The Book of Five Rings

The Book of Five Rings

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"The Book of Five Rings" was composed in 1643 by the famed duelist and undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi. Thomas Cleary's translation is immediately accessible, with an introduction that presents the spiritual background of the warrior tradition. Along with Musashi's text, Cleary translates here another important Japanese classic on leadership and strategy, "The Book of Family Traditions on the Art of War" by Yagyu Munenori, which highlights the ethical and spiritual insights of Taoism and Zen as they apply to the way of the warrior.
Publisher: Boston : Shambhala, 2005, c1993.
ISBN: 9781590302484
1590302486
9781590308912
Call Number: 355.547 MIYAMOTO
Characteristics: xxiv, 166 p. ; 18 cm
Subjects: Martial arts -- Japan -- Early works to 1800.
Military art and science -- Early works to 1800.
Swordplay -- Japan -- Early works to 1800.
Taoism.

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Jan 04, 2018

Read in an analogical way, what is written can be used in a myriad of ways in life, excluding personal relationships. Read more literally, its a bit awkward to sort out what he is saying without drawings or someone with whom the reader can try out the various techniques. The manner of writing is rather brusque. It seems that the Star Wars movies used Japanese swordsmanship for the Jedi knight light sabre battles.

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Jan 19, 2017

420~

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