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The Book of Five Rings

The Book of Five Rings
A Book

by Miyamoto Musashi

  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 116
  • ISBN : 0553351702
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Investigates the history and philosophy of this traditional form of Japanese sword fighting

The Book of Five Rings

The Book of Five Rings
Miyamoto Musashi

by D. E. Tarver,Miyamoto Musashi

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN : 9780595301249
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For centuries, The Book of Five Rings has been a resource for gaining insight into the mind of the warrior spirit. The famous Samurai, Miyamoto Musashi, originally wrote the work in 1645. Musashi, the Sword Saint, as he is known in Japan, killed his first man in a duel when he was only thirteen. He went on to fight in over sixty duels and never once lost. In The Book of Five Rings, Musashi recorded his secrets to success which are applicable to martial arts and any modern situation involving confrontation. Until The Book of Five Rings, the many translations of his original work are written from an academic standpoint because the authors have little with the sword or martial arts. D.E. Tarver brings a lifetime of experience in sword training, martial arts and business to this version, and the result is a highly motivating and easy to understand book. If you are serious about winning in any area of your life, The Book of Five Rings is the definitive guide to victory.

The Book of Five Rings

The Book of Five Rings
A Graphic Novel

by Sean Michael Wilson,William Scott Wilson,Chie Kutsuwada

  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1611800129
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A book on confrontation and victory designed to cultivate a strategic mind and written by an undefeated seventeenth-century samurai.

The Book of Five Rings (Annotated)

The Book of Five Rings (Annotated)
A Book

by Musashi Miyamoto

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021-01-16
  • Pages : 50
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Book of Five Rings is a text on kenjutsu and the martial arts in general, written the swordsman Miyamoto Musashi circa 1645. There have been various translations made over the years, and it enjoys an...

A Book of Five Rings

A Book of Five Rings
Go Rin No Sho

by Miyamoto Musashi

  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 2017-10-23
  • Pages : 46
  • ISBN : 9781979089401
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book on strategy, tactics, and philosophy is often grouped with "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu, "On War" by Von Clauswitz and is still studied today. To learn a Japanese martial art is to learn Zen, and although you can't do so simply by reading a book, it sure does help--especially if that book is The Book of Five Rings. One of Japan's great samurai sword masters penned in decisive, unfaltering terms this certain path to victory, and like Sun Tzu's The Art of War it is applicable not only on the battlefield but also in all forms of competition. Always observant, creating confusion, striking at vulnerabilities--these are some of the basic principles. Going deeper, we find suki, the interval of vulnerability, of indecisiveness, of rest, the briefest but most vital moment to strike. In succinct detail, Miyamoto records ideal postures, blows, and psychological tactics to put the enemy off guard and open the way for attack. Most important of all is Miyamoto's concept of rhythm, how all things are in harmony, and that by working with the rhythm of a situation we can turn it to our advantage with little effort. But like Zen, this requires one task above all else, putting the book down and going out to practice.

The Book of Five Rings

The Book of Five Rings
The Classic Text of Samurai Sword Strategy

by Musashi Miyamoto

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN : 9780760784570
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Book of Five Rings

The Book of Five Rings
A Book

by 武蔵·宮本

  • Publisher : Kodansha International
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 157
  • ISBN : 9784770028013
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Book Of Five Rings is a Kodansha International publication.

The Complete Book of Five Rings

The Complete Book of Five Rings
A Book

by Miyamoto Musashi

  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 2010-05-11
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780834821996
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Martial Artist's Book of Five Rings

The Martial Artist's Book of Five Rings
The Definitive Interpretation of Miyamoto Musashi's Classic Book of Strategy

by Steve Kaufman

  • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 106
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Miyamoto Musashi's The Book of Five Rings is well known book of strategy and has been used to understand contemporary Japanese business. However, Musashi was not a business person but a martial artist, a swordsman--the greatest warrior Japan has ever known--and his Five Rings was his definitive treatise on mortal combat. Kaufman, the "Founding Father of American Karate" has 40 years of experience and holds the highest rank attainable in the martial arts. His interpretation of Musashi's classic is specifically for the martial artist as it was originally intended. The result is an enthralling treatise on martial strategy that combines a warrior's instinct with the philosophies of Buddhism, Shintoism, Confucianism, and Taoism.

