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The Book of Five Rings: Classic Samurai Guide to Strategy
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Publication date April 10, 2013
Pages 66
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781484086001
ISBN-10 1484086007
Dimensions 0.15 by 6 by 9 in.
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Original list price $7.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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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About: The Book of Five Rings is a text on kenjutsu and the martial arts in general, written by the swordsman Miyamoto Musashi circa 1645.

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