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At the beginning and end of each class the Ninniku Seishin or spiritual code of the Ninja is chanted in Japanese to align the heart with heaven.

Ninniku Seishin

Ninja seishin towa,
shin shin shiki o shinobu,
ninniku seishin o konpon to suru
chujoku o shinon deurami o hojisaru,
nintai seishin o yasinau kotoni hajimaru mono de aru,
nin towa, kokoro no ueni yaiba o oite,
yaiba de hito kizatsuketari,
suruyona monodewa naku,
kajo waraku,
hana no gotoki joi o motte,
heiwa o tanoshimu mono de aru,
yueni,
tai o motte shizen ni aite no ken o sake,
sugata o kesu,
kyojitsu tenkan no myo o e,
iccho kuni no tametoke,
gi no tameni,
chi, sui, ka, fu, ku no,
dai shizen o riyoshite,
aite o seisuru kotoga,
ninja no konpon gensoku de aru.

Ninniku Seishin (English)


The spirit of the Ninja; Body, Mind and Conscience as one enduring all.
This is the principle of the forbearing spirit.


First bear all humiliation, denounce ill will and resentment, raising the spirit to acquire the virtue of patience.


Take not the meaning of Nin to be the blade before the heart, but learning that the heart of the flower, is one of peace and harmony, and like love and affection there is happiness in peace.

Consequentially, one's body will naturally evade the opponent's sword, disappearing;


The miracle of Truth and Falsehood in diversionary tactics.


For one's Country, for Justice, using the elements of nature,
Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, and Air, to subdue one's opponent.


This philosophy being the essence of the ninja spirit (Ninniku seishin).