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The Path of the Ninja

An Englishman's quest to master the secrets of Japan's invisible assassins

By Martin Faulks

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Memoir of normal boy in rural Norfolk who grew up to train with the last living Ninjas and fulfill his dreams.

By turns thrilling, funny and spiritually enlightening, this is the real-life Martial Arts adventure.

Martin Faulks grew up in a Norfolk village. Returning from library with a friend one day they were attacked by a gang of older boys. Martin ran away leaving his friend to be beaten up. He vowed that would never happen again.

He trained in the martial arts in his teens with growing success, he gained his black belt and even won tournaments but he wanted something more. He wanted to train as a Ninja. So started a series of initiations that would take him eventually to being trained by the Dalai Lama's bodyguard and travelling to Japan stay with the Yamabushi, the legendary spiritual teachers of the Ninja, living in the mountains of Japan.

Biographical Notes

Martin Faulks is a martial arts champion and Mystical adventurer. He has a black belt in Japanese Ninjutsu `Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu` and the Korean martial art, Kuk Sool Won and is proficient in the spiritual disciplines of China, including Tai Chi, Qi Gong and the legendary form of Yi Jin Jing.
He is a three time national martial arts champion* and a regional fencing champion. Martin has travelled extensively and trained with some of the world`s most skilled martial arts masters, including such famous masters as Bo ou Mander, Grand Master Masaaki Hatsumi, Noguchi Sensei, Stephen Hayes and Michael Pearce. He won gold medals at the `Kuk Sool Won` National Korean Martial Arts Association tournament 1993, 1994, and 1995. For Martin the Ninja arts are about secret knowledge. Knowledge that can lead to enlightenment and can allow you to aid your fellow man, through which he feels he gains a complete and balanced view of the spiritual mysteries. His previous works include:
Gateways to Health: Secrets of Rejuvenation and
Butterfly Tai Chi: Health, Energy and Tranquility in 10 Minutes a Day

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  • ISBN: 9781444764406
  • Publication date: 13 Aug 2015
  • Page count: 272
  • Imprint: Coronet
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