Shinobi Fukiya: Death by Poisonous Darts

Fukiya, aka the blowgun, is considered to have been a weapon used by the shinobi (according to the Togakure Ryu). A good shot to the carotid arteries with a poison tipped dart would have been the death knell for the oblivious sentinel. While I do not have knowledge of the poisons shinobi would have used for their darts and arrows, it is well established that many plant based compounds have been historically used as poisons for hunting and warfare (for example take curare, an acetylcholine antagonist which paralyzes the respiratory system, inducing suffocation). In the vid. below, I exhibit some angles of my own ‘fukiya’ practice:

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