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Five Rings: The Classic Text on Mastery in Swordsmanship, Leadership and Conflict: A New Translation
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Five Rings: The Classic Text on Mastery in Swordsmanship, Leadership and Conflict: A New Translation (Hardback)

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Strategy is the craft of a warrior - Miyamoto Musashi

Written around 1645, Miyamoto Musashi's Five Rings is a classic Japanese work on mastery in swordsmanship, leadership and conflict. Musashi was a swordsman, philosopher and strategist, and today his work remains of influence not only in the realm of martial arts but in the business world, too.

Musashi's no-nonsense approach to the martial arts and combat includes eliminating technical flourishes, understanding that technique should simply be understood as defeating your opponent, and appreciating that the same qualities apply in both small- scale and large-scale conflicts. Repeatedly, he stresses the importance of learning through practice, rather than merely reading about them.

Produced using beautiful traditional Chinese bookbinding techniques, Five Rings is presented in an exquisite edition with a brand new modern translation.

Art, Fashion & PhotographyAntiques & collectablesMilitaria, arms & armour, weaponsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesNon-Western philosophyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheorySocial & political philosophySport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationOriental martial arts Publisher: Amber Books Ltd Publication Date: 27/02/2020 ISBN-13: 9781782749431  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Miyamoto Musashi (c.1584 - 13 June 1645) was a Japanese swordsman, philosopher, strategist, writer and ronin. He was a master swordsman, undefeated in his 61 duels, and the founder of the Niten-Ichi-Ryu-School style of swordsmanship. He wrote two books, The Book of Five Rings and The Path of Aloneness, shortly before his death.

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