9781590307977

The Complete Book of Five Rings

  • ISBN 13:

    9781590307977

  • ISBN 10:

    1590307976

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 05/11/2010
  • Publisher: Shambhala

Note: Not guaranteed to come with supplemental materials (access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.)

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Summary

This authoritative and enlightening version of Miyamoto Musashirs"s classic on confrontation and strategy is translated and annotated by a modern martial arts master. Kenji Tokistu has spent most of his life researching the legendary samurai swordsman and his works. Here he uses his extensive knowledge to present this seminal text along with several earlier works by Musashi, putting them into historical and philosophical context and making them accessible and relevant to todayrs"s readers and martial arts students. While there are several versions ofThe Book of Five Ringsedited by martial artists, Tokisturs"s is by far the most extensively researched, the clearest, and the most packed with valuable insights from a martial arts perspective. Tokitsu really understands Musashirs"s writings-and Musashi as a martial artist-and is able to give a rare insight into the man and his historical contribution.

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