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.
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The Book of Five Rings

Author: Miyamoto Musashi

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834827867

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

View: 4076

Along with Sun Tzu's The Art of War, The Book of Five Rings is considered to be one of the most insightful texts on the subtle arts of confrontation and victory to emerge from Asia. Composed in 1643 by the famed duelist and undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings analyzes the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underlies every level of human interaction. For Musashi, the way of the martial arts was a mastery of the mind rather than simply technical prowess—and it is this path to mastery that is the core teaching in The Book of Five Rings. This brilliant manifesto is written not only for martial artists but for anyone who wants to apply the timeless principles of this text to their life.
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The Book of Five Rings

Author: Michael Ashley

Publisher: FastPencil Inc

ISBN: 1607462958

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Book of Five Rings is a life-changing classic that will benefit students and businessmen alike. From strategy to spirituality, Miyamoto Musashi takes you through the five books of Ichi Ryu Ni To (One school - two swords) and clearly explains the benefits of each ring. Whether this is your first time reading the Book of Five Rings or your tenth, you will experience something new and immortal in the words of Miyamoto Musashi.
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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.
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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

View: 550

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!
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The Lone Samurai

The Life of Miyamoto Musashi

Author: William Scott Wilson

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590309871

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 284

View: 993

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.
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The Complete Book of Five Rings

Author: Musashi Miyamoto,Kenji Tokitsu

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781590307977

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 223

View: 4305

This authoritative and enlightening version of Miyamoto Musashi's classic on confrontation and strategy is translated and annotated by a modern martial arts master. Kenji Tokistu has spent most of his life researching the legendary samurai swordsman and his works. Here he uses his extensive knowledge to present this seminal text along with several ear­lier works by Musashi, putting them into historical and philo­sophical context and making them accessible and relevant to today's readers and martial arts students. While there are several versions of The Book of Five Rings edited by martial artists, Tokistu's is by far the most exten­sively researched, the clearest, and the most packed with valu­able insights from a martial arts perspective. Tokitsu really understands Musashi's writings—and Musashi as a martial artist—and is able to give a rare insight into the man and his historical contribution.
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A Way to Victory

The Annotated Book of Five Rings

Author: Musashi Miyamoto

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781585676989

Category: Philosophy

Page: 162

View: 3588

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.
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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

View: 4471

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.
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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

View: 7947

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

View: 9770

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.
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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
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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

View: 9139

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.
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The Complete Book of Swimming

Author: Phillip Whitten

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0307808491

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 400

View: 1907

Experts agree that swimming is the best and most complete form of excercise. Here is the most authoritative and comprehensive guide to the sport. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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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

View: 4316

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.
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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.
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Slow Cooker Revolution

Author: America's Test Kitchen

Publisher: America's Test Kitchen

ISBN: 1936493152

Category: Cooking

Page: 336

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The 200 recipes in this family-friendly collection deliver a revolution in slow cooking like only America's Test Kitchen can! Who doesn't like the idea of throwing ingredients into a slow cooker and coming back hours later to a finished meal? Too bad most slow cooker recipes deliver mediocre results you'd rather forget than fix again. A team of ten test cooks at America's Test Kitchen spent a year developing recipes, and what they discovered will change the way you use your slow cooker. Did you know that onions garlic, and spices should be bloomed in the microwave for five minutes before they go into the slow cooker? This simple step intensifies their flavor and requires no extra work. Did you know that a little soy sauce mixed with tomato paste adds meaty flavors to almost any stew and can often replace the tedious step of browning the meat? And do you know the secret to a moist slow-cooker chicken? Start the bird upside down to protect the delicate white meat from drying out.
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Japan The Ultimate Samurai Guide

An Insider Looks at the Japanese Martial Arts and Surviving in the Land of Bushido and Zen

Author: Alexander Bennett

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462920071

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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Part Samurai history, part martial arts guide, this is THE book for anyone interested in Japan's fabled Samurai culture. Author Alexander Bennett is the ultimate insider, holding multiple black belts in Kendo and Naginata as well as a Ph.D. in Japanese literature and history. In this book, he shares his vast personal experience and knowledge with readers seeking to undertake their own personal quest in the Japanese martial arts. Bennett outlines the history of Bushido and the Japanese Samurai from early times up until the present. Then, as only someone steeped in this world can, he surveys the contemporary martial arts scene and provides the essential knowledge young foreigners need to find a teacher and learn a martial art successfully in Japan. Unlike any other book on this subject, Japan The Ultimate Samurai Guide is written by a Japanese speaker who has studied and taught martial arts in Japan for many decades. Chapters include: The Real Samurai The Concept of Bushido Development of the Japanese Martial Arts Martial Arts Masters You Should Know About Budo in Japan Today Key Martial Arts Concepts Life in a Japanese Dojo A Japan Survival Guide Written in a down-to-earth and easy-to-read style, this book will captivate anyone interested in Japan as well as martial arts teachers and practitioners around the world.
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Learn Calligraphy

The Complete Book of Lettering and Design

Author: Margaret Shepherd

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0770434592

Category: Art

Page: 168

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In an age of myriad computer fonts and instant communication, your handwriting style is increasingly a very personal creation. In this book, Margaret Shepherd, America's premier calligrapher, shows you that calligraphy is not simply a craft you can learn, but an elegant art form that you can make your own. Calligraphy remains perennially popular, often adorning wedding invitations, diplomas, and commercial signs. Whether it is Roman, Gothic, Celtic, Bookhand, or Italic style, calligraphy conveys class and elegance. Margaret Shepherd makes this ancient art form accessible in a completely hand-lettered technical guide that will: * Provide context for calligraphy as an art, exploring the rich tradition of hand-lettering and mapping the evolution of the most popular styles. * Give detailed technical advice on choosing pens, paper, and inks, setting up your workspace, mastering various pen angles, along with step-by-step illustrations to guide you as you practice. * Explain which alphabets are appropriate for different forms of writing. For example, the Roman alphabet works well for short, unpunctuated passages, while the Italic alphabet is more suited to informal everyday communication. * Encourage you to personalize your lettering by using variant strokes and interpreting how you would like the words to look on the page. * Inspire you with carefully chosen illustrations and examples, which bring letters to life. In Margaret Shepherd's own words, "Calligraphy trains not only your eye and hand, but your mind as well." Learn Calligraphy is the authoritative primer for this age-old craft, and will help develop a new appreciation for lettering as you discover your creative personality.
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