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  • Paperback: 142 pages
  • Publisher: Citadel; Carol Pub. Group ed edition (June 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 080650997X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0806509976
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,186,047 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Maybe he is a martial artist but he is in no way a Ninjutsu Master.
Mark Esquilin
The book perfectly describes the Kuji-Kiri and teaches the reader to perform the meditative steps.
dcowger@gte.net
He writes this farfetched stories that couldn't even get published in a fictional book.
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27 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 24, 2001
Format: Paperback
Ok, I will get straight to the point and say that you should NOT buy this book. Ashida Kim is not Asian, and his name comes from 2 different countires (Ashida=Japan, Kim=Korea). Now, Stephan Hayes is also not Asian, but has practiced NinjUtsu. Ashida Kim does not even say in his books how he got to be a ninja. He writes this farfetched stories that couldn't even get published in a fictional book.
Save your money. You want NinjUtsu, not NinjItsu, go to Hatsumi or Hayes. Not Kim.
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16 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 3, 1998
Format: Paperback
This book is concerned with the control of one's own mind...something not intuitively obvious from the title. If anyone believes this book will allow you to control peoples minds like Obi-Wan or something, you will be very mistaken! The main content of this book deals with breathing techniques and the kuji-in methods of focusing chi, derived from the buddhist art of Mikkyo. On a purely design note, the pictures tend to be rather blurry, and Kim insists on using chinese throughout the book to supplement the japanese words for the 9 kuji-in.
As with all of Kims books (and indeed any book on the subject of Ninjutsu), read them and then decide for yourself what to believe and what to ignore.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 25, 1999
Format: Paperback
Ashida Kim has as always carefully written a helpful text to help others find the Way. Whether truth or fiction, the book is carefully laid out for those individuals who are capable to find the Way. The techniques in this book, as in all others, require a great deal of practice, discipline and self understanding to make effective, but once one has trained oneself to this level, the techniques do nothing but shine. One will find that other schools only delude themselves into thinking that the skill levels that those in their schools have attained are capable in combat. Some say Ninjitsu would never be good in a competitive arena, some say Koga Hei Long Pao Ying techniques are fairy tale. Only those who have trained themselves to a high enough level will be able to see past their own emotions and mental states to see these techniques for what they are.
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20 of 28 people found the following review helpful By "sahjiarah" on October 9, 2003
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This book was terrible. I bought it hoping to get some helpful direction for meditation, but before I even made it through in introduction, I felt like I was reading Celtic Magic rolled in Freud. The concepts are hardly consistant, discussing by name, the occult, and stating some metaphysical concepts as fact, while condemning others as obviously false. The use of quotes was abused to the point of absurdity, with little or no reference to the source, and often taking the words out of their context. The same goes for the frequent telling of stories, which had no reference, and generally seemed to be little more than fables. In describing what ninja are, Kim discusses Hindu religion, Chinese medicine and martial art, and western stage tricks and boxing, with the occasional mention of an actual Japanese concept or art.
Very importantly, the actual fighting diagrams and descriptions are awful. The attacks rely upon the enemy standing still, and often recommend doing away with your guard in the name of deception and balance. The best way to stay balanced is good footing, and a low stance, and it's generally just a bad idea to attempt deceit by intentionally removing your guard. Also, the book preaches that a ninja does not need to kill, though all but one or two of the diagramed techniques are attacks, and the blocks shown are very dependent on the situation, and rather ineffectual, and the remainder of the techniques emphasize causing great harm to your 'enemy', using key phrases such as "finish off" or "Massive blood loss causes death." One must wonder if Kim even thinks about what he writes.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 29, 1999
Format: Paperback
This emphasises on relaxation techniques based on chinese medicine, Ashida Kim's focus is controlling one's mind if one can understand the following statement "The greatest warrior is the one who can conquer himself" you understand what I means...thourughly recommend it !
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 2, 1999
Format: Paperback
Ashida Kim obviously knows his stuff, and this was apparent from the first time I ever flipped through one of his books. I have been helped in a variety of situations by the knowledge he has given me. Let's make this clear: THE TECHNIQUES WORK. Even if he isn't Japanese by blood, who cares? Neither is Stephen K. Hayes, but no one seems to worry about that. Mr. Kim fought in the streets with the hippies in Chicago in 1968 (where he met Count Juan Dante), and from there he became a ninja. He is a man of peace, a man of knowledge, and a good example for everyone. People who are against him are simply trying to cover for the fact that they've spent a lot of money on Bujinkan lessons, and they feel the need to justify this expense, because they haven't gotten anything out of it. You don't hear Ashida Kim badmouthing other schools, do you? Not ONE person has ever said, "I've tried Ashida Kim's techniques, and they didn't work." People who say this haven't actually tried anything. If you don't want to read his books- don't! No one's forcing you. You'll just be an easier target when the sh*t hits the fan.
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