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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent insight into Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu
Dr Hatsumi sets the record straight on a number of misconceptions about Budo Taijutsu. The question and answer format reflects his wonderful personality excellently. He dispenses freely with advice on life as well as Budo. A recommended read for practitioners of any level.
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2.0 out of 5 stars The grand masters book of ninja training
Not so much a book more a set of published questions and answers, I did this and then I did that etc realy quite dull there are much better books on this subject on the market!
Published on 3 May 2010 by P. J. De Maziere


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent insight into Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, 7 Nov 1999
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This review is from: The Grandmaster's Book of Ninja Training (Paperback)
Dr Hatsumi sets the record straight on a number of misconceptions about Budo Taijutsu. The question and answer format reflects his wonderful personality excellently. He dispenses freely with advice on life as well as Budo. A recommended read for practitioners of any level.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Engaging, educational, and ultimately necessary!, 5 April 1999
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Using a question-and-answer format featuring several highly-ranked western students, Hatsumi-sensei pours forth pearls of wisdom at once so commonsense yet simultaneously illuminating, one cannot help but become engrossed not only in this system of martial arts, but also in the man himself. A must-have for anyone who calls themself a martial scholar, artist, or intelligent person!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The essence of insight, 10 May 2014
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This book is a read for people who are advanced in ninjutsu-ninpo, as one must understand what the questions by (shidoshi dan holders) the interviewers and the answer by soke Masaaki Hatsumi are all about. This important book even allows the reader a glimpse in the higher spiritual world of the ninja (shinobi).
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good read expect nothing less from Soke, 7 Jan 2013
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Informative, thought provoking, good read for those seeking enlightenment and on road to learning ninjutsu, recommend it t others seeking
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ninpo Interview from the master himself!!, 21 Aug 2011
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This is a very good book to read if your interested in Ninjutsu!It doesn't have a lot of moves in it but is well worth the read coming from a legend indeed.It is a relatively short book sadly enough as you could read it for a long time but the insights and knowledge makes it well worth buying. I really enjoyed reading it and recommend it!
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2.0 out of 5 stars The grand masters book of ninja training, 3 May 2010
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Not so much a book more a set of published questions and answers, I did this and then I did that etc realy quite dull there are much better books on this subject on the market!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interview with a Master, 6 Oct 2007
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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.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars not a very interesting book, 6 Mar 2009
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This is a translation of a taped interview with hatsumi and his students.
It is a bit rambling, and would perhaps have been interesting if you were reading soon after its publishing in the mid 80's. However, the philosophy is not clearly explained, Hatsumi does not come across as being particularly intelligent, though clearly very knowledgable on his subject. There were rather too many references to 'when I was voted best instructor 1984', in the Q and A session, which is all it is. This is not a debate, nor is it regarding practical aspects of training to any significant degree. Its just the guys who were leading ninjutsu in the eighties sitting around with a few questions each for Hatsumi, who answers however he chooses, sometimes like a politician, with no discourse of challenge. Read it if you've got an hour to spare, that's all it will take to get through it, but there must be better books out there on the subject. It should be called 'One of The Grandmaster's Q and A sessions with his Students', which would sound a lot less exciting.
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9 of 19 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Do not Buy, 9 Feb 2004
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Normally the books by missaki hatsumi are great, but this book consists of interviews with the grandmaster, who although i admit does give some interesting information about his life,
The book also gives pointless information about how J.hoban and other instructors started to train and where they are now....it doesnt teach you how to fight...and there are about two techniques shown in very breif detail
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5.0 out of 5 stars Quite a few good photos, text is not so good., 23 Jan 1999
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There are some good photos in this book, kamae and weapons etc. However please ignore most of the text because most of it is highly inaccurate. I suspect Hayes did something to it. There is a good interview with Takamatsu, and Doron Novan interviews Hatsumi which is good.
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