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
). 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.