Iga and Koka Ninja Skills: The Secret Shinobi Scrolls of Chikamatsu Shigenori

Iga and Koka Ninja Skills: The Secret Shinobi Scrolls of Chikamatsu Shigenori

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by Antony Cummins, Yoshie Minami
     
 

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‘A retainer of our domain, Renpeido Chikamatsu Hikonoshin Shigenori, each morning washed his face and hands, dressed himself in Hakama and prayed in front of the kamidana alter …His prayer was thus: “Please afford me success in war.” He kept to this routine all through his life.’ Through patient and scholarly detective work, Antony

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‘A retainer of our domain, Renpeido Chikamatsu Hikonoshin Shigenori, each morning washed his face and hands, dressed himself in Hakama and prayed in front of the kamidana alter …His prayer was thus: “Please afford me success in war.” He kept to this routine all through his life.’ Through patient and scholarly detective work, Antony Cummins and the Historical Ninjutsu Research Team have unearthed a Shinobi treasure. The 18th-century military historian Chikamatsu recorded the oral traditions of the Ninja and passed on those skills in lectures he gave at his Renpeido school of war in Owari domain during the early 1700s. Chikamatsu wrote specifically about the Shinobi of Iga and Koka, regions from which warriors were hired all over the land in the days of war. The lost scrolls are filled with unknown Shinobi teachings, skills that include infiltration, assassination, explosives, magic and commando tactics, including an in depth commentary on Sun Tzu’s famous 13th chapter, ‘The Use of Spies’.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780752497327
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
07/01/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,223,227
File size:
9 MB
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

Antony Cummins is the author of Conversations with an Assassin, The Illustrated Guide to Viking Martial Arts, To Stand on a Stone, and True Path of the Ninja. He is a martial arts teacher and a specialist on the ninjutsu manuals of Japan, and has released several DVDs as well as working as a host in the documentary The Ninja: Shadow Warriors. Yoshie Minami translated the Shoninki by Natori Masazumi, also in collaboration with Antony Cummins.

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Iga and Koka Ninja Skills: The Secret Shinobi Scrolls of Chikamatsu Shigenori 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could barely put this book down! This is a great book for any body who wants to know about what the real Shinobi teachings are! Mr. Antony Cummins has done a lot of hard work to bring this translation of ancient scrolls into a text that we can all really read and under-stand! Not very many people are going to go threw this labor and spend this much time under going such a task! This text is a perfect illustration of what historical Ninjutsu really was. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to really study Ninjutsu and its history! Much respect to Mr. Cummins for the hard work he had put into this project!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago