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The Book of Five Rings

Written By: Miyamoto Musashi,Digital Fire
  • ID Book : 9354991912
  • Publisher : DIGITAL FIRE
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Genre : History
  • Reads : 298
  • Supported Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • eFile : the-book-of-five-rings.pdf

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The Book of Five Rings is one of the most insightful texts on the subtle arts of confrontation and victory to emerge from Asian culture. Written not only for martial artists but for anyone who wants to apply the timeless principles of this text to their life, the book analyzes the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underlies every level of human interaction. The Book of Five Rings was composed in 1643 by the famed duelist and undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi. Thomas Cleary's translation is immediately accessible, with an introduction that presents the spiritual background of the warrior tradition. Along with Musashi's text, Cleary translates here another important Japanese classic on leadership and strategy, The Book of Family Traditions on the Art of War by Yagyu Munenori, which highlights the ethical and spiritual insights of Taoism and Zen as they apply to the way of the warrior.

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Musashi's Book of Five Rings

By Stephen F. Kaufman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
  • Isbn : 1462906362
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 751
  • File Pdf: musashi-s-book-of-five-rings.pdf

Book Summary:

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.

Miyamoto Musashi's The Book of Five Rings

By Leo Gough
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Infinite Ideas
  • Isbn : 190751872X
  • Pages : 121
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 641
  • File Pdf: miyamoto-musashi-s-the-book-of-five-rings.pdf

Book Summary:

Written circa 1645, "The Book of Five Rings" is considered a classic treaty on military strategy, much like Sun Tzu's "The Art of War". The author was a samurai warrior called Miyamoto Musashi and he wrote the text on his expert teachings of kenjutsu (the art of the sword) and the martial arts in general. Here, Musashi's text is interpreted for the modern day world and offers 52 simple - yet powerful - and proven techniques to help deal with conflict and can be applied to business, career and home life. Leo Gough's interpretation of Musashi's work illustrates the timeless nature of his insights by bringing them to life through modern case studies. This brilliant interpretation of "The Book of Five Rings" is an entertaining accompaniment to one of the most famous books on military strategy ever written.

The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi

By Miyamoto Musashi
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Classics Press LLC
  • Isbn : 1938412044
  • Pages : 48
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 802
  • File Pdf: the-book-of-five-rings.pdf

Book Summary:

Miyamoto Musashi was a Japanese swordsman, philosopher and ronin (masterless samurai). Musashi died of what is believed to be thoracic cancer, in 1645 -- undefeated, having fought 61 duels. His work The Book of Five Rings is a treatise on his unique style of swordsmanship, strategy, and tactics.

The Complete Book of Five Rings

By Miyamoto Musashi
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Isbn : 9780834821996
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 506
  • File Pdf: the-complete-book-of-five-rings.pdf

Book Summary:

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 Book of Five Rings

By Miyamoto Musashi
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Arcturus Publishing
  • Isbn : 1788885732
  • Pages :
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 278
  • File Pdf: the-book-of-five-rings.pdf

Book Summary:

'When you attain the Way of strategy, there will not be one thing you cannot see.' Miyamoto Musashi, Book of Five Rings Shortly before his death in 1645, undefeated swordsman and wandering samurai Miyamoto Musashi retreated to a cave to live as a hermit. There he wrote five scrolls describing the 'true principles' required for victory in the martial arts and on the battlefield. Instead of relying on religion or any theoretical approach, Musashi based his writings on his own experience, observation, and reason. The Book of Five Rings explores the psychological strength, rigorous self-control, and practical application necessary for dealing with physical and mental conflict. Since it first appeared, this delineation of samurai technique and philosophy has been celebrated internationally as a tool for shaping business strategy, resolving conflict and achieving success.

