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Part 30 – Aru Hito no Densho Yasuda Ryu Ninjutsu

Before delving into the forthcoming translated segment of the Yasuda Ryū ninjutsu densho, it is crucial to elucidate the subject of the next chapter: Okidōgu (置道具). Uncommon in the realm of ninjutsu or military strategy, this term finds its roots in the world of theater and drama. The enigmatic author of the densho appears to employ it […]

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Part 25 of the Yasuda Ryu Ninjutsu Densho – On Movements After the Attack

攻撃後の動きの事 攻撃後の帰路及び其の方向は(別の口伝あれど)その時の状況によるも、忍出たる (通ったる道)道を利用するをよしとすれど、敵に知られ、または忍が出たる道を利用せば、危険とする場合ままあり。 この時は小流または色々の地物等を利用し、これが方向を誤らぬよう注意し、予定の集結地点に速かに取り付く事。よいな。 口口伝別にあり。 The way back after an attack and the direction of the return journey (though there are other oraltraditions) will depend on the circumstances of the time, but it is better to take the road that one hastaken to get there. If the enemy knows your route, or if you use

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Part 24 of the Yasuda Ryu Ninjutsu Densho – Movements for Carrying Out Shinobi Attack Tactics

忍攻撃行の動きの事 Movements for carrying out shinobi attack tactics 攻撃行の動きは動かない目標に対する忍攻撃の場合と同なれども、昼間にして敵の一部残りし場合には、味方の者は一時分散し、忍び敵の警戒の無くなるを待ち、あらかじめ知らされて 予定の集結地に到るをよしとする事あり。その際(攻撃)うまく功をえざる場合をも考え、あらかじめその動き(味方)をきめ、どのようなる場合に遭遇せるも、指揮連絡を定め置く事とする事。 The movements for carrying out attacks are the same as those of a shinobi attack against an unmoving target. If it is still daytime and only a portion of the enemy remains, those on your side will temporarily disperse and wait until the enemy shinobi

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