The Ninja Mind

The Ninja Mind : Harnessing the Mental Strength and Physical Abilities of the Ninjutsu Masters

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Enter the mind of one of ninjutsu's most renowned teachers and start your journey towards martial arts mastery!

Masters in the Japanese martial art of Ninjutsu are legendary for their ability to access seemingly endless amounts of pure strength and mental endurance to achieve their goals. The Ninja Mind documents Ninjutsu black belt Kevin Casey's journey toward mastery under the tutelage of Stephen K. Hayes, Black Belt Hall of Fame member and the "Father of American Ninjutsu." Casey vividly describes his successes and setbacks studying with his famous teacher-as well as his growing interest in the Ninja art of kuji-no-ho, the most esoteric of traditional Ninja practices.

Combined with determination and discipline, Casey's techniques and exercises will guide you to acquire and cultivate a true ninja's power. Exercises such as 'The Unbendable Arm' and 'Manifesting Power' will develop your physical strength, while 'Walking as the Hero' will hone the mindset necessary to overcome any challenge, no matter how suddenly it arises.

Chapters in this ninjutsu guide include:

The Nine Powers
The Secrets Told
Physical Strength
Mental Strength
Spirit Strength
Negative Emotions
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 132 x 202 x 14mm | 160g
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • 19 b&w photographs
  • 4805312734
  • 9784805312735
  • 349,813

Table of contents

Foreword By Stephen K. Hayes
The First Encounter
The Nine Powers
The Secrets Told
Physical Strength
Exercise One-the Unbendable Arm
Exercise Two-Getting Earthy
Exercise Three-Manifesting Power
Mental Strength
Exercise Four-Noticing Your Story
Exercise Five-Retelling Your Story
Exercise Six&#8212Transcendent Intention
Exercise Seven-The Mantra
Spirit Strength
Exercise Eight-Meditation
Exercise Nine-Identifying Your Hero
Exercise Ten-Meeting Your Hero
Becoming Strength
Exercise Eleven-Dedication of Benefit
Exercise Twelve-Walking as the Hero
Negative Emotions
Vajra Time
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Review quote

"The journey towards grasping the needed lessons will not be easy; it will not be comfortable or quick ... but it is worth it. We'd like to show you how." -From the foreword by Stephen K. Hayes "The subtitle of this new book [ ... ] lets you know what Kevin Keitoshi Casey set out to do when he wrote it. The author focuses on less-obvious facets of the art such as physical strength, mental strength, spirit strength and negative emotions." -Black Belt Magazine "Martial arts-centered books tend to slant in one of two directions: either the spiritual side of things (which makes many of them read like self-help books), or the physical side (which turns them into a how-to manual for instructional use). Casey manages to combine both sides in The Ninja Mind, along with a generous through line of personal narrative." -Jenn Zuko Boughn, author of Stage Combat; blogger at Bonzuko (Daily-Cross Swords) "...most with an open mind will find Casey's story and narrative provocative. Casey's book is more than conjecture, and, in many ways speaks to the heart of the origin of the ninja myths." -Tallahassee Writers Association
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About Kevin Casey

Kevin Casey became a student under Stephen K. Hayes in 1998, eventually receiving his To-Shin Do warrior name Keitoshi with his san-dan third-degree black belt in 2007. Casey co-founded his own dojo, the Boulder Quest Center in Boulder, CO.

Stephen K. Hayes was the first American to be accepted as a student by Masaaki Hatsumi, the 34th master of the Togakure-ryu Ninjutsu tradition. He is a member of the Black Belt Hall of Fame and the founder of To-Shin Do, a mind and body self-protection system. He is the author of The Ninja and Their Secret Fighting Art and Ninja Defense. Hayes currently lives in Dayton, Ohio.
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2 19% (5)
1 4% (1)
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