A Story of Life, Fate and Finding the Lost Art of Koka Ninjutsu in Japan

A Story of Life, Fate and Finding the Lost Art of Koka Ninjutsu in Japan

by Daniel DiMarzio


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ISBN-13: 9781312844209
Publisher: Lulu.com
Publication date: 01/28/2015
Pages: 116
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.28(d)

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A Story Of Life, Fate, And Finding The Lost Art Of Koka Ninjutsu In Japan 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very personal story about living in Japan, owning a business there, and training in Ninjutsu. The author is the only person ever given permission to write in detail publicly about Banke Shinobinoden Ninjutsu (Koka and Iga Ninjutsu), He writes about conversations with the last Ninjutsu Master teaching this art, Yasushi Kiyomoto and his retired teacher Jinichi Kawakami. The section about Ninjutsu is very interesting but the author only seems to give a taste of what he actually knows...or only gives what he was given permission to tell. It definitely leaves you wanting more...which was probably on purpose (this art is kept very secret, only a few have trained in it even in Japan). The information about running a business in Japan too was interesting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A shocking and compelling story. It contains an amazing story about a foreigner in Japan who went through rough times and in the end succeeded in making deep connections into the Japanese community. It also details his search and accidental find of a 'lost' Ninjutsu school. It discusses very vividly the realities of harsh training and mentorship in Ninjutsu and Bujutsu. There's information in this book about Japan and about Ninjutsu that you can't find anywhere else. It was a real eye opener for me. A must read for anyone interested in the martial arts, Japan, and more specifically Ninjutsu.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the only book written in English about Banke Shinobinoden Ninjutsu. This book is the only source of information in English relating to this art of Ninjutsu. Truly a must have for anyone interested in Ninjutsu. This is a whole separate branch of Ninjutsu never written about before. Plus, gives great info on Japan.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great book! Well written! Japan and Ninjutsu have never before been described in such a way! Excellent!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is an instant classic about martial arts training and life in Japan. Koka 'also known as Koga' and Iga Ninjutsu training is described in detail. Contrary to popular belief in the West, Koka 'Koga' Ninjutsu still survives in Japan today......and the group practicing it has only recently let some information come out about them. Recommended reading for anyone interested in Japanese martial arts and Japan.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Finally, a book that describes authentic Ninjutsu. This book is long overdo.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed it, nice adventure and fun to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Five Stars!
tysheets More than 1 year ago
this is a very short book. of the 84 papes the last 20 are pic of the author. the book reminded me of the storys I use to write in grade school on what I did over the summer. The book seemed to be something the author wrote for an college comp class. the pic where nice. but the was not much on is training in japan. I read this book in about an hour.