Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi, Ph.D. - AUTHOR

Dr. Hatsumi has written numerous books and articles on philosophy and martial arts that have been translated into many languages. He writes a weekly column for a local Chiba prefecture newspaper and is a recurring subject of the major Japanese martial arts magazine, Hiden. An accomplished actor and director of both movies and television, he starred in the TV series, Jiraiya, for four seasons. He also coached and directed notable martial arts film stars, Sonny Chiba and Toshiro Mifune.

For his efforts to spread the art of the Bujinkan throughout the world, Dr. Hatsumi has been recognized by many governments, private organizations and distinguished individuals.

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Budo Sensho Bojutsu
  Author: Hatsumi Masaaki Year: 1986
Pages: 223 pages
Written by Hatsumi Masaaki, the 26th Soke of Kukishinden Ryu Happo Biken and other ryu-ha. Over 350 photos covering the basic kamae and techniques as practiced in the Bujinkan Dojo. The first section of the book has 20 pictures of Hatsumi Masaaki's teacher, Takamatsu Toshitsugu, demonstrating bojutsu techniques and kamae. Also included are 18 pages of old bojutsu densho.

Budo Sensho Sojutsu
  Author: Hatsumi Masaaki Year: 1994
Pages: 175 pages
Budo Sensho - Sojutsu by Hatsumi Masaaki, the 26th Soke of Kukishinden Ryu Happo Biken and other ryu-ha. Over 350 photos covering the basic kamae and techniques of 27 Kukishinden Ryu kata as practiced in the Bujinkan Dojo. The first 45 pages include over 100 color and black/white photos of old densho.

Hanbo Jutsu, Jutte Jutsu, Tessen Jutsu
  Author: Hatsumi Masaaki Year: 1982
Pages: 182 pages
Written by Hatsumi Masaaki, the 26th Soke of Kukishinden Ryu and other ryu-ha. Contains over 400 photos covering the basic kamae and techniques for using the hanbo, jutte, and tessen, as practiced in the Bujinkan Dojo. Of special interest there are several pictures of Hatsumi Masaaki's teacher, Takamatsu Toshitsugu, including a step-by-step demonstration of a jutte waza. The last few pages of the book show examples of Shinobi Biken.

Hatsumi - Ninja Ninpo Gaho
  Author: Hatsumi Masaaki Year: 1964
Pages: 161 pages
One of the first books published by Hatsumi Masaaki. Contains many pictures of Hatsumi Masaaki and the first group of shihan demonstrating traditional ninjutsu techniques back in the 1960's. Also, features historical information and comic. Extensively illustrated, so if you can't read Japanese you still can enjoy this book.

Hatsumi Togakure Ryu Ninpo Taijutsu
  Author: Hatsumi Masaaki Year: 1982
Pages: 267 pages
This item has been marked "hard-to-find". We sell this product on a very limited basis due to its extreme rarity and availability. When we acquire stock for this item we will make it available for purchase. Togakure Ryu Ninpo Taijutsu is a rare book of training with photographs from the early 1980's of Hatsumi Masaaki and the various top Japanese shihan at the time, including Tanemura and Manaka. Highly sought after by Bujinkan practitioners. This copy includes the cover case as shown in the picture. Excellent condition. Getting harder to find each year!

Hiden Togakure Ryu Ninpo
  Author: Hatsumi Masaaki Year: 1991
Pages: 254 pages
Hiden Togakure Ryu Ninpo - Togakure Ryu Ninpo Ikiru Chie (Togakure Ryu Ninpo Wisdom for Living) by Hatsumi Masaaki, 34th Soke of Togakure Ryu Ninjutsu and other ryu-ha. This book is the second of two philosophy books published by Hatsumi Masaaki. Divided into 5 sections: 1) Budo and Ninpo Philosophy 2) World of Budo and Ninpo 3) Modern Living 4) About Men and Women 5) Various Thoughts. Total of 100 different essays, 45 photos. Many are rare photos from training in the 1960's and 1970's. Notable is a historical group photo of Hatsumi Masaaki with his students and teacher Takamatsu Toshitsugu.

