Essence of Ninjutsu

Told in actual stories of past grandmasters and in dojo lectures on techniques-with photographs, drawings, and paintings-the last surviving grandmaster of the ancient art of ninjutsu, Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi, presents Essence of Ninjutsu: The ...

Author: Masaaki Hatsumi

Publisher: Contemporary Books

ISBN: UOM:39015013387249

Category: Sports & Recreation

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Looks at the history of the ninja and their martial arts, demonstrates the use of various weapons, and clears up misconceptions about the ninja
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Ninjutsu

This is the only book on the art of ninjutsu written by Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi, the 34th-generation leader of the togakure-ryu ninjutsu tradition.

Author: Masaaki Hatsumi

Publisher: Action Pursuit Group

ISBN: 0865680272

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 239

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This is the only book on the art of ninjutsu written by Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi, the 34th-generation leader of the togakure-ryu ninjutsu tradition. This best-seller contains training and fighting secrets known only to the ninja of ancient Japan.
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The Complete Ninja Collection

Expanding upon his original writings, and interwoven with the wisdom and insight garnered from four decades of martial arts training, the author addresses misconceptions associated with ninjutsu and shares the story of his path to becoming ...

Author: Stephen K. Hayes

Publisher: Black Belt Communications Incorporated

ISBN: 089750206X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 927

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Expanded and collected for the first time in a single volume, the six ninja books by this legendary ninjutsu master offer a comprehensive guide to this misunderstood martial art. Beginners will be introduced to the building blocks of ninjutsu: the basic postures, the natural elements that correspond with fighting techniques, the sorts of weapons utilized, and the “scheme of totality.” More advanced practitioners will benefit from descriptions of such principles as enlightened consciousness, the goton-po theory of escape and invisibility, and the union of body and weapon. Meditation exercises are included to strengthen the consciousness and decrease reaction time. Expanding upon his original writings, and interwoven with the wisdom and insight garnered from four decades of martial arts training, the author addresses misconceptions associated with ninjutsu and shares the story of his path to becoming an internationally recognized warrior and martial arts educator.
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The Way of the Ninja

Now in paperback, the book features detailed demonstration photos, sidebars on many topics related to ninjutsu, and new material by Hatsumi explaining the relevance of ninjutsu in today's world.

Author: Masaaki Hatsumi

Publisher: Vertical Inc

ISBN: 9781568365916

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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The essence of ninjutsu, explored by the world's most famous living ninja grandmaster. In his classic work Masaaki Hatsumi reveals the hidden secrets and truths about this mysterious and fascinating Japanese martial art. He looks at the traditions, training, and techniques, then shows how this knowledge will lead readers to an understanding of two essential principles: that ninjutsu is the very foundation of the martial arts; and that ninjutsu illuminates its true spiritual significance. Now in paperback, the book features detailed demonstration photos, sidebars on many topics related to ninjutsu, and new material by Hatsumi explaining the relevance of ninjutsu in today's world.
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Illustrated Ninja Handbook

Author Remigiusz Borda studied and taught Bujinkan ninjutsu for many decades, and in this book presents the unique system created by Masaaki Hatsumi—the 34th Grandmaster and head of the Togakure-ryu Ninjutsu lineage.

Author: Remigiusz Borda

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462914265

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

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Learn to master ninjutsu techniques and the Budo warrior ethos with this informative and entertaining martial arts guide. Welcome to the secret world of the ninja master! The Illustrated Ninja Handbook is your ultimate guide to the esoteric knowledge and teachings of the ancient Japanese shinobi. It provides ninjitsu devotees with the first detailed understanding of this shadowy and mysterious martial art form. This handbook contains step-by-step instructions that allow you to master the 40 most devastating ninja fighting techniques. It was created with the blessing of legendary ninjutsu master Soke Masaaki Hatsumi, who taught for many generations in the Bujinkan School—generally recognized as the leading ninjutsu school in the world. The Bujinkan Dojo encompasses nine separate ryu-ha or martial arts schools that are based in Japan and headed by Hatsumi. Bujinkan ninjas use both armed and unarmed fighting techniques, with weapons such as swords, bamboo shinai, and staffs. They also learn to defend themselves unarmed against weapons attacks. Author Remigiusz Borda studied and taught Bujinkan ninjutsu for many decades, and in this book presents the unique system created by Masaaki Hatsumi—the 34th Grandmaster and head of the Togakure-ryu Ninjutsu lineage. The Illustrated Ninja Handbook is based on hundreds of years of actual ninja combat experience and contains the traditional knowledge of the legendary Shinobi warrior clan who were instrumental in helping found the Tokugawa Shogunate.
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Ninjutsu

