Last Ninja: “Be Able To Kill Your Students”

This article is crap… this dude might BE a ninja, but he certainly isn’t the last. First of all, I’m a ninja (I completed my training already), and so is Bobby. So I know two ninjas without even looking for them.

The teachings of Grand Master Masaaki Hatsumi echo through my head as he entreats me to attack a blackbelted disciple with a practice sword. “Always be able to kill your students,” he says.

Chilling words from a shockingly fit 76-year-old man who bills himself as the world’s last ninja and stocks his training chamber with weapons such as throwing stars and nunchucks. Especially to a neophyte whose closest brush with martial arts was watching Bruce Lee matinees as a kid.

As I cautiously raise the sword with a taut two-handed samurai grip, my sparring partner gingerly points to Hatsumi. I avert my eyes for a split second – and WHAM! The next thing I know, I’m staring at the rafters.

//www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/14434176.htm

2 thoughts on “Last Ninja: “Be Able To Kill Your Students””

  1. Dude, you need to pull a “Monkey Steals The Peach” move on this old man and rip his wrinkly old balls off. That’ll teach him to make outlandish claims.

    P.S.
    I laughed my balls off when I read your “Monkey Steals The Peach” post. I can’t even remember how I found your blog, but it has provided some good laughs.

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