Welcome to the teachings of the Gyokku Ninja Shizoku, a tradition of wisdom that is five thousand years old.
Many are the misconceptions that surround the Ninja; most persistent, perhaps, of these, is the image of the Ninja as shadowy black-clad warriors who stalk the night with implacable will. Yet the warrior is only one aspect of the Ninja. Just as important is the seeker after enlightenment, the being who dwells in harmony with all that is.
Not many know that Ninjutsu, the Way of the Ninja, had its beginnings not in Japan, but in the mist-clad icy wastes and peaks of the Himalayas. Here the ancient holders of the wisdom developed a shining world in which they honed their bodies and minds to perfection, and pursued the attainment of immortality in the mortal element. Here they sought to understand the universe and all that is, and to exist in harmony with it all. This was the origin, and indeed, the great age of the Way.
What then, does it mean to be ninja today?
Today, the ninja is indeed a warrior capable of survival against overwhelming odds, a master of stealth, lethal technique and weaponry. But a ninja is also one who can look into the eyes of the stars... and understand their existence; a person in complete harmony with a cosmos.
This site represents the Gyokku Ninja Shizoku of Japan, most traditional of all the ninja shizoku. This site also represents the schools of philosophy and wisdom in the Himalayas from which the Way originally sprang.