Ninjutsu: The Secret Art of the Ninja covers all aspects of this remarkable martial art, including the hidden details within the Ninjutsu forms.

Author: Simon Yeo

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 9781847973702

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 112

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Ninjutsu: The Secret Art of the Ninja covers all aspects of this remarkable martial art, including the hidden details within the Ninjutsu forms. It reveals the secrets of how to develop power through body movement, how to effectively remove an opponent's balance, and how to unify the mind, the body and technique. The author's objective is to improve both the reader's mental and physical skills and to promote harmony between mind and body. A wide-ranging introduction covers the history of Ninjutsu and mental and physical attitude. The following chapters cover principles, fitness and stretching, postures, break falls, Sanshin No Kata, the Kihon Happo, basic and additional techniques, Sixteen Secret Fists, training pointers and advice, and pressure points.
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The Essence of Budo

In this book, Masaaki Hatsumi explores the very essence of Budo, and demonstrates an array of important techniques relating to this essence, explaining how the concept of Budo transcends any one combat technique and is at the core of all ...

Author: Masaaki Hatsumi

Publisher: Vertical Inc

ISBN: 9781568364629

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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Budo is the spiritual way of the martial arts that all practitioners must follow if they are to be true martial artists. In this book, Masaaki Hatsumi explores the very essence of Budo, and demonstrates an array of important techniques relating to this essence, explaining how the concept of Budo transcends any one combat technique and is at the core of all the many martial arts developed in Japan. The author also reveals secret techniques and the hidden principles of the martial arts, and elucidates the words of his master, Toshitsugu Takamatsu, on Budo and life. Including many photos, works of calligraphy, illustrations, and documents on the martial arts and their role in Japanese culture, The Essence of Budo will resonate with practitioners of all martial traditions including judo, Aikido, karatedo, kendo, kenjutsu, jujutsu, and other fighting sports.
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Ninjutsu

This book offers self-defense enthusiasts a comprehensive guide to the mysterious and ancient art of the ninja, written by the Western world's foremost authority, Stephen Hayes.

Author: Stephen Hayes

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 0809254786

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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This book offers self-defense enthusiasts a comprehensive guide to the mysterious and ancient art of the ninja, written by the Western world's foremost authority, Stephen Hayes. Profusely illustrated with more than 580 action photographs and diagrams, this book clearly shows the correct body positions and movements for mastering the ninja method. Techniques such as hitting the ground and rebounding safely, shifting and evading strikes and weapon hits, and applying natural body weapons and handheld tools for combat are covered in detail. The book's physical conditioning program includes training exercises for increasing flexibility and building muscle strength, followed by footwork drills, reaction drills, counter techniques, and combat skills. Of equal importance to this ancient art is the spiritual training. Stephen Hayes provides all movement and meditation tech- niques essential to the ninja combat method. Stephen K. Hayes is the only American ever awarded the title of shidoshi ("teacher" in Japanese) and full teaching credentials in the art of ninjutsu. He has written eight books and numerous articles for Black Belt, Kick, Official Karate, and Ninja. He operates his own dojo ("school") of ninjutsu and spends his time between trips to the Far East, as a teacher, lecturer, and writer. He is the author of Wisdom from the Ninja Village of the Cold Moon and The Mystic Arts of the Ninja (both Contemporary Books).
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In this book, the author explains the essence, truth, and wisdom of bushido, and, using many kinds of sticks, demonstrates the various techniques of stick fighting.

