Book- True Path of the Ninja: The Definitive Translation of the Shoninki (The Authentic Ninja Training Manual)
True Path of the Ninja is the first authoritative translation in English of the Shoninki—the famous 17th-century ninjutsu manual.
Authors Antony Cummins and Yoshie Minami worked closely with Dr. Nakashima Atsumi, author of the most comprehensive modern Japanese version of the Shoninki, thus making this English translation the closest to the original scrolls.
The information and insights found in this translation are invaluable for understanding the skills, techniques and mentality of the historical shinobi.
Whether it involved tips for surviving in the wild, advice on intelligence-gathering techniques, or methods for creating chaos in the enemy camp, this ninja book unveils secrets long lost.
Along with its practical applications, this book is an important guide
to the mental discipline that ninjas must have to ensure success in
accomplishing their mission.
True Path of the Ninja covers the following topics:
- What a ninja is and what equipment he needs
- The skills of infiltration and information gathering
- How to disrupt and distract the enemy
- How to be mentally prepared to carry out ninja missions
About this new edition:
This second edition contains a new introduction by the translator and has been thoroughly updated to reflect developments that shed new light on the original Japanese text.