Definition of ninjutsu in English:



  • The traditional Japanese art of stealth, camouflage, and sabotage, developed in feudal times for espionage and now practiced as a martial art.

    ‘Each year, there are foreigners who turn up at Nawa Sensei's dojo looking for ninjutsu or inquiring about whether he'll accept someone as a student.’
    • ‘Profusely illustrated with step-by-step photo sequences and reproductions of ancient artwork, it's a must-have for anyone interested in judo, jujutsu, aikido or bujinkan ninjutsu.’
    • ‘Even the Japanese at that time knew it only through TV shows and comic books and I suppose a lot of people nowadays think ninjutsu is flying around in the air, swimming under-water - doing superhuman feats.’
    • ‘Over the centuries, while ninjutsu was being practiced in secrecy, no one knew anything about the art except the ninjas themselves.’
    • ‘I thought, however, it would be a good idea to educate your readers about the real nature of ninjutsu (the ninja art).’
    • ‘Hi there, I wouldn't try to give advice on this but I suggest you start looking into the magics of the more tribal style martial arts like indonesian silat or filipino kali or for that matter good old ninjutsu.’
    • ‘Last I recall ninjutsu was the art of stealth, not the art of pitched one on one combat!’
    • ‘They look the same, but the heart is different, just as ninjutsu and horse photography look quite different, but at that one point are very similar.’
    • ‘The same one that made me learn ninjutsu in the real world made me learn to shoot a gun too.’
    • ‘I get up at 4 every morning to practice my ninjutsu for 2 hours.’
    • ‘Hi system may be valid and he may be a decent martial artist - though I've not been able to find anyone outside of his circle who can back that claim up - but he certainly is not teaching ninjutsu.’
    • ‘In exchange for their hospitality received from Rei's father, the two women trained Rei in the ninjutsu art of Shinobiyaka Hitokiri, which loosely translates loosely to Stealthy / Secret Assassination.’
    espionage, undercover work, cloak-and-dagger activities, surveillance, reconnaissance, intelligence, eavesdropping, cyberespionage, infiltration, counter-espionage, counter-intelligence



/ninˈjo͝otˌso͞o/ /nɪnˈdʒʊtˌsu/


Japanese, from nin ‘stealth’ + jutsu ‘art, science’.