Jinichi Kawakami, Masaaki Hatsumi and Seiko Fujita
The Great Ninja Lineage Debate
For many years in the West people associated only a few names with the art of "Ninjutsu." Most people hear Ninjutsu and immediately think of Masaaki Hatsumi or Seiko Fujita. Masaaki Hatsumi, the most famous in the Western world, is associated with Iga. Seiko Fujita, who passed away decades ago is associated with Koga. Many people believed that the only true Ninjutsu practitioner left was Masaaki Hatsumi. It is also widely believed that the Koga line of Ninjutsu died with Seiko Fujita. But these statements are, and always have been, false. There exists a man in Japan that is not associated with Masaaki Hatsumi or Seiko Fujita, yet carries on a Ninjutsu tradition.
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