Author: Masaaki Hatsumi

Publisher: Kodansha International

ISBN: 4770029969

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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In this book, the author explains the essence, truth, and wisdom of bushido, and, using many kinds of sticks, demonstrates the various techniques of stick fighting. Through detailed explanations and extensive pictures the author reveals the hidden reality behind this fascinating marital art. This book will help widen readers' perceptions, and deepen their understanding of stick fighting as the very essence of the martial arts, and how through stick fighting we can learn what of bushido really means.
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Ninja

This ninja book includes studies of ninjutsu history, philosophy, wisdom, and presents a wide range of information from authors, historians, chronicles and scrolls in order to foster a deep understanding of this "shadowy" art.

Author: Kacem Zoughari, Ph.D.

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462902873

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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Ninjutsu is the most renowned and misunderstood of all martial arts. The long history of ninjutstu is often murky; surrounded by mystery and legend. Here, for the first time, is an in-depth, factual look at the entire art of ninjutsu, including emergence of the ninja warriors and philosophy in feudal Japan; detailed historical events; its context in the development of other schools of martial arts; and the philosophies and exercises of the school today. Based on more than ten years of study and translation of authentic Japanese texts, including many that have never before been translated, this is the most comprehensive and accurate study on the art of ninjutsu ever written outside of Japan. This ninja book includes studies of ninjutsu history, philosophy, wisdom, and presents a wide range of information from authors, historians, chronicles and scrolls in order to foster a deep understanding of this "shadowy" art. For those who train in ninjutsu, for other martial art practitioners, for historians, and for anyone with an interest in Japanese feudal history or Japanese martial arts, The Ninja: Ancient Shadow Warriors of Japan shines a light on this enigmatic subject.
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Taijutsu

This is the first book to definitively present the concepts, principles, and techniques of this rarest of martial arts, whose lineage traces back through the feudal Japanese masters to ancient Chinese monks.

Author: Charles Daniel

Publisher: Action Pursuit Group

ISBN: 086568085X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 153

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Taijutsu is the ninja warrior's elite system of unarmed self-defense. This is the first book to definitively present the concepts, principles, and techniques of this rarest of martial arts, whose lineage traces back through the feudal Japanese masters to ancient Chinese monks.
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Secrets from the Ninja Grandmaster

This is a collection of heart-to-heart lessons from ninja grandmaster Masaaki Hatsumi to his senior student and first American disciple, Stephen K Hayes.

Author: Stephen K. Hayes

Publisher:

ISBN: 1581603754

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 136

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This is a collection of heart-to-heart lessons from ninja grandmaster Masaaki Hatsumi to his senior student and first American disciple, Stephen K Hayes. When this book was first published in 1987, Western martial artists could learn for the first time what the grandmaster himself had to say about the essence of warrior training that emphasised real-world battlefield fighting methods (jissen-gata) -- from the use of weapons to ninja invisibility to kuji warrior spirituality -- as opposed to art or sport. This important volume is now available once again through Paladin Press, with new introductions by both authors, an all-new epilogue entitled Twelve Years Later and a techniques section that illustrates various classical ninja fighting defences. This is an incredibly valuable book for every martial artist who has ever wanted to go beyond the stereotypical images of the ninja sensationalised in action-adventure movies and gain access to the true secrets of the ninja grandmaster.
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The Complete Ninja

This invaluable book will help readers deepen their understanding of ninjitsu as the very backbone of the martial arts and the spiritual clarity it provides.

Author: Masaaki Hatsumi

Publisher: Vertical Inc

ISBN: 9781568365473

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! The ninja were the true embodiment of budo, the warrior spirit. Rather than using techniques of assassination to protect themselves, ninja relied on their senses, and on an acute awareness of their natural surroundings, In fact, ninja avoided unnecessary conflict, and used weapons such as knives and swords only as a last resort. These are the true techniques of ninjutsu, and the art in which the ninja unrelentingly trained. In The Complete Ninja: The Secret World Revealed, Masaaki Hatsumi, the world’s most renowned ninja grandmaster and top budo master, creates a companion volume to his bestselling The Way of the Ninja. Like the earlier work, The Complete Ninja features hundreds of historical illustrations, documents, and photos (including many of the author demonstrating techniques) to explore the essence and wisdom of ninjutsu and reveal its hidden truths. The Complete Ninja will help readers sharpen their perceptions and deepen their understanding of two core principles: that ninjutsu is the very backbone of the martial arts, and that it clarifies their essential spiritual significance. Since budo transcends any one particular martial tradition, all practitioners, whether they study judo, aikido, karate, kendo, kenjutsu, jujutsu, or other combative sports, will find the book fascinating and enlightening.
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Ninjutsu No Gokui

"The Essence of Ninjutsu." Written during the Ninja “boom” of the early 1900's, Gingetsu Itoh seeks to dispel the myth that Ninjutsu is an art comprised solely of magic and sorcery.

