The Link Between Ninjas, Yogis, Buddha, and Jesus Christ

In 1985 a movie would be released in the United States that would captivate the imaginations of thousands of movie goers, adding fuel to the fire of what would become known as the 80’s ninja craze. While Bruce Lee had introduced kung fu to American cinema goers, and The Karate Kid (released just one year prior in 1984) thrilled audiences with its depictions of karate practitioners duking it out in the streets and in tournaments, a film now forgotten by all but a few would help to popularize ninjas — shadowy black-clad figures who were equal parts assassin and…