Code of the Samurai

By Thomas Cleary
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
  • Isbn : 1462900429
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 586
  • File Pdf: code-of-the-samurai.pdf

Book Summary:

Learn the ways of the Japanese Bushido Code with this very readable, modern translation of the Bushido Shoshinshu. Code of the Samurai is a four-hundred-year-old explication of the rules and expectations embodied in Bushido, the Japanese Way of the Warrior. Bushido has played a major role in shaping the behavior of modern Japanese government, corporations, society, and individuals, as well as in shaping modern Japanese martial arts within Japan and internationally. The Japanese original of this book, Bushido Shoshinshu, (Bushido for Beginners), has been one of the primary sources on the tenets of Bushido, a way of thought that remains fascinating and relevant to the modern world, East and West. This handbook, written after five hundred years of military rule in Japan, was composed to provide practical and moral instruction for warriors, correcting wayward tendencies and outlining the personal, social, and professional standards of conduct characteristic of Bushido, the Japanese chivalric tradition. With a clear, conversational narrative by Thomas Cleary, one of the foremost translators of the wisdom of Asia, and powerfully evocative line drawings by master illustrator Oscar Ratti, this book is indispensable to the corporate executive, student of the Asian Culture, martial artist, those interested in Eastern philosophy or military strategy, as well as for those simply interested in Japan and its people.

Samurai Strategies

By Boye Lafayette De Mente
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
  • Isbn : 1462900658
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 170
  • File Pdf: samurai-strategies.pdf

Book Summary:

The Book of Five Rings by Musashi Myamoto provides valuable lessons for anyone facing challenging circumstances—from business, war, and sports to fields of art, love, and politics. Samurai Strategies has extracted the fundamentals of Musashi's martial tactics and explains them here in a context for use in the modern world. These strategies for winning are as valid today as they were in 17th century Japan and provide valuable insights for anyone in any field to endeavor. About his new edition: This expanded edition of Samurai Strategies features a new introduction by the author, and additional commentary in each chapter by renowned Japanese author and samurai expert Michihiro Matsumoto.

The 50th Law

By 50 Cent,Robert Greene
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 0061959111
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 672
  • File Pdf: the-50th-law.pdf

Book Summary:

In The 50th Law, hip hop and pop culture icon 50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson) joins forces with Robert Greene, bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power, to write a “bible” for success in life and work based on a single principle: fear nothing. With stories from 50 Cent's life on the streets and in the boardroom as he rose to fame after the release of his album Get Rich or Die Tryin’, as well as examples of others who have overcome adversity through understanding and practicing the 50th Law, this deeply inspirational book is perfect for entrepreneurs as well as anyone interested in the extraordinary life of Curtis Jackson.

The Art of Peace

By Morihei Ueshiba
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Isbn : 9780834821682
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 420
  • File Pdf: the-art-of-peace.pdf

Book Summary:

The inspirational teachings in this collection show that the real way of the warrior is based on compassion, wisdom, fearlessness, and love of nature. The teachings are drawn from the talks and writings of Morihei Ueshiba, founder of the popular Japanese martial art of Aikido, a mind-body discipline he called the "Art of Peace," which offers a nonviolent way to victory in the face of conflict. Ueshiba believed that Aikido principles could be applied to all the challenges we face in life—in personal relationships, as we interact with society, and at work and in business. This edition is a much-expanded version of the original miniature edition that appeared in the Shambhala Pocket Classics series. It features a wealth of new material, including a biography of Ueshiba; an essay by John Stevens that presents Ueshiba's views on "The Art of War versus the Art of Peace"; newly translated doka, didactic "poems of the Way"; and Ueshiba's own calligraphies.

