Ninja were people of feudal japan trained in Ninpo or Ninjutsu. It was possible to use skills learned in assasination-which was done, but not coldly. Ninja's were japans peace keepers and information gathers-they would assasinate political powers that threatned peace of japan, and would often be recruited by a higher power (such as a warlord like Oda Nobunaga, or Ieyasu Tokugawa) to spy on enemy's and gather information. Ninja were originally called *Shinobi*, literally translating into a expert at information gathering. Ninja groups were divided into families and clans. The two regions were Ninjutsu developed and Ninja were founded were Iga and Koga provinces. there were roughly 53 subgroups of Koga and Iga. One of the most famous Ninja in history was Hattori Hanzo-a famous warlord and Ninja of Iga.
Random facts:
In 1676, the book Bansenshukai about Ninja methods was written by Fujibayashi Yasutake, a Samurai of Iga castle.
In 1681 the book Shoninki (correct Ninjutsu memories) was written by Fujibayashi Masatake.
In 1653 the book Ninpiden meaning secret teachings of Ninjutsu was written by Hattori Hanzo Yasunaga.
There were very few ninja-when oda nobunaga attacked Iga, 80 ninja fled.
Genbukan and Bujinkan are the only organizations keeping true Ninjutsu alive today.
Ninja didnt wear black very often-they wore deep red or dark green when on missions, and in winter snow, White.
Ninja were often Samurai too-afterall its only Title, not material.
Ninja didnt actually use straight swords much-only when they were desperate. After ninja had established themselves, they could use curved blades.
Other names used for ninja were Kancho, Shinobi, Kusa, Sppa, Rappa, Tsuppa, Mitsumoto(Kembun, Metsuke, Kaiken). Kyodan, Kanja, Choja, Shinobi no Mono, Onmitsu.
Ninja arent magical, they just understood sciences more advanced then the rest of the population of the time.
Ninja couldnt fly.
Ninja couldnt perform supernatural stunts.
Ninja can evade swords.
The Ninja stealthly entered his home.
by Ninpo-Bugei July 28, 2006
The single-handed most common ruiner of Erotic Stories
"I was having buttsecks but then Ninjas attacked. Bugger"
by Sir Jesus H Christ January 25, 2005
True ninjas cannot be found. Not even on urbandictionary.
Bob: "Hey have you seen any ninjas lately?"
Ray: "No, I don't believe in ninjas"

-Bob is secretly a ninja
by wayfinderisaac October 03, 2012
Someone who can never be seen. Ever. Ninjas do not show up in photographs.
e.g "That guy is a ninja"
"What guy?"
"...I don't know. Where'd he go?"
by AwesomeMccooooooooool December 05, 2009
n. A warrior originating from feudal Japan who specializes in the art of stealth, assassination, sabotage, and molesting people without them even noticing. Ninjas are around anymore, but the term can still be used to describe one who is very sneaky, clever, sly or just a bad ass in general.

Here are a few requirements a Ninja would have had to live up to when they were active:

1. Ninjas must be able to make themselves unnoticeable in a empty room painted top to bottom in white.

2. Ninjas must be able to remain submerged in water for up to 7 hours minimum.

3. Ninjas must be able to survive a one-on-one fight against Chuck Norris for 6 WHOLE seconds.

4. Ninjas must be able to hold in a fart for 3 months

5. Ninjas must have an 11 inch penis MINIMUM. THIS WAS MANDATORY

6. Ninjas must be able to stop their own pulse for up to a week.

7. Ninjas can read a person's mind and memories just by staring at them

8. If a Ninja is captured, they must find a way to kill themselves.

9. Ninjas are expected to be able to get a 100% on every song on Expert mode in Guitar Hero 3. Failure will result in immediate execution.

10. A Ninja must have watched and memorized Nigahiga's "How to be Ninja" video
Person #1: "Would you rather be a Ninja or a Samurai?"

Person #2: "Yes"
by superdawge October 09, 2009
v. 1.to move steathily, or in such a mannor as to conceal your actions
I'll just ninja into my cubicle so my boss doesn't notice im late
by Jester of AKs May 29, 2005
verb. To bail on a group of friends without any warning, only to return many hours later.

One may do this as a premeditated act to see another group of people, or as an unintentional byproduct of being drunkenly inconsiderate to your crew.
Dude, Brian ninja-ed us last night. We were walking to the party and he bailed to hook up with that skank.
by GKenns February 10, 2009
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