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    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.


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    Title
    The Complete Book of Five Rings
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Miyamoto Musashi
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781590307977
    ISBN 10: 1590307976
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 760
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.9
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-SR
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 06
    BIC subject category V2: WSTM
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    DC22: 355.02
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 69, 46
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24470
    BISAC V2.8: SPO027000
    DC22: 796.815
    B&T Approval Code: A09303056
    BISAC V2.8: BUS107000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: U101 .M5913 2010
    Thema V1.0: SRM
    Publisher
    Shambhala Publications Inc
    Imprint name
    Shambhala Publications Inc
    Publication date
    05 July 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Boston
    Author Information
    Miyamoto Musashi, who lived in Japan in the 1600s, was an undefeated dueler, a masterless samurai, and an independent teacher. He spent the last decades of his life refining and teaching his military science.