True Path of the Ninja: The Definition Translation of the Shoninki (Paperback)
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True Path of the Ninja: The Definition Translation of the Shoninki (Paperback)

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True Path of the Ninja is the first authoritative translation in English of the Shoninki the famous 17th century ninjutsu manual.Authors Antony Cummins and Yoshie Minami worked closely with Dr. Nakashima Atsumi, author of the most comprehensive modern Japanese version of the Shoninki, thus making this English translation the closest to the original scrolls. The information and insights found in this translation are invaluable for understanding the skills, techniques and mentality of the historical shinobi. Whether it involved tips for surviving in the wild, advice on intelligence-gathering techniques, or methods for creating chaos in the enemy camp, this ninja book unveils secrets long lost. Along with its practical applications, this book is an important guide to the mental discipline that ninjas must have to ensure success in accomplishing their mission.True Path of the Ninja is covers the following topics: What is a ninja and what equipment does he need. The skills of infiltration and information gathering. How to distrupt and distract the enemy. How to be mentally prepared to carry out ninja misionsIn addition to the translation of the Shoninki, this book also includes the first written record of the oral tradition Defense Against a Ninja taught by Otake Risuke, the revered sensei of the legendary Katori Shinto Ryu school of swordsmanship. Sensei reveals for the first time these ancient and traditional teachings on how the samurai can protect himself from the cunning wiles of a ninja. About this new edition: This second edition contains a new introduction by the translator, and has been thoroughly updated to reflect developments that shed new light on the original Japanese text.

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9784805314395
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 272 g
Dimensions: 203 x 130 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
..".the most excellent masterpiece of all the manuscripts on ninjutsu that have ever been written." --Otake Risuke, Katori Shinto Ryu, Head Teaching Master, from his foreword
..".every time you reread this book you will obtain a new perspective." --Dr. Nakashima Atsumi, Translator of the Shoninki into modern Japanese
..".the first definitive English-language translation of the Shoninki." --Metropolis
"Read it for the entertainment and interest in history but be open to expanding upon some simple life concepts that the ninja applied to their work. It's well worth the read if you're a fan of ninjas and Japanese culture." --Martial Arts + Action Movies blog

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“The arts of ninja?”

I am a scholar of martial arts cultures by and large; in particular of the Chinese and Japanese martial arts, so when I had the chance to get in touch with Mr Cummins, from the social network, and found out about his... More

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