In Search of the Ninja: The Historical Truth of Ninjutsu

In Search of the Ninja: The Historical Truth of Ninjutsu

by Antony Cummins
     
 

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Lost in modern myth, false history and general misinterpretation, the Ninja have been misrepresented for many years. More recently, a desire for a more historical view of the ninja has become a popular theme in the history/martial arts community and Antony Cummins is the primary driving force behind that movement. In Search of the Ninja is based upon the Historical… See more details below

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Lost in modern myth, false history and general misinterpretation, the Ninja have been misrepresented for many years. More recently, a desire for a more historical view of the ninja has become a popular theme in the history/martial arts community and Antony Cummins is the primary driving force behind that movement. In Search of the Ninja is based upon the Historical Ninjutsu Research Team's translations of the major ninja manuals and consists of genuinely new material. Little historical research has been done on the Ninja of Japan. Here for the first time the connection of the famous Hattori family warriors with the Ninja is explained. The Samurai versus Ninja myth is dispelled. The realities of Ninja skills are analysed. How did a Ninja work underwater when mining castle walls? How can a bird be used to set fire to the enemy's camp? The book explores newly discovered connections to ancient Chinese manuals, lost skills and the 'hidden' Zen philosophy that the Ninja followed. In Search of the Ninja is the first and only historical look at the shinobi of ancient Japan.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780752483559
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
02/29/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,240,890
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Antony Cummins has a Masters degree in Archaeology. He is dedicated to history and the reinterpretation of the shinobi of Japan, concentrating on the ninjutsu manuals that were written just after the warring period ended. Antony has studied the martial arts since he was a child and travelled to and from Japan finding martial arts teachers and investigating the Ninja. He produced the martial arts instruction DVD To  Stand on a Stone. Antony has a following on martial arts networking sites and is a regular contributor to magazines such as Combat and Military Arms and Regalia. He is the author of three books, including True Path of the Ninja.

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