When I got my itching to do martial arts again, I found out there was a Ninjutsu club near me. I went along to see what they did. Spoke to the instructor too. He taught both Ninjutsu and Toshindo. Is Toshindo a style of Ninjutsu like Wado Ryu is a style of Karate? I know it was developed by Steven K Hayes. This lead to him telling me about the Bujinkan. The way he put it was that they seem to be the global organisation that people have to join to train in recognised Ninjutsu - is this the case or are there other training organisations? Do people not have small ninjutsu schools, or do they all belong to the Bujinkan? This seems a bit 'Mafia-esque' to me. How many of the Ninja arts do modern day Ninjutsu (or even Toshindo) schools teach? Horse riding?, poison mixing?! Is it just the weapons, and hand to hand fighting skills that are taught? I would still love to do some ninjutsu training, but I want to focus on my karate for now. If i were to find a train partner near me that would be great!