The Book of Five Rings

Author: Musashi Miyamoto

Publisher: Booklassic

ISBN: 9635243979

Category: Philosophy

Page: 31

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Miyamoto Musashi's Go Rin no Sho or the book of five rings,is considered a classic treatise on military strategy, much like Sun Tzu's The Art of War and Chanakya's Arthashastra. The five "books" refer to the idea that there are different elements of battle, just as there are different physical elements in life, as described by Buddhism, Shinto, and other Eastern religions. Through the book Musashi defends his thesis: a man who conquers himself is ready to take it on on the world, should need arise.

The Book of Five Rings

Miyamoto Musashi

Author: D. E. Tarver

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 059575192X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 104

View: 7542

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

Author: Miyamoto Musashi,Musashi Miyamoto,Thomas F. Cleary

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590302486

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

View: 2918

This text on the subtle arts of confrontation and victory was originally composed in 1643 by an undefeated samurai. It analyses the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underlies every level of human interaction.

Miyamoto Musashi's The Book of Five Rings

A modern-day interpretation of a strategy classic

Author: Leo Gough

Publisher: Infinite Ideas

ISBN: 190775587X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 120

View: 9635

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!

The Complete Book of Five Rings

Author: Miyamoto Musashi

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834821996

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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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.

A Book of Five Rings

With the Unfettered Mind

Author: Miyamoto Musashi,Victor Harris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781864763188

Category: Philosophy

Page: 128

View: 5337

A Book of Five Rings and Unfettered Minds are two classic Japanese texts written to explain strategy.

The Book of Five Rings

A Graphic Novel

Author: Sean Michael Wilson,William Scott Wilson,Chie Kutsuwada

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1611800129

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 160

View: 8462

A book on confrontation and victory designed to cultivate a strategic mind and written by an undefeated seventeenth-century samurai.

The Martial Artist's Book of Five Rings

The Definitive Interpretation of Miyamoto Musashi's Classic Book of Strategy

Author: Steve Kaufman,Stephen F. Kaufman

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9780804830201

Category: Philosophy

Page: 106

View: 8679

Miyamoto Musashi's The Book of Five Rings is well known as a book of strategy and has been used by many as a means to understand contemporary Japanese business. However, Musashi himself was not a business person but a martial artist - the greatest warrior Japan has ever known - and the Five Rings was his definitive treatise on mortal combat. The Martial Artist's Book of Five Rings interprets this classic book specifically for the martial artist as it was originally intended. It explains the truths necessary for a full understanding of Musashi's message in depth and undiluted by a businessman's bias. The result is an enthralling treatise on martial strategy that combines a warrior's instincts with the philosophies of Buddhism, Shintoism, Confucianism, and Taoism. Like the original, this new interpretation is divided into five sections. The Book of Earth lays the groundwork for the study; Water explains attitudes of warriorness through an understanding of strategy; Fire teaches fighting based on the Earth and Water principles; Wind describes the differences in Musashi's own style and the styles of other schools; and the Book of No-thing describes the "way" of nature as being understood through "unthinking" conceptions.

A BOOK of FIVE RINGS: A Practical Guide to Strategy by Miyamoto Musashi

Author: Theresa M. Moore

Publisher: Antellus

ISBN: 0557092825

Category:

Page: 96

View: 8798

A BOOK OF FIVE RINGS is a guide to strategy which is essential reading for anyone wishing to know the way of the sword and other martial arts disciplines, and contains the basic elements needed to win any battle, whether in the boardroom or on the battlefield. This updated translation by Theresa M. Moore clarifies the scope and intent of the master's instruction for the average reader while keeping the essence of the text intact. With essays on the history and background of Musashi's life which changed him from a rebellious youth into a kensei (sword saint). With black & white illustrations and photographs.

Fünf Ringe

Die Kunst des Samurai-Schwertweges

Author: Musashi Miyamoto

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783937872889

Category:

Page: 202

View: 7086

Musashi's Book of Five Rings

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

Author: Stephen F. Kaufman

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462906362

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

View: 5201

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 for Executives

Musashi's Classic Book of Competitive Tactics

Author: Donald G. Krause

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey International

ISBN: 9781857881332

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 168

View: 9750

"The Book of Five Rings, by Japanese samurai swordsman Miyamoto Musashi, is a famous classic of competitive tactics and strategy. Used for centuries by Japanese military officers and businessmen, the material provides a powerful, practical approach to succeeding in competitive situations."

A Way to Victory

The Annotated Book of Five Rings

Author: Musashi Miyamoto

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781585676989

Category: Philosophy

Page: 162

View: 2803

A new translation of the great Japanese treatise on strategy, combat, and the martial arts updates the three-hundred-year-old text for modern readers.

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

Author: Miyamoto Musashi

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1105471179

Category: History

Page: 36

View: 3241

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.

Miyamoto MusashiÆs Book of Five Rings

A Completely New Translation of the Original Japanese Text

Author: Miyamoto Musashi

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9784805314760

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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The culmination of 25 years of research, Alex Bennett's groundbreaking new English translation of The Book of Five Rings reveals the true meaning of the original. Written by the famous Samurai Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1645), The Book of Five Rings is the most influential work on Samurai swordsmanship ever written, 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." Unlike existing versions that are translations of copies of Musashi's work, Bennett's is the first to be based on a careful reconstruction of the long-lost original manuscript. Capturing the subtle nuance of the classical Japanese text, the result is the most accurate English translation of The Book of Five Rings available. The Book of Five Rings is richly annotated including an extensive introduction as well as a collection of Musashi's other writings translated into English for the first time. A respected scholar, Bennett is also a skilled martial artist. His understanding of Musashi's method's provides a unique perspective. This book will be widely read by students of Japanese culture, Samurai history and martial arts. It sets a new standard against which all other translations will be measured.

The Book of Five Rings

Author: N.A

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590624785

Category:

Page: N.A

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A Book of Five Rings - A Practical Guide to Strategy by Miyamoto Musashi

Author: T. M. Moore

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0615172369

Category: History

Page: 100

View: 5936

A practical guide to strategy in all aspects of life and living, authored by the most famous samurai of all time, Miyamoto Musashi. His books about the Way of the sword were from his own life and experience with sword fencing and strategy, both in single combat and on the battlefield. This book is a modern translation for the 21st century as interpreted by T. M. Moore, and includes essays on the history of Japan during Musashi's life as well as essays on Kendo and the religious tradition that shaped Japanese life in the 17th century.

Samurai Strategies

42 Martial Secrets from Musashi's Book of Five Rings

Author: Boye Lafayette De Mente

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462900658

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 1880

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.