Samurai and Ninja

Samurai and Ninja

Author: Antony Cummins

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462915064

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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The myths of the noble Samurai and the sinister Ninja are filled with romantic fantasy and fallacy. Samurai and Ninja expert Antony Cummins shatters the myths and exposes the true nature of these very real—and very lethal—medieval Japanese warriors. The Samurai and Ninja were in fact brutal killing machines trained in torture and soaked in machismo. Many were skilled horsemen and sword-fighting specialists, while others were masters of deception and sabotage. Some fought for loyalty, others for personal gain. What these warriors all shared in common was their unflinching personal bravery, skill and brutality. In Samurai and Ninja, Cummins separates myth from reality and shows why the Japanese were the greatest warriors of all time: He describes the Samurai and the Ninja as they really were in earlier times when battles raged across Japan—not in later times when war became obsolete and Japanese warriors became philosophers, scholars and courtiers. He describes the social context of the day and the feudal world into which the warriors were trained to fight and die for their lords. He exposes the essentially brutal nature of warfare in medieval Japan. This book is illuminated by many rare Japanese manuscripts and texts which are translated into English for the very first time.

Ninjas and Samurai

Ninjas and Samurai

Author: Mary Pope Osborne

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780385386340

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! Getting the facts behind the fiction has never looked better. Track the facts with Jack and Annie!! When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #5: Night of the Ninjas, they had lots of questions. What did it mean to be a ninja or a samurai? Did they really have special abilities? What was life like for them in ancient Japan? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts behind some of history’s most intriguing and secretive figures. Filled with up-to-date information, photographs, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discover in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures. And teachers can use Fact Trackers alongside their Magic Tree House fiction companions to meet common core text pairing needs. Did you know that there’s a Magic Tree House book for every kid? Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures Have more fun with Jack and Annie at MagicTreeHouse.com!

Samurai Ninja Colouring Book

Samurai Ninja Colouring Book

Author: Matthew Lin

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780648375616

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 46

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Come on a journey with artist Matthew Lin as he takes you back into medieval Japan - a time of martial arts, stealth and the code of Bushido! Have fun and colour 21 unique Samurai and Ninjas, drawn in Chibi style, from Matthew's imagination and brought to life for everyone to enjoy! From the powerful general to the sneaky ninja, this book has a great range of outfits and weapons, waiting for you to bring alive with colour and your imagination! A total of 44 pages with the illustration on one side to protect each piece and for easy removal and display. Suitable for all ages and for coloured pencils, markers or crayons. All images are full bleed, page size is US Letter - 8.5 x 11 inches.

Ninja and Samurai

Ninja and Samurai

Author: Ben Dunn

Publisher: Antarctic Press

ISBN: 9780977642427

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 144

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Presents step-by-step instructions for drawing ninjas, samurais, weapons, action poses, and scenery, in a book that includes a chapter on advanced concepts.

Ninja

Ninja

Author: John Man

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062202666

Category: History

Page: 336

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The definitive history of the ninja, based on a wealth of historical texts, local Japanese sources, and John Man's own treks across Asia “An immensely entertaining history, packed with splendidly blood-thirsty tales of derring-do, feats of endurance and self-sacrifice.” —The Guardian Out of the violent chaos of medieval Japan, a remarkable band of peasants rose to become the world's most feared warriors—trained to perfect the art of ninjutsu, the deadly union of martial arts and deception. Today, however, these real life ninjas are overshadowed by legend and pop culture caricatures. Could they fly? Climb walls? Make themselves invisible? Drawing on a wealth of historical texts, local Japanese sources, and his own comprehensive treks across Asia, acclaimed author John Man takes us back to the ninjas' origins in China, through to their heyday in the bloody civil wars that ended with the unification of Japan in 1600. Man also illuminates the twentieth-century reemergence of the Japanese tradition of shadow warfare through the Nakano Spy School—the elite military-intelligence academy that operated as an extensive spy network during World War II—and reveals one former Nakano soldier, Onoda Hiroo, who may be the last surviving ninja. Compelling and absorbing, Ninja reveals at last the fascinating true history behind one of the world's most enduring legends.

Ninjas

Ninjas

Author: Jessica Gunderson

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781429666008

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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"Profiles Ninja warriors, including their everyday life, training, fighting methods, and societal role, as well as their place in popular culture"--Provided by publisher.

