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The Grandmaster's Book of Ninja Trainingby Masaaki Hatsumi
"Do not expect easy answers or simple solutions here on these pages. . . but then "that is the fun, the excitement, the joy of involvement in the warrior arts of accomplishment. . . . It pleases me no end to see the world at large now welcoming the knowledge of ninjutsu's ages in the form of these books by the art's grandmaster ." From the Foreword by
"Do not expect easy answers or simple solutions here on these pages. . . but then "that is the fun, the excitement, the joy of involvement in the warrior arts of accomplishment. . . . It pleases me no end to see the world at large now welcoming the knowledge of ninjutsu's ages in the form of these books by the art's grandmaster ." From the Foreword by Stephen K. Hayes In an uninhibited dialogue from a recent meeting with his top instructors from around the world, Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi discusses his personal journey through the mysteries of the ancient art of the phantom warrior. His topics cover the nutritional needs of a ninja, the changing physical attributes of the "new" ninja, details on training for the novice as well as the advanced student, and the spiritual aspects of ninja training and how it applies to the modern world. With numerous photos, Dr. Hatsumi demonstrates the extemporaneous techniques that flow from his form of training and how some of his top students have developed their own styles of ninjutsu. Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi, the grandmaster of the nine ninjutsu schools that comprise the ninja tradition, is an artist with brush and ink, a medical practitioner of seikotsu, and a prolific writer .
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If you think that a ninja is just something from Japanese History, video games, or martial arts movies, you would be wrong. The martial arts training is still being taught today all over the world. If you're looking for a practical place to learn about the basics, this is a good book to start you off.
This book is great. It is not a text book which will help you learn the Martial arts of being a Ninja. But it does dispell some notions about ninjustsu. It is a must read, regardless of art studied. The book is an interview, using the Q&A format, of Grandmaster Hatsumi. And is a very easy read.
ive only read right now 46 pages and so far so good. masaaki hatsumi talks to his former students like jack hoban and they ask him questions. the book also shows some techniques also. in all its a wonderful book and talks alot about his training and ninjutsu in general
this book is an in depth look into ninjutsu as seen through the ninja grand masters eyes. if you are interested in the thinking, philosophy and over-all 'feel' of ninjutsu this book is a must.