About Peter Brusso Ninja

History

My journey in the arts started when I was only 6 years old... I was the victim of a bully. My best friend Michael Tastsides was there and we even reminisce about that moment when we were both... at the hands of a bully. It was awful and I understand what people, kids, are going through nowadays! I went home and asked my father to teach me how to box. He was a golden gloves boxer in college. He knew that wasn't the right answer so we found a judo school who would take kids. That was unheard of in those days.

 

More to come...

cover-2The Ninja Magazine in or around 1985. This was a really cool shoot in Hollywood on stage and it was my first time around a "smoke machine" which is really very dangerous as it's vaporized diesel fuel! After the shoot my gi or shinobi was diesel fuel soaked on one of my friends upon exiting the stage said "anyone for a smoke"... I said "absolutely don't get near me with an open flame!" It turned out to be a joke as he didn't really smoke but knew my shinobi was soaked.

They later did another shoot and I think this was in the 1986 time frame where they came down to San Diego where my sail boat was and shot some really cool material. We were shooting originally over on "Spanish landing" across from Harbor Island Marina where my boat was at the time. Here is picture of shallow water drowning technique which was shot just before the Harbor Patrol and the Police made a surprise visit to our shoot. I had a back of weapons and they held me and my opponent at gun point then went through my bag. They also harassed the Hollywood guys who only made things worse... so we moved to the marina where it was private property. 

Media

Magazines

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The Ninja Magazine in or around 1985. This was a really cool shoot in Hollywood on stage and it was my first time around a "smoke machine" which is really very dangerous as it's vaporized diesel fuel! After the shoot my gi or shinobi was diesel fuel soaked on one of my friends upon exiting the stage said "anyone for a smoke"... I said "absolutely don't get near me with an open flame!" It turned out to be a joke as he didn't really smoke but knew my shinobi was soaked.

They later did another shoot and I think this was in the 1986 time frame where they came down to San Diego where my sail boat was and shot some really cool material. We were shooting originally over on "Spanish landing" across from Harbor Island Marina where my boat was at the time. Here is picture of shallow water drowning technique which was shot just before the Harbor Patrol and the Police made a surprise visit to our shoot. I had a back of weapons and they held me and my opponent at gun point then went through my bag. They also harassed the Hollywood guys who only made things worse... so we moved to the marina where it was private property. 

 

 

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Over at the marina we did some really need stuff in and around my boat plus up in the pool with Ninja weapons. This shoot dominated the next Ninja magazine but I did share some space with Hollywood type ninjas… not the real kind.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

tantoAnd later I was in the knife fighting book "Tanto Techniques"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I will next share some of the content in these books but first, I think I have been one of a few people who have shown "ninja net techniques" anywhere on the web! One black belt test, which is on Anjing Banfa.com we trained with them and you can see some of that footage there too.

Here is a link to that:

http://www.anjingbanfa.com/BBTest08/BlackBelt08Highlights.html

http://www.anjingbanfa.com/BBTest08/BlackBelt08Highlights.html

Also my three part Ninja Demo in 1982 in Bolder Creek CA. The first part is the history and the other parts show off about 1500 years on Ninja weapon history:

http://www.anjingbanfa.com/NinjaDemo1982Pt1.html

http://www.anjingbanfa.com/NinjaDemo1982Pt2.html

http://www.anjingbanfa.com/NinjaDemo1982Pt3.html

And yes that's me... a very young me!

 

Documentaries

 The crazy rulers of the world in three parts by Jon Ronson of the BBC. I'm in the first part and you can see it here:

 

 

 

This lead to the "men who stare at goats book"... which I found myself in playboy magazine... then Clooney plays me in the movie!

Well this belongs in the next section too.

 

Movies

 Well the "men who stare at goats" put me on the map from that stand point. The "predators" sold out and of course later I changed the name to "the defenders" http://www.pdws.biz.

The movie was cool as you can see what I did in the Crazy Rulers of the World and the book made it into the movie. They sent me a screen play of it, oh something like 400 plus pages.. and quite frankly I didn't have time to look through all of that ... did the defender or then the predator make it into the movie? was my question

 

Well that answered that and the sales went through the roof!

TV

 TV was the last frontier for me I guess. Hollywood came out and wanted to do a reality TV show on me... we worked on it for some time and the History Channel picked it up in Dec... but then reanalyzed their shows and dropped most of the reality tv shows... darn it.

I will pull up some videos of that time here:

 

 

 

That is the chase scene!

 

             

The early days at Livermore National Labs and Ninja Training

Outline:

  1. Berkeley
  2. Nebraska
  3. Lab Ninja training in the pool
  4. Winter Ninja Camp on the Russian River
  5. Ninja vs. Knights war
  6. Invention of the of the poison water gun
  7. Ninja demo in downtown Livermore
  8. Nina demo in SF in Japan Town
  9. Going away killing I did in Livermore 

Brusso education

Martial Arts

  1. Judo (Mr. Obokiashi (I think... I was very young) I think he was just Mr. Sensei
  2. Hopkido (Kim sun young, and some in the military)
  3. Wing Chun 
  4. Arnis (Fred Sulicup)
  5. Anjing Banfa
  6. Ninjutsu 4th Dan (Master Ed Martin)

Weapons mastery:

  1. Philippine stick fighting (Arnis) (brown belt)
  2. Machete fighting (war stuff)
  3. Knife on knife (expert)
  4. Knife throwing
  5. Knife on a rope
  6. Kyoketsu shogi
  7. Bakahatsu gama
  8. Shurikan
  9. Shaken
  10. Darts
  11. Derks
  12. Axe throwing
  13. Combat axe
  14. Hanbo
  15. Yawara stick
  16. Defenders obviously
  17. Nitsu Bo
  18. Choke cords
  19. Handguns
  20. Long guns
  21. Shot guns
  22. Manriki
  23. Gusari Fundo
  24. Sword
  25. Blinding and poison powder
  26. Poisons
  27. Poison water guns
  28. Weapons of opportunity
  29. Just to name a few
  30. Blow guns
  31. Tetsubushi

Main stream

  1. BSEE from Sacramento State University
  2. Ohio State Cert in Geometric Theory of Defraction
  3. Ph.D Martial Science
  4. Ph.D Metaphysics 
  5. Minister Degree from Universal Life Church
  6. Various achievement Awards (Pictures)
  7. Subject Matter Expert for the United States Marine Corps
  8. Life member of the Disabled American Veterans chapter 78