Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Ninja Uniform. Ninja Suit Overview.

Ninjutsu Training Uniform or Suit.  For Iga or Koga Ninjutsu.

Uniform of the Ninja

Author: txymartialarts

The Ninja uniform consists of: (a) Black Ski Mask, as camouflage paint or "blacking" of the face is time consuming and cannot be quickly removed. (b) Black overjacket, often reversible to disguise the appearance. (c) Black Belt or sash. (d) Black Coveralls, with blousing ties at the wrists, elbows, knees, and ankles. And, (e) Black Tabi, split toed socks made for wearing with sandals. The soft sole of these protects the feet and helps muffle the sounds of walking.

The traditional uniform also included the hakima which is a divided skirt for formal wear, leggings, and a light tunic of chain mail.

The costume of the Ninja was called Shinobi Shokozu. The blousing ties at the joints could serve to slightly numb the body to take impact in hand to hand combat by tightening them slightly. Or, as tourniquets to stop bleeding if the agent were slashed during swordplay.

Black is considered the "traditional" color because it was used by the Kabuki stage handlers. Theatergoers were expected to ignore the "shadow" figure, which used many of the same techniques employed today for espionage, to move invisibly about the stage. But, solid black "stands out" at night among the true shadows cast by moon and torchlight. Therefore, most Ninja schools used brown, gray, or red uniforms.

Red had the advantage of being black at night, with no sunlight to reflect the crimson color; a fact known only to those who studied light and shadow as a Neolithic science. When it came into the firelight, however, the color returned

This trick was also used by the Spartans of ancient Greece, who wore red capes to frighten the enemy and conceal any wounds they might receive in battle.

Only the Ninja stood between the peasants and the princes. Only they could pass through walls and strike at the heart of the enemy camp. That is why it is forbidden to use this Art for personal gain. That is why it is full of hidden philosophical lessons. In this way the Ninja is protected by the armor of righteousness, and can do no wrong.

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