Mayonaka Hana 真夜中花Meaning of Name:
Midnight Flowers *Nickname:
Shinibana 死花 (Death Flowers) Sex:
Deep blue greyHair Color:
Indigo blackType of Build/Body:
Lean athletic and well built. Height:
Champloo, blending hip-hop and her own fighting styles to create her own 'Champloo'
Ninjutsu (忍術?) sometimes used interchangeably with the term ninpō (忍法?) is the martial art, strategy, and tactics of unconventional warfare and guerrilla warfare as well as the art of espionage purportedly practiced by the shinobi (commonly known outside of Japan as ninja).
While there are several styles of modern ninjutsu, the historical lineage of these styles is disputed. According to Bujinkan members, Ninja Jūhakkei ("the eighteen disciplines") were first stated in the scrolls of Togakure-ryū. They became definitive for all ninjutsu schools.
Ninja jūhakkei was often studied along with Bugei Jūhappan (the "eighteen samurai fighting art skills"). Though some are used in the same way by both samurai and ninja, other techniques were used differently by the two groups.
The 18 disciplines are:
Seishinteki kyōyō – spiritual refinement
Taijutsu – unarmed combat
Kenjutsu – sword techniques
Bōjutsu – stick and staff techniques
Sōjutsu – spear techniques
Naginatajutsu – naginata techniques
Kusarigamajutsu – kusarigama techniques
Shurikenjutsu – throwing weapons techniques
Kayakujutsu – pyrotechnics
Hensōjutsu – disguise and impersonation
Shinobi-iri – stealth and entering methods
Bajutsu – horsemanship
Sui-ren – water training
Bōryaku – tactics
Chōhō – espionage
Intonjutsu – escaping and concealment
Tenmon – meteorology
Chi-mon – geography
The name of the discipline of taijutsu (体術?), literally means "body skill" or "body art". Historically, the word taijutsu is often (in Japan) used interchangeably with jujutsu (as well as many other terms) to refer to a range of grappling skills. The term is also used in the martial art of aikido to distinguish the unarmed fighting techniques from other (e.g. stick fighting) techniques.
The following tools may not be exclusive to the ninja, but they are commonly associated with the practice of ninjutsu.
Composite and articulated weapons
Kusarigama - kama linked to a weight, either by a long rope or chain
Kyoketsu shoge - hooked rope-dart, featuring a metal ring on the opposite end
Kusari-fundo, also known as manriki or manriki-gusari - a chain and weight weapon.
Kakute - rings resembling modern wedding bands with concealed, often poison-tipped spines, typically worn by kunoichi and enabling ninja to quietly strangle enemies with the pointed ends against the neck or throat
Shobo - a jabbing or piercing weapon, similar in shape to kubotan and yawara, but often featuring a center grip ring
Shuriken - various small hand held weapons including "throwing stars" that could be used to stab, slash or they could be thrown
Tekko - an earlier version of brass knuckles
Tessen - a folding fan with an iron frame. it could be used to club, or cut and slash the enemy
Jutte - A weapon similar to the Sai
Modified tool weapons
Kunai - multi-purpose tool
Shikoro - used as a tool for opening doors and stabbing or slashing
Fukiya - Japanese blowgun, typically firing poison darts
Makibishi/tetsubishi - the Japanese type of caltrop
Shuriken - various small hand held weapons including throwing stars and throwing darts that could be used to stab, slash or they could be thrown
Yumi and Ya - traditional Japanese bow and arrow
Bo-hiya (Japanese fire arrow) - fire arrow
Tekagi-shuko and Neko-te - hand "claw" weapons
Staffs and polearms
Hanbo, bō, jō, and tambo - various sized staff weapons
Yari - traditional Japanese spear that's similar to the naginata
Nagamaki - pole arm with roughly equal length blade and handle
Naginata - traditional Japanese pole-arm used by women and samurai (example: women might protect their home with a naginata)
Katana - a long curved and single-edged sword, more commonly used by samurai (or ninja disguised as samurai)
Wakizashi - short sword that can be hidden on the ninja's body, also a backup weapon
Ninjato - short-bladed straight sword, fictional ninja sword
Tantō - dagger
Kaiken (dagger)- Similar to the tantō
Bokken - traditional wooden sword use in Japanese martial arts
Shinai - bamboo sword used in kendo
Kaginawa or grappling hook - climbing and Hojojutsu composite tool that also functioned as a makeshift gaff hook weapon
Shinobi shōzoku - the reputed ninja clothing.
Ono (weapon) - Japanese axe and hatchetAttitude/Personality:
She carries herself with the air of a Samurai but is much more then that. Cold ruthless when she wants to be. Not about to let anyone push her around and yet she's not hot tempered. More like cool dark and reserved much akin to the depths of night for which she was named. She can be as mysterious or as welcoming depending on how you fit in with her. Images For character: BackgroundHistory:
Her mother was a Ninja and her father a Samurai so unlike many she grew up learning how to use not only both swords but how to evade dodge go unseen and even how to survive just about anything a master of stealth by the age of ten she works hard at keeping her head in all situations. While her sister was shipped off to the local temple to train not much of a warrior and prone to tears the sisters were separated for a while.
Her becoming a Ronin throwing away her Samurai training and ninja torture came about when her sister feel into danger having been claimed to have forsaken all of her oaths and done something she should not have done Mayo broke in and saved her from her fate taking her out on the road and traveling. Searching for the one who corrupted the temples view on Toki and to bring her back with her name cleared.
Neither can return to there home right now but if she clears Toki's name at least her sister can go home and live a normal life she however will never be able to return to a normal life using all of her Ninja and Samurai training to keep them out of harms way...........