A Sky Beyond the Storm

By Sabaa Tahir
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0448494558
  • Pages : 528
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 915
  • File Pdf: a-sky-beyond-the-storm.pdf

Book Summary:

Prepare for the jaw-dropping finale of Sabaa Tahir's beloved New York Times bestselling An Ember in the Ashes fantasy series, and discover: Who will survive the storm? Picking up just a few months after A Reaper at the Gates left off... The long-imprisoned jinn are on the attack, wreaking bloody havoc in villages and cities alike. But for the Nightbringer, vengeance on his human foes is just the beginning. By his side, Commandant Keris Veturia declares herself Empress, and calls for the heads of any and all who defy her rule. At the top of the list? The Blood Shrike and her remaining family. Laia of Serra, now allied with the Blood Shrike, struggles to recover from the loss of the two people most important to her. Determined to stop the approaching apocalypse, she throws herself into the destruction of the Nightbringer. In the process, she awakens an ancient power that could lead her to victory—or to an unimaginable doom. And deep in the Waiting Place, the Soul Catcher seeks only to forget the life—and love—he left behind. Yet doing so means ignoring the trail of murder left by the Nightbringer and his jinn. To uphold his oath and protect the human world from the supernatural, the Soul Catcher must look beyond the borders of his own land. He must take on a mission that could save—or destroy—all that he knows.

Musashi

By Eiji Yoshikawa
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vertical, Inc.
  • Isbn : 1568364512
  • Pages : 984
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 759
  • File Pdf: musashi.pdf

Book Summary:

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

A Promised Land

By Barack Obama
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Isbn : 1524763187
  • Pages : 768
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 693
  • File Pdf: a-promised-land.pdf

Book Summary:

A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAACP IMAGE AWARD NOMINEE • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • Jennifer Szalai, The New York Times • NPR • The Guardian • Marie Claire In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency—a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil. Obama takes readers on a compelling journey from his earliest political aspirations to the pivotal Iowa caucus victory that demonstrated the power of grassroots activism to the watershed night of November 4, 2008, when he was elected 44th president of the United States, becoming the first African American to hold the nation’s highest office. Reflecting on the presidency, he offers a unique and thoughtful exploration of both the awesome reach and the limits of presidential power, as well as singular insights into the dynamics of U.S. partisan politics and international diplomacy. Obama brings readers inside the Oval Office and the White House Situation Room, and to Moscow, Cairo, Beijing, and points beyond. We are privy to his thoughts as he assembles his cabinet, wrestles with a global financial crisis, takes the measure of Vladimir Putin, overcomes seemingly insurmountable odds to secure passage of the Affordable Care Act, clashes with generals about U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, tackles Wall Street reform, responds to the devastating Deepwater Horizon blowout, and authorizes Operation Neptune’s Spear, which leads to the death of Osama bin Laden. A Promised Land is extraordinarily intimate and introspective—the story of one man’s bet with history, the faith of a community organizer tested on the world stage. Obama is candid about the balancing act of running for office as a Black American, bearing the expectations of a generation buoyed by messages of “hope and change,” and meeting the moral challenges of high-stakes decision-making. He is frank about the forces that opposed him at home and abroad, open about how living in the White House affected his wife and daughters, and unafraid to reveal self-doubt and disappointment. Yet he never wavers from his belief that inside the great, ongoing American experiment, progress is always possible. This beautifully written and powerful book captures Barack Obama’s conviction that democracy is not a gift from on high but something founded on empathy and common understanding and built together, day by day.

Invisible Child

By Andrea Elliott
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 0812986962
  • Pages : 640
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 851
  • File Pdf: invisible-child.pdf

Book Summary:

