The Book of Five Rings

Author: Musashi Miyamoto

Publisher: Booklassic

ISBN: 9635243979

Category: Philosophy

Page: 31

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Miyamoto Musashi's Go Rin no Sho or the book of five rings,is considered a classic treatise on military strategy, much like Sun Tzu's The Art of War and Chanakya's Arthashastra. The five "books" refer to the idea that there are different elements of battle, just as there are different physical elements in life, as described by Buddhism, Shinto, and other Eastern religions. Through the book Musashi defends his thesis: a man who conquers himself is ready to take it on on the world, should need arise.

The Complete Book of Five Rings

Author: Miyamoto Musashi

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834821996

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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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.

Miyamoto Musashi's The Book of Five Rings

A modern-day interpretation of a strategy classic

Author: Leo Gough

Publisher: Infinite Ideas

ISBN: 190775587X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 120

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Miyamoto Musashi’s The Book of Five Rings offers simple, powerful, proven techniques from a classic treatise on military strategy to deal with conflict in our businesses, careers and home lives. Leo Gough transforms Musashi’s wise words into a handy, practical guide to prevailing over our opponents; all without a bloodied sword in sight!

Miyamoto MusashiÆs Book of Five Rings

A Completely New Translation of the Original Japanese Text

Author: Miyamoto Musashi

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9784805314760

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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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 Lone Samurai

The Life of Miyamoto Musashi

Author: William Scott Wilson

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590309871

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 284

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The life of Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1645), Japan's greatest samurai swordsman, is chronicled in this first authoritative, "lively and balanced" ("Library Journal"), English-language biography of the impressive warrior. Included is original artwork by Musashi plus Glossary, map, and Appendices.

The Illustrated Book of Five Rings

Author: Musashi Miyamoto,Thomas F. Cleary

Publisher: Weatherhill, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780834805651

Category: History

Page: 156

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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.

The Inner Art of Karate

Cultivating the Budo Spirit in Your Practice

Author: Kenji Tokitsu,Sherab Chodzin Kohn

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590309499

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 181

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A master martial artist and scholar of the works of the legendary samurai Miyamoto Musashi explains the philosophy of karate while examining concepts the author identifies as essential for developing a strategic mind in accordance with those of true martial artists. Original.

A Way to Victory

The Annotated Book of Five Rings

Author: Musashi Miyamoto

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781585676989

Category: Philosophy

Page: 162

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A new translation of the great Japanese treatise on strategy, combat, and the martial arts updates the three-hundred-year-old text for modern readers.

The Book of Five Rings

The Classic Text of Samurai Sword Strategy

Author: Musashi Miyamoto,Ashikaga Yoshiharu,Rosemary Brant

Publisher: Fall River

ISBN: 9781454910732

Category: History

Page: 198

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The Book of Five Rings, first published in the seventeenth century, is the classic text of samurai strategy, written by an undefeated master of the sword. This colorfully illustrated new edition vividly interprets the teachings of Miyamoto Musashi and the era of the last Shoguns, when the way of the sword was also a sacred way of life.

Musashi

An Epic Novel of the Samurai Era

Author: Eiji Yoshikawa

Publisher: Vertical, Inc.

ISBN: 1568364512

Category: Fiction

Page: 984

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The classic samurai novel about the real exploits of the most famous swordsman. Miyamoto Musashi was the child of an era when Japan was emerging from decades of civil strife. Lured to the great Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 by the hope of becoming a samurai--without really knowing what it meant--he regains consciousness after the battle to find himself lying defeated, dazed and wounded among thousands of the dead and dying. On his way home, he commits a rash act, becomes a fugitive and brings life in his own village to a standstill--until he is captured by a weaponless Zen monk. The lovely Otsu, seeing in Musashi her ideal of manliness, frees him from his tortuous punishment, but he is recaptured and imprisoned. During three years of solitary confinement, he delves into the classics of Japan and China. When he is set free again, he rejects the position of samurai and for the next several years pursues his goal relentlessly, looking neither to left nor to right. Ever so slowly it dawns on him that following the Way of the Sword is not simply a matter of finding a target for his brute strength. Continually striving to perfect his technique, which leads him to a unique style of fighting with two swords simultaneously, he travels far and wide, challenging fighters of many disciplines, taking nature to be his ultimate and severest teacher and undergoing the rigorous training of those who follow the Way. He is supremely successful in his encounters, but in the Art of War he perceives the way of peaceful and prosperous governance and disciplines himself to be a real human being. He becomes a reluctant hero to a host of people whose lives he has touched and been touched by. And, inevitably, he has to pit his skill against the naked blade of his greatest rival. Musashi is a novel in the best tradition of Japanese story telling. It is a living story, subtle and imaginative, teeming with memorable characters, many of them historical. Interweaving themes of unrequited love, misguided revenge, filial piety and absolute dedication to the Way of the Samurai, it depicts vividly a world Westerners know only vaguely. Full of gusto and humor, it has an epic quality and universal appeal. The novel was made into a three-part movie by Director Hiroshi Inagai. For more information, visit the Shopping area

