Dec 4, 2012

Iran is Training Female Ninja's!

My family and I adopted a new dog from one of the local shelters in town on Friday, and we were finally able to bring her home last night after having her spayed. she's a black lab mix, and is probably one of the most mellow dogs I have ever seen. I have yet to hear her bark, and she walks around the house as silent as a cat. We are currently calling her Sadie, but I'm starting to think that Shinobi might be a better name for her because she's silent and all black! If you didn't know, Shinobi is another word for Ninja!

My friend Tim said that since she is a female, a more appropriate name is Kunoichi. From Enter The Ninja:

Women played a very important roll in the ninja clans of the past. Known as Kunoichi, the female ninja could often use their own femininity to get very close to the enemy. Using psychological warfare and mind manipulation as weapons, the kunoichi could get in close enough to poison the victim without leaving a trace.
Anyway, at the time of this writing her name is still Sadie... What does this have to do with female Iranian ninjas? Nothing really, but while looking up the term Kunoichi and female ninja on Google I found this video from back in January of a school in Tehran that is training a group of female ninjas or Kunoichi! Check it out!

Here is an excerpt about these Kunoichi from The Telegraph:

Scores of black-clad female "ninja" fighters whose ages range from 5 to 56 are just a handful of 3,000 women in Iran who are being trained as lethal warriors at a school in Tehran.  
"We train women to have strength and ability. We have to do everything in our power to protect our homeland," said Akbar Faraji, who runs the school.  
One of the fighters who has been training for over 13 years said, "Our aim is for Iranian women to be strengthened and if a problem arises, we will definitely declare our readiness to defend our Islamic homeland."

What do you think of these female ninjas? Awesome or what? let us know in the comments!

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