Friday, April 13, 2012

The Origin of Ninja Weapons and Tools

"Bats in the Rafters" 
used with the permission of artist Michel Farivar

Right now I'm fortunate to be editing the new edition of Michel Farivar, MD's classic work on Ninja weaponry.   Dr. Farivar has added intriguing new materials and observations for the second edition, as well as several new pieces of artwork portraying the deadly techniques associated with these weapons.  His richly original and though provoking research into the darkly arcane world  of Ninja killing tools makes for chilling reading.

Dr. Farivar is uniquely qualified to write this book.  In addition to be being a practicing psychiatrist and wonderfully gifted artist, Dr. Farivar was taught the art of ninjutsu by world famous Grandmaster Robert Law of the Geijin Ryu.

I'll let you know when the new edition is ready for press.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's great! But you don't really want to kill Ninjas, do you?

Rick said...

LOL- I changed the post title, Alex! Thanks for the catch.

Bonnee Crawford said...

Ninjas are bad-ass! What an awesome book! Love the artwork you've posted here too.

Rick said...

I love "Bats in the Rafter," too. Although the pen and inks on poison darts is outstanding. I'll post more of his artwork as he permits.

Charles Gramlich said...

I suppose I should learn about weapons other than guns, In case I run out of ammo.

Rick said...

Yeah, but wouldn't you rather learn to hang upside down from the rafters, Charles? Now that's serious fun.