The Book of Five Rings

A Graphic Novel

Author: Sean Michael Wilson,Miyamoto Musashi

Publisher: Shambhala

ISBN: 0834828065

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 160

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This graphic novel version of The Book of Five Rings, the iconic book of confrontation and victory by the famed seventeenth-century duelist and undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi, illuminates this brilliant manifesto, which has long inspired martial artists and anyone interested in cultivating a strategic mind. With evocative drawings and a distilled but faithful text adapted by acclaimed manga writer Sean Michael Wilson, The Book of Five Rings comes alive both as a guide to swordsmanship and strategy, and as a view into Musashi’s world.

Musashi's Book of Five Rings

The Definitive Interpertation of Miyomoto Musashi's Classic Book of Strategy

Author: Stephen F. Kaufman

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462906362

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

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This classic interpertation of Miyamoto Musashi's famous Book of Five Rings is intended specifically for the martial artist—as Miyamoto Musashi originally intended. It explains the underlying truths necessary for a full understanding of Musashi's message for warriors. The result is an enthralling book on martial strategy that combines the instincts of the warrior with the philosophies of Zen Buddhism, Shintoism, Confucianism and Taoism. It is a crucial book for every martial artist to read and understand. Like the original, this classic book of strategy is divided into five sections. The Book of Earth lays the groundwork for anyone wishing to understand Musashi's teachings; the Book of Water explains the warrior's approach to strategy; the Book of Fire teaches fundamental fighting techniques based on the Earth and Water principles; the Book of Wind describes differences between Musashi's own martial style and the styles of other fighting schools; while the Book of No-thing describes the "way of nature" as understood through an "unthinking" existing preconception. Famed martial artist and bestselling author Stephen Kaufman has translated this classic without the usual academic or commercial bias, driving straight into the heart of Musashi's martial teachings and interpreting them for his fellow martial artists. The result is an enthralling combination of warrior wisdom and philosophical truths that Musashi offered to other warriors who wished to master the martial way of bushido.

The Demon's Sermon on the Martial Arts

A Graphic Novel

Author: Sean Michael Wilson

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1611800218

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 160

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Brings eighteenth century martial arts parables to life in graphic novel format.

Musashi's Dokkodo (the Way of Walking Alone)

Half Crazy, Half Genius?Finding Modern Meaning in the Sword Saint?s Last Words

Author: Miyamoto Musashi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692563496

Category:

Page: 274

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"The authors have made classic samurai wisdom accessible to the modern martial artist like never before." - Goran Powell, award winning author of Chojun and A Sudden Dawn "It's fascinating stuff!" - Steve Perry, New York Times bestselling author "The precepts offer priceless advice to anyone." - Kate Vitasek, University of Tennessee "The five point perspective inspired deep introspection. I have been elevated to higher and deeper levels of personal and professional growth by reading this book." - Laela Erickson, Senior Business Development Executive Miyamoto Musashi (1584 - 1645) was arguably the greatest swordsman who ever lived, a legendary figure whose methods of thought and strategy have been studied and adopted across a wide spectrum of society, from martial artists to military leaders to captains of industry. The iconic sword saint of Japan was clearly a genius, yet he was also a functional psychopath-ruthless, fearless, hyper-focused, and utterly without conscience. Shortly before he died, Musashi wrote down his final thoughts about life for his favorite student Terao Magonojo to whom Go Rin No Sho, his famous Book of Five Rings, had also been dedicated. He called this treatise Dokkodo, which translates as "The Way of Walking Alone." The book you hold in your hands is the definitive interpretation of Musashi's final work. Readers are oftentimes subject to a single perspective about what some famous author from the past had to say, yet we are more holistic here. This treatise contains Musashi's original 21 precepts of the Dokkodo along with five different interpretations of each passage written from the viewpoints of a monk, a warrior, a teacher, an insurance executive, and a businessman. Each contributor has taken a divergent path from the others, yet shares the commonality of being a lifelong martial practitioner and published author. In this fashion you are not just reading a simple translation of Musashi's writing, you are scrutinizing his final words for deeper meaning. In them are enduring lessons for how to lead a successful and meaningful life.

