True Path of the Ninja

True Path of the Ninja : Translation of the Shoninki, a 17th Century Ninja Training Manual

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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 misions In 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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 132.08 x 203.2 x 20.32mm | 249.47g
  • Tuttle Shokai Inc
  • Kawasaki, Japan
  • English
  • 27 Black and White Illustrations
  • 4805311142
  • 9784805311141
  • 91,596

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" the first definitive English-language translation of the "Shoninki." Metropolis"show more

About Antony Cummins

Antony Cummins is a world-renowned Ninja historian. His background as an archaeologist gives him unique insight into the mysterious world of the historical Ninja and Samurai. Cummins' works include translations of the most authentic Ninja documents available to modern researchers and readers. He is the author of several books on Ninja and Japanese warfare, including: Samurai and Ninja, The Book of Ninja, Iga and Koka Ninja Skills, The Secret Traditions of the Shinobi, In Search of the Ninja, Samurai War Stories and The Book of Samurai.show more

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