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peteswann
10-15-2002, 07:28 AM
:freaky: Hi all, I am trying to find some books on shuriken - jutsu or do - but seem to be having trouble!! All the ones people have recommended seem to be out of print!!

Plus, does anyone know anywhere in the uk that it is taught?
(have had a discussion about this on Aikido-l as well, but there are folk here who don't subscribe to the list that might be able to give me some more ideas!!) :D

Pete

Jonathan Lewis
10-15-2002, 08:17 AM
I havent been to the UK so I can't give you any spacific places to look, however, depending on what you want out of it, you might try looking into knife throwing. If you are not restricting yourself to something from Japanese culture in this, you might find more there than many would expect.

akiy
10-15-2002, 10:11 AM
Actually, knife throwing in and of itself would probably be pretty close to using a shuriken than most Westerners think, as some shuriken were more like small knives or spikes ("bo-gata shuriken" or "stick-shaped shuriken") than those star-like things ("sha ken" or "wheel blade") you might see in Bill and Bob's Martial Arts Supplies Store.

-- Jun

Genex
10-16-2002, 05:34 AM
Hey, you've been to bill and bobs too?

did they rip you off on those damn Import tanto's ?

anyhoo, ask a ninja he'll be able to tell you but he'll have to kill you afterwards...

shuriken (http://homepage.ntlworld.com/mahoutsukai/archive/shuriken.html)

try here and here

buyme! (http://www.buyubooks.com/product_details.cfm?id=10095)

these should help.

if all else fails just do a search on google.co.uk or lycos.co.uk or even yahoo.co.uk you'll find tonns of stuff.

pete

Creature_of_the_id
10-17-2002, 07:22 AM
Hi Pete,

if there is a ninjitsu school in your area, then they should teach it.

A friend I train with also does ninjitsu and he had to pick two schools of technique to train in.one of the options he could choose from was shuriken jutsu. He didn't pick that as it happens.

I'll be seeing him tonight and I'll ask if his dojo is part of a british federation or anything like that, to see if he can get a list of dojos.

have you had any luck since you originally posted this?

peteswann
10-17-2002, 07:41 AM
Hi Pete,

if there is a ninjitsu school in your area, then they should teach it.

A friend I train with also does ninjitsu and he had to pick two schools of technique to train in.one of the options he could choose from was shuriken jutsu. He didn't pick that as it happens.

I'll be seeing him tonight and I'll ask if his dojo is part of a british federation or anything like that, to see if he can get a list of dojos.

have you had any luck since you originally posted this?
Not sure about ninjutsu but I'll see!! Not had a lot of luck however, the Knife Throwing idea has thrown up a rather interesting book and some very nice looking blades that are available in the uk!! :D

Thanks for asking your friend too BTW!! And to those who have passed idea on!!

Pete