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Secrets of the Japanese Art of Warfare: From the School of Certain Victory

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An annotated translation of Yamamoto Kansuke's classic treatise on strategy and tactics by the best-selling author of Code of the Samurai!

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 ...

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Overview

An annotated translation of Yamamoto Kansuke's classic treatise on strategy and tactics by the best-selling author of Code of the Samurai!

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.

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Praise for Thomas Cleary: "One of the foremost contemporary translators of classical Buddhist and Taoist literature,...[Cleary's] translations shine with clarity and express the insights of these great teachers with beauty and understanding."—Elizabeth Salt, Library Journal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9784805312209
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/10/2012
  • Edition description: Hardcover with Jacket
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,374,090
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 2.60 (d)

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Thomas Cleary is one of the best known and most accomplished translators of the wisdom of Asia. He holds a doctorate in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University. Cleary has translated Code of the Samurai, Soul of the Samurai, Samurai Wisdom and The Art of War, as well as over 70 other titles on martial arts philosophy, Buddhism, Taoism and religion.

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Table of Contents

Translator's Introduction
PART I General Discussion
PART II Wrestling
PART III Swordsmanship
PART IV The Pole
PART V The Spear
PART VI Archery
PART VII Firearms
PART VIII Human Advantages
PART IX Advantages of Terrain
PART X Advantages of the Sky

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