The Samurai Mind: Lessons from Japan's Master Warriors [NOOK Book]

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The Samurai Mind is a collection of five seminal Japanese texts which together convey the very essence of the traditional samurai warrior ethos. These texts range from the ferocious to the esoteric—with their common thread being the importance of mastering one's own mind as the key to overcoming opponents. Written from the mid-18th to early 19th century, the authors were acknowledged master warriors keen to address a broader audience beyond their circle of students and acolytes. Their aim was to explain their ...
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The Samurai Mind: Lessons from Japan's Master Warriors

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Overview


The Samurai Mind is a collection of five seminal Japanese texts which together convey the very essence of the traditional samurai warrior ethos. These texts range from the ferocious to the esoteric—with their common thread being the importance of mastering one's own mind as the key to overcoming opponents. Written from the mid-18th to early 19th century, the authors were acknowledged master warriors keen to address a broader audience beyond their circle of students and acolytes. Their aim was to explain their craft to the outside world, and they do so with great insight.
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"[f]or anyone looking to get into the historical Japanese mind or interested in swords in general, it can make for some great reading."City Book Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781462900725
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/28/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,127,468
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Christopher Hellman currently resides in Kyoto. He has studied and trained in Japanese swordsmanship for over two decades.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 7

The Mysterious Skills of the Old Cat 17

Sword Theory 25

A Treatise on the Sword 31

Joseishi's Discussions on the Sword 46

Ignorance in Swordsmanship 100

Acknowledgments 127

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