I have to ask and keep in mind that I have no Ninja background, however I have been told in that if you trace the ninja history back you would find that they were not great fighters like amercan portays them. I was told they had great abilites in steath tach. they were poor fighters so they used the steath to kill their opponet to keep from fighting them. I can see with the all black uniforms and the differant weapons they have to climb, throw, swing, ect.. that this might be true. I am not trying to insult or down grad the system I just would like the oppinon of someone who trained in ninju to inform me if this is true or if their is merrit to this belief?