Episode 12: Physical Abilities of the Ninja

Jumping down from 15-meter heights. Running 100 kilometers in a day. These are just some of the feats that the ninja were said to be capable of. And if these are true, how did they acquire their physical strength, agility and mental fortitude? We'll meet with the last true ninja to learn about their training methods, and analyze a traditional running style that could make a comeback.

For greater finger strength, the ninja lifted bales of rice with their fingers.
An unusual training method was used to strengthen the ankles.
The ninja are said to have used a running style called "nanba running" to quickly cover long distances.
What is "nanba running?" Join us to find out!