"…the most excellent masterpiece of all the manuscripts on ninjutsu that have ever been written."—Otake Risuke, Katori Shinto Ryu, Head Teaching Master, from his foreword
"…every time you reread this book you will obtain a new perspective."—Dr. Nakashima Atsumi, Translator of the Shoninki into modern Japanese
"…the first definitive English-language translation of the "Shoninki."—Metropolis
About the Author
is a world renowned ninja historian, whose works have included the translating of the most authentic ninja documents available to modern man. His background as an archaeologist and historian gives him a unique insight to the mysterious world of the ninja. A trained martial artist, he is the author of several books on ninja and martial arts, including: Shinobi Soldiers
and To Stand on a Stone: 50 Fundamental Principles of Martial Arts
has a B.A. in Linguistics from the International Christian University and is a member of the Historical Ninjutsu Research Team. She currently lives in Saitama, Japan.