The Sword of No Sword

The Sword of No Sword

This is the book all martial artists must own.

Author: John Stevens

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834828292

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 184

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Master swordsman, calligrapher, and Zen practitioner, Yamoaka Tesshu is a seminal figure in martial arts history. John Stevens's biography is a fascinating, detailed account of Tesshu's remarkable life. From Tesshu's superhuman feats of endurance and keen perception in life-threatening situations, to his skillful handling of military affairs during the politically volatile era of early nineteenth-century Japan, Stevens recounts the stories that have made Tesshu a legend. This is the book all martial artists must own.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Sword of No Blade

Sword of No Blade

Gathered during the many years the author spent practicing yoga, karate, and exploring the Far East, this collection of teaching stories will appeal to anyone interested in yoga, oriental philosophy, the martial arts, or the evolving soul.

Author: Joan Baxter

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 1609256514

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

View: 928

Gathered during the many years the author spent practicing yoga, karate, and exploring the Far East, this collection of teaching stories will appeal to anyone interested in yoga, oriental philosophy, the martial arts, or the evolving soul.
Categories: Philosophy

No Sword Fighting in the House

No Sword Fighting in the House

After being told not to sword fight in the house, Art and Lance move to the backyard where they begin jousting on cows, but even there the boys manage to get into trouble as they flatten their mother's daffodils just before the big daffodil ...

Author: Susanna Leonard Hill

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000060319098

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 582

After being told not to sword fight in the house, Art and Lance move to the backyard where they begin jousting on cows, but even there the boys manage to get into trouble as they flatten their mother's daffodils just before the big daffodil contest.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

No Sword To Bury

No Sword To Bury

In No Sword to Bury, Franklin Odo places the largely untold story of the wartime experience of these young men in the context of the community created by their immigrant families and its relationship to the larger, white-dominated society.

Author: Franklin Odo

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781592138036

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 539

When bombs rained down on Pearl Harbor in 1941, Japanese American college students were among the many young men enrolled in ROTC and immediately called upon to defend the Hawaiian islands against invasion. In a few weeks, however, the military government questioned their loyalty and disarmed them. In No Sword to Bury, Franklin Odo places the largely untold story of the wartime experience of these young men in the context of the community created by their immigrant families and its relationship to the larger, white-dominated society. At the heart of the book are vivid oral histories that recall their service on the home front in the Varsity Victory Volunteers, a non-military group dedicated to public works, as well as in the segregated 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Illuminating a critical moment in ethnic identity formation among this first generation of Americans of Japanese descent (the nisei), Odo shows how the war-time service and the post-war success of these men contributed to the simplistic view of Japanese Americans as a model minority in Hawai`i.
Categories: History

The Life Giving Sword

The Life Giving Sword

These teachings formed the framework for his deeply spiritual approach to sword fighting; Munenori saw in the practice of the sword a way to transform the student into a total human being.The Life-Giving Sword is Munenori's manifesto on his ...

Author: Yagyu Munenori

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781590309902

Category: Philosophy

Page: 131

View: 336

The legendary seventeenth-century swordsman Yagyu Munenori was the sword instructor and military and political adviser to two shoguns—and was a rival to the great Miyamoto Musashi. Despite his martial ability and his political power, Munenori spent his life immersed in Zen teachings and practice. These teachings formed the framework for his deeply spiritual approach to sword fighting; Munenori saw in the practice of the sword a way to transform the student into a total human being.The Life-Giving Sword is Munenori's manifesto on his approach. His central themes are the “Life-Giving Sword”—the idea of controlling one's opponent by spiritual readiness to fight rather than by actual fighting—and “No Sword,” which is the idea that the mind must be free of everything, even the sword itself, in order to get to the place of complete mastery. Munenori's ideas are essential reading for martial artists of all kinds and can be applied to business and human relations as well.
Categories: Philosophy

The Way of the Living Sword

The Way of the Living Sword

The Way of the Living Sword is the final installment in D.E. Tarver's popular Warrior Series. It stands beside The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi as one of the greatest writings of the warrior mind.

Author: Yagyu Munenori

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595279982

Category: History

Page: 64

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The Way of the Living Sword is the final installment in D.E. Tarver's popular Warrior Series. It stands beside The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi as one of the greatest writings of the warrior mind. In The Way of the Living Sword, Munenori gives an in-depth explanation of the connection between physical martial arts and the mental process of Zen. While Munenori and Musashi were both avid students of Zen, Munenori was more fascinated by the academic aspects of the philosophy. Munenori stretches the consciousness of even the most enlightened martial artist. Martial arts devotees will experience many flashes of revelation as Tarver explores the various aspects of Munenori's approach. Read and grow!
Categories: History

Katana

Katana

The Samurai sword of Japan is probably the finest edged weapon ever made. This volume by leading Samurai expert Stephen Turnbull reveals the story of how and why it achieved this distinction.

