Ninjutsu: The Art of Invisibility (Facts, Legends, and Techniques)

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Tuttle Publishing, 2008 - History - 143 pages
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ALL THE FACTS, LEGENDS, AND TECHNIQUES OF THE NINJA ARE PRESENTED HERE BY ONE OF THE FOREMOST AUTHORITIES ON THE SUBJECT

The Ninja, also known as Shinobi, inspired awe and terror in equal measure. Master of espionage and assassination, stealth and concealment, the ninja's ability to move swiftly and silently gave rise to popular legends of amazing exploits, invincibility and supernatural powers.

In Ninjutsu: The Art of Invisibility, Donn Draeger draws back the veil of mystery shrouding the arcane practices of feudal Japan's shadow warriors. Stripping away myth and exaggeration, Draeger reveals the secret tactics, exotic weapons, tricks and disguises that earned the ninja a reputation as history's most feared secret agents.

Chapters include:
  • Entering the World of the Ninja
  • History and Organization
  • Training and Skills
  • Operating Techniques
  • Costume
  • Tools and Weapons
  • Tactics, Ruses, and Feats
  • Facts and Legends

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Donn F. Draeger was a Western pioneer in the practice of Japanese martial arts. His works include Judo Training Methods, Judo Formal Techniques and Shaolin Lohan Kung-Fu.

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