defined the contemporary ninjas as members of a tight knit clan
same goals. From the end of the 16th century, the Edo Shogunate developed the system of Onmitsu (Tokugawa Ninja). Many
of our ancestors
served in the system. Some were samurai generalists
with expertise in matters
of stealth and combat. Some were
specialists, becoming adept at social skills,
fine arts, interaction with nature,
etc. They believed in divisions of work, and
had his or her expertise. All worked to keep law and order and peace of
the country. All sought
to maintain "balance" or peace of mind in life to survive
themselves to heighten their
awareness and perseverance.
Still today the ninjas, in striving to reach their
goals, develop the individual persons and sensibility to survival. They protect
others, stand up for freedoms, and build a
great community of friends. Our
ultimate goal is to reach and follow the path to
" σ (Ku)" or no-self, where there is no conflict. The ethics
principles for our value judgement is now termed Ninshido, the
Code of Ninshi.
As we recognize our
ancestors as shinobi-samurai (i.e. ninshi Em)
Our Ryuha (school) ¬
Because of its assimilation of various aspects of the other
martial art forms,
we have decided to call the arts of our clan "Musashi-ryu".
Our martial arts
comprise one part of our comprehensive arts known
as Musashi-ryu Ninpo.
What we offer
Our ancestors made
efforts for peace-keeping in the country, so we feel
it our mission to work for the same cause. And we hope to help
build a bridge for
international friendship by introducing the
fundamental spirit which underlies
in our shinobi culture.