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The Ninja Mind: Harnessing the Mental Strength and Physical Abilities of the Ninjutsu Masters

The Ninja Mind: Harnessing the Mental Strength and Physical Abilities of the Ninjutsu Masters

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by Kevin Keitoshi Casey
     
 

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Enter the mind of one of ninjutsu's greatest teachers and start your journey towards martial arts mastery!

Masters in the Japanese martial art of Ninjutsu are legendary for their ability to access seemingly endless amounts of pure strength and mental endurance to achieve their goals. The Ninja Mind documents Ninjutsu black belt Kevin Casey's journey

Overview

Enter the mind of one of ninjutsu's greatest teachers and start your journey towards martial arts mastery!

Masters in the Japanese martial art of Ninjutsu are legendary for their ability to access seemingly endless amounts of pure strength and mental endurance to achieve their goals. The Ninja Mind documents Ninjutsu black belt Kevin Casey's journey toward mastery under the tutelage of Stephen K. Hayes, Black Belt Hall of Fame member and the "Father of American Ninjutsu." Casey vividly describes his successes and setbacks studying with his famous teacher—as well as his growing interest in the Ninja art of kuji-no-ho, the most esoteric of traditional Ninja practices.

Combined with determination and discipline, Casey's techniques and exercises will guide you to acquire and cultivate a true ninja's power. Exercises such as 'The Unbendable Arm' and 'Manifesting Power' will develop your physical strength, while 'Walking as the Hero' will hone the mindset necessary to overcome any challenge, no matter how suddenly it arises.

Chapters in this ninjutsu guide include:

  • The Nine Powers
  • The Secrets Told
  • Physical Strength
  • Mental Strength
  • Spirit Strength
  • Negative Emotions

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The journey towards grasping the needed lessons will not be easy; it will not be comfortable or quick ... but it is worth it. We'd like to show you how." —From the foreword by Stephen K. Hayes

"The subtitle of this new book [ ... ] lets you know what Kevin Keitoshi Casey set out to do when he wrote it. The author focuses on less-obvious facets of the art such as physical strength, mental strength, spirit strength and negative emotions." —Black Belt Magazine

"Martial arts centered books tend to slant in one of two directions: either the spiritual side of things (which makes many of them read like self-help books), or the physical side (which turns them into a how-to manual for instructional use). Casey manages to combine both sides in The Ninja Mind, along with a generous through line of personal narrative." —Jenn Zuko Boughn, author of Stage Combat; blogger at Bonzuko (Daily-Cross Swords)

"...most with an open mind will find Casey's story and narrative provocative. Casey's book is more than conjecture, and, in many ways speaks to the heart of the origin of the ninja myths." —Tallahassee Writers Association

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9784805312735
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
11/05/2013
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
590,320
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.00(d)

Meet the Author

Kevin Casey became a student under Stephen K. Hayes in 1998, eventually receiving his To-Shin Do warrior name Keitoshi with his san-dan third degree black belt in 2007. Casey co-founded his own dojo, the Boulder Quest Center in Boulder, CO.

Stephen K. Hayes was the first American to be accepted as a student by Masaaki Hatsumi, the 34th master of the Togakure-ryu Ninjutsu tradition. He is a member of the Black Belt Hall of Fame and the founder of To-Shin Do, a mind and body self-protection system. He is the author of The Ninja and Their Secret Fighting Art and Ninja Defense. Hayes currently lives in Dayton, Ohio.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Before I read The Ninja Mind, I did not have any background in, or knowledge of, Kuji One.  I was dimly aware of the notion that ninja could magically harness incredible mental and physical strength, but knew nothing more.  Reading this book was a brilliant introduction to the Kuji, since it is complete with practical exercises I can actually do, illustrated with real-life examples of manifesting power to overcome obstacles and difficulties, and includes guidance for exploring this subject matter in greater depth.   Reading The Ninja Mind was inspiring and encouraging.  Kevin Keitoshi Casey writes clearly and beautifully; I was entertained as I was informed, encouraged as I was awed, and now I’m eager for him to write more books introducing more kuji!  If you want to learn how to be more powerful, both mentally, physically, and spiritually (who doesn’t?), then this book is for you, too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago