Toshitsugu Takamatsu was the teacher of Masaaki Hatsumi in various ninjutsu traditions including Togakure Ryu. This DVD was released 33 years after Hatsumi received his "menkyo kaiden" (complete mastery) of the art from Takamatsu. 33 is an auspicious number in Buddhist and Ninjutsu traditions.
This amazingly well produced documentary includes an in depth discussion with Hatsumi in which various photos are shown and memories are shared. The last 35 minutes feature rare film footage of Takamatsu instructing Hatsumi as a young man. Fascinating footage of the "last real ninja".
Among empty hand techniques, footage of Takamatsu teaching the following weapons is also shows:
- Yari (spear)