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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Secrets of Ninja (30)

SPIN METHOD OF THROWING THE GRAPPLE

Fig. 45-Hold the grapple by the end of the chain and whirl it clockwise to build up momentum;
the faster the spin, the higher the hook will sail. Centripetal force will cause the hook to
fly off tangentially to the circular path which you are creating. Hold the rope loosely coiled in
the left hand. Be careful to hold the hook away from the body, lest you accidentally hook your
leg.

Fig. 46-Release the chain and grapple in an underhand toss in such a manner that the hook
sails over the wall. Note that the line plays out of the left hand smoothly as the fingers are
slightly opened.

This method is employed when it is necessary to scale an unusually high wall, or where there
is little room to throw effectively.
HOOK METHOD OF THROWING
THE GRAPPLE


Fig. 47 -Hold the chain and grapple
in the right hand by the loop. Let the
grapple almost touch the ground near
the right foot. Shift the weight slightly
to the rear. Hold the rope loosely coiled
in the left hand. Look at the spot where
you want the grapple to strike.
Fig. 48-Sling the grapple over the
wall in the same way you would shoot a
hook shot in basketball. This is by far
the most accurate method for scaling
walls of moderate height. Note that the
weight is shifted forward on the cast,
and that the fine feeds smoothly out of
the coils in the left hand.


 

TOSS METHOD OF THROWING THE GRAPPLE


Fig. 49-Hold the grapple, chain and all, in the right hand. Hold the
rope loosely coiled in the left hand. Toss the grapple upward over the
wall, allowing the chain to play out en masse. This technique is used
to place the grapple on the summit of a low wall.
The Grapple is a variation of the Ninja Retrievable Stone technique.
The agent would practice hurling and whipping a weighted ball on
the end of a rope as a weapon. In combat, this flail or mace could be
devastating. Likewise, when the rope was tipped with a knife or
blade, the Rope Dart techniques of throwing and retrieving the knife
came into play. This practice enabled the Ninja to use his Grapple to
great advantage.

~Ashida Kim