The 36 Strategies of the Martial Arts

The Classic Chinese Guide for Success in War, Business, and Life

Author: Hiroshi Moriya

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834828898

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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The 36 Strategies of the Martial Arts is a classical collection of Chinese maxims on understanding, engaging, and defeating your enemy. The origin of the collection is unknown; however, the text is a synthesis of various military maxims, political expressions, and even folk sayings, some of which are from sources that date back 1,500 years. Professor Hiroshi Moriya, a Tokyo-based authority on Chinese culture and philosophy, supplies clear and succinct explanations of each maxim and illustrates them with examples not only from Chinese literature and history but also from events in Europe and modern business affairs. This book will resonate with anyone interested in a classic approach to psyching out an opponent and emerging victorious—in martial arts, business, sports, or politics.

The 36 Secret Strategies of the Martial Arts

The Classic Chinese Guide for Success in War, Business, and Life

Author: Hiroshi Moriya

Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated

ISBN: 9784770030641

Category: Philosophy

Page: 255

View: 9990

This collection of ancient Chinese maxims encapsulates some of the Far East's most cunning tactics for battle and deception and offers keys to understanding, interpreting, and countering the actions of even the most daunting opponent.

The thirty-six stratagems

A modern-day interpretation of a strategy classic

Author: Peter Taylor

Publisher: Infinite Ideas

ISBN: 1908474971

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 138

View: 5110

The Thirty-Six Stratagems is a 300-year-old meditation on deception by an unknown Chinese scholar. With modern business case studies, Peter Taylor transforms this ancient text into a practical guide for the twenty-first century business executive. Taylor’s recasting of the thirty-six stratagems shows how we can defeat our opponents in business.

Military Strategy Classics of Ancient China - English & Chinese

Author: Shawn Conners,Sun-Tzu,Wu Qi

Publisher: Special Edition Books

ISBN: 9781937021030

Category: Martial arts

Page: 438

View: 3816

Military Strategy Classics of Ancient China presents modern translations of eight of the most important and relevant military texts from antiquity, which have gained new prominence among Western students of Eastern military strategy and philosophy. These texts provide background for a wide range of disciplines, including: history, linguistics, wuxia, martial arts, business and trial strategy. Contents include: The Six Secret Teachings – Jiang Ziya The Art of War – Sun Tzu Methods of War – Sima Rangju The Book of Wuzi – Wu Qi The Book of Wei Liaozi – Wei Liao The Three Strategies of Huang Shigong The Thirty Six Stratagems Questions and Replies: Tang Taizong and Li Jing

Art of the Deal in China

A Practical Guide to Business Etiquette and the 36 Martial Strategies Employed by Chinese Businessmen and Officals in China

Author: Laurence J. Brahm

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462900585

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 9959

Extremely useful to newcomers and old china hands alike, this Chinese business guide explains how Chinese history and classical literature play a huge role in negotiating in China. Negotiating a deal in China requires patience—a well–known Confucian virtue; persistence—something which comes with time; and survival instincts—something that comes with persistence. For both the uninitiated, negotiations in China may come as a culture shock, laced with frustration. For the experience China trade negotiator, it is a never–ending learning process. For both parties, the secret to negotiating in China may well lie in the knowledge of the military ploys described in China's ancient classics. In The Art of the Deal in China, author Laurence J. Brahm applies Sun Tzu's Art of War, the ultimate guru's statement of military strategy and the Thirty–six Strategies, a collection of sayings which capsulize strategic prowess in ancient Chinese history, to modern–day negotiating situations in China, both commercial and political. The stories in the book, all based on actual happenings, will not only amuse but will provide hope to many foreigners engaged in the often drawn –out and frustrating process of negotiating a deal in China.

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.

Master of the Three Ways

Reflections of a Chinese Sage on Living a Satisfying Life

Author: Hung Ying-Ming

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834827883

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

View: 4091

At once profound, spiritual, and witty, Master of the Three Ways is a remarkable work about human nature, the essence of life, and how to live simply and with awareness. In three hundred and fifty-seven verses, the author, Hung Ying-ming—a seventeenth-century Chinese sage—explores good and evil, honesty and deception, wisdom and foolishness, and heaven and hell. He draws from the wisdom of the "Three Creeds"—Taoism, Confucianism, and Zen Buddhism—to impress upon us that by combining simple elegance with the ordinary, we can make our lives artistic and poetic. This sense, along with a particular understanding of Zen that makes art from the simple in everyday life, has permeated Chinese and Japanese culture to this day. The work is divided into two books. The first generally deals with the art of living in society and the second is concerned with man's solitude and contemplations of nature. These themes repeatedly spill over into each other, creating multiple levels of meaning.

San Shi Liu Ji

Author: Stefan H. Verstappen

Publisher: China Books

ISBN: 9780835126427

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 207

View: 9350

One of the most diverse yet accessible collections of Chinese strategies. Verstappen has unearthed sources from Lao Zi to Miyamoto Musashi in an impressive selection of historical and anecdotal evidence supporting the original Thirty-Six Strategies, one of the most influential works of East Asian philosophy. Includes illustrations and a bibliography.

