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    To any of you Ninjutsu Golden Oldies....

    Does anybody remember a Ninjutsu shop in Southport (near Liverpool).

    When I was first getting interested in martial arts in about 1987 (give or take) and was, frankly obsessed with Ninjutsu I remember frequenting a Ninjutsu shop in Southport.

    Does anybody remember it?

    Bare in mind I was about 8 at the time and I'm now 30 so these memories are a bit hazy.

    I seem to remember it sold a combination of "serious" Ninjutsu equipment - I bought a "Ninja bokken" (square tsuba, black laquered oak, straight blade) with my hard earned pocket money (I still have what remains of said bokken); and it also sold plastic throwing stars and posters of Sho Kosugi.

    I remember buying a great poster from there and I can still recall the wording...

    "Galactic eyes... sharp as Tekagi... Ninja's iron claw... see beyond"

    I think the man who ran the shop (who seemed very knowledgeable to this 8-year-old) may have been an early Bujinkan practitioner. He seemed to be fond of demonstrating the weapons etc to me.

    The shop closed in the end and became "Fat Willy's Surf Shack" when I guess somebody realised that seaside towns did better trade in surfboards than shuriken.

    I'd love to know what became of the man in the shop... Especially if somebody tells me it was Shoto Tanemura or something!

    If anyone has any recollection... Over to you...
    Simon Keegan 4th Dan
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Keegan View Post

    I remember buying a great poster from there and I can still recall the wording...

    "Galactic eyes... sharp as Tekagi... Ninja's iron claw... see beyond"
    I also had that poster! Cant help you with anything else though, good luck!
    Paul Greaves
    ''Skill is aquired via sweat equity''

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    Was that the one were Sho Kosugi had a sword going up on the left side, his right hand had a shuko and it was going across the photo by the sword?
    Eric Bell

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    That's the one (although I didn't know it was Sho Kosugi - he's wearing a mask).

    In fact I've just found a picture of it:
    http://www.storeofmartialarts.com/pr...sories-posters
    Simon Keegan 4th Dan
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    That's it! Haven't seen that photo in years.
    Eric Bell

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    Hi

    Contact Graham on this site

    http://www.bujinkanliverpool.moonfru...les/4521349428

    His girlfriend's (or ex - not sure) dad (Mike McNeilly) was in the Bujinkan (BBD) in the mid 80's and would know what it was called. Maybe Graham does.
    Paul Richardson - Shidoshi
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    Thanks, I might do that
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