Ninjitsu (or ninjutsu
) is Japanese
for "nothingness techniques
". The martial art
of the ninja
. As the ninjas were assassins
and tried to avoid confrontation they didn't have that much emphasis on fighting skills
as other martial arts and therefore the hand-to-hand techniques are not that sophisticated
. A ninja also needed to know about espionage
, poisons and other assassination methods, infiltration
and of course weapons.
Nowadays ninjitsu is focused on empty hands techniques and weapons for obvious reasons.