A New Book – Lectures by Tengu

By Yossi Sheriff

After a long wait, probably over one thousand five hundred years, a translated English version of the important and cool book by Issai Chozanshi (or as we in AKBAN call him – I.) has been published.

In the book you can read lectures by a Tengu (or as we call him – T.), the mythological demon who began teaching of Ninjutsu, and to whom we owe our kata.

Not many martial arts pride themselves with the fact that their prime teacher is a crow-like demon – we do – what other choice do we have.

The book, by the way, is serious and important, and should join the bookshelf of every Akbanaut, which should already include “Hagakure”, “Go Rin No Shu”, and, of course, “Foot on the path” and “Tree climbing for pedestrians”.

The Demon’s Sermon on the Martial Arts