Author: Stephen Turnbull

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781849081528

Category: History

Page: 80

View: 350

The Samurai sword of Japan is probably the finest edged weapon ever made. This volume by leading Samurai expert Stephen Turnbull reveals the story of how and why it achieved this distinction. Particular attention is paid to the development of the familiar curved blade from the original straight blades, the associated development of Japan's famous steel-making techniques and the challenges from contemporary warfare. Together with the technical details of forging, polishing, mounting and testing; this volume is brought to life with details of the great swordmakers themselves. Moreover, no history of the sword would be complete without a detailed examination of its use in combat, from the greatest Samurai armies to individual duels and revenge killings. Personal accounts allow the reader to discover the art of Japanese swordsmanship in the hands of masters such as Miyamoto Musashi to the unnamed Japanese warrior defending his family's honour. This lively text is perfectly complemented by artwork reconstructions of the sword in use and colour photographs of the swords in use.
Categories: History

Sword and Psyche

Sword and Psyche

The book includes the Hachi Genri, Seiho Gendai Budo Nyumon, (Eight Principles, Seiho's Introduction to Modern Budo); Sword and Psyche: Religious Influences on the Psychology of Japanese Swordsmanship; the names and kanji of the waza of ...

Author: Tōshoin no Seihō

Publisher: Double Dragon Publishing

ISBN: 9780968963005

Category:

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The book includes the Hachi Genri, Seiho Gendai Budo Nyumon, (Eight Principles, Seiho's Introduction to Modern Budo); Sword and Psyche: Religious Influences on the Psychology of Japanese Swordsmanship; the names and kanji of the waza of Eishin-ryu iai, with commentary on each; a collection of short articles on related subjects; a list of all Japanese names and terms used with their kanji; and extensive bibliographical notes on the works cited.
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The Japanese Sword

The Japanese Sword

One of the foremost experts on the Japanese sword describes their history andppreciations in this book, with photographs and illustrations.

Author: Kanzan Sato

Publisher: Kodansha International

ISBN: 0870115626

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 210

View: 761

One of the foremost experts on the Japanese sword describes their history andppreciations in this book, with photographs and illustrations.
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles

Sword and Pen

Sword and Pen

No more gallant spirit ever took up the sword , no kinder heart ever tempered
valor , no life was more stainless , no death could be more sad ; for the day that
was appointed for his nuptials closed over his grave . Judson Kilpatrick , one of
those ...

Author: John Algernon Owens

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433082421003

Category: United States

Page: 436

View: 917

Categories: United States

Sword Techniques of Musashi and the Other Samurai Masters

Sword Techniques of Musashi and the Other Samurai Masters

A groundbreaking work exploring the life, sword techniques and philosophies of Miyamoto Musashi and other master Japanese swordsmen, as well as the importance of swords in the history of Japan and the development of traditional martial arts

Author: Fumon Tanaka

Publisher: Kodansha

ISBN: 156836475X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 233

View: 729

"Originally published in Japanese as Zusetsu Miyamoto Musashi to Kengotachi no Kenpo by Kodansha, Tokyo, 2011."
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Modern Japanese Swords and Swordsmiths

Modern Japanese Swords and Swordsmiths

In part three of this book, the authors present informative interviews with twenty-two modern smiths, who demonstrate how the blade's aesthetic power derives from a symmetry of the sword's basic elements-steel, shape, and texture-and this ...

Author: Leon Kapp

Publisher: Kodansha International

ISBN: 4770019629

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 223

View: 966

The lineage of the Japanese sword can be traced back over a thousand years, and throughout its long history the sword has emerged as one of Japan's most durable cultural assets. Part of its mythical appeal lies in the unique harmony of its historical roles as deadly hand-held weapon, embodiment of the samurai spirit, and powerful symbol of warfare. The types of sword that have been made, their forging methods, and the styles of blade have been influenced by historical events and shaped by developments in the means of combat, giving rise to five distinct periods and a host of styles and schools. The most recent period, gendaito, began in the late nineteenth century, during Japan's drive to modernize its military forces. The demand for traditional swords all but disappeared, and many schools and styles became virtually extinct. In this authoritative new book, Leon and Hiroko Kapp, together with leading swordsmith Yoshindo Yoshihara, coauthors of the bestselling The Craft of the Japanese Sword, describe this most recent period of sword history, and present the work of key craftsmen active today. Through a detailed chronicle of major events in the modern sword world, the authors illustrate the developments in sword-making, its movement into artistic spheres, and the challenges swordsmiths have faced over the last century. Many of today's smiths seek to revive the ancient arts of sword forging, and at the same time create a vital and meaningful artistic role for the sword in a modern context. In part three of this book, the authors present informative interviews with twenty-two modern smiths, who demonstrate how the blade's aesthetic power derives from a symmetry of the sword's basic elements-steel, shape, and texture-and this harmony affords the blade a singular and delicate beauty. Part four widens the scope beyond swordsmiths to include perspectives from other experts involved with gendaito, from martial arts practitioner to metallurgist. The book also includes comprehensive and intricate lineage charts of the major historical schools. The heightened aesthetic sense that characterizes the contemporary sword and its production has ushered in what can be categorized as a distinctly new era of sword history-shin-gendaito. Throughout this book the authors make a compelling argument for the introduction of this new term, which can more accurately reflect the dynamic changes that have taken place in this most modern chapter of sword history. Lavishly illustrated with rare historical photographs and works of the best smiths, including Living National Treasures, this will be essential reading for the student and connoisseur alike, as well as readers interested in skilled craftsmanship in general.
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles

