True Path Of The Ninja: The Definitive Translation Of The Shoninki (the Authentic Ninja Training Manual) by Antony CumminsTrue Path Of The Ninja: The Definitive Translation Of The Shoninki (the Authentic Ninja Training Manual) by Antony Cummins

True Path Of The Ninja: The Definitive Translation Of The Shoninki (the Authentic Ninja Training…

byAntony Cummins, Yoshie MinamiForeword byOtake Risuke

Paperback | March 24, 2017

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True Path of the Ninja is the first authoritative translation in English of the Shoninki -the famous 17th-century ninjutsu manual.Authors Antony Cummins and Yoshie Minami worked closely with Dr. Nakashima Atsumi, author of the most comprehensive modern Japanese version of the Shoninki, thus making this English translation the closest to the original scrolls. The information and insights found in this translation are invaluable for understanding the skills, techniques and mentality of the historical shinobi. Whether it involved tips for surviving in the wild, advice on intelligence-gathering techniques, or methods for creating chaos in the enemy camp, this ninja book unveils secrets long lost. Along with its practical applications, this book is an important guide to themental discipline that ninjas must have to ensure success in accomplishing their mission. True Path of the Ninja covers the following topics: - What a ninja is and what equipment he needs - The skills of infiltration and information gathering - How to disrupt and distract the enemy - How to be mentally prepared to carry out ninja missionsIn addition to the translation of the Shoninki, this book also includes the first written record of the oral tradition Defense Against a Ninja" taught by Otake Risuke, the revered sensei of the legendary Katori Shinto Ryu school of swordsmanship. Sensei reveals for the first time these ancient and traditional teachings on how the samurai can protect himself from the cunning wiles of a ninja.About this new edition:This second edition contains a new introduction by the translator and has been thoroughly updated to reflect developments that shed new light on the original Japanese text."
Antony Cummins heads the Historical Ninjutsu Research Team, a project that documents, translates and publishes medieval documents pertaining to the shinobi of Japan. As a world-renowned ninja historian, his background as an archaeologist and historian gives him a unique insight into their mysterious world. Antony has revived an old sam...
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Title:True Path Of The Ninja: The Definitive Translation Of The Shoninki (the Authentic Ninja Training…Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8 × 5.13 × 0.51 inPublished:March 24, 2017Publisher:Tuttle PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:4805314397

ISBN - 13:9784805314395

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... the most excellent masterpiece of all the manuscripts on ninjutsu that have ever been written." -Otake Risuke, Katori Shinto Ryu, Head Teaching Master, from his foreword"... every time you reread this book you will obtain a new perspective." -Dr. Nakashima Atsumi, Translator of the Shoninki into modern Japanese"... the first definitive English-language translation of the Shoninki ." - Metropolis "Read it for the entertainment and interest in history but be open to expanding upon some simple life concepts that the ninja applied to their work. It's well worth the read if you're a fan of ninjas and Japanese culture." - Martial Arts + Action Movies blog"