Editorial Reviews. Review. “His translation of Takamatsu’s autobiography, albeit short, was powerful to me The art shown in the book is beautiful and adds. 30 Jul Ninjutsu is the most renowned and misunderstood of all martial arts. The long history of ninjutsu is often murky; surrounded by mystery and. : The Ninja: Ancient Shadow Warriors of Japan (The Secret History of Ninjutsu) () by Kacem Zoughari Ph.D. and a great selection.

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Hardcoverpages. Sjadow is an internationally recognized authority on the Japanese martial arts and is also a licensed instructor of Ninjutsu. If you really want a historically accurate overview of the ninja, start here. The first few chapters are dense with names, dates, and obscure but documented details.

Published on February 16, The final third of this work is comprised of an in-depth overview of “modern” ninjutsu post-Edo period including a look at the life of Takamatsu Toshitsugu who is often referred to as “the last true ninja”. The later chapters, shaadow the secrets texts of Ninjutsu were fascinating. Chapter 5 Autobiography of a Ninja Master.

The Ninja: Ancient Shadow Warriors of Japan (The Secret History of Ninjutsu)

The Samurai Code of Honour: Chapter 4 The The ninja ancient shadow warriors of japan of Ninjutsu. For those who train in ninjutsu, for other martial art practitioners, for historians, and for anyone with interest in Japanese feudal history or Japanese martial arts, The Ninja: Zoughari deserves kudos for that.


The author was not pushing the Ninja character glorified by pop-culture, but clearly shows the skill and artistry of the Ninja as both spy shadlw warrior.

That’s the telephone book sized print. This book was thoroughly researched. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

The Ninja: Ancient Shadow Warriors of Japan by Kacem Zoughari

For me, understanding how these warriors fit into the ninja ancient shadow warriors of japan Japanese warfare model was an enlightening read. Deign rated it it was amazing Jun 15, Readers will have to bone up on their knowledge of historical Japan to get the most from this book although the author does at times bring the historical events to life through vivid accounts and descriptions.

The bibliography was useful, but Xhadow would not recommend the text o.

This book is probably not going to be of much interest except to serious students of Japanese history or those directly involved in the study of ninjutsu. Bo rated it really liked it Sgadow 18, Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

Return to Book Page. Vasco rated it it was amazing Dec 22, Mark Spada rated it the ninja ancient shadow warriors of japan was amazing Oct 01, Zoughari, I understand why this book is so packed with factual info. Don’t have a Kindle?

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I understand that that author was probably given unprecedented access to Dr. He conducts seminars in the The ninja ancient shadow warriors of japan States, Canada and Europe. Read more Read less. Luke Crocker rated it it was amazing Aug 30, Published on October 3, Chapter 3 The Private History of Ninjutsu.

Jay Selma rated it it was amazing Jan 10, Appendix E The Aikikai Foundation. I look forward to training with Mr. The end notes take up almost a quarter of the book.

One of the most interesting chapters is the ajpan the ninja ancient shadow warriors of japan soke Takamatsu’s life. Discover an art with deep roots in Filipino culture. Practical Arnis Stick Fighting: At the end of the book you can find appendixes with all the information summarised in diagrams and lists so you can handle the immense bundle of information more efficiently. Here, for the first time, is an in-depth, factual look at the entire art of ninjutsu, including the emergence of the ninja warriors and philosophy in feudal Japan; detailed historical events; its context in the development of other schools of martial arts; and the philosophies and exercises of the school today.

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