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Recommended Equipment


Check out Ninjutsu clothing recommended for training:

 


Good quality Gi from Playwell; the keikogi jacket is made of a heavyweight woven cotton, that will last indefinitely. Made for Judo practice, so it is very hard wearing. These gis come in height sizes of 10: i.e. 160cm, 170cm, 180cm, etc… Choose the size closest to your height. So a 169cm person should go for a 170cm. The rule of thumb is that if you are a 5 (i.e. 175) or over you go for the size up (in this example it would be 180cm). If you are a 4 or under (i.e.174), you go for the size beneath (in this example 170cm).


If you are on a budget, or want a lightweight Gi for summer training, this is a good option. Made from a poly-cotton blend and one of the cheapest on the market, but in my opinion slightly better made than the competition gis. The same sizing rules apply: These gis come in height sizes of 10: i.e. 160cm, 170cm, 180cm, etc… Choose the size closest to your height. So a 169cm person should go for a 170cm. The rule of thumb is that if you are a 5 (i.e. 175) or over you go for the size up (in this example it would be 180cm). If you are a 4 or under (i.e.174), you go for the size beneath (in this example 170cm).



Top of the line indoor tabi handmade from leather. These are rather expensive, but will often last longer than the usual canvas tabi. Sized in the japanese method, which is the cm measurement from your longest toe to your heel. They need to be close fitting and will stretch over time. Do not buy them to big.


Training weapons


Check out these recommended Ninjutsu Training weapons:


Basic wooden tanto (training knife).


Basic wooden Bokken (training sword)



Beautiful Beech Jo staff (4 foot staff).


Saya (Scabbard) to go with Bokken above.

Recommended Reading



One of Soke Hatsumi’s first published books, with great photo breakdowns of each hanbo technique.


The follow on to ‘Stick Fighting’ is a more complex work on the bo staff.



Kacem’s book on the history of the Ninja.


Soke Hatsumi’s take on the Ninja’s past.

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Fantastic book on Kukishinden Sword!


A personal favourite; exploring techniques from the 9 schools.