The true techniques of the ninja are taught in secrecy. Whenever a ninja thought of new techniques, they would write it down into makimono or scrolls for the next generation's ninja.

1. Dressing the Part

Dressing the Part

Understand the style. The contemporary ninja varies from the classic perception portrayed by movies. The formal gown worn by the ninja is an all black gown with a covered face. In action, a ninja acts more like a chameleon than a warrior.

  • There are many articles that tell you ninja clothes (shinobi shozoku) should be tight-fitting to avoid making noise. The clothes should instead fit your body in a loose style.

2. Practice Nuki Ashi.

Practice Nuki Ashi.

This is one of the techniques of Shinobi Aruki. It is very useful for moving across creaky floor boards and the like. Start in a low crouching position with your arms extended for balance. Put most of your weight on the front leg. Move the back leg from the rear and swing it close to your other leg so it barely touches at the ankles.

  • Extend the moving leg forward and use it to feel for any creaky floor boards. Then starting from the outer edge of your foot, ease your weight onto that leg.