.”

“These five points have their origins in Buddhism and that you really do have to understand these in order to practice fully the martial arts or life in general.

Ask yourself how do you practice the martial arts correctly?”