Indian Herbalogy of North America

Author: Alma R. Hutchens

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834824396

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 424

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For more than twenty years this pioneering work had served as a bible for herbalists throughout the world. It is an illustrated encyclopedic guide to more than two hundred medicinal plants found in North America, with descriptions of each plant's appearance and uses, and directions for methods of use and dosage. Native American traditions are compared with traditional uses of the same plants among other cultures where the science of herbs has flourished, particularly in Russia and China. Included is an annotated bibliography of pertinent books and periodicals.

Book of Six Rings

Secrets of the Spiritual Warrior (Life Lessons and Intuitive Development Inspired by the Masters of Budo)

Author: Jock Brocas

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462900798

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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Learn the secrets of the spiritual warrior with this martial arts book. Survival in life, whether it's combat or everyday living, demands that you press every advantage—and what could be better than knowing what an aggressor will do before he or she does it, or learning how to make wiser life choices in order to live harmoniously? In The Book of Six Rings, internationally-renowned psychic medium and martial artist Jock Brocas leads you through the process of sharpening your intuitive senses. By learning to listen to the voice within, you'll be able to avoid unseen dangers, discern hidden intent, follow natural intuition, and evade attacks while building the life that you are meant to lead—not one you are forced to lead. This guide is for martial artists and spiritual warriors of all types. With The Book of Six Rings you'll learn about: The link between budo and psychic abilities The importance of meditation in developing spiritual abilities How psychic development relates to martial arts practice Intuition-strengthening tests and exercises Real-life examples of the role of intuition in self-defense situations The Book of Six Rings is the perfect budo karate guide for those trying to survive life, whether it's combat or everyday living.

Budo Mind and Body

Training Secrets of the Japanese Martial Arts

Author: Nicklaus Suino

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834823535

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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Budo is about learning more than how to fight; true budo is a way of seeking and uncovering meaning in life. Here, Nicklaus Suino, one of the leading iaido teachers in North America, gives expert advice on how to get the most from training in traditional Japanese martial arts such as iaido, kendo, aikido, judo, kyudo, and karate-do. He reveals the essential components of budo training, including: • how to determine the principles behind techniques • how to develop physical strength, technical strength and strength of character • how to discipline your mind to really focus and be in the present moment

Julia's Kitchen Wisdom

Author: Julia Child

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0307593533

Category: Cooking

Page: 160

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In this indispensable volume of kitchen wisdom, Julia Child gives home cooks the answers to their most pressing kitchen questions. How many minutes should you cook green beans? What are the right proportions for a vinaigrette? How do you skim off fat? What is the perfect way to roast a chicken? Here Julia provides solutions for these and many other everyday cooking queries. How are you going to cook that small rib steak you brought home? You'll be guided to the quick sauté as the best and fastest way. And once you've mastered that recipe, you can apply the technique to chops, chicken, or fish, following Julia's careful guidelines. Julia’s Kitchen Wisdom is packed with essential information about soups, vegetables, and eggs, for baking breads and tarts, and more, making it a perfect compendium of a lifetime spent cooking.

Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child

A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Natural and Conventional Treatments for Infants and Children

Author: Janet Zand,Robert Rountree,Bob Rountree,Rachel Walton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781583331392

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 556

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An alphabetical listing of common childhood disorders and their treatments lists both conventional and alternative options and provides the histories and applications of each therapy.