A Ninjutsu practitioner performs a split as members of various Ninjutsu schools showcase their skills to the media in a gym at Karaj, 45 km (28 miles) northwest of Tehran February 13, 2012. Currently about 3000 to 3500 women train in Ninjutsu in independently run clubs throughout Iran working under the supervision of the Ministry of Sports’ Martial Arts Federation. Picture taken February 13, 2012.
via Iran’s Female Ninjutsu Warriors
My thought process, edited for clarity:
Do any action movies include women like this? I think it would be a totally bad ass, would watch, 100%! The idea of this woman in a dramatic, fast-paced battle, like the Iranian version of Jackie Chan; kind of sickeningly awesome. I want so badly to see a westernized interpretation of this. This is subject matter that will likely not be approached by Hollywood in the near future, so I am entirely fine with an Iranian film with subtitles.
Sitting in bed, watching Iranian news programming on youtube, “microblogging,” wanting to be a ninja, pretty happy. Life’s nice.