Ancient martial arts

A. Vine avine at ENG.SUN.COM
Fri Aug 27 18:38:57 UTC 1999

>From the Merriam-Webster Word of the Day site today

Ninjas originated in the mountains of Japan
about 800 years ago as practitioners of ninjutsu, a martial
art sometimes called "the art of stealth" or "the art of
invisibility." They often served as military spies and were
trained in disguise, concealment, geography, meteorology,
medicine, and other martial arts.

I am particularly interested in geography as a martial art.  I wonder how that
would go - brisk hiking up steep slopes, crushing the rocks beneath one's feet?
What would the medical training instructor be like, John Belushi as "Samurai


Andrea Vine
Sun-Netscape Alliance messaging i18n architect
avine at
I always wanted to be an architect. }sigh{  Of course, I _am_ an architect.

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