PULITZER PRIZE WINNER • A “vivid and devastating” (The New York Times) portrait of an indomitable girl—from acclaimed journalist Andrea Elliott “From its first indelible pages to its rich and startling conclusion, Invisible Child had me, by turns, stricken, inspired, outraged, illuminated, in tears, and hungering for reimmersion in its Dickensian depths.”—Ayad Akhtar, author of Homeland Elegies ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New York Times • ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The Atlantic, The New York Times Book Review, Time, NPR, Library Journal In Invisible Child, Pulitzer Prize winner Andrea Elliott follows eight dramatic years in the life of Dasani, a girl whose imagination is as soaring as the skyscrapers near her Brooklyn shelter. In this sweeping narrative, Elliott weaves the story of Dasani’s childhood with the history of her ancestors, tracing their passage from slavery to the Great Migration north. As Dasani comes of age, New York City’s homeless crisis has exploded, deepening the chasm between rich and poor. She must guide her siblings through a world riddled by hunger, violence, racism, drug addiction, and the threat of foster care. Out on the street, Dasani becomes a fierce fighter “to protect those who I love.” When she finally escapes city life to enroll in a boarding school, she faces an impossible question: What if leaving poverty means abandoning your family, and yourself? A work of luminous and riveting prose, Elliott’s Invisible Child reads like a page-turning novel. It is an astonishing story about the power of resilience, the importance of family and the cost of inequality—told through the crucible of one remarkable girl. Winner of the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize • Finalist for the Bernstein Award and the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award

Origin

By Jennifer Raff
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Twelve
  • Isbn : 153874970X
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 212
  • File Pdf: origin.pdf

Book Summary:

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! From celebrated anthropologist Jennifer Raff comes the untold story—and fascinating mystery—of how humans migrated to the Americas. ORIGIN is the story of who the first peoples in the Americas were, how and why they made the crossing, how they dispersed south, and how they lived based on a new and powerful kind of evidence: their complete genomes. ORIGIN provides an overview of these new histories throughout North and South America, and a glimpse into how the tools of genetics reveal details about human history and evolution. 20,000 years ago, people crossed a great land bridge from Siberia into Western Alaska and then dispersed southward into what is now called the Americas. Until we venture out to other worlds, this remains the last time our species has populated an entirely new place, and this event has been a subject of deep fascination and controversy. No written records—and scant archaeological evidence—exist to tell us what happened or how it took place. Many different models have been proposed to explain how the Americas were peopled and what happened in the thousands of years that followed. A study of both past and present, ORIGIN explores how genetics is currently being used to construct narratives that profoundly impact Indigenous peoples of the Americas. It serves as a primer for anyone interested in how genetics has become entangled with identity in the way that society addresses the question "Who is indigenous?"

Kendo

By Alexander C. Bennett
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Isbn : 0520959949
  • Pages : 328
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 521
  • File Pdf: kendo.pdf

Book Summary:

Kendo is the first in-depth historical, cultural, and political account in English of the Japanese martial art of swordsmanship, from its beginnings in military training and arcane medieval schools to its widespread practice as a global sport today. Alexander Bennett shows how kendo evolved through a recurring process of "inventing tradition," which served the changing ideologies and needs of Japanese warriors and governments over the course of history. Kendo follows the development of Japanese swordsmanship from the aristocratic-aesthetic pretensions of medieval warriors in the Muromachi period, to the samurai elitism of the Edo regime, and then to the nostalgic patriotism of the Meiji state. Kendo was later influenced in the 1930s and 1940s by ultranationalist militarists and ultimately by the postwar government, which sought a gentler form of nationalism to rekindle appreciation of traditional culture among Japan’s youth and to garner international prestige as an instrument of "soft power." Today kendo is becoming increasingly popular internationally. But even as new organizations and clubs form around the world, cultural exclusiveness continues to play a role in kendo’s ongoing evolution, as the sport remains closely linked to Japan’s sense of collective identity.

How Wars Are Won

By Bevin Alexander
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Crown Forum
  • Isbn : 0307421031
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 593
  • File Pdf: how-wars-are-won.pdf

Book Summary:

