The Book of Five Rings

The Book of Five Rings
Author : D. E. Tarver
Publisher : iUniverse
Total Pages : 104
Release : 2004
ISBN 10 : 059530124X
ISBN 13 : 9780595301249
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Five Rings Book Description:

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

The Book of Five Rings
Author : Miyamoto Musashi
Publisher : Bantam
Total Pages : 116
Release : 1992
ISBN 10 : 9780553351705
ISBN 13 : 0553351702
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Five Rings Book Description:

Investigates the history and philosophy of this traditional form of Japanese sword fighting

The Book of Five Rings Classics Illustrated

The Book of Five Rings Classics Illustrated
Author : Miyamoto Musashi
Publisher :
Total Pages : 64
Release : 2021-02-06
ISBN 10 : 9798705437344
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Five Rings Classics Illustrated Book Description:

In "A Book of Five Rings," Miyamoto Musashi takes the reader into a world filled to the brim with devotion, self-respect, discipline, honesty and purity of thought. Written originally for warriors and samurai in a completely different time and culture, Musashi's book provides a remarkable source of inspiration for self-development today. His teachings are concise and to the point. He uses phrases like "you must understand this" and "you must practice diligently" and explains only general, but unquestionable and fundamental, concepts of the Way of the Warrior. While some of his guidelines are are not directly applicable in our time and age, those about striving to achieve improvement on the inside as well as the outside couldn't be more on target. Taken literally this book is about how to become an efficient, albeit enlightened, killer. It's value comes from reading between the lines--lines which speak volumes.

The Book of Five Rings

The Book of Five Rings
Author : Sean Michael Wilson
Publisher : Shambhala Publications
Total Pages : 160
Release : 2012
ISBN 10 : 9781611800128
ISBN 13 : 1611800129
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Five Rings Book Description:

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

A Book of Five Rings

A Book of Five Rings
Author : Miyamoto Musashi
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages : 46
Release : 2017-10-23
ISBN 10 : 197908940X
ISBN 13 : 9781979089401
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Book of Five Rings Book Description:

This book on strategy, tactics, and philosophy is often grouped with "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu, "On War" by Von Clauswitz and is still studied today. To learn a Japanese martial art is to learn Zen, and although you can't do so simply by reading a book, it sure does help--especially if that book is The Book of Five Rings. One of Japan's great samurai sword masters penned in decisive, unfaltering terms this certain path to victory, and like Sun Tzu's The Art of War it is applicable not only on the battlefield but also in all forms of competition. Always observant, creating confusion, striking at vulnerabilities--these are some of the basic principles. Going deeper, we find suki, the interval of vulnerability, of indecisiveness, of rest, the briefest but most vital moment to strike. In succinct detail, Miyamoto records ideal postures, blows, and psychological tactics to put the enemy off guard and open the way for attack. Most important of all is Miyamoto's concept of rhythm, how all things are in harmony, and that by working with the rhythm of a situation we can turn it to our advantage with little effort. But like Zen, this requires one task above all else, putting the book down and going out to practice.

The Book of Five Rings

The Book of Five Rings
Author : Musashi Miyamoto
Publisher :
Total Pages : 198
Release : 2006
ISBN 10 : 0760784574
ISBN 13 : 9780760784570
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Five Rings Book Description:

The Complete Book of Five Rings

The Complete Book of Five Rings
Author : Miyamoto Musashi
Publisher : Shambhala Publications
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2010-05-11
ISBN 10 : 0834821990
ISBN 13 : 9780834821996
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Book of Five Rings Book Description:

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

The Book of Five Rings
Author : 武蔵·宮本
Publisher : Kodansha International
Total Pages : 157
Release : 2002
ISBN 10 : 4770028016
ISBN 13 : 9784770028013
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Five Rings Book Description:

Book Of Five Rings is a Kodansha International publication.

The Martial Artist s Book of Five Rings

The Martial Artist s Book of Five Rings
Author : Steve Kaufman
Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
Total Pages : 106
Release : 1994
ISBN 10 : PSU:000043820238
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Martial Artist s Book of Five Rings Book Description:

Miyamoto Musashi's The Book of Five Rings is well known book of strategy and has been used to understand contemporary Japanese business. However, Musashi was not a business person but a martial artist, a swordsman--the greatest warrior Japan has ever known--and his Five Rings was his definitive treatise on mortal combat. Kaufman, the "Founding Father of American Karate" has 40 years of experience and holds the highest rank attainable in the martial arts. His interpretation of Musashi's classic is specifically for the martial artist as it was originally intended. The result is an enthralling treatise on martial strategy that combines a warrior's instinct with the philosophies of Buddhism, Shintoism, Confucianism, and Taoism.

The Illustrated Book of Five Rings

The Illustrated Book of Five Rings
Author : Musashi Miyamoto
Publisher : Weatherhill, Incorporated
Total Pages : 156
Release : 2006
ISBN 10 : 0834805650
ISBN 13 : 9780834805651
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Illustrated Book of Five Rings Book Description:

A classic on martial arts strategy and confrontation originally written in 1643 is enhanced by fifty-four full-color illustrations from Japanese sources, including battle scenes, reproductions of fine samurai swords and armor, and art from the Zen tradition.