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cover NINPO: Wisdom for Life
Rated: ****
By Masaaki Hatsumi
Edited By Joe Maurantonio

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Japanese Sword Fighting: Secrets of the Samurai
By Masaaki Hatsumi

****
The Ninja: Ancient Shadow Warriors of Japan
by Kacem Zoughari

**½
Unarmed Fighting Techniques of the Samurai
By Masaaki Hatsumi

***½
Ninjutsu: The Secret Art of the Ninja
Simon Yeo

***
Advanced Stick Fighting
By Masaaki Hatsumi

***½
Way of the Ninja:
Secret Techniques
By Masaaki Hatsumi

****
Essence of Ninjutsu:
Nine Traditions
By Masaaki Hatsumi

****
Grandmaster's Book
of Ninja Training
By Masaaki Hatsumi

***½
Ninjutsu: History and Tradition

By Masaaki Hatsumi

***
Stick Fighting

By Masaaki Hatsumi

***½
Ninja and Their Secret Fighting Art
Stephen K Hayes

***½
Ninjutsu: The Art of the Invisible Warrior
Stephen K Hayes

***½
Ninpo: Living and Thinking As a Warrior
By Jack Hoban

**½
Ninja Weapons: Chain & Shuriken
by Charles V. Gruzanski

**½
Knife and Pistol Fighting
by Masaaki Hatsumi

***
Secrets from the Ninja Grandmaster: Revised Edition
by Masaaki Hatsumi

***½
Ninja:
The Invisible Assassins


by Andrew Adams

**
Taijutsu:
Ninja Art of Unarmed Combat


by Charles Daniel

Understand? Good. Play!
by Masaaki Hatsumi and Ben Cole

***
Secrets from the Ninja Grandmaster
Masaaki Hatsumi & Stephen Hayes

***½
Warriorship:
Life Lesson of a Martial Artist
by Bud Malmstrom

***
Living The Martial Way
by Forrest E. Morgan

***
Zen in the Martial Arts

by Joe Hyams

***
The Unfettered Mind: Writings of the Zen
by Takuan Soto

***
The Living Sword

by Yagyu Munenori

***
The Sword and the Mind
by Yagyu Munenori

***
The Book of Five Rings
by Musashi, Yagyu & Cleary

***
A Way to Victory: Annotated Book of Five Rings
by Musashi, Hidy Ochiai

***
The Book of Five Rings

by Miyamoto Musashi, Wilson

***
Zen and the Way of the Sword

by Winston L. King

**½
Wisdom from the Ninja Village of the Cold Moon
by Stephen K. Hayes

***
Legacies of the Sword: The Kashima-Shinryu
By Karl F. Friday

***½
Tulku: A Novel of Modern Ninja
By Stephen K. Hayes

*
A History of Japan to 1334
George Sansom

**½
A History of Japan, 1334-1615
George Sansom

**½
A History of Japan, 1615-1867
George Sansom

**½
Ninja: The True Story of Japan's Secret Warrior
By Stephen Turnbull

**½
The Chrysanthemum and the Sword
By Ruth Benedict

***
Ninja: The Shadow Warrior
By Joel Levy

? ? ?
Zen and Japanese Culture
by Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki

****
Seiko Fujita: The Last Koga Ninja
By Phillip T. Hevener

**
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind
by Shunryu Suzuki

***
The Mystic Arts of the Ninja
By Stephen Hayes

**½
Wisdom from the Ninja Village of the Cold Moon
By Stephen Hayes

***
Ancient Art of Ninja Warfare
By Stephen Hayes

**½









Katori Shinto-ryu: Warrior Tradition
By Risuke Otake

***
Musashi (Fiction)
By Eiji Yoshikawa

***
Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior
By Chogyam Trungpa

***½