- Sep 22, 2017
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Well Frank the Kanji 忍者 also has kun reading as well as the Hanzi used in China . Interesting since there are Koryu schools that have Ninjutsu in their curriculm.Well first off Ninjutsu is a 20th Century term and certainly not a budo lineage contrary to any assertion or assumption. Koga is a medieval term designating a Japanese region and Yamabushi is an indigenous people within that region I never made such a claim other than it is a Ryu (flows from) root source. The Tanaka line remains unbroken and one soke still teaching its Koryu ways is Emikio Tanaka ho resides in Japan and has a prominent school. The argument Gendai remains purer is that to be Gendai one has to keep evolving and modern evolution of ways of the ninja is in compliance with guiding philosophy preached by its ancient predecesors
Ok Koga is an area, though correctly said as Koka, Yamabushi is a religious sect who in history may have had a small influence on ninjutsu, However there is no support that there is any Yamabushi sects that were called Koga Yamabushi ninjutsu, did something refered to as Koga Yamabushi ninjutsu, further more into the 20th century, it is highly doubtful that anyone who is practicing Shugendo has much information or martial application pertaining to ninjutsu. In most situations when naming a ryuha it has a person's name rather than something as odd as Koga Yamabushi ninjutsu. All I could find on an Tanaka Emikio is she lives in Nagasaki but there are quite a lot of people with that name so who knows. If it is prominent as you say, then in Koryu circles it should be well known as that is what prominent means.
Well in Koryu the forms may not be changing however, Koryu does Goshinjutsu techniques that can be applied in modern times.