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By Miyamoto Musashi,Kenji Tokitsu

The whole publication of 5 Rings is an authoritative model of Musashi’s vintage The ebook of 5 Rings, translated and annotated by means of a latest martial arts grasp, Kenji Tokitsu. Tokitsu has spent so much of his lifestyles discovering the mythical samurai swordsman and his works, and during this publication he illuminates this seminal textual content, besides a number of different works via Musashi. those comprise "The replicate of ways of Strategy," which Musashi wrote whilst he used to be in his twenties; "Thirty-five directions on Strategy," and "Forty-two directions on Strategy," which have been precursors to The e-book of 5 Rings; and "The technique to Be Alone," which Musashi wrote simply days ahead of his demise. learn jointly, those 5 texts supply readers an surprisingly certain, nuanced view of Musashi’s rules on swordsmanship, procedure, and self-cultivation.

Tokitsu places these kinds of writings into ancient and philosophical context and makes them available and proper to today’s readers and martial arts scholars. Tokitsu is aware Musashi’s writings—and Musashi as a martial artist—unusually good and is ready to offer an extraordinary perception into the guy and his ancient contribution.

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