A Book of Five Rings (Go Rin no Sho) Miyamoto Musashi ebook - epub
The Book of Five Rings
(Go Rin No Sho
) is a text
on kenjutsu and the martial arts in general, written by the samurai warrior
Miyamoto Musashi circa 1645. It is considered a classic treatise on military
strategy, much like Sun Tzu's The Art of War
. 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. The modern-day Hyoho Niten
Ichi-ryu employs it as a manual of technique and philosophy.
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 try to learn by merely reading.
— Excerpted from Wikipedia,
the free encyclopedia.
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