Oct 17, 2016 ninjutsu fujita seiko lineage project group. I know there is a french translation of one the books from fujita seiko but i dont know the title. Translation of fujita seikos 1938 lecture on ninja and ninjutsu. Roley is a polarizing and sometimes controversial figure, as he regularly takes on frauds, fakes, and exaggerators in the martial arts particularly those who pretend to ninjutsu or other japanese styles. Apr 09, 2011 fujita seiko was a bujutsuka and heir of the kogaryu ninjutsu. The book cites all the sources used, and goes into specific detail about fujitas early life, how he came into the arts he studied, and which schools he either passed on, or took to the grave with him. Also includes the complete japanese edition of this extremely rare book as well as a reprinting. Secrets of kogaryu ninjutsu, translated by don roley the. Fujita was the last ninja of the koga tradition of. Those that live in this border between the light and darkness are barely gli.
During the war he taught ninjutsu tactics at the nakano spy academy. Fujita seiko was a bujutsuka and heir of the kogaryu ninjutsu. Fujita seiko, february 10, 1898 january 4, 1966, born fujita isamu, was a prominent japanese martial artist, researcher and author. Translation of fujita seiko s 1938 lecture on ninja and ninjutsu. Fujita was the last ninja of the koga tradition of ninjutsu. He was the bodyguard of a japanese general and purporting to be a soke of koga ryu ninjutsu in the mid 20th century.
I was hoping to learn something because i always hear rumors that fujita seiko was a ninja savant. Enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. The original japanese text is presented next to english translations. The movie ninja is set in contemporary japan and follows the heated feud between an orphaned westerner called casey, portrayed by scott adkins, and his rival masazuka, played by tsuyoshi ihara. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Aug 07, 2015 the historical ninjutsu texts of the bansenshukai, ninpiden and shoninki were translated in the later 1930s, fujita seiko had already written 3 books on ninjutsu by the time takamatsu made his first appearance and already stated he was the last of the wada line of koga ryu ninjutsu. Fujita did glean a lot from the books and scrolls he. History of the koga ryu, part ii muzosa bujinkan dojo of nyc. Regarded as the 14th and final heir to the kogaryu wadaha ninjutsu.
He was an accomplished martial artist according to high ranking karateka such as inoue sensei, but if his teachings were sufficient why did inoue not continue with ninjutsu as his mainstream art and not the more acceptable ryukyu arts. The last koga ninja book if this is your first visit, be sure to check out the faq by clicking the link above. The book cites all the sources used, and goes into specific detail about fujita s early life, how he came into the arts he studied, and which schools he either passed on, or. Not everybody can become a ninja, as one would need to possess the neccesary qualities. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to. On 4th january 1966, seiko fujita, koga ryu ninjutsu 14th generation inheritor, passed away due to cirrhosis of the liver at his house, nezu 1243, bunkyoku, tokyo.
There are other various schools called akutagawa, negoro, fuso, ninko, koyo, and kishu. Then again that could be said of many of the figures in modern ninjutsu. It is a report of his research on the ninja in the seventies. The books printing date is december 11, 2001 and was published on december 18, 2001. On assymetry by fujita seiko by jesse enkamp as i have written before, the system i train in has strong influences from a man named fujita seiko 18991966, who was the last inheritor of wadaha koga ryu ninjutsu. Shurikenjutsu by fujita seiko english translation koga ryu. Revelations on the silentera ninja boom from an unlikely. Ninjutsu hiroku ninjutsu in depth fujita seiko 1991. Watashi wa ninjutsu tsukai i am the messenger of ninjutsu 14 th successor of kogaryu, seiko fujita. However, he publicly said he would not select an heir to his lineage of koka ryu. Hojojutsu book by fujita seiko translation, ninjutsu. Whether he was truly a ninja or for that matter, whether his grand father was, remains controversial. In order to become modern ninja, however, extensive teaching and training was high on the agenda at nakano.
Born in tokyo as fujita isamu, he called himself the 14th generation master of kogaryu ninjutsu, bearing the nickname the last ninja saigo no ninja. There is a place in society one could call the twilight. He was most certainly a respected budoka and author. Ultimately, you will learn of the fate of his martial arts legacy, including his mysterious and controversial wadaha koga ryu ninjutsu. Isamu fujita was born in tokyo, and studied kogaryu wada ha kogaryu ninjutsu with his grandfather fujita shintazaemon, th soke of the kogaryu. A proven lineage of koga ryu ninjutsu 14th,soke, fujita seiko transmitted koga ryu ninjutsu to soke,kenei mabuni. Handed down from soke, fujita seiko,soke,kenei mabuni to dasihi,george sosa,sr. In this book,he explains how to throwuse shuriken,its history and many shuriken schools in detail with many illustrations. For factual information on the reputed 14th and last head of the koga ryu wada ha, visit fujitaseikothis site was composed from independent sources and was designed to assist interested parties, especially aspiring ninjutsu students, to arrive at a historically accurate understanding of fujita s martial arts career.