Strategy and Change

An Examination of Military Strategy, the I-Ching and Ba Gua Zhang

Author: Tom Bisio

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 9781432750558

Category: History

Page: 330

View: 1599

Strategy and Change is an engaging meditation on the application of strategy to all facets of human interaction. Of equal interest to the business person, military theorist, martial artist or anyone negotiating the uncertainties of the changing world.How do you achieve success and prevail in a chaotic world? Chinese strategists have grappled with this fundamental question for centuries. Chinese thought advocates understanding the natural order of the world in order to harmonize and flow with it. One of the key ideas that permeates both The Art of War and the I Ching and even the martial arts is that success is achieved by blending with and adapting to the constant change manifesting around us. By aligning oneself with the changing circumstances, opportunity and success unfold naturally.Strategy and Change looks at these ideas by examining military strategy and its connection with the I Ching (the Classic of Change) and the internal martial art Ba Gua Zhang (Eight Diagram Palm).Strategy and Change includes discussions of:* The Eight Intentions/Dispositions - a unique, flexible and organic system of strategic thinking used for centuries.* Examples of successful strategies from history's great commanders including Alexander, Napoleon, Shaka Zulu, Hannibal, Belisarius, Sun Tzu and Mao Tze Tung.* I Ching theory and its relevance to Military Strategy and martial arts.* An analysis of The 36 Stratagems, a Chinese primer of strategy.* Advice from the renowned Chinese strategist Zhuge Liang, whose insights into strategy and leadership are widely studied by Asian businessmen today.

The 36 Ancient Chinese Strategies for Modern Business

Author: Lan Bercu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615969909


Page: 230

View: 5054

Are you feeling stuck in your own conventional paradigm, unable to see through the filters of the way things are done ? Has your business exhausted all the workable tactics you can think of? Business is war. Complied during the most turbulent era of China's history time, the thirty-six ancient strategies convey tactics on how to navigate and triumph in ever-changing situations. And even though they have been around for over 2,500 years, these strategies continue to be applied with great success in business, politics, and international diplomacy today. In this book, every strategy has a brief Chinese historical anecdote. Pertinent modern business cases of effective individuals, corporations, startups, and even mom-and-pop businesses follow, with concrete application tools laid out. The discussion of each stratagem ends with questions to reflect on so that you can implement the stratagem most appropriately in your own business situation. The timeless wisdom in this book will help you free your creative thinking and outsmart the competition. It will help you do these things and more: Discover unconventional strategies and tactics, and adapt them for your business success. Implement specific strategies to free your thinking and gain the competitive edge. Stretch your current thinking to find new solutions to complex, fast-breaking situations. Unlock the Asian mind to discover the wisdom of the East.

A Masters Guide to The Way of the Warrior

Author: stefan verstappen


ISBN: 1365554309

Category: Religion

Page: 364

View: 3363

A Master's Guide to the Way of the Warrior is a unique and comprehensive guide to the principles and practices of the warriors' way as spiritual path, combat training, and antidote for our society's decline and destruction. The book is divided into three sections Foundation, examine the origins and history of the warriors' spiritual path and martial arts. Topics include: The Dark Knight The Mystic Warrior The Warrior as Shaman The Warrior in the Modern Age The Warrior in the Future Principle Practices Internal, examines the mind and senses. Topics include Awareness and Perception Visualization Breathing Energy Overcoming Fear, Pain and Anger Leadership External, examines the mechanics of mind body integration and hand to hand combat. Topics include Movement and Form The Five Animal Styles Hand to Hand Combat Combat Strategy & Tactics Weapons The Warrior's Code The complete guide to awakening the warrior within.

The Japanese Art of War

Understanding the Culture of Strategy

Author: Thomas Cleary

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834824558

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

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Military rule and the martial tradition of the samurai dominated Japanese culture for more than eight hundred years. According to Thomas Cleary—translator of more than thirty-five classics of Asian philosophy—the Japanese people have been so steeped in the way of the warrior that some of the manners and mentality of this outlook remain embedded in their individual and collective consciousness. Cleary shows how well-known attributes such as the reserve and mystery of formal Japanese behavior are deeply rooted in the ancient strategies of the traditional arts of war. Citing original Japanese sources that are popular among Japanese readers today, he reveals the hidden forces behind Japanese attitudes and conduct in political, business, social, and personal life.

Living the Martial Way

A Manual for the Way a Modern Warrior Should Think

Author: Forrest E. Morgan

Publisher: Barricade Books Incorporated

ISBN: 9780942637762

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 312

View: 4770

A step-by-step approach to applying the Japanese warrior's mind-set to martial training and daily life. It combines a knowledge of fighting with an exploration of the culture of the warrior. Morgan carefully guides the reader from The Way of Training, through The Way of Honour to The Way of Living, constantly finding applications both inside and outside martial arts.

