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Musashi's Book of Five Rings: The Definitive Interpretation of Miyamoto Musashi's Classic Book of Strategy

Paperback - 15 January 2004
ISBN-13 : 9780804835206
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This classic interpretation of Miyamoto Musashi's famous Book of Five Rings is explicitly intended 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 military 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.

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3 customer reviews Between 3−4 stars rating, 04 August 2020
Musashi's Book of Five Rings: The Definitive Interpretation of Miyamoto Musashi's Classic Book of St
By: Charles Anthony

This book is short, but for anyone who may be interested don't let the length fool you, it is full of powerful insights for any man (or woman) who is willing to dig deep within themselves.

3 customer reviews Between 4−5 stars rating, 06 November 2014
Musashi's Book of Five Rings
By: Dr. Henry Smith

"…Kaufman does an excellent job of translating the text."

Dr. Henry Smith, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of East Asian Languages & Cultures, Columbia University

3 customer reviews Between 4−5 stars rating, 06 November 2014
Musashi's Book of Five Rings
By: BJJ Canvas

“There was a time when I was reading this book before all my major competition. It focused my mind on the conceptual behind skill development and application. If you have the ability to understand concepts and apply them to your interests, this book is for you.”

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