Even as we head into twenty-first-century warfare, thirteen time-tested rules for waging war remain relevant. Both timely and timeless, How Wars Are Won illuminates the thirteen essential rules for success on the battlefield that have evolved from ancient times until the present day. Acclaimed military historian Bevin Alexander’s incisive and vivid analyses of famous battles throughout the ages show how the greatest commanders—from Alexander the Great to Douglas MacArthur—have applied these rules. For example: • Feign retreat: Pretend defeat, fake a retreat, then ambush the enemy while being pursued. Used to devastating effect by the North Vietnamese against U.S. forces during the Vietnam War. • Strike at enemy weakness: Avoid the enemy’s strength entirely by refusing to fight pitched battles, a method that has run alongside conventional war from the earliest days of human conflict. Brilliantly applied by Mao Zedong to defeat the Chinese Nationalists. • Defend, then attack: Gain possession of a superior weapon or tactical system, induce the enemy to launch a fruitless attack, then go on the offensive. Employed repeatedly against the Goths by the Eastern Roman general Belisarius to reclaim vast stretches of the Roman Empire. The lessons of history revealed in these pages can be used to shape the strategies needed to win the conflicts of today.

Way of the Samurai - Miyamoto Musashi’s Concise Lessons

By Sreechinth C
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : UB Tech
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 56
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 235
  • File Pdf: way-of-the-samurai-miyamoto-musashi-s-concise-lessons.pdf

Book Summary:

Miyomoto Musashi, the name has become a synonym of the swordsmanship of the Samurai’s. This self-trained, talented swordfighter started the duels when he was just thirteen. Being a ronin, he was renowned for his excellent and unique double-bladed swordsmanship and undefeated record in his 60 duels. In his final years, Musashi authored ‘The Book of Five Rings’ (Go Rin No Sho), a book on strategy, tactics, and philosophy that is still valued even today. This book brings you the best and unique collection of Musashi quotes on various topics including art, literature, fighting, life and more...

Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai

By Yamamoto Tsunetomo
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xist Publishing
  • Isbn : 1681950448
  • Pages : 89
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 511
  • File Pdf: hagakure.pdf

Book Summary:

A Collection of Thoughts, Sayings and Meditations on the Way of the Samurai "It is said that what is called "the spirit of an age" is something to which one cannot return. That this spirit gradually dissipates is due to the world's coming to an end. For this reason, although one would like to change today's world back to the spirit of one hundred years or more ago, it cannot be done. Thus it is important to make the best out of every generation." — Tsunetomo Yamamoto, Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai A formerly secret text known only to the Samurai, Hagakure is a classic text on Bushido--the Way of the Warrior. More than just a handbook for battle, Hagakure is a text that filled with teachings that still apply in business, political and social situations today. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it.

Hagakure

By Yamamoto Tsunetomo
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Isbn : 0834827875
  • Pages : 200
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 635
  • File Pdf: hagakure.pdf

Book Summary:

Living and dying with bravery and honor is at the heart of Hagakure, a series of texts written by an eighteenth-century samurai, Yamamoto Tsunetomo. It is a window into the samurai mind, illuminating the concept of bushido (the Way of the Warrior), which dictated how samurai were expected to behave, conduct themselves, live, and die. While Hagakure was for many years a secret text known only to the warrior vassals of the Nabeshima clan to which the author belonged, it later came to be recognized as a classic exposition of samurai thought. The original Hagakure consists of over 1,300 short texts that Tsunetomo dictated to a younger samurai over a seven-year period. William Scott Wilson has selected and translated here three hundred of the most representative of those texts to create an accessible distillation of this guide for samurai. No other translator has so thoroughly and eruditely rendered this text into English. For this edition, Wilson has added a new introduction that casts Hagakure in a different light than ever before. Tsunetomo refers to bushido as "the Way of death," a description that has held a morbid fascination for readers over the years. But in Tsunetomo’s time, bushido was a nuanced concept that related heavily to the Zen concept of muga, the "death" of the ego. Wilson’s revised introduction gives the historical and philosophical background for that more metaphorical reading of Hagakure, and through this lens, the classic takes on a fresh and nuanced appeal.

