- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 1 edition (April 22, 1988)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0809247240
- ISBN-13: 978-0809247240
- Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 0.4 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 28 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #638,131 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Essence of Ninjutsu Paperback – April 22, 1988
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The author of this book Hatsumi-sensei is considered a pretty enlightened being by many, very serious people - marine trainers, special forces' folks, and all in these kind of occupations, yet while reading one can't help noticing his basic gentleness of character, and openness in sharing that which is the most valued to him - his life's art. Yet, we may also outline a certain dangerous quality of Dr. Hatsumi's writing, that is in his role of protector of these teaching, a fearsome warrior not to be messed with.
The content of the book itself is very tighlty connected to the lore of the Ninjutsu traditions, of which Hatsumi-sensei is the heir. It has some very interesting stories of valor of some previous masters of the school - the way it should be done. For those who are interested in martial application there are some photos with description. One cannot stop wondering at the love and reverence this man has for his teacher, who apparently was a very tough and very knowledgable person. His reverance is passed to us, the readers.
Any knowledge requires a hands-on experience in order to be claimed as such. For that a good and through guidence is needed, however even guidence will not do if one doesn't put in any effort, and the effort required for the art such as ninjutsu has to be clear, like a running current of a mountain river. Trivialities may confuse, but what's essential remains non-trivial, like the big round boulders that are being unseizingly polished by that river.
A Must Buy if you want to Learn Where Ninjutsu Originated From..To the Right Person and a Serious Student to the Art.. This Book Is better than Gold.