By Stephen K. Hayes
In feudal Japan, ninja warriors were credited with
supernatural powers of invisibility and ways of learning any secret.
They also were feared for their skill in espionage and assassination.
Behind these legends is the reality of an ancient, sophisticated, highly
systematic martial art: ninjutsu. Perhaps the least understood martial
art of Japan, ninjutsu emphasizes naturalness of movement,
responsiveness to one's adversary, and total practicality. Women as well
as men were trained in this obscure deadly art. As its form
crystallized, practitioners established an organized system for
maintaining absolute secrecy. Now, all aspects of ninjutsu are revealed
in this remarkable book written by the first American trained as a
ninja. Softcover. 156 pg.