Special Programs - July

Living Ninja Legend

Masaaki Hatsumi

Saturday, July 2 23:10
Sunday, July 3 5:10/ 10:10/ 17:10 (UTC)


Masaaki Hatsumi, 84 years old, is a living ninja in modern times.
As the grandmaster of Togakure-ryu, an amazing legacy of ninja's martial arts, left and remained throughout the history of 900 years, has drawn attention from FBI and other government agencies as ultimate survival skills of dodging enemy attacks and saving one's life.
Most of Hatsumi's disciples and his followers are estimated at more than 100,000 in the world. His ninjutsu is now even taught at the university in California as a regular course. At age of 27, Hatsumi became an apprentice of a ninjutsu mentor and inherited the position after 15 years of grueling training. He bolstered his reputation during his journey abroad, with fierce fighters and soldiers being no match for him. We will look at the life of the world-renowned grandmaster and his legendary techniques in wonder.


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