Miyamoto Musashi

By Kenji Tokitsu
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Isbn : 0834824884
  • Pages : 528
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 676
  • File Pdf: miyamoto-musashi.pdf

Book Summary:

Miyamoto Musashi, who lived in Japan in the fifteenth century, was a renowned samurai warrior. He has become a martial arts icon, known not just as an undefeated dueler, but also as a master of battlefield strategy. Kenji Tokitsu turns a critical eye on Musashi's life and writings, separating fact from fiction, and giving a clear picture of the man behind the myth. Musashi's best-known work, The Book of Five Rings, provides timeless insight into the nature of conflict. Tokitsu translates and provides extensive commentary on that popular work, as well as three other short texts on strategy that were written before it, and a longer, later work entitled "The Way to Be Followed Alone." Tokitsu is a thoughtful and informed guide, putting the historical and philosophical aspects of the text into context, and illuminating the etymological nuances of particular Japanese words and phrases. As a modern martial artist and a scholar, Tokitsu provides a view of Musashi's life and ideas that is accessible and relevant to today's readers and martial arts students.

The Unfettered Mind

By Takuan Soho
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Isbn : 0834827891
  • Pages : 144
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 578
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Book Summary:

This classic samurai-era text fused Japanese swordsmanship with Zen and influenced the direction that the art has taken ever since. Written by the seventeenth-century Zen master Takuan Soho (1573–1645), The Unfettered Mind is a book of advice on swordsmanship and the cultivation of right mind and intention. It was written as a guide for the samurai Yagyu Munenori, who was a great swordsman and rival to the legendary Miyamoto Musashi. Takuan was a giant in the history of Zen; he was also a gardener, calligrapher, poet, author, adviser to samurai and shoguns, and a pivotal figure in Zen painting. He was known for his brilliance and acerbic wit. In these succinct and pointed essays, Takuan is concerned primarily with understanding and refining the mind—both generally and when faced with conflict. The Unfettered Mind was a major influence on the classic manifestos on swordsmanship that came after it, including Miyamoto Musashi's Book of Five Rings and Yagyu Munenori's Life-Giving Sword.

Shogun's Scroll

By Stephen F. Kaufman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
  • Isbn : 1462907830
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 162
  • File Pdf: shogun-s-scroll.pdf

Book Summary:

The Shogun's Scroll offers a look at the samurai strategies and ethics of medieval Japan distilled into language modern readers can relate to and follow. In the tradition of The Art of War and The Book of Five Rings, this book offers timeless advice on success in war and life. Written in the voice of Hidetomo Nakadai, a late twelfth century scholar and servant in the court of Minamoto Yoritomo—the first shogun of Japan and one of the world's most ruthless generals—this treatise can be used as a guide for personal growth and motivation. The author draws on a lifetime of personal experiences with the philosophy of Japanese martial arts as well as countless historical sources to produce this profound work of docu-fiction. It is essential reading for those interested in martial arts, samurai, military history or Japanese history.

A Book of Five Rings

By Miyamoto Musashi,Victor Harris
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Allison & Busby
  • Isbn : 0749012153
  • Pages : 512
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 812
  • File Pdf: a-book-of-five-rings.pdf

Book Summary:

The definitive translation now encompassing never-before-seen images, including artwork by Musashi himself. Japan's business executives have long applied Musashi's teachings to their business methods. This book - the original life-guide by Japan's greatest warrior - means you can do so too. Written in 1645 by the most famous and unconquerable of all samurai, A Book of Five Rings is the classic guide to kendo swordmanship and a distillation of the philosophies of Zen, Shinto and Confucius. The West is now discovering what the Japanese have always known: that the ancient wisdom of the Samurai Way provides a strategy for decision and action in all areas of life - the home, the battleground and the boardroom.

Miyamoto Musashi's The Book of Five Rings

By Leo Gough
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Infinite Ideas
  • Isbn : 190775587X
  • Pages : 120
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 186
  • File Pdf: miyamoto-musashi-s-the-book-of-five-rings.pdf

Book Summary:

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!