No Sword Too Strong

No Sword Too Strong

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1099798357

Category: Comic books, strips, etc

Page: 31

View: 292

Categories: Comic books, strips, etc

Soul Sword

Soul Sword

An amazing demonstration of the power of Zen in martial arts - Roshi Kitabu, who can physically defeat a powerful opponent with just one finger, shows the reader how to tap into the power of 'no mind', to connect with the Divine Spirit, and ...

Author: Vernon Kitabu Turner

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 9781780281940

Category: Self-Help

Page: 244

View: 844

An amazing demonstration of the power of Zen in martial arts - Roshi Kitabu, who can physically defeat a powerful opponent with just one finger, shows the reader how to tap into the power of 'no mind', to connect with the Divine Spirit, and to overcome all the obstacles that life throws in his way.
Categories: Self-Help

The Perfect Sword

The Perfect Sword

"Sensei Masa was a master swordsmith known throughout all of Japan.

Author: Scott Goto

Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing

ISBN: 9781570916977

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 419

"Sensei Masa was a master swordsmith known throughout all of Japan." Young Michio is apprenticed to the master swordsmith. He watches and learns not only the skills to make a fine sword, but also lessons in humility, hard work, and compassion, elements of Bushido, the samurai code of honor. When he and Sensei create a sword that rivals all others, warriors from around Japan come to claim ownership of it. But only one can be worthy. Rich, symbolic art captures the Tokugawa period in ancient Japan. Includes an author's note about the history of Japanese samurai swords and a glossary of Japanese terms.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Hito wo a sword . — uo sya ni osmeru , to put a kututt : kume wo toru , to impose
upon a person sword into the scabbard . — uo utsu , to forge and get his money .
Ito no numanje wo — , a sword . — uo togu , to sharpen a sword . — I to assume ...

Author: James Curtis Hepburn

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HWK7LN

Category: English language

Page: 833

View: 607

Categories: English language

The Sword of Midras

The Sword of Midras

The thrilling prequel to Shroud of the Avatar from Portalarium!

Author: Tracy Hickman

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781466886803

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 704

The thrilling prequel to Shroud of the Avatar from Portalarium! The world died during the Fall. Abandoned by the mighty Avatars and their Virtues, the people who remained were left defenseless in an untamed land. That is, until the Obsidians came. Through dark sorcery and overwhelming force the Obsidian Empire brought order to chaos, no matter the cost. Aren Benis is a Captain in the Obsidian Army who has seen enough of what a world without Virtue looks like and is willing to do whatever it takes to establish a lasting peace. But after finding a magical sword that only he can wield, a sword his trusted scout, Syenna, claims is a blade once used by the legendary Avatars, Aren is thrown into a far more unfamiliar battle. One fought with whispered words and betrayal instead of swords and arrows. Running out of allies, Aren's only hope for survival is to discover the true nature of the ancient weapon he wears at his side. In order to do that, Aren will have to turn to the empire's enemies and, in doing so, he will discover what order at the hands of the Obsidians really means. Rights Catalog Text At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Categories: Fiction

Legacies of the Sword

Legacies of the Sword

Karl Friday examines samurai martial culture from a historical and worldview in this study.

Author: Karl F. Friday

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824818792

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 248

View: 348

Western scholars are generally far less familiar with the samurai in his original role as warrior and master of arms than in his other functions as landowner, feudal lord, litterateur, or philosopher. Karl Friday examines samurai martial culture from a historical and worldview in this study.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Connoisseur s Book of Japanese Swords

The Connoisseur s Book of Japanese Swords

Connoisseur's Book Japanese Swords is a Kodansha International publication.

Author: Kōkan Nagayama

Publisher: Kodansha International

ISBN: 4770020716

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 348

View: 452

Connoisseur's Book Japanese Swords is a Kodansha International publication.
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles

The Sword of Peace

The Sword of Peace

Author: Mariana Starke

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105010629926

Category: English drama (Comedy)

Page: 66

View: 136

Categories: English drama (Comedy)