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True Path of the Ninja: The Definitive Translation of the Shoninki

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andlt;iandgt;True Path of the Ninjaandlt;/iandgt; is the first authoritative translation in English of the andlt;iandgt;Shoninkiandlt;/iandgt;and#8212;the famous 17th century ninja training manual. Antony Cummins and Yoshie Minami worked closely with Dr. Nakashima Atsumi, author of the most comprehensive modern Japanese version of the andlt;iandgt;Shoninkiandlt;/iandgt;, 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 ninja. Whether it involved tips for surviving in the wild, advice on intelligence-gathering techniques, or methods for creating chaos in the enemy camp, the andlt;iandgt;True Path of the Ninjaandlt;/iandgt; unveils secrets long lost. Along with its practical applications, this book is an important guide to the mental discipline that a ninja must have to ensure success in accomplishing their mission.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In addition to the translation of the andlt;iandgt;Shoninkiandlt;/iandgt;, 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.

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An Authentic 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 ninja training manual. 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 ninja. Whether it involved tips for surviving in the wild, advice on intelligence-gathering techniques, or methods for creating chaos in the enemy camp, the True Path of the Ninja unveils secrets long lost.

Also included is 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. It reveals for the first time the traditional teachings on how the samurai can protect himself from the cunning wiles of a ninja.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Antony Cumminsandlt;/Bandgt; is a world renowned ninja historian, whose works have included the translating of the most authentic ninja documents available to modern man. His background as an archaeologist and historian gives him a unique insight to the mysterious world of the ninja. A trained martial artist, he is the author of several books on ninja and martial arts, including: andlt;Iandgt;Shinobi Soldiersandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;To Stand on a Stone: 50 Fundamental Principles of Martial Artsandlt;/Iandgt;.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Yoshie Minamiandlt;/bandgt; has a B.A. in Linguistics from the International Christian University and is a member of the Historical Ninjutsu Research Team. She currently lives in Saitama, Japan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9784805311141
Author:
Cummins, Antony
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Translator:
Minami, Yoshie
Author:
Minami, Yoshie
Author:
Risuke, Otake
Author:
Atsumi, Nakashima
Author:
Natori
Author:
Nakashima, Atsume
Author:
Nakashime, Atsumi
Author:
Atsume, Nakashima
Subject:
Martial arts -- Japan.
Subject:
Ninjutsu
Subject:
Martial Arts & Self-Defense
Subject:
Training
Subject:
Asia - Japan
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Martial Arts
Subject:
ninja; ninjutsu; samurai; martial arts; ninja training
Edition Description:
Hardcover with Jacket
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
27 bandamp;w illus
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.50 x 5.00 in

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An Authentic Ninja Training Manual
"Synopsis" by , True Path of the Ninja is the first authoritative translation in English of the Shoninki—the famous 17th century ninja training manual. 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 ninja. Whether it involved tips for surviving in the wild, advice on intelligence-gathering techniques, or methods for creating chaos in the enemy camp, the True Path of the Ninja unveils secrets long lost.

Also included is 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. It reveals for the first time the traditional teachings on how the samurai can protect himself from the cunning wiles of a ninja.

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