Ninja Throwing Stars: Shuriken, Ninja Stars and Needles

NINJA THROWING STARS (Shuriken) also, Japanese Hira Shuriken, are all flat throwing stars. There are many shapes and varations of shuriken throwing objects. Ninja stars are another term for certain Japanese throwing shuriken that are shaped like many different types of ‘stars’, some with 4 point, some with more. This website features a source for acquiring stainless steel ninja throwing stars that are of the highest quality and can be used for combat training and target practice in modern study of traditional samurai and ninja historical objects. They were mainly used as distractions in real self defense scenarios and should not be relied upon for self defense in modern situations of danger.

Ninja Throwing Stars: Shuriken, Ninja Stars and Needles

Most people are very familiar with the flat, steel throwing objects known as ninja stars or “ninja throwing stars.” There is another highly effective and traditional throwing weapon that is shaped like a large, square nail called “throwing needles” and some other terms. The lethality of the weapons did not generally matter when they were used. They were traditionally used to distract or disable an opponent.  Having the ability to distract or injure an opponent from a long distance, or an attacker who was using a long weapon such as a spear, was a great advantage.

Ninja Stars and Needles Are Not Always Thrown

Ninja throwing stars and similar weapons such as the ‘bo shuriken” (needles) could slice a target victim who would not even know that something was thrown at them from a hidden, distant location. They could be easily concealed in the hand or sleeve to suddenly use it during close combat for slicing, scraping and poking. They were reportedly also embedded in the ground or other objects and sometimes laced with poison or bacteria so that an opponent who brushed against it or stepped on it later could be severely injured or killed. There were many shapes of “shuriken” such as the ‘bo shuriken” (stick shaped) or “hira shuriken” (flat or wheel shaped.)

Shuriken Were Modified Farm, Construction Tools

They may have been crafted from coins, farming objects, nail removers and so forth and are not necessarily razor sharp as many people think.  The word “shuriken” in Japanese means “sword in hand.” “Shuriken jutsu” means the “technique of using Shuriken” (jutsu roughly translates as “technique.”) Modern shuriken jutsu usually focuses on Ninja throwing stars and needles.

Ninja Throwing Stars, Needles and Shuriken

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Watch Sensei’s NINJA THROWING STARS Video with Senban Shuriken. They were traditionally used to distract or disable an opponent. Having the ability to distract or injure an opponent from a long distance, or an attacker who was using a long weapon such as a spear, was a great advantage. Ninja stars and similar weapons such as the ‘bo shuriken” (needles) could slice a target victim who would not even know that something was thrown at them

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NINJA THROWING STARS VIDEOS ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES

We post shuriken videos strictly for your enlightenment. Do not re-enact these ninja throwing stars techniques without direct supervision by a trained professional. Consult your physician first. Ninja training is dangerous and we are not responsible for any liabilities, injuries or damages suffered by anyone emulating the content of these videos.

Do not rely on these techniques for self-defense, they are presentations of hypothetical situations performed by professionals. TRAIN AT YOUR OWN RISK! BE SAFE AND SENSIBLE!  We do not advocate the use of ninja throwing stars or any of these weapons except to train in traditional forms of this martial art under direct supervision of qualified professionals. Also, possession or transportation of some weapons may be illegal in some locations. Check with your local law enforcement agencies for legal details about shuriken, ninja throwing stars and all other martial arts weapons in your area.

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