By Charles Gruzanski
This handy volume introduces the exciting and deadly
secrets of two ninja arts - the chain and the shuriken (throwing star).
The Masaki school of chain fighting was developed in the feudal society
of the early eighteenth century by a swordsman-sentry in Edo (Tokyo)
Castle. Feeling that the shedding of blood in such a hallowed
place would be disgraceful, he devised the combat use of the weighted
chain. Even the name he gave to the art proves the trust he placed
in its effectiveness - manrikigusari (chain with the power of ten
The equally devastating art of shuriken, the throwing of metal stars and
spikes, evolved shortly after manrikigusari. The easily concealed
shuriken soon became known as an extremely effective weapon for both
ninja and samurai warriors. Softcover. 104 pp.