Secrets of Effective Offense

Survival Strategies for Self-Defense, Martial Arts, and Law Enforcement

Author: Marc MacYoung

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 9781592283699

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 9591

There are many self-defense books on the market, all of which stress reaction in the face of an attacker's aggression and few of which are not hampered by invalid assumptions derived from carefully constrained martial sports. The emphasis is overwhelmingly on reactive technique, rather than pro-active strategy. But, as any football fan knows, most often the best defense is a strong, unpredictable offense. With a slavish dedication to the wrong traning paradigm and unrealistic goals and attitudes, a fighter who suddenly faces the fight of his life has to make a complete shift, or fail. The truth is, it's usually too late-on the street, in particular, but also in the ring. Reaction time is seldom as fast as the time it takes to attack. All the dedication and hard training in the world can't alter or overcome this unpleasant fact. In Secrets of Effective Offense, Marc MacYoung, in the grand tradition of Sun Tzu and Clausewitz, draws on his long experience to teach the strategy and tactical skills necessary to 1) avoid dangerous situations, 2) defuse unavoidable dangerous situations, and 3) take charge of dangerous situations by switching from defense to the necessary level of effective offense. With black-and-white photographs and straightforward description, MacYoung provides an indispensable handbook for those who are willing to take charge.

Chinese Business Etiquette

The Practical Pocket Guide, Revised and Updated

Author: Stefan H. Verstappen

Publisher: Stone Bridge Press

ISBN: 1611729122

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 7101

A compact reference for anyone working in China or with the Chinese. Avoid mistakes and do things right and polite!

Essential Anatomy

For Healing and Martial Arts

Author: Marc Tedeschi

Publisher: Weatherhill, Incorporated


Category: Medical

Page: 143

View: 7617

The entertaining companion novel to the best-selling The Sweet Second Life of Darrell Kincaid. Michelle Lawrence's perfect life has been just as she's designed it. But then her husband, Chad, ruins everything by taking a job in San Francisco, about as far from their comfortable family home as it's possible to get without actually emigrating. Up until now, Chad's primary focus has been keeping her happy, and Michelle can see no good reason why this should change. But change it has, and Michelle now has to deal with Chad's increasing detachment, while building a new life with her two small children in a place filled with cat-eating coyotes. On top of that, Michelle's oldest friend is turning against marriage while her newest is a little too obsessed with clean taps. And down the redwood-lined street, there's Aishe Herne, a woman who could pick a fight with a silent order of nuns. Aishe has designed her own kind of perfect life, in which there's room for her, her teenage son and no one else. But when cousin Patrick lands in town like a Cockney nemesis, both Aishe and Michelle must begin determined campaigns to regain their grip on the steering wheel of their lives. The Catherine Robertson Trilogy Book 1: The Sweet Second Life of Darrell Kincaid Book 2: The Not So Perfect Life of Mo Lawrence Book 3: The Misplaced Affections of Charlotte Forbes

The Art of Urban Survival, a Family Safety and Self Defense Manual

Author: Stefan Verstappen

Publisher: Stefan Verstappen

ISBN: 0986951501

Category: Reference

Page: 306

View: 9075

The complete guide to survival in the concrete jungle. The modern urban environment is rife with dangers. Crime, violence, natural disasters, wars, and terrorism are real life possibilities for which few people are prepared. The Art of Urban Survival offers readers simple, safe, and practical advice on how to prepare for, and react to dozens of life threatening situations. The author draws from psychology, sociology and anthropology to provide a deeper understanding of the laws of the urban jungle. In addition, elements of military strategy, eastern martial arts, and wilderness survival techniques are included to provide information on the full spectrum of urban survival skills.

Krav Maga Professional Tactics

The Contact Combat System of the Israeli Martial Arts

Author: David Kahn

Publisher: YMAA Publication Center, Inc.

ISBN: 1594393567

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 2813

BECAUSE NOT ALL KRAV MAGA IS THE SAME Israeli krav maga is the official self-defense system of the Israel Defense Forces. Krav maga training shares the same principles for civilians, law enforcement, and military personnel alike to deliver them from harm's way. Goals however, are different for law enforcement and military personnel. This book is designed for security-conscious civilians, law enforcement officers, military personnel, and security professionals alike who want to improve their chances of not just surviving an armed attack, but increase the odds of prevailing without serious injury. Krav maga's popularity in professional law enforcement, military, and security circles is attributable to its practicality, simplicity, quick retention, easy learning curve, and brutal effectiveness. This effectiveness is built on a few core tenets and simple building blocks. General principles are applied and customized to suit the needs of a dynamic violent situation. Contents include: • Mind-sets, reactions, and tactics in response to violence • The highest-level counters against multiple armed attacks and threats • Core kick, clinch, and tackle defenses • Core ground survival tactics • Multiple-opponent strategies and tactics • Impact weapon defenses • Edged weapon defenses • Firearm disarms and retention • Includes 954 detailed photographs The most up-to-date tactics presented in this book focus on the most common violent scenarios. These techniques derive from the author's translation of the Israeli Krav Maga Association (IKMA) curriculum. The IKMA is the governing body for krav maga, recognized by the Israeli government and headed by Grandmaster Haim Gidon. Responsible people seek krav maga training as a shield against violence.