Essence of Ninjutsu - The Nine Tradition (Hatsumi) (paperback)
Author: Masaaki Hatsumi
Number Of Pages: 192
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Details: Language:English. Paperback. Pub Date: April. 1988 Pages: 192 Publisher: McGraw-Hill Looking back almost 1.000 YEARS. The mists of Japan's chaotic past shroud the Development of a way of LiFe. AN ancient STRUGGLE waged Against fierce Local Autonomy of Japanese Feudal lords who Ruled THE ISLAND nation with swords of steel and a code of death before dishonor. The people of the mountainous regions of what is now Iga prefecture wanted to live in peace. but their lords had other plans-so the people learned the martial arts of self-defense and used their meager farm tools as weapons against the samurai blades of their oppressors. Nine traditions of the ninja arts grew out of this seemingly endless struggle. and legends were told of the supernatural abilities of the ninja fighters. The ninja never gained ...