SUMMARY - The Book Of Five Rings By Miyamoto Musashi

By Shortcut Edition
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Shortcut Edition
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 35
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 957
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Book Summary:

* Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. By reading this summary, you will discover the precepts of one of Japan's greatest samurai, Miyamoto Musashi, founder of the Two-Sword School, which combine strategy, philosophy and spirituality. You will also discover that : the handling of the sword is an art; a warrior can also be a philosopher and an artist; technique, discipline and spirituality lead to victory. Through the five stages of his teaching, Samurai Miyamoto Musashi gives his disciples the keys to a true way of life. The "Treatise of the Five Wheels" invites today's reader to meditation and some form of wisdom. *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!

Secrets of the Japanese Art of Warfare

By Thomas Cleary
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
  • Isbn : 1462910351
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 445
  • File Pdf: secrets-of-the-japanese-art-of-warfare.pdf

Book Summary:

This samurai strategy books is the first widely available English translation of Yamamoto Kansuke's classic treatise on strategy and tactics. Secrets of the Japanese Art of Warfare is Thomas Cleary's translation of the seminal writings attributed to Yamamoto Kansuke on Japanese martial arts and military service. A mysterious man of humble origins, Yamamoto distinguished himself in the service of the redoubtable Takeda Shingen. Yamamoto was a career solider and founder of the so-called "school of certain victory," from which the famous Miyamoto Musashi (The Book of Five Rings) emerged. His school developed the art of discerning situational combat advantage, so that a warrior was able to commit to action only when success was virtually assured. Translated and accompanied with helpful insights by Thomas Cleary, one of the foremost translators of the martial wisdom of Asia, this book is for all persons engaged in military, law enforcement, or emergency response, as well as for martial artists, athletes, business executives, diplomats and politicians.

Warfighting

By A.M. Gray
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Currency
  • Isbn : 030782330X
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 655
  • File Pdf: warfighting.pdf

Book Summary:

Warfighting is an authentic American philosophy of action that will thrill the millions of fans of SunTzu's The Art of War and Musashi's The Book of Five Rings. This modern classic of strategy and philosophy is the quintessential guide to prevailing in competitive situations, be it war, work, play, or daily living. Sometimes life is war and sometimes business is war and sometimes you need to call in the Marines. Over the past two hundred years, the Marines have developed a reputation for getting the job done—fearlessly, boldly, and taking no prisoners. What better role model for the hidden warriors in ourselves? What better advice to call on when the stakes are high and sensitivity just isn't going to work? Written in 1989 as a philosophical and strategic guide-book for the US. Marine Corps, Warfighting is a worthy successor to SunTzu's The Art Of War. With clarity, brevity, and wisdom, it describes the basic forces at work in every competitive situation whether on the field of battle, in the boardroom, or in the courtroom. With twentieth-century technology and its emphasis on speed and versatility, the rules of war and competition have changed. Warfighting's exploration of maneuver warfare takes readers beyond Sun Tzu's classic lessons and provides them a more thorough understanding of what it takes to fight and win in the modern world. Currency's edition of Warfighting features interviews with famous former Marines including F. Lee Bailey, Ed McMahon, and Donald Regan. They tell how they have used the Marine Corps' battle strategies of strength and straightforwardness as their secret weapons in every confrontation, whether at a corporate, departmental, or personal level.

Complete Kendo

By John J. Donohue
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
  • Isbn : 1462917518
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 670
  • File Pdf: complete-kendo.pdf

Book Summary:

Complete Kendo is a thorough introduction to the Japanese martial way of the sword and a guided tour of the principles and philosophy upon which the art is founded. This martial arts guide covers everything from the care and handling of hakama, the pleated trousers worn by kendoka (practitioners of kendo), all in an easy conversational dialogue that is a great pleasure to read. Structured to echo the organization of the Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi, Complete Kendo is a modern version of the swordsman's primer by a martial artist skilled not only in the art of kendo but, like Musashi, in many traditional Japanese arts, and with a superb understanding of the martial tradition and culture of Japan. The author uses lessons learned from a long career of teaching martial arts and academic subjects to impart clearly and concisely the fundamentals of kendo and the martial way. With explanatory line drawings by Kathleen Sweeney illustrating significant points of discussion, a handy glossary of kendo terminology and related concepts, and an unusually helpful bibliography, Complete Kendo is an essential volume for every kendoka's personal library.

