The Book of Five Rings - The Bestselling, Classic Samurai Guide to Strategy

The Book of Five Rings - The Bestselling, Classic Samurai Guide to Strategy

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by Miyamoto Musashi
     
 

The Book of Five Rings is a text on kenjutsu and the martial arts in general, written by the swordsman Miyamoto Musashi circa 1645. There have been various translations made over the years, and it enjoys an audience considerably broader than only that of martial artists: for instance, some business leaders find its discussion of conflict and taking the advantage to be…  See more details below

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The Book of Five Rings is a text on kenjutsu and the martial arts in general, written by the swordsman Miyamoto Musashi circa 1645. There have been various translations made over the years, and it enjoys an audience considerably broader than only that of martial artists: for instance, some business leaders find its discussion of conflict and taking the advantage to be relevant to their work. Musashi establishes a "no-nonsense" theme throughout the text. For instance, he repeatedly remarks that technical flourishes are excessive, and contrasts worrying about such things with the principle that all technique is simply a method of cutting down one's opponent. He also continually makes the point that the understandings expressed in the book are important for combat on any scale, whether a one-on-one duel or a massive battle. Descriptions of principles are often followed by admonitions to "investigate this thoroughly" through practice rather than trying to learn them by merely reading.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781105471179
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
01/10/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
36
Sales rank:
1,044,067
File size:
330 KB

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