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- The History Press 2012; US$ 15.99
Lost in modern myth, false history and general misinterpretation, the Ninja have been misrepresented for many years. More recently, a desire for a more historical view of the ninja has become a popular theme in the history/martial arts community and Antony Cummins is the primary driving force behind that movement. In Search of the Ninja is based upon... more...
- The History Press 2012; US$ 11.99
Martial Arts researcher Antony Cummins reveals the hitherto hidden world of Viking hand-to-hand combat, which employed the sword, the spear, the axe and the shield. Based upon a careful analysis of the Viking sagas, the techniques described are recreated precisely, from knocking down a spear in mid-flight to the shield cleave. Illustrated with over... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 7.99
Enter the world of seventeenth-century Japanese warfare and the warrior elite, the Samurai. Samurai War Stories: Teachings and Tales of Samurai Warfare is a collection of three major texts, published in an English translation for the first time. These works include writings on three distinct military strata: the Samurai; the Ashigaru or foot soldier;... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 11.99
?A retainer of our domain, Renpeido Chikamatsu Hikonoshin Shigenori, each morning washed his face and hands, dressed himself in Hakama and prayed in front of the kamidana alter ?His prayer was thus: ?Please afford me success in war.? He kept to this routine all through his life.? Through patient and scholarly detective work, Antony Cummins and the... more...
- Watkins Media Ltd 2015; US$ 19.99
THE FIRST COMPLETE TRANSLATION OF A SAMURAI SCHOOL CURRICULUM, THE BOOK OF SAMURAI SERIES IS A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF SAMURAI WARFARE. This multi-volume series reveals to the samurai student the basic traditions of Natori-Ry?, the renowned school of war founded in Japan in the sixteenth century. Book One: Fundamental Teachings... more...
- North Atlantic Books 2016; US$ 24.95
Available for the first time in English, this book is both an illustrated samurai arts manual and a groundbreaking historical account of the teachings of a Japanese samurai who formed a school known as Mubyoshi Ryu in the 1600s. Abundantly illustrated with more than 350 images representing the practices of Mubyoshi Ryu, The Lost Samurai School collects... more...
- North Atlantic Books 2012; US$ 12.95
The shinobi, or ninja, is one of the most widely recognized figures in the world of espionage?and also one of the most misrepresented. What do we really know about the historical shinobi, his tactics, and his role in medieval Japanese society? In Secret Traditions of the Shinobi, these questions?and many more?are answered. Translated into English... more...