In the 1980's in America, the country experienced a short-lived obsession with the Japanese art of ninjitsu, also known as ninja (this actually references to the practitioners of ninjitsu). In fact, the fad also included other Japanese martial arts, including karate. The fad spawned many things, including:

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (actually a pretty cool show)
  • Countless American Ninja movies, all horrid
  • The Karate Kid (Mr. Miyagi was cool, Daniel wasn't)
  • Beverly Hills Ninja (that was a bit later, but I still include this)
  • There are many others, I just can't think of them all right now.
  • Quite an interesting fad. Ninjas sure look pretty cool, but as a practical self defense martial art, it probably doesn't do too much. It did however cause massive increases in enrollment at martial art dojos around the country.

    They get cool uniforms too. I want one of suits. They rock. With the mask and boots and shit.

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