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Kunoichi weapons 

NEKO-TE

The Neko-te were usually used by the kunoichi (female ninja).

The weapon is strong iron fingernails that were fastened into leather bands fitted on the fingers, and resembled claws (not like that of of the shuko, ashiko) and were also dipped in poisons. The eyes were a favorite spot for slashing.

KAKUTE

The Kakute were rings that the kunoichi wore that were dipped in poison. The rings could be made out of metals, and tempered wood.

The ninja would quietly strangle enemies with the ring stuck in their neck. It was far less messy then using a sword, and left very little evidence on how the victim died.

The Essence Of Ninjutsu

My parents are the Heavan and the Earth,

My home is my body,

My power is my loyalty,

My magic is my training,

My life and death is breathing,

My body is control,

My eyes are the sun and the moon,

My ears are sensitivity,

My laws are self protection,

My strength is adaptability,

My ambition is taking every opportunity with fullness,

My friend is my mind,

My enemy is carelessness,

My protection is right action,

My weapons are everything that exists,

My strategy is one foot infront of the other,

My way is Ninjutsu.

Kamae

Listen young ninja,

Kamae is not simply a place from where to start your techniques. It is your weapon.
When you hold a sword you don’t clutch it closely and pray your enemy stays away.

You point that mother fucker in his face and tell him that you are going to put it through his heart.

Kamae is the same thing. Don’t hide behind it. Not yet anyway.

It is your weapon. Put your hands up and know that you are going to crush him with those same hands. With that same spirit.
Kamae is a physical manifestation of your fighting spirit. You don’t fight with techniques. You fight with Kamae.

Only the uneducated are truly unarmed.