Mind-Sword:

By Dr. Haha Lung
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
  • Isbn : 0806535547
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 296
  • File Pdf: mind-sword.pdf

Book Summary:

Here--at last!--is your only chance to fully master the lethal tactics and techniques of the mysterious Asian "shadow cadre." Miyamoto Musashi (1594–1645)--the greatest swordsman Japan has ever seen and author of the masterpiece Gorin No Sho (A Book of Five Rings)--spent many arduous years as a wandering ronin, studying the murder, mayhem, and mind-control secrets of Asia's dark shadow cadre. Few today are able to grasp the penetrating wisdom of this revered innovator. Now Dr. Haha Lung at last brings his unique perspective to Musashi's hard-won knowledge in this powerful volume, where you'll learn the forbidden secrets of: Japan's Shinobi-Ninja The (in)famous Hirracarrah spies of ancient India Chinese "ninja" such as the Lin-Kuei ("Ghost Warriors") and the Moshuh Nanren espionage and assassination experts Vietnamese "Black Crow" mind-masters Tibetan sDop-sDop mind-warriors STREET AND BOARDROOM WARRIORS BE ADVISED: Mind-Sword is for academic study ONLY. Dr. Haha Lung is the author of more than a dozen books on martial arts, including Mind Penetration, Mind Fist, The Nine Halls of Death, Assassin!, Mind Control: The Ancient Art of Psychological Warfare, and Mental Dominance.

Samurai Wisdom

By Thomas Cleary
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
  • Isbn : 1462900569
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 389
  • File Pdf: samurai-wisdom.pdf

Book Summary:

The ancient warrior culture of Japan produced a sophisticated martial philosophy that we know today as Bushido—the Way of the Warrior. In Samurai Wisdom, author Thomas Clearly provides five important new translations of major Japanese works on Bushido. The writings of the scholar Yamaga Soko and his disciples are among the clearest expositions we have of the core ideals and philosophy underlying the Samurai's disciplined way of life and outlook. Together they provide an in-depth, practical guide to character building and conduct according to the precepts of Bushido—a code for professional warriors that retains as much relevance in today's world as it had when these works were written 400 years ago. Yamaga's writings inspired the transformation of the Samurai from a feudal class of warriors under the command of the Shogun to a group of powerful individuals with great intellectual, political and moral leadership and influence. The works translated in Samurai Wisdom for the very first time are as timeless and important today as the works of Sun Tzu, Musashi and Clausewitz. The five Japanese works on Bushido translated in Samurai Wisdom are: The Way of the Knight by Yamaga Soko The Warrior's Rule by Tsugaru Kodo-shi Essentials of Military Matters compiled by Yamaga Takatsune The Education of Warriors by Yamaga Soko Primer of Martial Education by Yamaga Soko

Walking the Kiso Road

By William Scott Wilson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Isbn : 0834803178
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Travel
  • Reads : 672
  • File Pdf: walking-the-kiso-road.pdf

Book Summary:

Take a trip to old Japan with William Scott Wilson as he travels the ancient Kiso Road, a legendary route that remains much the same today as it was hundreds of years ago. The Kisoji, which runs through the Kiso Valley in the Japanese Alps, has been in use since at least 701 C.E. In the seventeenth century, it was the route that the daimyo (warlords) used for their biennial trips—along with their samurai and porters—to the new capital of Edo (now Tokyo). The natural beauty of the route is renowned—and famously inspired the landscapes of Hiroshige, as well as the work of many other artists and writers. Wilson, esteemed translator of samurai philosophy, has walked the road several times and is a delightful and expert guide to this popular tourist destination; he shares its rich history and lore, literary and artistic significance, cuisine and architecture, as well as his own experiences.

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