Ninja historian Antony Cummins, himself a skilled martial artist, takes a detailed and realistic look at the Ninja, their methods and their role in the medieval Japanese military, as well as how they compare to today's Special Forces and covert military groups.
Cummins collected information from members of Special Ops, police forces, CIA and more about the techniques they use in the twenty-first century, and compares it against his extensive knowledge and research of historical ninjutsu methods.
Readers will get a detailed look at the defensive strategies, engagement against specific threats, intelligence gathering, territorial concerns, mental focus and the spiritual mind-control techniques of these invisible warriors--both of the past and present.
With over 100 striking illustrations that vividly portray the Ninjas' secret world, this book shines new light on their shadowy methods.
In the process, the mythical image of the Ninja is washed away revealing the reality of these commando-spies of medieval Japan.