Ninja Fighting Techniques: A Modern Master's Approach to Self-Defense and Avoiding Conflict

Ninja Fighting Techniques: A Modern Master's Approach to Self-Defense and Avoiding Conflict

by Stephen K. Hayes


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Ninja Fighting Techniques explains how to defend yourself against real-world threats using techniques perfected centuries ago by the great Ninja masters.

Author Stephen K. Hayes is the world's leading expert on Ninjutsu techniques. In this book, he presents the Ninja "Five Elements" system to explain fundamental aspects of self-defense. According to Japanese Buddhist belief, human nature is connected to the natural world and the five elements. By understanding that connection, essential responses to any threat become clear:

  • Earth—Remain grounded in your thinking and footing to repel attempts to distract or deceive you
  • Water—Shift, angle and move fluidly to confuse attackers and put them off balance
  • Fire—See where a situation is going as it develops and intercept it at the critical moment
  • Wind—Stay light on your feet and move nimbly to evade attempts to pin you down
  • Void—Control a fight's direction by changing dynamics to confuse your attacker

Ninja Fighting Techniques explains how the five elements can become automatic, unconscious responses for fighters who train the Ninja way. Through study and practice they become instinctive, effectively employed precisely when you need them without thinking.

The advantage of Ninja teachings over other martial disciplines is that, in addition to providing physical combat methods, they teach you to develop a better understanding of human behavior and psychology as well as "real-time" awareness of your surroundings—invaluable in any combat and street fighting situation.

With over 300 full-color photographs and detailed step-by-step instructions, this book shows you how the ancient self-defense techniques developed by the Ninja are still unsurpassed today!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9784805315378
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication date: 03/24/2020
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 540,884
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Stephen K. Hayes served as the Dalai Lama's personal protection escort and security advisor for many years. He was also the first American to be accepted as a personal student by Masaaki Hatsumi, the thirty-fourth master of the Togakure-ryu ninjutsu tradition. He is the author of 20 books which convey the timeless knowledge of the East in pragmatic lessons for contemporary Westerners including The Ninja Defense and The Ninja and Their Secret Fighting Art. He is a member of the Black Belt Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Martial Arts Industry Association (MAIA) Lifetime Achievement Award. He lives and trains in Dayton, OH.

Table of Contents

Introduction: How This Book Came to Be 9

Part 1 First Considerations

Chapter 1 Sensing Potential Danger 21

Chapter 2 Transforming Your Nature into Power 31

Part 2 The Elements of Fighting

Chapter 3 Earth Ground Holding - "I Am the Strength of the Earth" 43

Chapter 4 Water Tactical Positioning - "I'll Find My Way In" 53

Chapter 5 Fire Preemptive Attack - "I Nailed It!" 76

Chapter 6 Wind Evasive Moving - "I'm Outa Here" 96

Chapter 7 Void Creativity Realm - "You Don't See Me-I'm Not Here" 128

Part 3 Applications

Chapter 8 Sounds of the Elements 133

Chapter 9 How Do We Handle Bullying? 141

Chapter 10 A Guide for Advancement 147

About the Author 157

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