There are 7 ranks in the Onmitsu Order.
The popular term "ninja" gives us an image created by medias. "Kage (shade), Kusa (grass) and shinobinomono" sound more traditional. We prefer to use a title, "Shinobi" in our order, and if a member wants to use this title, he/she is asked to submit one paper a year. To be shinobi kashira, one is required to submit 4 reports a year. A shinobi does not deserve to be recognized as one, without collecting or dealing in information.
After joining the Order
We will introduce our shinobi-samurai principles and some of our curricula to the new members. Then, to be Shinobi Kashira, a new member is expected to submit 5 papers on a place of interest. To become an "Onmitsu dohshin" a Shinobi Kashira will write 5 articles. A dohshin can form volunteer study groups of ninjutsu to promote Ninshido. Any ninja fan can attend study gathering free of charge. To attain a higher rank of Onmitsu Yoriki, 3 papers on regional security should be produced.
We’ll translate the reports into Japanese and put them up on our homepage. We are interested in providing tour agents and travelers with tips, especially about the places only locals know and the safety and security in their respective region.
For those who want to represent us with their martial arts, the requirements are different. There is an annual membership fee of 5000 yen. Each shihan is required to come to Japan to train with Tohmoku once in three years. (We may change this to 4 years due to the hardship under the current coronavirus pandemic.) The shihan earns the title of ninshi to represent us. As for other terms, we should discuss together with the shihan people and set up contracts, and specify a contract term per contract.