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Becoming a Ninja

We know you dream of being a ninja who kicks the bad guy's butt (come on - who doesn't?) so check out what it takes!

Ninjas - Silent But Deadly

Ninjas are silent spies who can never show their faces. So except for a small slit around the eyes, cover up in head-to-toe black or some other dark color. The ninja suit has tons of pockets to store weapons such as shuriken (throwing stars) and nunchuks (two sticks connected by a short chain or rope). Ninjas also wear a special type of boot that looks like mittens. It separates the big toe from the rest to make it easier to grip when climbing trees and scaling walls.

Ninjas - The Art of Stealth

It's easy to get the look, but it takes hard work and discipline to become a true ninja. Can you walk, run and jump without making a sound? Can you enter a room without attracting attention? If you can, then you're already halfway there! Ninjas study a form of martial arts called ninjutsu, which means "the art of stealth." Back in feudal Japan, they learned spy techniques such as gathering information, non-detection (appearing "invisible") and escape. There were 18 ninjutsu skills they had to master before becoming a ninja, like sword fighting, disguise and impersonation, training in water, and archery. Today's study of ninjutsu no longer focuses on espionage techniques but on self-defense, just like tae kwon do and karate. You can learn a modernized and westernized version of ninjutsu called To-Shin Do at the Quest Centers, which are located across the US.

Ninjas - Did U Know?

  • In 14th-century Japan, ninjas were warriors who were hired for covert operations such as assassination and sabotage.
  • Think ninjas can really fly, turn into animals, multiply themselves, or disappear into thin air? They can't - ninjas simply encouraged these rumors to make people believe they were extraordinary figures.
  • Ninjas are extremely popular in books, movies and video games like Mortal Kombat and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
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Essential Ninja Weapon?

  • Nunchuks.
  • Throwing stars.
  • Sword.
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bffeaea
bffeaea posted in Friends:
I don't know you and I'm not exactly sure how you act, but being friendly is definitely the way to go. Don't change yourself for ANYBODY. Especially someone who you don't need to impress. Speaking of impressing, don't try, do. If you are telling a story and that happens to impress them than that's great! But don't go out of your way to try to make yourself look awesome because I'm sure you already are. Be yourself. But the most important thug now you can do is not try to make a million friends. Because personally I would rather have one AWESOME friend than a million ok friends. I hope this helped. :)
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HoneyHamstern
HoneyHamstern posted in Friends:
Be yourself and most important of all, be kind. You will get great friends by doing so. Being popular doesn't always mean being nice; sometimes people tend to be rude and bossy to be "popular" and that isn't good. But if you participate or even start a group at school, at the library or somewhere important in the community (community service like the Rotary Club is a good way to start for kids and teens) can be a great way to meet friends and share your happiness.
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esthery27
"f3rr3tgal" wrote:dear dish-it,        I absolutely love my family but... my dad has these headaches  where if they are really bad i can not say anything right he will get really mad. i don't know what to do i really hate being yelled at by my  dad and i love him soo much !!!! what do i do?  [s:sm3/1jvp]                                                       thanks,                                                            f3rr3tgal Tell him that you love him and you understand he's suffering but you really don't like it when he yells at you. You can write a note or a card to him. I'm sure he'll understand. And of course if needed see a doctor so that he'll know what to do to deal with those headaches.
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esthery27
esthery27 posted in Friends:
You won't want to be, it's exhausting. Just be happy the way you are and don't care about what others think or say about you.
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GiddyUpGecko
GiddyUpGecko posted in Friends:
What if you just aren't populr, and you want to be???  :(
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