Ninjutsu History and Tradition

Ninjutsu History and Tradition Description:

This is the only book on the art of ninjutsu written by Dr Masaaki Hatsumi the th generation leader of the togakure ryu ninjutsu tradition This best seller contains training and fighting secrets known only to the ninja of ancient Japan

Rating: 3.55 out of 5

Essence of Ninjutsu

Essence of Ninjutsu Description:

Told in actual stories of past grandmasters and in dojo lectures on techniques with photographs drawing and paintings the last surviving grandmaster of the ancient art of ninjutsu Dr Masaaki Hatsumi presents Essence of Ninjutsu The NineTraditions In it he explains why after more than years the art of the shadow warriors continues to inspire and serve practioners from around the world Dr Hatsumi s book contains historic ninja scrolls and describes techniques for self defense and it debunks tricks that are attributed to the ninja but actually derive more from the circus than the martial arts Essence of Ninjutsu is a fascinating authoritative look at the roots of ninjutsu and how it continues to enrich the lives of its practitioners today

Rating: 3.77 out of 5

Stick Fighting: Techniques of Self-Defense

Stick Fighting: Techniques of Self-Defense Description:

Step by step instructions and over photographs allow the trainee to follow and learn the techniques with ease br br The ideal weapon for self defense is a stick To find a comprehensive system of techniques using the stick we must turn to the East for systems known to the West have fallen into disuse In this book the techniques of Kukishin Ryu an ancient Japanese method have been updated and adapted for use today A thorough grounding in the fundamentals dealt with here will enable you to disarm and control any assailant br br CONTENTS br Section Basic Movements br Section Techniques against First Attack br Section Techniques against Foot Attacks br Section Techniques against Wrist Holding br Section Techniques against Sleeve and Lapel Holding br Section Techniques against Seizure from Behind br Section Techniques against Stick Holding br Section Immobilizations

Rating: 3.45 out of 5

The Grandmaster's Book of Ninja Training

The Grandmaster's Book of Ninja Training Description:

Do not expect easy answers or simple solutions here on these pages but then that is the fun the excitement the joy of involvement in the warrior arts of accomplishment It pleases me no end to see the world at large now welcoming the knowledge of ninjutsu s ages in the form of these books by the art s grandmaster From the Foreword by Stephen K Hayes In an uninhibited dialogue from a recent meeting with his top instructors from around the world Dr Masaaki Hatsumi discusses his personal journey through the mysteries of the ancient art of the phantom warrior His topics cover the nutritional needs of a ninja the changing physical attributes of the new ninja details on training for the novice as well as the advanced student and the spiritual aspects of ninja training and how it applies to the modern world With numerous photos Dr Hatsumi demonstrates the extemporaneous techniques that flow from his form of training and how some of his top students have developed their own styles of ninjutsu Dr Masaaki Hatsumi the grandmaster of the nine ninjutsu schools that comprise the ninja tradition is an artist with brush and ink a medical practitioner of seikotsu and a prolific writer

Rating: 3.44 out of 5

The Way of the Ninja: Secret Techniques

The Way of the Ninja: Secret Techniques Description:

A Ninja was someone whose very existence expressed the spirit of Budo He would protect himself with techniques not of assassination but rather of sensation and an acute awareness of his natural surroundings He would avoid unnecessary conflict and even if armed with a blade would find a way to win without staining it These are the true techniques of Ninjutsu and the art in which Ninja persistently trained br br Ninja exercised endurance throughout their secretive lives in order to protect their families their clans and their country Their harsh training endowed them with a tough but pliant spirit and martial skills suitable for coping with any situation together with a sense of awareness that had universal application br br Dr Masaaki Hatsumi Ph D is the most famous Ninja grandmaster in the world today In this book he explains the essence truth and wisdom of Ninjutsu an art of a thousand forms and innumerable variations Through perceptive observations and many detailed pictures the author reveals the hidden reality behind this mysterious and fascinating martial art em The Way of the Ninja em will help widen readers perceptions and deepen their understanding of two essential principles One is that Ninjutsu is the very backbone of the martial arts the other that Ninjutsu reveals their true spiritual significance

Rating: 3.79 out of 5

Unarmed Fighting Techniques of the Samurai

Unarmed Fighting Techniques of the Samurai Description:

In em Unarmed Fighting Techniques of the Samurai em world renowned ninja grandmaster and bestselling author Masaaki Hatsumi explains the fundamentals of various unarmed techniques unique to the Japanese martial arts Known as em budo taijutsu em these specialized moves allow the practitioner to evade and receive an attack even from an opponent wielding a sword Hatsumi covers such topics as em Kihon Happo em Eight Basic Movements em Kosshijutsu em Attacks Against Muscles em Koppojutsu em Attacks Against Bones em Jutaijutsu em Flexible Body Arts em Daken Taijutsu em Fist Punching and Striking em Ninpo Taijutsu em Bodily Arts of the Ninja discussing and demonstrating the many techniques which will enable the fighter to punch kick and finally lock or control the body of his adversary br br As Hatsumi tells us the techniques have been secretly passed down from the masters to their students for more than a century and have become the foundations for a range of other martial arts including judo karate and aikido This book will thus enhance the readers understanding of the roots of these various disciplines as well as provide fascinating insights into the spirit of the way of the warrior and the martial arts Includes over step by step photos and rare drawings

