Complete Musashi The Book Of Five Rings And Other Works

Author: Miyamoto Musashi
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462920276
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Miyamoto Musashi (1584–1645) is the most famous Samurai who ever lived. His magnum opus, the Go-Rin-Sho or Book of Five Rings is a classic that is still read by tens of thousands of people each year—Japanese and foreigners alike. Alex Bennett's groundbreaking new translation of The Book of Five Rings reveals the true meaning of this text for the first time. Like Sun Tzu's The Art of War, Musashi's book offers unique insights, not just for warriors, but for anyone wanting to apply the Zen Buddhist principle of awareness to achieve success in their endeavors. This book sheds new light on Japanese history and on the philosophical meaning of Bushido—the ancient "code of the Japanese warrior." Unlike other translations that are based on incomplete and inaccurate versions of Musashi's work, Bennett's is the first to be based on a careful reconstruction of the long-lost original manuscript. Capturing the subtle nuances of the original Japanese classic, the result is a far more accurate and meaningful English version of The Book of Five Rings text. Richly annotated and with an extensive introduction to Musashi's life, this version includes a collection of his other writings—translated into English for the first time. A respected scholar, as well as a skilled martial artist, Bennett's understanding of Musashi's life and work is unparalleled. This book will be widely read by students of Japanese culture, history. military strategy, and martial arts. It sets a new standard against which all other translations will be measured.

Book Of Five Rings

Author: David Amerland
Publisher: New Line Publishing
ISBN: 1844810240
Size: 33.18 MB
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Fighter's Codex is a forge. It will take the raw power that is "you" and, over 30 days, turn it into a highly efficient, potentially lethal, kick-ass, fighting machine. You could be new to this or you may already be doing some martial art, it's designed to benefit you regardless. Go through each day, pick a level (where appropriate) and follow through the exercises. If you're not sure about the execution of any of them check out the videos in the Darebee, online exercise library. There are performance, practice and recuperation days all built into this. It is designed to increase your speed, stamina, strength, flexibility, tendon strength and motor-coordination skills. You will perform some of the training routines practiced by world class martial artists. It will make you aware of your body and the way it moves in a way you have never quite been before. There are also handy, instructional videos you can access on the Darebee.com YouTube channel that better illustrate some of the techniques. Here's what it will do for you: Improve your balance and coordination Give you greater control over your own body Help you get faster, stronger and fitter Teach you some pretty cool martial arts moves (if you didn't know any) Get you started on your fitness journey in a totally enjoyable and accessible way You don't need to know any martial arts beforehand, though if you do, it obviously helps. You do not need to be super-fit to try it. It is a program that can be adapted to suit your current fitness level. Those who go through it get to meet their badass self on the other side of the 30 days period.

The Book Of Five Rings

Author: Miyamoto Musashi
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1590302486
Size: 19.16 MB
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This text on the subtle arts of confrontation and victory was originally composed in 1643 by an undefeated samurai. It analyses the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underlies every level of human interaction.

The Book Of Five Rings

Author: D. E. Tarver
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 059575192X
Size: 52.91 MB
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For centuries, The Book of Five Rings has been a resource for gaining insight into the mind of the warrior spirit. The famous Samurai, Miyamoto Musashi, originally wrote the work in 1645. Musashi, the Sword Saint, as he is known in Japan, killed his first man in a duel when he was only thirteen. He went on to fight in over sixty duels and never once lost. In The Book of Five Rings, Musashi recorded his secrets to success which are applicable to martial arts and any modern situation involving confrontation. Until The Book of Five Rings, the many translations of his original work are written from an academic standpoint because the authors have little with the sword or martial arts. D.E. Tarver brings a lifetime of experience in sword training, martial arts and business to this version, and the result is a highly motivating and easy to understand book. If you are serious about winning in any area of your life, The Book of Five Rings is the definitive guide to victory.