Author: Gingetsu Itoh

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1500420603

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 218

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"The Essence of Ninjutsu." Written during the Ninja “boom” of the early 1900's, Gingetsu Itoh seeks to dispel the myth that Ninjutsu is an art comprised solely of magic and sorcery. The moving pictures and billboards of the day have lead “the average person to consider Ninjutsu to be a kind of sorcery or magic”. The techniques within are as relevant today as those contained in The Art of War. Itoh “Sensei” shows how the skills of those practicing Ninjutsu came about and the way those same methods were verified on the battlefields of the century of fighting that was the Warring States periodWith arresting anecdotes from military logs of the period as well as insightful commentary as to how this knowledge can be applied, Itoh Sensei presents a complete picture of what was understood about Ninjutsu in the early twentieth century. First time in English.All original illustrations included.Fourth Edition.
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THE WAY OF THE NINJA

Discussing the philosophy of Ninjutsu, including apparel, weaponry, and training techniques, this is the definitive book on the subject from the most famous Ninja grandmaster in the world. 450 photos.

Author: Masaaki Hatsumi

Publisher: Kodansha International

ISBN: 4770028059

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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Discussing the philosophy of Ninjutsu, including apparel, weaponry, and training techniques, this is the definitive book on the subject from the most famous Ninja grandmaster in the world. 450 photos.
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Tetsuzan

The articles contained within Tetsuzan ("Iron Mountain") are diverse: interviews with "The Last Combat Ninja" Soke Toshitsugu Takamatsu, the symbolic back-story of the TV show Jiraiya, examples of utilizing exotic ninja weapons and ...

Author: Masaaki Hatsumi

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1499104294

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 142

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The articles contained within Tetsuzan ("Iron Mountain") are diverse: interviews with "The Last Combat Ninja" Soke Toshitsugu Takamatsu, the symbolic back-story of the TV show Jiraiya, examples of utilizing exotic ninja weapons and tecnhiques, and, perhaps most aptly, the importance of correctly studying the Bujinkan basics. Containing a wealth of illustrated information, enlightening interviews and historical insights, Tetsuzan is as relevant for understanding true Budo today as it was during the era of its original publication. -- Cover.
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The Mystic Arts of the Ninja

The authenticity of Shidoshi Hayes's instruction is perhaps the most important aspect of this book: no other book represents the true ninja tradition.

Author: Stephen Hayes

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 0809253437

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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Ninja . . . that single word conjures up images of mystery and power. The ability to move swiftly and silently, to mesmerize one's victim, to strike infallibly, and then to disappear into the night--this is the legend of the ninja. These nearly sorcerous aspects of the ninja, as well as the exotic weapons they use, are the focus of The Mystic Arts of the Ninja. Its author, Shidoshi Stephen K. Hayes, is the sole American to be granted teaching credentials by the 34th grandmaster of the Togokure School of Ninjutsu in Japan. Going beyond the basic conditioning and training techniques of his best-selling Ninjutsu: The Art of the Invisible Warrior, Hayes explains the most sought after secrets of his ninja training: Hypnotism: Saiminjutsu, the ninja's hypnotic powers are described and explained. Sample exercises are provided to help develop your hypnotic powers. Invisibility: Stealth walking and camouflage are discussed. Hayes provides examples of how to move silently across various kinds of terrain and how to blend into your surroundings to become invisible. Weaponry: The Hanbo cane, the sword, and the infamous shuriken throwing stars are ninja trademarks. Hayes fully describes their use in grappling as well as in attacking. More than 400 black-and-white photos are used to illustrate the secrets and techniques that have been used by the ninja to surprise and outwit their foes over the past 800 years. The authenticity of Shidoshi Hayes's instruction is perhaps the most important aspect of this book: no other book represents the true ninja tradition.
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The Grandmaster s Book of Ninja Training

. . . It pleases me no end to see the world at large now welcoming the knowledge of ninjutsu's ages in the form of these books by the art's grandmaster .

