Who doesn’t want to be a ninja?
Just when you think it was impossible, Japan produced its very first ninja studies graduate.
Genichi Mitsuhashi est le premier Japonais à avoir passé avec succès son examen de…ninja ! Âgé de 45 ans, il aura…
Genichi Mitsuhashi has spent the past two years learning the skills and traditions of the feudal martial arts agents.
The 45-year-old completed the master’s course at Mie University in central Japan, the region considered the home of the ninja.
According to AFP, Mitsuhashi took the practical aspect of being a ninja to heart, and had researched historical documents pertaining to the arts. “I read that ninjas worked as farmers in the morning and trained in martial arts in the afternoon,” he said.
After learning this, Mitsuhashi grew vegetables while working on his martial arts techniques, in addition to copious ninja study in the classroom.
He also learned kung fu and a Japanese martial art known as Shorinji Kempo, and teaches ninja skills at his own dojo and runs a local inn while pursuing his PhD.
Mie University, who set up the world’s first research centre devoted to the ninja in 2017, officially opened a graduate course in 2018. It is located in Iga, a city once home to many ninja. As of now, the programme allows only 3 students to enrol per year.
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