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True Path of the Ninja: The Definitive Translation of the Shoninki (An Authentic Ninja Training Manual)
 
 

True Path of the Ninja: The Definitive Translation of the Shoninki (An Authentic Ninja Training Manual) [Kindle Edition]

Anthony Cummins , Otake Risuke , Nakashima Atsume Ph.D. , Nakashima Atsumi Ph.D. , Yoshie Minami
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True Path of the Ninja is the first authoritative translation in English of the Shoninki—the famous 17th century ninja training manual. 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 ninja. Whether it involved tips for surviving in the wild, advice on intelligence-gathering techniques, or methods for creating chaos in the enemy camp, the True Path of the Ninja unveils secrets long lost. Along with its practical applications, this book is an important guide to the mental discipline that a ninja must have to ensure success in accomplishing their mission.

In 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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1948 KB
  • Print Length: 202 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 4805311142
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing; Hardcover with Jacket edition (12 July 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005CVV1Q4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #182,271 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and informative 13 Aug 2011
By ColinQ
Format:Hardcover
Dont expect to learn how to fight like a Ninja, this is how Shinobi made them selves appear like mystical beings. This gives you an insight into their lives as they really were not how Hollywood portrays them. I found it a little hard going at times and needed to re-read sentences to make sense of them with my 21st Century mind, but really interesting and absorbing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Simon
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
A straight translation with some explanation. Makes anyone interested in ninja see things from a different perspective. Short book, can be read in a single sitting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars truly historical 29 Sep 2013
By poolat
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
If you want true information on ninjas then this is the book full of excellent historical facts on how they worked and lived there's no other books around that come on par with this so buy now!
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