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True Path of the Ninja: The Definitive Translation of the Shoninki (An Authentic Ninja Training Manual) by [Cummins, Anthony]
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"&hellip: 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 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

."..the first definitive English-language translation of the "Shoninki."--Metropolis

..".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

" 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"

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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. 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 the mental discipline that ninjas 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
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  • Print Length: 202 pages
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing; Hardcover with Jacket edition (12 July 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005CVV1Q4
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #275,917 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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I bought this book a number of years ago and i always find myself going back a reading it again and again
A great source of historical information not just for Shinobi no jutsu but it is also a great insight into the mind/character of the one's that would use it
I would recommend it to you if you have a deep interest in Japanese warfare/warrior culture and history
Not too overwhelming with information but a perfect start in your own pursuit for information
A great book/translation from Antony Cummins and Yoshie Minami
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The Shoninki is perhaps the most highly regarded of the historical ninjutsu manuals. This is a must have for anyone interested in the ninja, samurai or medieval japan. It is a clear translation and very readable.
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If your interested in ninjutsu or martial arts this is a must buy.Best translation of a real ninja scroll written by real shinobi.Very good.
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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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there are 16 ninjas hidden in this review, can you find them? no? then you need this book.
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To be honest I bought this book on a whim, although I have found a curiosity for ninjitsu, and Japanese martial history. But found this book highly intriguing, with fascinating annotation by Antony.
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