How to use a Kyoketsu Shoge Ninja Weapon

Posted 17 Jun 2013 in ninja weapons, reference, tutorial
Kyoketsu Shogi

One of the most mysterious and least understood ninja weapons of all time is the kyoketsu shoge.  Made popular by the Mortal Kombat video game and movie series, this hook and rope ninja weapon is both deadly and practical. If you search around online for tutorials about how to use the kyoketsu shoge (often pronounced shogee), you will find a lot of different people using the weapon in different ways.  Some people choose to do long range strikes with the bladed weapon while others believe the knife portion of the weapon should never leave the hand.  After watching different instructors use this weapon in various ways, I’ve come to the conclusion that this weapon could be used in whatever...

How to Make Your Own Collapsible Ninja Star

Posted 16 Jun 2011 in ninja stars, tutorial

Zachr over at Thingiverse can be thanked for his brilliant new take on the classic ninja star. With a bit of plastic, some screws, and a laser cutter, you too can follow his instructions to making this lightweight, concealable shuriken. Many thanks to Zachr for his nin-genuity (get it?) and technical prowess on getting this done. Nice work!

Creating a Throwing Star Target

Posted 07 Jun 2011 in star throwing, tutorial

So you’ve got your hands on some great throwing stars that are just begging to be thrown, but there’s just one small problem: you don’t have anything to throw them at! All is not lost my friend. There are a variety of options available to young, aspiring ninjas who are looking to put together their own gallery for throwing practice. Read on to learn some of the basic do’s and don’ts of throwing stars, as well as how you too can begin building professional shuriken targets. One quick thing to note: NEVER throw your shurikens (or any throwing weapon for that matter) at, towards, or in the general direction of anything that is living. Your throwing stars may seem...

How to Throw a Shuriken

Posted 07 Jun 2011 in star throwing, tutorial

Ready to figure out how to properly throw your ninja stars? The technique can be a little tough at first, but it doesn’t take long to get used to. The good thing about throwing stars is that they are really easy to use compared to other sharp things you might like to throw. Actually, it is kind of hard to not stick your star to your target, or the wall, if you missed. With that being said, you probably want to know how to be an accurate thrower with your shuriken and not wreck your walls (too much), right? And I don’t think you would mind knowing how to put a lot of power behind your throw either. So,...