The Shadow Warrior
This book tells the story of the origin of real ninja training in the West. In the early 1980s, the word "ninja" was just becoming a household phenomena. Beyond the hype and insanity, there were small groups of dedicated martial artists meeting in classrooms and in training camps around the world, studying the real art of the ninja. Unbeknownst to most, the legacy of the shadow warriors of Japan's past had survived and were embodied by its last remaining heir, a Japanese doctor named Masaaki Hatsumi. The Shadow Warrior sheds light on the real art and culture as seen from the eyes of one of its early American practitioners.