The Illustrated Book of Five Rings

The Illustrated Book of Five Rings
A Book

by Musashi Miyamoto,Thomas F. Cleary

  • Publisher : Weatherhill, Incorporated
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN : 9780834805651
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 Complete Musashi

The Complete Musashi
The Book of Five Rings and Other Works

by Miyamoto Musashi

  • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
  • Release : 2021-02
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN : 9784805316160
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The culmination of 25 years of research, Alex Bennett's groundbreaking English translation of Miyamoto Musashi's The Book of Five Rings reveals the true meaning of the original work. This piece of writing by famed samurai Musashi (1584-1645) is the single-most influential work on samurai swordsmanship, 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." Until now, English translations of The Book of Five Rings have been based on inaccurate copies of Musashi's long-lost original manuscript. Bennett's translation is the first to be based on a careful reconstruction of the original text by Japan's foremost Musashi scholar. By identifying discrepancies among the existing copies, adding missing texts and correcting over 150 incorrect characters, this source is the closest representation of Musashi's original work possible. Utilizing this new source, Bennett captures the subtle nuance of the classic Japanese text, resulting in the most accurate English translation of The Book of Five Rings available. The texts are richly annotated by Bennett, who includes an extensive introduction on Musashi's life and legacy. This paperback edition also includes a new introduction by Kendo Kyoshi 7th Dan Graham Sayer, who talks about the influence Musashi's writings have had on him as a person and martial artist. The Complete Musashi: The Book of Five Rings and Other Works will be widely read by those interested in Japanese culture, Samurai history and martial arts--setting a new standard against which all other translations will be measured.

The Book of Five Rings Illustrated

The Book of Five Rings Illustrated
A Book

by Musashi Miyamoto

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021-01-05
  • Pages : 62
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Book of Five Rings is a text on kenjutsu and the martial arts in general, written by the Japanese swordsman Miyamoto Musashi around 1643.

The Samurai Series

The Samurai Series
The Book of Five Rings, Hagakure - The Way of the Samurai & Bushido - The Soul of Japan

by Miyamoto Musashi,Yamamoto Tsunetomo,Inazo Nitobe

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2011-01
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781934255797
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Samurai Series brings together three of the most important books dealing with the Samurai path and philosophy into one deluxe, illustrated hardcover volume. "The Book of Five Rings" was written by Miyamoto Musashi, a Samurai of legendary renown, about 1645. It is a masterpiece of simple exposition written by a master swordsman, who, near the end of his spectacular life, tried earnestly to explain the essentials of individual combat and the essence of being a Samurai. His book is widely considered to a cornerstone of the philosophy of "Bushido." "Hagakure - The Way of the Samurai," which means: "Hidden by Leaves," was composed from dialogs by the famous Samurai Yamamoto Tsunetomo, by a scribe, Tashiro Tsuramoto, about 1716 AD. It explains the major ideas and philosophy that are essential to the "way of the Samurai," by which is meant the "way of dying." It contains numerous tales of various Samurai and their deeds which illustrate their philosophy and practice. "Bushido - The Soul of Japan" by Inazo Nitobe was first published 1899. It is an extremely literate presentation by a Japanese intellectual who wished to present Japan and its fundamental philosophy in a way that could be understood by Westerners. It describes how the Shinto religion and Buddhism are the underpinnings of the essentially militaristic view of honor and life that are inherent in Bushido, the Samurai code. Excerpt from The Book of Five Rings. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. The Gaze in Strategy The gaze should be large and broad. This is the twofold gaze, "Perception and Sight." Perception is strong and sight, weak. In strategy, it is important to see distant things as if they were close, and to take a distanced view of close things. It is important in strategy to know the enemy's sword, yet not be distracted by insignificant movements of his sword. You must study this. The gaze is the same for single combat and for large-scale strategy. It is necessary in strategy to be able to look to both sides without moving the eyeballs. You cannot master this ability quickly. Learn what is written here; use this gaze in everyday life and do not vary it...

A Way to Victory

A Way to Victory
The Annotated Book of Five Rings

by Musashi Miyamoto

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN : 9781585676989
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Translation and commentary by Hidy Ochiai Although it was written more than 300 years ago as a treatise on strategy and combat, Musashi's The Book of Five Rings is treasured today as a classic work that speaks with equal power to the modern businessperson, philosopher and martial artist. In A Way to Victory, Ochiai - a legend in the martial arts world - provides a new translation with notes that clarify the original's lessons for the contemporary reader. With an in-depth analyses of the book's themes, this is a perfect compliment to Musashi's work.

Musashi's Book of Five Rings

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

by Stephen F. Kaufman

  • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
  • Release : 2012-05-15
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 1462906362
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 Book of Five Rings By Miyamoto Musashi

The Book of Five Rings By Miyamoto Musashi
New Modern Edition (Classics on War and Politics)

by Miyamoto Musashi

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-11-19
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Limited Time Promotional Offer The Book of Five Rings In "The Book of Five Rings," Miyamoto Musashi takes the reader into a world filled to the brim with devotion, self-respect, discipline, honesty and purity of thought. Written originally for warriors and samurai in a completely different time and culture, Musashi's book provides a remarkable source of inspiration for self-development today. His teachings are concise and to the point. He uses phrases like "you must understand this" and "you must practice diligently" and explains only general, but unquestionable and fundamental, concepts of the Way of the Warrior. While some of his guidelines are are not directly applicable in our time and age, those about striving to achieve improvement on the inside as well as the outside couldn't be more on target. Taken literally this book is about how to become an efficient, albeit enlightened, killer. It's value comes from reading between the lines... lines which speak volumes. About Miyamoto Musashi: Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1645), was a Japanese swordsman and ronin. Musashi, as he was often simply known, became renowned through stories of his excellent swordsmanship in numerous duels, even from a very young age. The founder of a style of swordsmanship, he also wrote The Book of Five Rings, a book on strategy, tactics, and philosophy that is still studied today. Miyamoto Musashi is widely considered a Kensei and one of the greatest warriors of all time.

