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In search of the ninja : the historical truth of ninjutsu

Author: Antony Cummins
Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire : The History Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lost in modern myth, false history and general misinterpretation, the Ninja have been misrepresented for many years. More recently, a desire for a more historical view of the ninja has become a popular theme in the history/martial arts community and Antony Cummins is the primary driving force behind that movement. In Search of the Ninja is based upon the Historical Ninjutsu Research Team's translations of the major  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Antony Cummins
ISBN: 9780752480930 0752480936
OCLC Number: 793213498
Description: 239 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1.What Is a Ninja? --
2.The Origin of the Ninja --
3.Naming the Ninja --
4.Putting the in Ninja --
5.The Samurai v. Ninja Myth --
6.Medieval Japanese Scouting --
7.Bandits, Thieves and Criminals --
8.The Chinese Connection --
9.Unknown Ninja Skills --
10.Similar yet Dissimilar --
11.Ninja Magic --
12.Oral Traditions --
The Ninja Way of Kuden --
13.The Famous Ninja Families of Hattori and Natori --
14.The Prowess of the Men of Iga and Koka --
15.The Female Ninja --
16.The Gateless Gate --
17.The Fringes of Ninjutsu --
18.The Death of the Ninja --
19.The Ninja Found --
20.Historical Ninja Manuals.
Responsibility: Antony Cummins.
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Lost in modern myth, false history and general misinterpretation, the Ninja have been misrepresented for many years. More recently, a desire for a more historical view of the ninja has become a  Read more...

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