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Binding: Paperback Dewey Decimal Number: 796.815 EAN: 9780897500739 ISBN: 0897500733 Label: Black Belt Communications Manufacturer: Black Belt Communications Number Of Items: 1 Number Of Pages: 144 Publication Date: 1980-11-01 Publisher: Black Belt Communications Studio: Black Belt Communications
Written by the first American ninjutsu teacher, this book covers the history of ninjutsu, philosophy, fighting, the mind as a tool of the spirit, active meditation, extended realities and the art of understanding. Fully illustrated techniques with step-by-step photos and instructions. New four-color cover.
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Customer Rating: Summary: First Rate Comment: I really enjoyed this book! The depth of knowledge that Stephen Hayes teaches in this whole series is amazing, I recommed all of this series to anyone whishing to see the "whole picture" that this ancient warrior art teaches...Oh by the way to the reviewer calling Mr. Hayes a liar etc...going to most of Mr. Hayes books and saying some of the same things makes you look jealous not scholar like in your reviews. Just a thought Customer Rating: Summary: Memories of Youth Comment: I never could understand those people so insistant that you can't learn martial arts from books ... perhaps, you can't master martial arts from books is more accurate. I remember using this book and a couple of other ninja books from his master as a foundation of my progressive martial arts training in my late teens.
Personally, who cares if he is or is not the first American ninja, or that he is not practicing tooth-and-nail to the tee authentic traditional ninjitsu. Actually, most martial arts have grown to a point were they are no longer traditional to merge with the times. So if you are one of those cry-baby traditionalists then take your ball, and go to the house this book is probably not for you. People grow, or they are suppost to at least.
Ninja: Spirit of the Shadow Warrior is a excellent read, and I give it the thumbs up. Customer Rating: Summary: The first book from the man that revived ninjitsu Comment: From the table of contents:
1. Historical perspectives
2. Building blocks of the universe
4. The Sixth Center
5. Active Meditation
6. Extended realities
7. The art of understanding
Written by the first American ninjutsu teacher, this book covers the history of ninjutsu, philosophy, fighting, the mind as a tool of the spirit, active meditation, extended realities and the art of understanding. Fully illustrated techniques with step-by-step photos and instructions. Customer Rating: Summary: Um.. Comment: This book is mostly filled with bad atempts at trying to teach taijutsu, something you shouldn't learning from a book in the first place. Stephen K. Hayes is a liar and wrote these books when he did not fully understand Ninpo. He uses an innaccurate straight blade square guard sword, is innaccurate in his use of the elements, and he is also innaccurate on his history of ninjutsu evolving from buddhist monks who were supressed for practicing their religion. Stephen hayes also lied about being the first westerner to ever train in ninjutsu (Quinten Chambers or Doron Navon anybody??). I wouldn't buy this book if I were you. The rest of the series is just as horrible. Go purchase some books from Soke Hatsumi. It's best to get things staright from the source. Customer Rating: Summary: Good Comment: This book is good for bujinkan trainer.