The Complete Book Of Five Rings

Author: Miyamoto Musashi
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834821996
Size: 27.59 MB
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The Complete Book of Five Rings is an authoritative version of Musashi’s classic The Book of Five Rings, translated and annotated by a modern martial arts master, Kenji Tokitsu. Tokitsu has spent most of his life researching the legendary samurai swordsman and his works, and in this book he illuminates this seminal text, along with several other works by Musashi. These include "The Mirror of the Way of Strategy," which Musashi wrote when he was in his twenties; "Thirty-five Instructions on Strategy," and "Forty-two Instructions on Strategy," which were precursors to The Book of Five Rings; and "The Way to Be Followed Alone," which Musashi wrote just days before his death. Read together, these five texts give readers an unusually detailed, nuanced view of Musashi’s ideas on swordsmanship, strategy, and self-cultivation. Tokitsu puts all these writings into historical and philosophical context and makes them accessible and relevant to today’s readers and martial arts students. Tokitsu understands Musashi’s writings—and Musashi as a martial artist—unusually well and is able to provide a rare insight into the man and his historical contribution.

The Martial Artist S Book Of Five Rings

Author: Steve Kaufman
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9780804830201
Size: 39.30 MB
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Miyamoto Musashi's The Book of Five Rings is well known as a book of strategy and has been used by many as a means to understand contemporary Japanese business. However, Musashi himself was not a business person but a martial artist - the greatest warrior Japan has ever known - and the Five Rings was his definitive treatise on mortal combat. The Martial Artist's Book of Five Rings interprets this classic book specifically for the martial artist as it was originally intended. It explains the truths necessary for a full understanding of Musashi's message in depth and undiluted by a businessman's bias. The result is an enthralling treatise on martial strategy that combines a warrior's instincts with the philosophies of Buddhism, Shintoism, Confucianism, and Taoism. Like the original, this new interpretation is divided into five sections. The Book of Earth lays the groundwork for the study; Water explains attitudes of warriorness through an understanding of strategy; Fire teaches fighting based on the Earth and Water principles; Wind describes the differences in Musashi's own style and the styles of other schools; and the Book of No-thing describes the "way" of nature as being understood through "unthinking" conceptions.

Miyamoto Musashi S Book Of Five Rings

Author: Miyamoto Musashi
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9784805314760
Size: 50.49 MB
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The culmination of 25 years of research, Alex Bennett's groundbreaking new English translation of The Book of Five Rings reveals the true meaning of the original. Written by the famous Samurai Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1645), The Book of Five Rings is the most influential work on Samurai swordsmanship ever written, offering insights into Samurai history, the Zen Buddhist state of "no-mind" that enables warriors to triumph and the philosophical meaning of Bushido—"the way of the warrior." Unlike existing versions that are translations of copies of Musashi's work, Bennett's is the first to be based on a careful reconstruction of the long-lost original manuscript. Capturing the subtle nuance of the classical Japanese text, the result is the most accurate English translation of The Book of Five Rings available. The Book of Five Rings is richly annotated including an extensive introduction as well as a collection of Musashi's other writings translated into English for the first time. A respected scholar, Bennett is also a skilled martial artist. His understanding of Musashi's method's provides a unique perspective. This book will be widely read by students of Japanese culture, Samurai history and martial arts. It sets a new standard against which all other translations will be measured.

The Book Of Five Rings

Author: Musashi Miyamoto
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553351705
Size: 55.40 MB
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Investigates the history and philosophy of this traditional form of Japanese sword fighting

The Book Of Five Rings

Author: Sean Michael Wilson
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1611800129
Size: 74.86 MB
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A book on confrontation and victory designed to cultivate a strategic mind and written by an undefeated seventeenth-century samurai.

The Illustrated Book Of Five Rings

Author: Musashi Miyamoto
Publisher: Weatherhill, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780834805651
Size: 48.92 MB
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A classic on martial arts strategy and confrontation originally written in 1643 is enhanced by fifty-four full-color illustrations from Japanese sources, including battle scenes, reproductions of fine samurai swords and armor, and art from the Zen tradition.