Probably you have chosen to pick up this book because you are interested in the martial arts of any kind, or maybe you are just interested in gaining the knowledge of the ancient ninja, what ever the reason for your interest in this book I can assure you that you will not be disappointed. The decision to learn and study the art of any Ninjutsu system is a very important decision, and not to be taken lightly. In fact I teach that the study of Ninjutsu is not just merely the study of kicking blocking and punching, it is a lifestyle that you have chosen to live by. There are far more points to the art of the ninja than just fighting, and defending, you are agreeing to learn to use your mind like no individual can, you are agreeing to live by a strict code of ethics, uphold honor for yourself and those loved ones around you.
There may be those of you out there that have chosen to learn the art of the ninja to further your own evil intentions, I will say to you that over the 23 years I have trained and taught Shikata Ninjutsu that I have indeed ran into some of your kind. I have watched those ideas blow up in their faces and it surely will for you. However if you plan on using the Shikata Ryu training manual to start a new page in your life to better your life and those around you, then you will begin a journey that is very rewarding. To be a peaceful warrior one must surely realize that their entire life has to be changed and devoted to what is to come from the training of an art form that is over 1000 years old. Your mind, soul and body will become one and will begin to change due to this type of training to fulfill your destiny.