Author: Masaaki Hatsumi

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 0809246295

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 112

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"Do not expect easy answers or simple solutions here on these pages. . . but then "that is the fun, the excitement, the joy of involvement in the warrior arts of accomplishment. . . . It pleases me no end to see the world at large now welcoming the knowledge of ninjutsu's ages in the form of these books by the art's grandmaster ." -- From the Foreword by Stephen K. Hayes In an uninhibited dialogue from a recent meeting with his top instructors from around the world, Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi discusses his personal journey through the mysteries of the ancient art of the phantom warrior. His topics cover the nutritional needs of a ninja, the changing physical attributes of the "new" ninja, details on training for the novice as well as the advanced student, and the spiritual aspects of ninja training and how it applies to the modern world. With numerous photos, Dr. Hatsumi demonstrates the extemporaneous techniques that flow from his form of training and how some of his top students have developed their own styles of ninjutsu. Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi, the grandmaster of the nine ninjutsu schools that comprise the ninja tradition, is an artist with brush and ink, a medical practitioner of seikotsu, and a prolific writer .
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Unarmed Fighting Techniques of the Samurai

This book will thus enhance the reader’s understanding of the roots of these various disciplines as well as provide fascinating insights into the spirit of the way of the warrior and the martial arts.

Author: Masaaki Hatsumi

Publisher: Vertical Inc

ISBN: 9781568365329

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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In Unarmed Fighting Techniques of the Samurai, world-renowned ninja grandmaster and bestselling author Masaaki Hatsumi explains the fundamentals of various unarmed techniques unique to the Japanese martial arts. Known as budo taijutsu, these specialized moves allow the practitioner to evade and receive an attack even from an opponent wielding a sword. Hatsumi covers such topics as Kihon Happo (Eight Basic Movements), Kosshijutsu (Attacks Against Muscles), Koppojutsu (Attacks Against Bones), Jutaijutsu (Flexible Body Arts), Daken Taijutsu (Fist Punching and Striking), Ninpo Taijutsu (Bodily Arts of the Ninja), discussing and demonstrating the many techniques which will enable the fighter to punch, kick and finally lock or control the body of his adversary. As Hatsumi tells us, the techniques have been secretly passed down from the masters to their students for more than a century, and have become the foundations for a range of other martial arts including judo, karate and aikido. This book will thus enhance the reader’s understanding of the roots of these various disciplines as well as provide fascinating insights into the spirit of the way of the warrior and the martial arts. Includes over 300 step-by-step photos and rare drawings.
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Art of Life and Death

This masterfully crafted guide to ninjitsu or budo explores in depth the history, culture and philosophy of this fascinating and enduring Japanese martial art.

Author: Daniel Fletcher

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462909957

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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This masterfully crafted guide to ninjitsu or budo explore in depth the history, culture and philosophy of this fascinating and enduring Japanese martial art. Budo is one of the least understood forms of art in the world. Even more than skills or techniques, the teachings of budo require faith to learn and courage to understand. One of the fundamental teachings of budo is ninjutstu, the art of perseverance that forms the basis of the Japanese martial arts. The lessons in this book come directly from experiencing the living vitality of the world's foremost master of the ninja arts, Masaaki Hatsumi. Through the use of stories, poetry, art, and earned wisdom, the authors move beyond the common image of the martial arts and reveal the nature of the unexpected changes in themselves as they struggled to come to terms with what being a martial artist in the ninja tradition meant. The Art of Life and Death is a reflection of the discipline, the aesthetics, and the philosophy that lies hidden within the martial way. It is a glimpse at the hidden potential of the martial arts, one where the practitioner can embrace transcendence and transformation in order to face all the fears that litter life and also life's most fearsome opponent: Death.
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