The books printing date is december 11, 2001 and was. In his book, ninjutsu no kenkyu, nawa never refers to fujita as a head of koga ryu, instead referring to him only as a researcher. A soke, he was of kogaryu ninjutsu and in shitoryu his title was. To improve his walking speed and skill, a ninja practiced by leaning his body forward or to one side so he was forced to walk rapidly to maintain balance. This book is a translation of fujita seiko s book, ninjutsu kara spysen e. According to one of his own books, he actually trained the following stuff. They are often compared to the iga ninjutsu because they have slightly different techniques. This book is a must have for the japanese enthusiast of bujutsu.
Over 200 pages detail the basics of how to bind an enemy as well as specific ties unique to certain traditions of martial arts. The last of the koga ryu ninjaseiko born as isamu fujita, was a japanese martial artist who was 14th headmaster or soke of kogaryuninjutsu and considered by some to be the last true ninja. The movie begins with a master of the koga ninja clan finding the. There is so much interest in ninjutsu in the west, there must be more japanese books that are translated. I enjoyed this book a lot and have reread it a few times now. Btw its a genbukan book so not much use outside of genbukan training. The author, seiko fujita 18981966 was a japanese martial artist and military instructor who many consider to be the last koga ninjutsu master. The late seiko fujita, who claimed to be the 14th master of the koga school of ninjutsu, said ninja could walk the 350 miles between edo now tokyo and osaka in three days. The secrets of kogaryu ninjutsu by don roley paperback lulu. Look for them to be released in the coming months to set the record straight. Ninja the movie and the modern take on the ninjutsu. In it, he details a few traditions ways of throwing shuriken.
While all of them are outstanding individuals who have contributed to the promotion of japan and the martial arts, their ninjutsu lineages has not been satisfactorily. Regarded as the 14th and final heir to the kogaryu wadaha ninjutsu tradition, he was highly respected by his peers and a core member of japans classical martial arts community. Fujita seikos first book on ninjutsu in 1936, during japans own ninja boom 50 years before americas 1980s ninja boom in popculture. I will replied the young fujita, without much reflection upon the matter. Seiko fujita 1898 1966, the last of the koga ryu ninja.
There are many questions as to the validity of his story, but there is no denying that he was the last japanese to claim to teach the koga ryu. While many claim a ninjutsu lineage from the koga, the last recognized soke from this lineage, seiko fujita, died on january 4, 1966 from cirrhosis of the liver, leaving behind no students to carry on his ninjutsu teachings. Buy the other books on ninjutsu translated by eric shahan written by gingetsu itoh. Born in the year of 1900 died by liver cirrhosis in 1966, seiko fujita was considered the last active ninja meaning that he was employed by the japanese government. In the same book he refers to hatsumi masaaki as the head of togakure ryu ninpo. One of the most important individuals who is known to be koga ninjas would be a man named fujita seiko. Segments of the japanese public from kids looking for spectacle to adults curious about. Fujita seiko announced that he was the last grandmaster of koga ryu ninjutsu. Born in tokyo as fujita isamu, he called himself the 14th generation master of. Then you can start reading kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Apr 08, 2014 i can say with certainty that i know more about the koga ryu as taught by fujita seiko than anyone in america claiming to teach his art. The book cites all the sources used, and goes into specific detail about fujita s early life, how he came into the arts he studied, and which schools he either passed on, or took to the grave with him. This book is a translation of fujita seikos book, ninjutsu kara spysen e. To counter this, he collected vast amounts of information on traditional japanese arts such as hojojutsu.
According to his autobiography, he is the last ninja. I have that book by andrew adams, but it is not a direct translation of a japanese original. The book is dated march 31, 1991 and is an exact re. It was in the muromachi period when this particular technique of ninjutsu was established. He was, according to himself, the 14th headmaster of koga ryu wadaha ninjutsu, which was the name of his family branch of. Hojojutsu book by fujita seiko translation, ninjutsu bujinkan.
Fujita seikos ninjutsu passed down amongst shitoryu masters. Some extremely entertaining stories and not a boring read by any means. I can say with certainty that i know more about the koga ryu as taught by fujita seiko than anyone in america claiming to teach his art. Feb 19, 2008 like others, i have always wanted to know more about the life and mystery surrounding fujita seiko and the koga ryu ninja lineage. In this book are the secrets he learned as part of his training of ninjutsu. The historical ninjutsu texts of the bansenshukai, ninpiden and shoninki were translated in the later 1930s, fujita seiko had already written 3 books on ninjutsu by the time takamatsu made his first appearance and already stated he was the last of the wada line of koga ryu ninjutsu. In the forty years since his death, fujita seiko has been a man of mystery, rumor and conjecture. This is a translation of fujita seiko s book on shurikenjutsu. Fujita also went on to say that nakanos tasks were originally about assassination and sabotage. That takamatsus claims in china cannot be verified, most of his claims in japan cannot be verified. He was, according to himself, the 14th headmaster of koga ryu wadaha ninjutsu, which. If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the faq by clicking the link above. His vision of ninjutsu was of a living art, not a museum piece past its time.
