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Walking Silently like a Ninja

The sandals worn by Samurai warriors were not that much different than traditional wooden Japanese sandals of the time. Still, an important aspect of any footwear the Samurai wore was the ability to maintain a good balance while wearing the sandals. Often the Samurai's toes - encased in a sock of some sort - would extend beyond the front of the sandals. This allowed the Samurai to better grasp the ground and move swiftly and gracefully.

Down below are a variety of Samurai related sandals for sale, but I thought you might like to know a tip on how to walk silently like a Ninja... Here is the first step in mastering that skill:


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In martial arts, footwork is very important. The farther along one gets in training, you'll find the greater sensitivity you have towards the dynamics of walking and placement of balance. This, obviously, expands into how to walk more silently, more stealthily for Ninjutsu training, but it all has a foundation in movement and how to move well.

One thing you can explore, just from a basic perspective, is when you are walking, walk slowly, in the beginning, and practice placing your toes and the ball of your foot down before you actually place the heel down and walk.

Then with the other foot shift your weight slowly, picking your knee up, placing the toes down, almost like you're going to place your toes onto a rug or into some grass, under some leaves, and then letting the weight come down slowly onto your heel.

Practice shifting that weight and explore how you can move more efficiently your balance between one foot and the other using this type of movement. You'll find that as you get better and better at this that you're more aware of how to walk and to be more silent. There, now you know a little bit about how to walk in martial arts and in Ninjutsu...

As found on Youtube - You can see the video for this information, visually, in the news section below.


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Serena Williams, Kobe Bryant and More Athletes Get New Kyrie Irving Sneakers for Christmas - Footwear News
Posted on Monday December 26, 2016


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Serena Williams, Kobe Bryant and More Athletes Get New Kyrie Irving Sneakers for Christmas
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Kyrie Irving's new signature sneakers get their officially release today, but Nike warmed things up on Christmas Day with a special launch of “Samurai” colorway for the holidays. The sneakers sold out just as quickly as Irving's last-second shot sealed ...

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Luxury Travel Redefined: New Tokyo Hotel Gives You Real Taste Of Japanese Culture - Forbes
Posted on Wednesday April 05, 2017


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Luxury Travel Redefined: New Tokyo Hotel Gives You Real Taste Of Japanese Culture
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Serving platters were hand crafted from centuries old timbers that once framed the home of a samurai warlord, unearthed when excavating the site. Hotel floors are made of Japanese chestnut ... The shoe removal ryokan tradition is part of a bigger ...

Samurai Jack: The essential episodes - Polygon
Posted on Thursday March 02, 2017


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Samurai Jack: The essential episodes
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After 13 years, Samurai Jack is coming back to televisions everywhere with a fifth season that promises to wrap up the journey of the foolish samurai warrior wielding a magic sword, once and for all. Whether you're an old fan looking to refresh your ...

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Meet the Samurai of Fukushima - Bloomberg
Posted on Tuesday July 26, 2016


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Meet the Samurai of Fukushima
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Every July, hundreds of people in the Soma district of Fukushima, Japan, become samurai for three days as part of the Soma Nomaoi festival. The celebration, which sees horse-riding participants don elaborate armor, aims to recreate scenes from the ...

Deborah Cook's Costume Design for 'Kubo and the Two Strings ... - Footwear News
Posted on Sunday February 26, 2017


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Deborah Cook's Costume Design for 'Kubo and the Two Strings ...
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For the ancient-Japan set Oscar-nominated animated movie, costume designer Deborah Cook looked at ancient and contemporary sources.

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Japanese Samurai warriors captured in brutal pictures | Daily Mail ... - Daily Mail
Posted on Thursday January 26, 2017


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Japanese Samurai warriors captured in brutal pictures | Daily Mail ...
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The fascinating set of photographs date back to the 19th century and include pictures of warriors posing for the cameras and staging Harakiri, or Seppuku, which ...

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How Steve Madden Is Paying Homage to a Group of NYC Entrepreneurs - Footwear News
Posted on Tuesday November 29, 2016


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How Steve Madden Is Paying Homage to a Group of NYC Entrepreneurs
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Tim Coppens Previews Spring '17 Collection & Under Armour Partnership - Footwear News
Posted on Monday July 11, 2016


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Tim Coppens Previews Spring '17 Collection & Under Armour Partnership
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In June, he was appointed creative director of a new sportswear line at Under Armour. And this week, he will present his spring '17 collection at New York Fashion Week: Men's. In the lead-up to the presentation, Footwear News spoke with Coppens about ...



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