The Ultimate Art of War

The Ultimate Art of War

Author: Antony Cummins

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 9781786783066

Category: History

Page: 328

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The most accessible edition of Art of War ever produced, with the text broken down into digestible individual lessons, unique teaching illustrations, and step-by-step commentary that draws on the full range of recent translations and ancient commentators Composed in the 5th century BC, Sun Tzu's Art of War is the earliest-known treatise on military strategy, and is still hugely popular around the world for its perceptive tactical advice to commanders on how to win at war with minimal bloodshed. Aimed at all those who want to study the text in depth, this is the first step-by-step guide to the famous treatise, breaking down the 13 chapters of the original into 200 easily digested lessons, from 'do not press a desperate enemy' to 'control your troops through bond of loyalty' to 'when you are weak, beware attack', all accompanied by comprehensive commentary and clarified with around 250 illustrations. Making the lessons even more memorable and easy to understand, the black/red illustrations include strategic diagrams, evocative line drawings and beautiful calligraphy. This ultimate guide to Art of War includes the classic 1910 translation by Lionel Giles and commentary that takes into account all academic interpretations of the text, highlighting differences between modern translations as well as the perspectives of historical Chinese commentators. No other edition compares and contrasts the viewpoints of different contemporary translators, or explains exactly what each section of this often enigmatic text actually means.

Samurai vs Ninja 1: The Battle for the Golden Egg

Samurai vs Ninja 1: The Battle for the Golden Egg

Author: Nick Falk

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 9780857986061

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

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Get ready for the greatest battle of all time! In the Edo Period of Japan, two teams fight for supremacy – the serious samurai and the scheming ninjas. To determine who is the best, a deadly contest is held. The prize is the Golden Egg, the most magnificent treasure in all of Japan. But when the ninjas cheat, the samurai will stop at nothing to get revenge. Tighten your topknot and sharpen your sword – the Samurai vs Ninja battle is about to begin!

In Search of the Ninja

In Search of the Ninja

Author: Antony Cummins

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752483559

Category: History

Page: 253

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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 the Historical Ninjutsu Research Team’s translations of the major ninja manuals and consists of genuinely new material. Little historical research has been done on the Ninja of Japan. Here for the first time the connection of the famous Hattori family warriors with the Ninja is explained. The Samurai versus Ninja myth is dispelled. The realities of Ninja skills are analysed. How did a Ninja work underwater when mining castle walls? How can a bird be used to set fire to the enemy’s camp? The book explores newly discovered connections to ancient Chinese manuals, lost skills and the ‘hidden’ Zen philosophy that the Ninja followed. In Search of the Ninja is the first and only historical look at the shinobi of ancient Japan.

Ninjas

Ninjas

Author: Carla Mooney

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781624010309

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Who are the brave warriors of history and of today? This title discusses the origin of ninjas, their historical development, famous examples, key skills, and traits, along with details about weapons, training, and missions. These covert Japanese warriors are best known for their unorthodox warfare, and their high regard for honor and combat. Special features include sidebars, infographics, on-page definitions, online search sidebar, further evidence sidebar and primary sources. This title also includes a timeline, glossary, Web links, index, and common core activities. Core Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing.

On the Warrior's Path, Second Edition

On the Warrior's Path, Second Edition

Author: Daniele Bolelli

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781556439483

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 232

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The urge to forge one’s character by fighting, in daily life as well as on the mat, appeals to something deep within us. More than a collection of fighting techniques, martial arts constitute a path to developing body, spirit, and awareness. On the Warrior’s Path connects the martial arts with this larger perspective, merging subtle philosophies with no-holds-barred competition, Nietzsche with Bruce Lee, radical Taoism and Buddhism with the Star Wars Trilogy, traditional martial arts with basketball and American Indian culture. At the center of all these phenomena is the warrior. Though this archetype seems to manifest contradictory values, author Daniele Bolelli describes the heart of this tension: how the training of martial technique leads to a renunciation of violence, and how overcoming fear leads to a unique freedom. Aimed at students at any level or tradition of martial arts but also accessible to the armchair warrior, On the Warrior’s Path brings fresh insights to why martial arts remains an enduring and widespread art and discipline. Two new chapters in this second edition focus on spirituality in the martial arts and the author’s personal journey in the field.

Revenge Tale

Revenge Tale

Author: Marcel

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781638671237

Category: Fiction

Page: 222

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Revenge Tale: Kill Mara By: Marcel Revenge Tale: Kill Mara is a tale about something that's old as time, sweet, sweet, fucking revenge, also about honor, morality, redemption, and forgiveness, which is damn near impossible to give. The message of Kill Mara is what would you do for the truth, what lengths would you go to, what lines would you cross, because for Minamoto Minato, the lines between good and evil cease to exist. Morals are forgotten in the pursuit of vengeance. No matter how much pain, how much hurt we cause each other, it’s interesting to see how trauma changes a person, either making them stronger or weaker. Ultimately the choice is yours. Would you rather be a victim or become the victimizer?