In The Ninja Defense
, the classic art of the ninja is updated for maximum effectiveness in modern day situations. Stephen K. Hayes is a Black Belt Hall of Fame member and acknowledged "Father of American Ninjutsu." He has distilled and refined the knowledge he has built studying and teaching ninjutsu for decades into a comprehensive self-defense system that can defuse the worst situations the modern world has to offer.
The result is a realistic martial arts training system that includes instruction in techniques and strategies for dealing with:
grappling, throwing, choking, and joint-locking
- striking, kicking, and punching
- stick, blade, cord, and projectile weapons
- handling multiple assailants and surprise attacks
- overcoming psychological intimidation or bullying
This book, which includes a bonus DVD, focuses on Hayes' revised take on the classical ninja martial arts. He provides his readers with all the key ingredients—both physical and mental—to emerge safely from unexpected danger. The chapter on mental discipline will allow readers to feel more confident in whatever situation everyday life brings.The Ninja Defense
contains extremely practical techniques that the author honed while serving as a bodyguard for His Holiness the Dalai Lama and fine-tuned through years of teaching. It is the ultimate self-defense book from a true martial art master.
Stephen K. Hayes was the first American licensed to teach ninja martial arts by Masaaki Hatsumi, the thirty-fourth master of the Togakure-ryu ninjutsu tradition. A member of the Black Belt Hall of Fame, founder of the mind and body personal protection system of To-Shin Do, and an ordained meditation teacher, he lives with his wife Runiko in Dayton, Ohio. Visit his website at StephenKHayes.com.