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ePub Musashi's Book of Five Rings: The Definitive Interpretation of Miyamoto Musashi's Classic Book of Strategy download
Author:
Miyamoto Musashi
ISBN13:
978-0804835206
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0804835209
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Tuttle Publishing; 2 edition (January 15, 2004)
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Asia
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This book was written by Miyamoto Musashi, a Japanese swordsman that had his first duel when he was 13 years .

This book was written by Miyamoto Musashi, a Japanese swordsman that had his first duel when he was 13 years old. It is divided into five rings (earth, water, fire, wind, void) that describe strategies and principles of martial arts, with a touch of philosophy that kept me interested. Swordsman Miyamoto Mausashi had written The Book of the Five Rings with a practical approach to swordsmanship, on how to use the sword, where to stand and use the sun or shadows. For him, the point of battle was not showmanship it was winning, That's why he never lost a duel.

This book: The Go Rin No Sho (. The Book of Five Rings) is the definitive book on Samurai Philosophy by the archetype of The Wandering Samurai himself, Miyamoto Musashi. Throughout his remarkable life, Musashi developed a philosophy and a style all his own. As stated early in the text, his philosophy is not Budhism, nor Taoism nor any other existing philosophy.

This classic interpertation of Miyamoto Musashi's famous Book of Five Rings is penned 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. y 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.

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Finally, someone has interpreted this classic book specifically for the martial artist as it was originally intended. 3 people found this helpful. Kaufman does a superb job of translating ancient Japanese to modern English while still maintaining the original mindset and teachings.

This classic interpretation of Miyamoto Musashi's famous Book of Five Rings is intended specifically for the martial artist-as Miyamoto Musashi originally intended. 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. Like the original, this classic book of strategy is divided into five sections.

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Like the original, this classic book of strategy is divided into five sections

Like the original, this classic book of strategy is divided into five sections 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.

Musashi's Book of Five Rings : The Definitive Interpretation of Miyamoto Musashi's Classic Book of Strategy, Paperback by Kaufman, Stephen . Miyamoto, Musashi, ISBN 0804835209, ISBN-13 9780804835206, Brand New, Free P&P in the UK A translation and interpretation of Mysashi's (1) Japanese classic specifically for fighters, says Kaufman, who is a karate master and runs a series o. It has no index or bibliography. Annotation (c) Book News, In. Portland, OR (). Read full description. See details and exclusions.

The Book of Five Rings (五輪書, Go Rin no Sho) is a text on kenjutsu and the martial arts in general, written by the Japanese swordsman Miyamoto Musashi around 1645. There have been various translations made over the years, and it enjoys an audience considerably broader than only that of martial artists and people across East Asia: for instance, some foreign business leaders find its discussion of conflict and taking the advantage to be relevant to their work in a business context.

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.
  • Steve Kaufman does not mess around. He's a Hanshi, a 10th Dan of Karate, and he has been practicing his craft for 40 years as well as studying Musashi for 10 years.

    And right from the beginning he clearly state that his translation is not merely an intellectual exercise in translating Japanese to English, that this is not a book about a business strategy ("there is a significant difference between not getting a deal signed and having your head cut off"), and that the Book of Five Rings is a book for martialists, not martial "artists."

    Moreover, in his translation he is putting the utmost respect on the Samurai Warrior and giving the context of his era, where mortal combat was the way of life. As a result, this might just be the purest translation of Miyamoto Musashi's masterpiece, with the focus on what it should be, a book of war.

  • This is a book with some good advice. Unfortunately, the accuracy of this as a translation seems to be a bit questionable.

    First, the good:

    It has several pieces of advice that are good for any martial artists such as the following (My paraphrases):

    1. Change with the times. Weapons and methods change. You must continue to study, train, and adapt.

    2. Your hands must be pliable. Hold the sword firmly. When performing martial techniques, it is good to be flexible while maintaining firmness in one's fists.

    3. Practice hard. The way you do it in practice is the way you will do it in real life.

    4. The ultimate goal of the martial arts is to avoid using them.

    5. Regardless of the situation, remain calm.

    6. Practice 'no mind'. Think only of destroying the opponent and the technique will follow.

    Now, the bad. I am no expert in Japanese so I can't comment on the accuracy of this translation. Some have indicated that it is not a translation at all, but rather an interpretation of other translations.

    That may or may not be correct. One quick point that may give credence to that. On page 10, Mr. Kaufman says: "A lancer should understand the sword, a kempoist should understand jiu-jitsu technique ... ." I am also not an authority on the history of the martial arts, however, I believe that Musashi live from 1584-1645. My understanding is that the art of Kempo kicking and striking - was brought to Japan about 1659. If that is accurate, that would mean that Musashi would not have included a comment such as the quote above.

    I am not familiar with the other translations of the 'Book of Five Rings' but I will plan to check them out.

  • I own this book shortly after it came out it is one of the best translations then I have Redd especially for martial artist I'm glad I was able to replace it

  • It gives amazing insight of what was expected from a warrior of that time. A true book of commitment and dedication.

  • Glad to be able to obtain a copy of this fine translation.

  • This is a brilliantly done translation.

    The book of 5 rings being used as a buisness guide is a rubbish principal, buisness is NOT war "as the introduction states far better then I".

    Origionally written by one of the greatest warriors in human history-- It is a very sober and mature work.

    Every other translation I have found tries to turn this to some economic booklet of strategy, which I find absurd and personally insulting.

    Master- Kaufman does great justice to the origional work and to the -spirit- of the thing itself.

    The only proper english translation in my opinion.

    A must own translation for those on the path.

  • For me this book stated the obvious but sometimes it needs to be said.

  • A great addition to my collection. Kaufman has a unique style.