Rating: 3.41 out of 5

Japanese Sword Fighting: Secrets of the Samurai

Japanese Sword Fighting: Secrets of the Samurai Description:

Hidden Essence of the Martial Arts and the Spirit of the Samurai br br Japanese history is replete with great sword masters Legendary figures such as Koizumi Isenokami Tsukahara Bokuden Yagyu Munenori Miyamoto Musashi and Ito Ittosai have been revered as deities for countless years forged into the history of Japan s martial arts But there were also many lesser known samurai who carried the spirit of Bushido Tirelessly devoting themselves to Japan s martial traditions and mastering their many fighting forms Japan s rich legacy of swordsmanship has been passed on through these generations of samurai who developed many techniques using the long sword short sword and Ninja sword among others br br In this book Masaaki Hatsumi the most renonwned Budo and Ninja grandmaster in the world explores the venerable history of Japanese sword fighting sharing with the reader his reflections on the hidden essence of this revered martial art He covers a variety of classical techniques including Ninja kenpo Yagyu Shinkage ryu as well as two sword techniques Drawing on his deep knowledge the author demonstrates advenced practical applications of the art using the stick spear naginata and kusarigama More mysterious secret techniques are also discussed including those involving armor and the variety of renowned mutodori no sword forms the ultimate martial skill of the samurai Works of calligraphy by famous samurai masters such as Asari Matashichiro and Yamaoka Tesshu accompany the descriptions as well as important historical scrolls and an array of lavish illustrations that help demonstrate the grace and beauty of Japanese sword fighting br br After his highly acclaimed works em The Way of the Ninja em and em Advanced Stick Fighting em Masaaki Hatsumi continues to pursue his life s ambition of fostering and spreading Budo throughout the world with this definitive book on the art of Japanese sword fighting Within his technical descriptions and musings on the history of Bushido Hatsumi s philosophy of promoting a world of peace and tolerance is ever present as is his firm belief in the universality of Budo espoused in his own words if the seed of Japan s Budo is planted anywhere in the world it will continue to grow and flourish

Rating: 3.47 out of 5

Advanced Stick Fighting

Advanced Stick Fighting Description:

Bushido the way of the warrior is deeply bound to the rich history of the martial traditions of Japan which have drawn generations of devotees as well as awe and respect worldwide Of all the martial arts bo jutsu or stick fighting is one of the least understood and most intriguing having been largely hidden for centuries br br In em Advanced Stick Fighting em Masaaki Hatsumi the most renowned budo and ninja grandmaster in the world and author of em Stick Fighting em and em The Way of the Ninja em reveals some of the secrets surrounding this revered fighting art Hatsumi offers the reader thoughtful reflections on bushido its venerable history and its role in today s world He also discusses the origins of bo jutsu which he sees as inexorably linked to the evolution of humankind it is both universal and timeless br br While the highly acclaimed and long selling em Stick Fighting em dealt mainly with self defense using short sticks this book reveals to the reader a number of advanced techniques using medium and long sticks that were originally used by samurai swordsmen and military commanders Lavish illustrations accompany the explanations and help further demonstrate the graceful mysterious movements of stick fighting The original Japanese text is also included in the appendix br br This book will be an important addition to the libraries of readers who are seriously interested in pursuing the more advanced applications of stick fighting It will also deepen readers understanding of bushido in general and bring them closer to Hatsumi s personal philosophy that only through complete devotion to the martial arts as a way of life can self enlightenment be attained and that the wisdom gained through this can promote a true and lasting world of peace

Rating: 3.41 out of 5

The Essence of Budo: The Secret Teachings of the Grandmaster

The Essence of Budo: The Secret Teachings of the Grandmaster Description:

Budo is the spiritual way of the martial arts that all practitioners must follow if they are to be true martial artists In this book Masaaki Hatsumi explores the very essence of Budo and demonstrates an array of important techniques relating to this essence explaining how the concept of Budo transcends any one combat technique and is at the core of all the many martial arts developed in Japan br br The author also reveals secret techniques and the hidden principles of the martial arts and elucidates the words of his master Toshitsugu Takamatsu on Budo and life Including many photos works of calligraphy illustrations and documents on the martial arts and their role in Japanese culture em The Essence of Budo em will resonate with practitioners of all martial traditions including judo Aikido karatedo kendo kenjutsu jujutsu and other fighting sports

Rating: 3.69 out of 5

Understand? Good. Play! Words Of Consequence

Understand? Good. Play!  Words Of Consequence Description:

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Rating: 3.66 out of 5