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Thread: Early Reference to Ninjutsu in 1653 Jiyoshu

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    Default Early Reference to Ninjutsu in 1653 Jiyoshu

    Hello,

    I purchased a 12 volume book set called Gunpou Jiyou shuu (軍法侍用集).

    An interesting 12 volume book set written in 1653 by Ogasawara Sakuun who collected practical warfare information.

    Book 1 - Questions and & answers among brave heroes
    Books 2-4 - Preparation to battles and also how shinobi are important
    Book 5 - Weapon and tool collection
    Books 6-8 - Shinobi and Ninja
    Books 9-10 - Layout and direction article (how to use space in the battle).
    Book 11 - Secret of using space to layout
    Book 12 - About "ki" (qi)

    Looks to have pre-dated the Basenshukai (1676) Shoninki (1681) and written in the same year as the Ninpiden (1653)

    Anyone have any additional information?

    thank you kindly,

    Robert
    Robert C. Gruzanski

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    Ogasawara Sakuun (小笠原昨雲) is also known as Ogasawara Shōzō

    He wrote these books:
    1617 Bushidō kōsha sho (also known as Tōryū gunkōsha sho)
    1658 Shoka hyōjō
    George Kohler

    Genbukan Kusakage dojo
    Dojo-cho

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