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    Modernization of Ninjutsu

    Its kind of like Judo ne waza to me through the lens of bjj. Having such a short time on the ground I think forces you to be really quick with the submissions. No dilly dallying. I did actually get to try a bit of sumo at a festival in Little Tokyo years ago. It was super fun and the actual...
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    Modernization of Ninjutsu

    Thats a good point. I think that aspect of sumo is in some ways closer to a brawl than any kind of sparring. It also does show someone how difficult it is to time some of those techniques against a fully committed opponent
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    Modernization of Ninjutsu

    True. Id personally be a bit wary of any kind of in house training of an art that I hadnt already had fairly comprehensive formal training in under a qualified instructor. But I live in an area inundated with judo and bjj so I can be a bit more picky in that regard. If that werent the case...
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    Modernization of Ninjutsu

    Yes, you are absolutely right. But I wasn't trying to address the whole samurai/ninja thing, which may not have come across so apologies on that. My main point was more along the lines of, if you want to modernize ninjutsu or (x-kan training) as the OP suggested, it's not so much trying to turn...
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    Modernization of Ninjutsu

    Honestly that would be enough for me. Its not like Im looking to compete in sumo tournaments. And regardless, Sumo aside there are lots of other options for people looking to branch out and pressure test these days.
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    Modernization of Ninjutsu

    Thats pretty cool. Im in the states and while I know they exist, Ive never seen a sumo school anywhere near where I live. it genuinely seems like it would be a lot of fun.
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    Modernization of Ninjutsu

    Ok, to better phrase that, a majority of people who I have met that train kata based arts are not interested in pressure testing, or at least the kind of pressure testing that judo style randori and/or soaring offers. But actually I think the larger point is something we can probably agree on...
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    Modernization of Ninjutsu

    Do I think the average ninja would subject themselves to that? No. But thats not exclusive to the x-kans. I think the majority of people who study kata based arts are not interested in pressure testing. But there are some, like the OP, who are. My point is that there is already a methodology...
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    Modernization of Ninjutsu

    Sorry for raising a zombie thread. The topic somewhat reminds me of a video I saw recently about early Daito Ryu practitioners testing their skills by competing in Sumo matches. Here it is in fact: I think, to an extent, for someone looking to pressure test their skills there are modern...
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