Yinshen shu 隱身術 is Ninjutsu 忍術

A Japanese book showing the interchangeability of the Chinese term ‘yinshen shu’ 隱身術 and the...

Fēi Zhuǎ 飛爪 – Flying Claw

The midnight thief 夜半偷 of the Warrior Heart tradition always carried a claw under the...

Clothing and Equipment of the Midnight Thief

A silk garb of black or grey, with knee-length trousers measuring one foot and two...

‘Inside the household’ – by Bai Yansheng 白燕生

Probing: To familiarize oneself with the layout of the house and to avoid bumping into...

‘Flying eaves running walls’ – recorded by Bai Yansheng 白燕生

Feiyanzoubi 飛簷走壁 or 'flying eaves running walls' is a classic skill set of the stealth...

Dié 諜 – ‘spy/reconnaissance scout’

An important Chinese character related to the ancient Chinese arts of stealth is dié 諜...

Discussion – Chinese martial arts research and secret transmission

Les chats about secret transmission in Chinese martial arts research and practice.

Discussion – The Jiang Hu 江湖 and Chinese martial arts

Les chats about the Jiang Hu 江湖 and its connection to Chinese martial arts

Who were the Chinese Ninja?

This is a series of three videos giving a rough outline of stealth operatives across...

We start with big picture facts!

Throughout the period of our research, we have been surprised by how many Chinese concepts/facts...

Dart Launcher – Huo Nu Liu Xing Jian 火弩流星箭

Huo Nu Liu Xing Jian 火弩流星箭,lit. 'Fire crossbow shooting star arrow', is a disposable dart-launching...

Japanese swords used in China?

Little seems to be known about Japanese swords imported to China during the Ming dynasty....

Onyx and Madison – advanaced training. 2022

This is a short video with Onyx and Madison (ages 11 and 12 respectively) Yin...

Kids of 7 and 8 years old in Yin Fa 隱法 Training

A short video on the methods and practice of using chopsticks as a projectile weapon.

Shuhe 裋褐 – Chinese clothing across millennia

The Shùhè 裋褐 is the traditional Han Chinese working class clothing of the Northern region...

The Penetrators 通士

The stealth operatives behind the mask of mystery.

Fei Biao 飛鏢 – A mini documentary

A mini documentary we made some years ago on fei biao 飛鏢 (fei biu 飛鏢...

A look at life in the old kung fu schools!

We filmed the video below in the years around 1999-2000. It is made up of...

What is a ‘style’ of Chinese martial arts?

What is a 'style' in Chinese martial arts? Liu pai in Mandarin or lau pai...

Entry to the world of the Triads and Yakuza

Les describes the events that lead up to his entry to the mysterious world of...

What is Kung Fu?

The term kung fu 功夫 was made popular through early Chinese martial arts movies that...

Chopsticks as a Projectile Weapon

A short video on the methods and practice of using chopsticks as a projectile weapon.

Elements of Yin Fa 隱法

This article explains all the different elements that make up Yin Fa 隱法 as a...

What is the Chinese Art of Stealth?

The Chinese art of stealth, or Yin Fa 隱法, is an ancient art of war...

A brief history of stealth in China.

The Chinese art of stealth initially evolved from thieves located in and around the Yellow...

Les Conn Interview – Drunken Boxing Podcast

This is a podcast interview where Les Conn discusses his martial journey

Andrew Hyder Interview #1

Andrew Hyder, archeologist and himself a long-time martial artist, interviews us on our historical research...

Francis Cordon Interview #1

Francis Cordon, martial artist and philosopher, interviews us on tracing back the history and origin...

Intro to Master Kwan Yuen Cheong 關潤昌

Back in 1987, we were also searching for a master who knew the old ways...

The Beginning of a Journey

Meeting Otake Risuke on our search for the Ninja. This is the beginning of our...