Ima Ninja - Kono Chitekihenshinjutsu
  Author: Hatsumi Masaaki Year: 2001
Pages: 230 pages
This is the reprint of the first of two philosophy books written by Hatsumi Masaaki. 5 Chapters. The first four chapters consist of 61 seperate short essays. The 5th Chapter focuses in detail on recommendations for diet and health. Specifically, the last 15 pages is about Hichibuku Goshinjutsu theory and technique (this information has been out since 1981). Hichibuku Goshinjutsu is part of Amatsu Tatara. Includes several pages of illustrations of recommended breathing/stretching exercises and seitai techniques. The cover you see in the picture is the new design.

Knife and Pistol Fighting
  Author: Hatsumi Masaaki Year: 1983
Pages: 206 pages
Written by Hatsumi Masaaki, the 19th Soke of Koto Ryu Koppojutsu, this book covers knife and pistol fighting techniques based on Koto Ryu. More than 500 pictures including 37 pictures of pistol fighting demonstrated by former students of Hatsumi Masaaki, such as Fumio Manaka and Tanemura Shoto (wearing a business suit). Also, 21 photos of targets and kamae from an Inatomi Ryu makimono and a Koto Ryu vital point illustration.

Sekai No Martial Arts
  Author: Hatsumi Masaaki Publisher: Tsuchiya Shoten Year: 1994
Over 600 photos of a student demonstrating a particular art then Hatsumi Masaaki expanding on what was shown with his techniques. Most notable are the numerous empty hand and weapons techniques from India. Photos of training with the Japan Action Club, who performed the stunts for many Japanese chambara and TV shows such as the Kage no Gundan series; Hatsumi visiting the United States, and the first Bujinkan Japan Taikai. 27 pages of old illustrations of European fighting techniques and photos of a complete, old Yoshin Ryu densho.

Togakure no Ninja
  Author: Hatsumi Masaaki, Shimizu Chozo Year: 1987
Pages: 201 pages
Originally sponsored by the Togakushi Ninja Museum in Nagano Prefecture, much of the material for the book was provided by Hatsumi Masaaki, 34th Soke of Togakure Ry? Ninjutsu and other ry?-ha, who is listed as the consultant. Approximately 150 photos and illustrations including several maps and pictures of the Togakushi mountains and the Togakushi Ninja Museum. Notably are several illustrations covering stealth and outdoor techniques.

Hatsumi Ninja Chibikko Dojo
  Author: Hatsumi Masaaki Year: 1972
One of the first books written by Hatsumi Masaaki in 1972. Rare find and even harder to find than some of the other older titles, since the original print run was small. Same format as Ninja/Ninpo Gaho. First section covers ninja history and weapons. Second section covers the various jutsu of the ninja. Third section is historical manga. Has many pictures from the later 1960's and early 1970's.

Hatsumi Sengoku Ninpo Zukan
  Author: Hatsumi Masaaki Year: 1978
Several hundred photographs of traditional ninjutsu techniques and weapons demonstrated by Hatsumi Masaaki and master teachers back in the 1970's. Excellent book. Extremely rare and highly sought after, even in Japan.

Understand? Good. Play!--Words of Consequence
  By: Masaaki Hatsumi, Benjamin Cole and Masaaki Hatsuni, Release Date: December, 2001
This is not so much a conventional book but more a collection of thoughts, quotes and ideas put forward by Hatsumi over the more recent years. This book is a must have, as Hatsumi feels that only now he understands what Takamatsu taught him. It is part practical information on taijutsu and a large part philosophy. You will take from this book that what is right for you. If you are at all interested in matters beyond pure technique then this will amount to far more words than are actually in the book! Ideas that are put forward are optimistic, universal and reflect the true nature of people.

Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu - Exploring The Essence of the Martial Arts
  by Alex Esteve (supervised by Sôke Masaaki Hatsumi)
Celebrate the inestimable historical legacy inherited by Professor Masaaki Hatsumi, current head (Sôke) of the numerous schools forming the Bujinkan Dôjô. The lessons passed down to him by his teacher, Toshitsugu Takamatsu, are filled with the history, philosophy and martial arts of Japan itself. Amongst the various aspects of this legacy, the most special was surely that of Ninjutsu, with its fabled Ninja – of which much is said but little is actually known.
This monumental work consists of two volumes. In this, the first, Sôke Masaaki Hatsumi speaks to us directly, clearing up confusion and passing on his great wisdom. At the same time, eighteen of the Bujinkan Dôjô’s top Shihan (highly ranked teachers) from around the world, who are in a position to absorb Sôke’s profound teachings first-hand, share their thoughts with us.