Fujita was a fascinating man, and his story is open to great debate. Secrets of kogaryu ninjutsu, translated by don roley. Also includes the complete japanese edition of this extremely rare book as well as a reprinting and translation of an even rarer short pamphlet fujita seiko sent out about the martial arts guardian god marishi ten. Ninjutsu has two main schools, iga ryu and koga ryu. This is a translation of the book hojojutsu by fujita seiko. According to fujita seiko s autobiography he modified and taught his koga ryu ninjutsu at nakano. The last ninja, october 1958, fujita categorically stated that he had not and would not teach anyone ninjutsu, and would not pass on the school. Toshitsugu takamatsu 1889 1972 ninjutsu lineage toshitsugu takamatsu was a martial artist said to have been trained and received menkyo kaiden complete transmission licence in several martial arts. Ninjutsu books truflyte martial arts memorial home page. Statement of intent in the western martial arts community the subject of fujita seiko, the reputed 14th soke of the koga ryu wada ha family of ninjutsu, has always been a source of mystery and debate. The author is fujita seiko 18991966 the 14th successor of koga ryu ninjutsu. Above book is entitled koga ryu ninja ichidaiki biography of the koga ryu ninja by fujita seiko. Years later, a man named fujita seiko announced that he was the last grandmaster of koga ryu ninjutsu. It was written by fujita seiko, last living master of kogaryu ninjutsu and instructor at the nakano spy school that trained the japanese counterparts to the jedburghs and oss.
This work is how traditional ninjutsu can be used in the modern age. The tourist magazine obituary of fujita seiko testifies to this very fact, us servicemen were exposed to the cultural adaptation of the ninja in mainstream japanese culture. Fujita seiko was the last headmaster of the koga ryu, wadaha tradition of ninjutsu. The last koga ninja and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle. This book is in the genre of the bansenshukai and the shoninki. As for secrets of kogaryu ninjutsu, roleys translation is a rough interpretation of fujita seikos ninjutsu kara spysen e from ninjutsu to spy warfare.
Fujita jojutsu ninjutsu budo taijutsu samurai ninja. I doubt fujita seiko would have gone through his martial arts career without his knowledge of koga ryu wada ha influencing his approach to, and studies, of the other disciplines he practiced and taught. Roley has changed certain things to make the text easier to read, taking care not to omit important information. Fujita seiko published zukai torinawajutsu showing hundreds of hojojutsu ties from many different schools, and several other texts on ninjutsu and martial arts. Koga japan and the art of ninjutsu yabai the modern. Like others, i have always wanted to know more about the life and mystery surrounding fujita seiko and the koga ryu ninja lineage. One of the first books about the art in the west but not what i am looking for. The book s printing date is december 11, 2001 and was published on december 18, 2001. The above rare book is entitled ninjutsu hiroku ninjutsu in depth. Original illustrations are included, with english text. In 1972, a big part of this book has been translated in french by jacques.
This work is the translation of fujita seiko s ninjutsu kara spysen e from ninjutsu to spy warfare. Published originally before the war, a later edition changed the name and added two chapters. Heveners book entitled fujita seiko the last koga ninja. Feb 27, 2018 seiko fujita sensei the four most popular names associated with being the last ninja in modern japan are toshitsugu takamatsu, seiko fujita, masaaki hatsumi and jinichi kawakami. Hojojutsu book by fujita seiko translation, ninjutsu bujinkan samurai arts ebay. Ninjutsu hiroku 1939 ninjutsu kara spy sen he 1942. The last reported soke of kogaryu was 14th headmaster fujita seiko 18981966. One of musthave books if you are interested in shuriken jutsu. This is a very rare and fully illustrated shuriken book by seiko fujita. Jan 21, 2017 you will learn zero ninjutsu from fujita seiko. Koga ryu ninjutsu though only an 8 hour course from the bansenshukai was taught at nakano espionage school a school that. During the wolrd war 2 he taught special training in the army academy of nakano. A summary of the life of seiko fujita, kogaryu ninjutsu 14th generation the last ninja who lived in a modern society. He was, according to himself, the 14th headmaster of koga ryu wadaha ninjutsu, which was the name of his family branch of ninjutsu.194 1011 1286 1173 114 1364 984 1203 1078 1002 442 801 414 139 1030 249 268 163 153 1512 1464 1090 49 598 1096 1469 831 296 6 443 1301 354 110 99 937 432 1342 597 1035 475 1469 262 633 620