Auteur: Peter Lewis
Ninjutsu is the world's fastest growing martial art with devotees numbered in their hundreds of thousands. Yet few are aware of its real origins, of how the ninja obtain their deadly skills, and how the disciplines of ninjutsu can benefit the individual in today's world. Art of the Ninja tells the fascinating and dramatic story of this elite corps of assassins and their secret art of ninjutsu - born out of persecution and honed into perfection by the fighting monks and rebels of Japan's wild mountainous regions. Striking tenor even into the hearts of the indomitable samurai, the legendary exploits of these experts in espionage and warfare sent a chill down the spine whenever their name was mentioned. Plying their deadly trade with perfect accuracy, they slipped into and out of the most impossible and inaccessible places, leaving death and destruction in their wake.
Art of the Ninja, packed with exciting photographs - many specially taken for this book - explores the ninj a's mysterious origins, their growth in medieval Japan, the training of their supermen, the deadly weapons they used, their survival and escape tactics, their cult of mind training and much more - bringing the story into the twentieth century and how the ninja still ply their devastating skills in the microchip age.