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Ninjutsu: The Secret Art of the Ninja
by Simon Yeo
Ninjutsu: The Secret Art of the Ninja covers all aspects of this remarkable martial art, including the hidden details within the Ninjutsu forms. It reveals the secrets of how to develop power through body movement, how to effectively remove an opponent's balance, and how to unify the mind, the body and technique. The author's objective is to improve both the reader's menta ...more
ebook, 210 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Crowood Press (UK)
(first published May 28th 2008)
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I read this because a character in a novel I'm writing told me that he practices ninjutsu. I thought ninjutsu was all about assassins in black doing acrobatic karate, but this book enlightened me on the subject. I really can't comment as to how good of a guide to actually practicing ninjutsu this is, but I can say it does a good job of explaining the philosophy behind the art and the specific practices it covers. The philosophy relates to life as well as fighting, and I think my character's stud ...more