Book of Five Rings

Book of Five Rings
A Book

by David Amerland,Miyamoto Musashi

  • Publisher : New Line Publishing
  • Release : 2003-10
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN : 1844810240
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fighter's Codex is a forge. It will take the raw power that is "you" and, over 30 days, turn it into a highly efficient, potentially lethal, kick-ass, fighting machine. You could be new to this or you may already be doing some martial art, it's designed to benefit you regardless. Go through each day, pick a level (where appropriate) and follow through the exercises. If you're not sure about the execution of any of them check out the videos in the Darebee, online exercise library. There are performance, practice and recuperation days all built into this. It is designed to increase your speed, stamina, strength, flexibility, tendon strength and motor-coordination skills. You will perform some of the training routines practiced by world class martial artists. It will make you aware of your body and the way it moves in a way you have never quite been before. There are also handy, instructional videos you can access on the Darebee.com YouTube channel that better illustrate some of the techniques. Here's what it will do for you: Improve your balance and coordination Give you greater control over your own body Help you get faster, stronger and fitter Teach you some pretty cool martial arts moves (if you didn't know any) Get you started on your fitness journey in a totally enjoyable and accessible way You don't need to know any martial arts beforehand, though if you do, it obviously helps. You do not need to be super-fit to try it. It is a program that can be adapted to suit your current fitness level. Those who go through it get to meet their badass self on the other side of the 30 days period.

Miyamoto Musashi's The Book of Five Rings

Miyamoto Musashi's The Book of Five Rings
A Modern-Day Interpretation of A Classic Strategy

by Miyamoto Musashi

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-11-18
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Limited Time Promotional Offer The Book of Five Rings In "The Book of Five Rings," Miyamoto Musashi takes the reader into a world filled to the brim with devotion, self-respect, discipline, honesty and purity of thought. Written originally for warriors and samurai in a completely different time and culture, Musashi's book provides a remarkable source of inspiration for self-development today. His teachings are concise and to the point. He uses phrases like "you must understand this" and "you must practice diligently" and explains only general, but unquestionable and fundamental, concepts of the Way of the Warrior. While some of his guidelines are are not directly applicable in our time and age, those about striving to achieve improvement on the inside as well as the outside couldn't be more on target. Taken literally this book is about how to become an efficient, albeit enlightened, killer. It's value comes from reading between the lines... lines which speak volumes. About Miyamoto Musashi: Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1645), was a Japanese swordsman and ronin. Musashi, as he was often simply known, became renowned through stories of his excellent swordsmanship in numerous duels, even from a very young age. The founder of a style of swordsmanship, he also wrote The Book of Five Rings, a book on strategy, tactics, and philosophy that is still studied today. Miyamoto Musashi is widely considered a Kensei and one of the greatest warriors of all time.

The Book of Five Rings (Annotated)

The Book of Five Rings (Annotated)
A Book

by Miyamoto Musashi

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-11-25
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Limited Time Promotional Offer The Book of Five Rings In "The Book of Five Rings," Miyamoto Musashi takes the reader into a world filled to the brim with devotion, self-respect, discipline, honesty and purity of thought. Written originally for warriors and samurai in a completely different time and culture, Musashi's book provides a remarkable source of inspiration for self-development today. His teachings are concise and to the point. He uses phrases like "you must understand this" and "you must practice diligently" and explains only general, but unquestionable and fundamental, concepts of the Way of the Warrior. While some of his guidelines are are not directly applicable in our time and age, those about striving to achieve improvement on the inside as well as the outside couldn't be more on target. Taken literally this book is about how to become an efficient, albeit enlightened, killer. It's value comes from reading between the lines... lines which speak volumes. About Miyamoto Musashi: Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1645), was a Japanese swordsman and ronin. Musashi, as he was often simply known, became renowned through stories of his excellent swordsmanship in numerous duels, even from a very young age. The founder of a style of swordsmanship, he also wrote The Book of Five Rings, a book on strategy, tactics, and philosophy that is still studied today. Miyamoto Musashi is widely considered a Kensei and one of the greatest warriors of all time.

Miyamoto Musashi's The Book of Five Rings

Miyamoto Musashi's The Book of Five Rings
A modern-day interpretation of a strategy classic

by Leo Gough

  • Publisher : Infinite Ideas
  • Release : 2010-01-31
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN : 190775587X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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!